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5 Ways Siblings Can Help with the Baby

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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…

Choosing a Daycare for Your Little One

We recently made the decision to start Isabel at a daycare three days a week. I’ve been nervous about this decision, but I’m confident that it’s the best thing for our family right now. Choosing the right daycare for my girl was important to me. I felt overwhelmed at first, but when we found the right place, it just clicked. Isabel has stayed home with me from day one, so I had high expectations for our daycare center.

Here are the things that were most important to me when choosing the right daycare for Isabel.

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The ONE Tip You'll Ever Need to Get Your Kid to Listen

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!

Savoring Summer's End

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…

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