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Our Fall Bucket List

It’s no secret that autumn is absolutely my favorite time of year. From cooler temperatures and earlier sunsets to apple picking and visiting the pumpkin patch, I have always loved the fall season. With kiddos in tow, it has become even more fun. We love family hikes on our favorite trails, decorating the house for fall, and dressing up for Halloween! To celebrate the season, I thought I’d make a fall bucket list – all things I hope to do with my family this autumn!

5 Things on My Dream Baby Registry

I am so thankful that baby registries exist, because without one (along with the generosity of friends and their hand-me-downs!) we wouldn’t have had many of the important baby gear items we needed for our daughter when she arrived. Swaddle blankets, bottles, binkies, and even diapers were all given to us, and it was wonderful!

With our second child, I didn’t register, because we already had most of the things we needed, but if I were creating a dream registry wish list, there are a few unconventional things I would include…

5 Things On My Dream Baby Registry

8 Beginner Chores for Toddlers

As your baby grows, they become more and more of their own little person. With that, comes learning about responsibility and taking care of yourself. With our girls, we have tried our best to teach them how to clean up after themselves, at a pretty early age. Somewhere around 18 months, our girls were old enough to understand the basics of chores, and could easily do them with our help. If you are wondering where to start, consider one of these eight chores…

5 Ways Siblings Can Help with the Baby

Thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and giving me Huggies Little Movers diapers for free. 

One of the great things about having two other children around is their desire to help me with Macks. My oldest daughter is always asking how she can help me with her brother. She’s not old enough to do the big stuff, but there is a lot that she can help me with. I love getting them involved with their little brother. Not only is it a great way to help build their relationship, but it also is a great way to teach them responsibility. Check out some of the ways that I get them involved in helping me with their little brother. 

How to Organize a Playgroup

When I first became a stay-at-home mom, I didn’t know many other moms who I could get together with during the day. Most of my friends either don’t have children, or they work away from home. I took my girls out and about, to the library, the nature center, the park, etc., but it was always just me and them. We didn’t really have any friends to meet up with.

A few months ago, I decided that enough was enough. For my sanity’s sake, I needed to have some mom friends. I needed to be able to talk to some adult humans during my week. I needed a playgroup! It would be good for me, and it would be good for my girls. So, I took some initiative and started one on my own. Here’s how I went about it…

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