Your Kids

How to Split Nighttime Duties with a Newborn (Even When Dad is Working)

Undoubtedly the single greatest challenge of raising a newborn child is something you’ve likely taken for granted your entire life: how to manage sleep. And no, not managing sleep for the baby: the baby will sleep whenever it feels like sleeping. Before becoming a new parent, you commonly hear two seemingly contradictory things: Newborn babies sleep all the time (somewhere …

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How to Get Your Toddler to Wear a Mask (without too much struggle)

We’re in the middle of a global pandemic where the general recommendation is for people to wear face masks when they’re out in public, especially when it’s not possible to socially distance.  This includes anyone aged 2 or older.  It’s easy enough to follow for most adults and older kids, but getting your toddler to wear a mask is a …

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The BEST Nugget Alternative (Play Couch for Kids)

I don’t know if you noticed, but the Nugget (that little play couch for kids) has been super popular lately, especially during these times where we find ourselves at home more often. It’s perpetually sold out.  And when they do come back in stock, they sell out within a couple minutes.  It’s crazy. So, you might find yourself wondering, “what …

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12 Really Cool Ideas for Baby Nursery Signs (we LOVE all of these)

Ideas for Baby Nursery Signs

One of the most exciting parts of setting up the baby nursery is pick out decoration and signage for the wall.  There are a lot of directions you can go, whether it’s a sign with the baby’s name, a cute phrase, an animal or some other object that matches the theme of the nursery…there are so many options!  We’ve done …

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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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