Your Kids

How to Stop Toddler Whining: The ULTIMATE Guide to Your Sanity

One of the most challenging parts about raising a small, toddler-sized human has to be how to deal with the whining. Unfortunately, our kids are no longer babies, but they aren’t really old enough to fully communicate their feelings yet either. As a result, you get whining….sometimes….lots of whining. Admittedly, whining can be extremely taxing and hard to navigate as …

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Best Baby Bottle Warmer 2017 (surprisingly, this can make a difference)

Whether breastfeeding or bottle feeding is your plan with your little one, an electric bottle warmer can be a life saver! When I was younger, warming a bottle basically looked like running hot water over the bottle while comforting a screaming baby for 10 minutes (or more!). Forget that. One of my favorite conveniences as a new parent was using …

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How to Teach a Child to Count: The Ultimate Guide

Counting. Many of us don’t remember learning it, but this skill is something we use daily without realizing it. Counting is the stepping stone to all other math skills, so as a parent, it is naturally on your mind to teach your child early. Early development of counting skills can be a great way to give your child a head …

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Best Toys for 2 Year Old Boys: 2017 Holiday Season Edition

With the holiday season quickly approaching, many parents are on the hunt for the “it” toy that is sure to put a smile on your child’s face. Whenever I am shopping for my little guy, I know I want the best bang for my buck. I don’t want to buy a toy that will sit in his toy box or …

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7 Crucial Things You Need to Know About Preparing for a Second Baby

Congratulations! You just found out you’re expecting….again! If you are anything like me, the little plus sign on that pregnancy test brought me a wave of joy and excitement, quickly followed by a mini freak out. How exciting! A baby, they will be best friends and think of those tiny toes!…..wait….Two?! How am I going to manage two of them?! …

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Best Diaper Bag for Air Travel (for Style AND Function!)

There are few things more stressful for new parents than traveling with a new baby. Not only do you have to remember the baby (okay, we can manage to do that) and figure out what kind of travel crib to put them into,  but you have the whole “everything but the kitchen sink” issue. When our daughter was a newborn, …

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How to Play Heads Up 7Up (and variations of this game)

As a parent (or anyone who has to look after young kids), you can really appreciate the value of quiet games.  And one of the easiest places to start is by teaching your kid(s) how to play Heads Up 7Up.   It’s a super easy (and more importantly, quiet) game to learn. Kids love to play it because, every time you play, there’s …

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Best Diaper Wipes for Sensitive Skin 2017 (your baby will thank you)

Diaper wipes are one of those things where I would have thought (before having a child) that you can just buy any kind and they’ll be fine. They’re just wipes, after all. Having been through a variety of brands and types, I can say with certainty that the type of wipes matter, a lot. Without getting too graphic (in case you’re …

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