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Get the help you need from these baby how-to videos and articles. Raising a baby is tough. These how-to's help break it down.

5 Tips for Leaving Baby with a Babysitter

I left Macks for the first time this week. He’s 5 months old today and I’ve spent every single day of his life with him. It’s very hard for me to leave him, especially with us only living in this town for a month and not knowing anyone nearby.

When searching for a babysitter for all three of my kids, I asked for recommendations from neighbors and our realtor. Most told me to go online to a babysitting website and work from there. Many of the sites now allow you to do background checks on the sitters as well as check references. There were about 30 people that I went through before choosing the babysitter that I thought was best for our family. 

How to Make a Quilt from Baby's Old Clothing

My beautifully talented friend Kacia of Coconut Robot is my go-to-DIY-sewing-guru. When I asked her how I could create a perfect first birthday gift for a dear friend, she shared this amazing idea with me: A baby bodysuit quilt. What more could a Mom ask for? All of her favorite clothes from her little one, put into one beautiful keepsake for years to come. It’s such a beautiful memory for any mother, and it makes the perfect gift.

Click through to see just how to make a quilt from old baby bodysuits!

How I'm Documenting Margot's First Year

To document Margot’s first year, I wanted to do something cute, but also simple. I have always loved the idea of taking weekly photos, capturing her growth and progress for an entire year. But, it always seemed like a BIG job, something that I certainly wouldn’t have time for. Turns out, it’s a lot easier than I thought! With a super simple backdrop and a few cute “props” from her room, I’ve been able to take some pretty adorable photos of Margot each week…

5 Tips for Disney Water Park Fun

We live in Miami, so lucky for us, a Disney vacation is always only a four-hour car ride away. Many Miamians have annual passes and drive up to Disney World in Orlando every chance that they get. My kids are just now getting to an age where they really enjoy the parks, so we took them up to Disney World for the second time this past weekend.

Since it’s so hot outside, we decided to try one of the water parks this time. We chose Typhoon Lagoon and had an amazing time. My kids love the water, and they had so much fun splashing around. Here are five tips I picked up if you plan to take your kids to a Disney water park soon.  

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5 Amazing Fourth of July Popsicles Your Little Ones Will Love

There’s nothing more summery than the Fourth of July, is there?

Parades, shorts and sandals, and, of course, a popsicle.

Your little one will be over the moon for these festive popsicles (and frankly, so will everyone else – they’re both pretty and delicious!):

American Flag Pops
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