Your Kids

10 Best Halloween Costumes for Baby Girl in 2019

With Halloween around the corner, we’re trying to decide how to dress our little girl for her first “real” Halloween (she was a newborn during her actual first Halloween, so we don’t really count that one). When your little one is just a baby, Halloween and the costumes are more for you anyway. She’s not going to remember it. But …

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10 Best Interactive Books for Toddlers in 2019 (make learning more fun)

As your little one enters “toddlerhood,” you’ll probably notice that he or she is becoming increasingly interested in reading books (or more accurately, having books read to them). As you follow your child through this reading journey, you’ll likely come across what I think is one of the best parts of reading to your child – interactive books!   We are …

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7 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Deal with Toddler Tantrums

Meltdowns, fits, tantrums – whatever you call them – they are exhausting for everyone involved. However, they are a normal part of child development. They also happen to be great learning opportunities for both kids and parents. (Yay, I bet you’re happy to learn while dealing with a tantrum.) Dealing with tantrums is no one’s idea of a good time, and …

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Best Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Review 2019 (at least, we think it’s amazing)

Before our daughter was born, I’ll admit, we were pretty clueless about most baby products. Like most people, we set up a baby registry and put a bunch of stuff on there.  Some of it was pretty straightforward – clothes, blankets, etc.  But there were definitely other products where we had no idea if we’d ever actually use them. One …

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10 Ideas for Lunch for Picky Toddlers (that they will actually eat!)

Let’s face it: most toddlers are picky as hell.   I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made lunch or dinner for my daughter only to have her barely pick at it, push it away, and say “all done!” when she clearly needed to eat more.   I hated doing it, but like many parents, I would give in and just …

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How to Survive the 2 Year Old Sleep Regression Like a Pro

You may have thought your little one’s sleeping problems were behind you. Waking up with a newborn guzzler is no joke, but now your bug-eyed toddler seems to be going through the dreaded 2 year old sleep regression. And like me, you could be waking up with a kid’s foot in your face. Although you may have thought this was the …

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7 Super Cute and Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers in 2019

It’s that time of year again.  You’ve spent years dealing with Valentine’s Day with your significant other – some people love it, some people feel it’s just a Hallmark holiday excuse for buying cards and flowers. And then, eventually, your kids enter this world. And they have to do Valentine’s Day too.   I may be a little cynical at times …

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Push Presents (2018): Gifts Ideas for Mom

If you or your wife is giving birth for the first time, you’ve probably heard of the “push present.” A push present is exactly what it sounds it like: a gift for pushing out the baby – to the woman who did all the pushing – typically given by the baby’s father.  Makes sense. Giving birth to a child isn’t …

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