The most frustrating part of being a parent to three little ones is trying to get them to listen. I don’t know how many times in a day I feel like I’m talking to a wall. I find myself having to repeat things to my girls over and over again and more often than not, it fuels my frustration which leads to me being a grumpy mom. No one wants a grumpy mom. I’ve tried charts and using your “listening ears, and all of that only goes so far — at least with my three little ones.
Recently, I started implementing a little strategy, and I honestly can’t believe how simple it is and how well it works, especially for my toddler! Click through to find out what my trick is for getting my children to listen!
Everywhere I turn, bits of fall are around me. Many folks are back to school. Stores are now stocking fall and winter clothes and decor. Pinterest is already full of Halloween ideas and warm, comfort food recipes. But you know what? Summer is not over! Not just yet! Technically, we still have about a month of summer left, so I’m going to soak it up and enjoy every last bit.
Here’s how we’re celebrating the end of summer…
One of my best friends recently found out that she is expecting twins. Since I’ve got a little experience under my belt, she asked me how much it cost to have a baby. Her question was kind of funny to me. I didn’t know if she meant the actual cost of childbirth in a hospital, the prices of daycare, or what. Turns out, she was simply asking me how much “stuff” costs for little ones. Clothes, cribs, carseats, diapers, etc. She wanted to plan ahead and save as much as possible, just like any mama-to-be. I gave her a terrible answer and told her that it costs as much as you want it to cost.
But really, that’s the truth. You could easily spend a fortune on baby gear, if you wanted to. There are high-dollar designer cribs and layettes. But, there are plenty of ways to save, too! Babies grow out of things so quickly, it makes sense to shop smart. The majority of our baby stuff is used, either given to us by relatives, or bought by me at consignment or garage sales. When I shop this way, it gives me some wiggle room, and I can occasionally splurge on something I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise.
Here are 8 ways to save on baby gear…
Miss Margot just hit the 4-month mark. Each day, she is growing more and more and showing off more of her personality. She’s super alert and LOVES to interact with others – me, her daddy, her big sisters, etc.
With a little one, it’s sometimes hard to know what kinds of things are developmentally appropriate for a certain age or stage. Margot can’t yet sit up by herself, and she certainly can’t do most of the things her older sisters like to do, so it’s important for me to make sure I’m interacting with her on her level. Here are 5 of my favorite ways to engage my 4-month-old baby…
As a mother of three girls, I know just how very important snack time is. At our house, we have two snacks a day. One in the morning and one in the afternoon, after naps. Sometimes, it’s hard to find “new” snacks that the girls will like. I try especially hard to give my girls healthy foods, much of which I make at home. Here are some tasty “treats” that your kiddos will love — no matter what their age!