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6 Tips for getting your baby to sleep through the night

Thank you Comforts Brand™ for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% mine.   Let me just start off by saying this. You ARE AMAZING. Moms are definitely rock stars and deserve so much praise. You carried your baby… inside of you. You birthed them!   Now your baby is out of the womb! You have a lof of sleepless nights ahead of you. BUT that doesn’t always have to be the case. There are things you can do to…

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Why I love the personalized touch

This post is sponsored by Stuckonyou. However all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!   Yes, I am that mom that personalizes all of my children’s things! Well not so much with Oakland because he’s reached that age where it’s not that cool to have a personalized backpack or t-shirt. I definitely will put Ainsley and Leighton’s name all over everything for as long as I can!     I especially love when school rolls around because I get real excited…

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How to build your child’s executive function skills!

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Primrose Schools; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own   Imagine two pre-school age children wanting the same toy. Those children need to use teamwork and problem solving to work out their differences. And teamwork and problem solving are just two of the important executive function skills that Primrose Schools recently shared with me. What are executive function skills? They’re basically a set of skills we use to reach…

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Making the most of your time with a 4 month old.|| #ForBetterBeginnings

A huge thank you to Playtex Baby™ for sponsoring this post, and for helping to make this #PlaytexMom’s work from home life a little easier! The opinions and thoughts listed are my own.       The days seem to creep up on me earlier and earlier. The reason being is we have transitioned L to her crib from her Rock “N” Play and out of her swaddle… two items that helped her sleep REALLY WELL. She was comfortable in her tightly…

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How to encourage a learning environment for your 3 month old.

This post is sponsored by Gymboree!  The toys were provided by Skip Hop and Tomy. All opinions are 100% my own! This post contains affiliate links, and I receive a commission if you make a purchase using the links in my post.   Leighton is almost 4 months now and she is starting to grab things! She loves touching fabrics that are soft and make a sound when rubbing them. She laughs and smiles so much now and it’s the…

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These are the days.

Thank you Gymboree for sponsoring this post and a huge thank you to phil & teds for Leighton’s amazing stroller.       The days are super long especially if have nowhere to go. Staying home hasn’t been too hard. This is my second day not teaching. Obviously I will still be teaching my children at home…but won’t be teaching in a classroom setting anymore, at least for a while. Would I go back? Yes, when the timing is right.…

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How to establish an after school routine

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.     Well school is in full swing! The days of sleeping in late, watching TV all day, and having no routines are over… Well at least in our house they are. I was actually ready for my kids to head back to school. I am all about routines and schedules. My teaching 1st grade days are done and now I get to be more involved in my kid’s lives.…

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New seasons are hard.

Well school starts on Tuesday for my little guy. He’s headed to 2nd grade and I am not headed back to the classroom. I wrote this post in March and announced I wasn’t going to go back to teaching after  7 years. This decision seemed like the right one for our family of 5. I had always wanted to stay home with my kids and be that mom that was able to attend every field trip and be present in the classroom but my…

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{Gentle} parenting my 3 year old daughter with purpose

Parenting a strong willed, full of sass 3 year old isn’t always easy. My little girl is in a stage where she copies everything I say with an attitude and harsh tone. She will throw things and sometimes use force to kick or push. I never experienced this with my son. He was so gentle and never talked back to me, ever.   My middle child is the complete opposite. Do not get me wrong she can be the sweetest little 3 year old…

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