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E.A.S.Y. Month 9 to Month 12

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E.A.S.Y. Month 9 to Month 12

    This sleep series is a beneficial refresher course for me with a new baby years after my other children have outgrown the baby stage.  This is a schedule of sorts that has worked for me as well as thousands of other mom’s worldwide; I hope you find it just as beneficial.     As your child grows, be sure to adjust their schedule accordingly using additional charts {more coming soon}.   E.A.S.Y. DAY 4 TO WEEK 6 E.A.S.Y. WEEK 6 TO MONTH 4 E.A.S.Y. MONTH 4 TO MONTH 6 E.A.S.Y. MONTH 6 TO MONTH 9   I want to take a moment to once again...

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How To Make An Enlightened Decision About Vaccines

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How To Make An Enlightened Decision About Vaccines

    The Great Debate   Vaccination is an ongoing topic of debate and controversy. How can you make an enlightened decision about vaccines when there are medical doctors on both sides of the issue, each with their own body of proof to support their statements?   For instance, aluminum and mercury are found in trace amounts in vaccines. (a side point here, vaccine manufacturers are not legally required to list every ingredient, trace amount or otherwise nor give a full detail disclosure of their development)  Some doctor’s say these trace...

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Fever on the Rise ~ How High is too High?

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Fever on the Rise ~ How High is too High?

    We’ve all been there: your little one cries in the night, you rush in to console and find their body hot to the touch. You attempt to take their temperature but in discomfort, they wiggle and squirm. Finally, after several attempts, you get a reading of 101° or was it 102°? Because you’ve learned a temperature under the armpit is typically off by a degree or two, you really begin to feel alarmed. An increase in body temperature over 100.4°F is considered a fever.  A fever can be particularly alarming in babies or young...

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How To Create The Perfect Fourth Trimester

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How To Create The Perfect Fourth Trimester

    Congratulations! After 9+ months you’ve finally met your little bundle of joy. You’re ready to settle into your new “normal” only that new normal feels utterly chaotic. How can you seamlessly transition from a crying newborn to an engaging, smiling 4-month-old?  It’s called a perfect Fourth Trimester.  The Fourth Trimester: Yes, It Does Exist! Let’s discuss what it is, how it impacts you and your baby, and how to create the perfect fourth trimester.   What Is The Fourth Trimester?   The fourth trimester...

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Your Kid’s Helmet Fit Guide

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Your Kid’s Helmet Fit Guide

    Your kids are on the move. Your pediatrician has advised you to make sure they wear their safety gear, especially a safety helmet, to protect those hard heads of theirs. Now how do you make sure you’re getting the right helmet and the right helmet fit?   This is extremely important as more than 80,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to skateboarding alone.    Find the Right Helmet Fit   It’s imperative that a helmet fits your child correctly and that your child knows how to put it on. It...

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TOP 5 RIGHT CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECKS

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TOP 5 RIGHT CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECKS

    I have a love / hate relationship with car seats. Why? I LOVE the protection and safety they afford our little ones. But I HATE that there are a million to choose from and that the best type for your child may change as your child grows. There is one brand that checks most boxes and comes the closest to a universal seat …more on that later.   For now, let’s focus on making sure the car seat we’ve already invested in is as safe as possible.   Did you know, a whopping 73 % of car seats are not installed or used...

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7 Must Read Books for Expecting Moms

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7 Must Read Books for Expecting Moms

    I’m a book lover. And I research topics to no end when I want to make sure to have accurate information. As a mom, I’ve found certain books to be lifesavers for certain seasons of motherhood.   The following list of 7 books are a must read for any expecting moms, whether it’s her first or her umpteenth baby.   I’m going to present each book in a sequential order. So consider reading book number 1 before book number 7.   Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth   Ina May Gaskin Random House, (2008)   I consider Ina...

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The No Guesswork Wine & Food Pairings Infographics

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The No Guesswork Wine & Food Pairings Infographics

  Updated from original publication on October 24, 2015 as part of a series called 31 Days of Methods In Madness. To read all the articles click here.     Wine & Food Pairings   What’s the saying…Oh yeah, “The most expensive part of having kids is all the wine you have to drink.”   There might be something said for that; I didn’t really appreciate wine until after I had children.  🙂     All kidding aside, I don’t care much for alcohol in general. Beer is not to my taste, neither are mixed drinks unless...

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5 Tested Screen Time Tips For Your Kids In This Digital Age

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5 Tested Screen Time Tips For Your Kids In This Digital Age

    Screen Time Reality   Kids today are surrounded by digital devices. They were born into a digital age. We parents continually try to navigate this reality, determining the role tablets, computers, smart phones, and television should play in the lives of our children. The advice out there on screen time seems to contradict and even shift right before our eyes.   So is there a science to screen time? How can we know for sure what is best for our children now, and as they mature? What will help us make good decisions about television and...

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Grammar Can Be Fun!

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Grammar Can Be Fun!

    I’ve discovered grammar can be fun for kids!   I’ve laughed till tears run down my face!  My 8 and 11-year-old nephews cracked up begging for more!  My 4 and 6-year-old daughters were engaged, laughing, and wanted to do this every chance they get!  What is it?   Mad Libs Junior   I’d played Mad Libs occasionally, and yes it’s been moderately fun.  So I decided to get a Mad Libs book for a recent road trip to Florida. Little did I realize, they make these books in a Junior Edition. You’re probably rolling your...

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Parents: Is Patience Or Kindness Greater?

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Parents: Is Patience Or Kindness Greater?

    Patience or Kindness?   I’ve been tossing this question around for a while now. Some may feel these attributes are interchangeable or that one should not be greater than the other. In theory, I’d agree. And I did for many years. In application, I found something else to be true recently.   There is definitely a relationship between patience and kindness.   Without patience, a putting up with either emotionally or physically in the absence of anger, kindness can’t truly exist. Kindness though is a state of mind that...

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