Janssen Bradshaw

Janssen lives in North Carolina with her husband and their two little girls. A former librarian, she is an obsessive reader, especially of picture books, young adult novels, and adult non-fiction. She also loves food in any form, whether it’s trying a new restaurant or making dinner at home with her little sidekicks. Her lifestyle blog, Everyday Reading, features daily style, book recommendations, and her family's favorite recipes. You can also find Janssen on Twitter, Instagram and Google+.

14 Clever Ways to Use Baby Food Jars

Once your baby starts on solid food, it suddenly seems like you’re going through a million jars a day!

And those empty bottles start piling up quickly.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to use them after the pear puree is gone.

Check out these 14 clever projects!

Paint Dipped Mini Vases

10 Parenting Truths I've Learned

One thing you learn quickly about parenting is that no one knows exactly what they are doing.

Every child is so different and there are so many variables to any situation, that it’s impossible to say that one thing is true for every parent and every child.

In the last nearly four years of parenting, though, I’ve learned some things that seem to be at least somewhat universal. Have these been true for you too?

#1: You Will definitely think your baby is the cutest thing you ever saw

10 Great Disney Baby Products under $10

I love browsing through the Disney Baby products.

I always find something new and darling that I know my girls would love.

One things that delights me is how affordable they are. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites that ring in at $10 or less (and several of them are even under $5!).

P.S. They’d be perfect for putting in an Easter basket!

Mini Mickey Mouse Plush Toy

4 Toddler Milestones that Weren't So Scary

I’m a little inclined to being a worrier.

(My father-in-law likes to say, “You have no idea how many bad things I’ve warded off just by worrying about them!” and I sometimes feel the same way).

But sometimes, things I worried about a lot turn out to not be that big of a deal.

Here are four milestones for my toddler that weren’t worth the worry I gave them!

Ditching the Pacifier

3 Things My Toddler Tells Me that I've Learned to Ignore

I remember how frustrating it was as a child to not be taken seriously.

One of the things I try to do as a parent is pay attention to what my children are communicating to me and doing my best to take their wants and needs into account.

However, with a few parenting years under my belt, there are three things my toddler tells me that I’ve learned to ignore:

Two Babies in a Single Stroller
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