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How to Cut Down on Clutter in a Small House

How to Cut Down on Clutter in a Small House

Living in a small house has it’s advantages.  A lower cost of living, less space to clean, and less furniture to buy are just a few of the perks. But it also presents with many challenges, especially if it’s a family living in close quarters.  […]

5 Things for Self-Care That Every Mom Should Include in the Budget

5 Things for Self-Care That Every Mom Should Include in the Budget

I recently wrote about why it’s so important for moms to find something for themselves (which you can read here). As a mom, you often spread yourself thin.  After taking care of your kids, your house, your job, the grocery shopping, the cooking, and everything […]

Growing My Blog Series, Part 2: How I Significantly Increased my Traffic in One Month

Growing My Blog Series, Part 2: How I Significantly Increased my Traffic in One Month

(This post may contain affiliate links.  Read my full disclosure statement.) I started this blog back in August.  I hoped to give my readers a unique perspective on things, and help them to solve common, daily problems.  My son inspired me to take this leap, […]

DIY Dinosaur Night Light

DIY Dinosaur Night Light

(This post may contain affiliate links.  Read my full disclosure statement.) My middle son will be 4 in just a month.  With his new maturity, he has gained some new interests, almost out of nowhere!  It is so much fun to see him grow. We […]

How to Avoid Being Overwhelmed as a Mom

How to Avoid Being Overwhelmed as a Mom

As working moms–as moms in general, actually–we all struggle with balance.  With our endless to do lists, managing everything from laundry to work to grocery shopping to everyday parenting, it is so easy to become overrun by our duties as mom.  When do we have […]

Why the 20 Week Anatomy Scan is More than a Gender Reveal, and Questions You Should Ask During Your Scan

Why the 20 Week Anatomy Scan is More than a Gender Reveal, and Questions You Should Ask During Your Scan

Gender reveal parties are everywhere I turn right now.  Every new parent I know has planned these huge parties, months in advance.  They anticipate the excitement of learning if their baby is a boy or a girl, and plan elaborate shows to reveal it to […]

Why Your Child Shouldn’t Use Sippy Cups, and What to Use Instead

Why Your Child Shouldn’t Use Sippy Cups, and What to Use Instead

(This post contains affiliate links.  Read my full disclosure statement.) Sippy cups were designed to prevent spills.  Basically, it was invented so that adults don’t have to constantly clean up juice from young children drinking from open cups. The sippy cup solved a problem for […]

7 Christmas Movies for Grown Ups

7 Christmas Movies for Grown Ups

(This post contains affiliate links.  Read my full disclosure statement.) Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year.  I love the music, the smells, the traditions, and magic of Santa for my kids.  But really… I LOVE ALL THE CHRISTMAS MOVIES. I know, I yelled […]

DIY Christmas Activity: ‘I Spy’ Bottle

DIY Christmas Activity: ‘I Spy’ Bottle

As a speech pathologist who works with kids, I often try out my DIY therapy materials on my kids.  And let me just say, that these I Spy bottles were a hit!  If you are looking for something to keep your little guys busy while […]

How to Play with your Baby to Boost Language Development

How to Play with your Baby to Boost Language Development

Language development begins as soon as a baby is born.  Even though he isn’t speaking yet, he is learning about sounds in his environment, and beginning to decipher between speech sounds and other noises.  Then, he slowly learns the meaning of facial expressions, and tone […]