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5 Things I Do Throughout the Day to Make Parenting Easier

With two little ones in school, Macks at home with me all day, and trying to manage a full time job from home, I am always looking for ways that I can make things easier on me throughout the day. Our schedule is pretty concrete, so I try to stick to that to make our day go more smooth, but there are also more things that I do to make my life as a mom easier.

Our New Favorite Laundry Detergent

I’m one of those moms who loves the smell of fruity laundry detergent and fabric softener, but I know that my babies’ skin is easily irritated by the harsh chemicals in those types of detergents.

I’m used to the baby-safe detergents having a bland smell but I finally found one that is gentle for my little ones’ skin but also smells great!

Check it out!

How We Deal With Our Baby's Separation Anxiety

Thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and giving me the Monsters, Inc. security blanket rattle for free.

My oldest, a little girl, has always been an independent, little thing. From the time she was a wee babe, she’s had no qualms about us dropping her off with the grandparents so we could have a date night, or about leaving her for an hour-and-a-half in a Sunday School class while we were in church. We were a bit spoiled in never having to deal with separation anxiety. But, my son has been a completely different story. He’s a total mama’s boy and clingy as can be. As such, leaving him has been a bit more challenging. Now at 7-months though, things have gotten much better and we can leave him for longer stretches at a time. There are a few things that have really helped us in this process as we figured out how to deal with our baby’s separation anxiety. Here’s what worked…

How I Make One-On-One Time for Baby Now That I Have Two Kids

4 Signs That My Daughter Could Be Ready to Potty Train

My daughter is 22 months old now, which is only two months younger than my son was when he potty trained. Every child is different so I’m not in a rush to potty train if she’s not ready yet, but over the past couple of weeks she’s been showing a lot of interest.

Here are some signs that Isabel has been showing that she may be ready to potty train: 

How I'm Teaching My Baby to Use Utensils

My Isabel has always had an independent streak, especially when it comes to feeding. She would often reject purees, opting for small pieces of table food that she could pick up with her fingers. Now that she’s a little older though, I would prefer that she eat with utensils than getting her hands all dirty.

I purchased these Minnie Mouse utensils and have been trying to encourage her to use them. She loves the set. We’ve been practicing using them at meal times, and she’s really getting the hang of it. 

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