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From One to Three: A Journey of Motherhood

Last week, I took all three kids to the local aquarium. We spent four hours roaming the floors staring at fish, watching the trainers feed the seals, and even petty the jellyfish. We left happy, tantrum free, and with a new found love of under water creatures.

Five years ago, I would have never imagined myself in this situation. I was terrified to leave the house when my oldest was born. I feared that she would cry out in public and immediately all the attention would go to me. It was as if I had a huge sign on my forehead that said “Inexperienced First Time Mom” and everyone was aware of it. That fear kept me inside most days. Unless I had my husband with me or my parents, I wouldn’t leave the house alone with Harlan. 

30 Ways to Help Your Baby Get More Sleep

Sleep is easily the hardest part of the baby years. Some babies are decent sleepers, while others seem to loathe it. While it is a fact that babies spend the majority of their early life sleeping, it can be hard to get your baby to fall asleep. As a mom of 3, I can say that each of my girls had completely different sleep habits. What worked for 1 did not work for the other, and so on… I polled some friends and family members, asking them what sleep tips they had and here’s what they had to say…

5 Ways to Get Your Toddler To Eat Fruit

It’s time to play with your food! Okay not literally, but finding ways to make eating fruit fun is the way to go when you are dealing with a picky toddler. Lucky for me, all of my kids devour fruit like chips, but some don’t! That said, I wanted to share some really ways to get your little one to want to clear their plate of fruit. From fruit kabobs to a choo-choo train, you will love these great DIY ideas to incorporate lots of fruit during snacktime.

5 Really Fun Pretend Play Spaces for Toddlers

Creative play is really important for any little one. From pretending to me mommy to changing their “baby” and cooking up a meal in their kitchen. Imaginary play time makes for a happy kid! Believe it or not – designing a creative space in your playroom that ins’t just filled with plastic toys isn’t as hard as you would think. There are plenty of amazing DIY projects so you’re little can have endless playtime and be just like Mom and Dad. You’ll love this really fun pretend places we can’t wait to re-create!

Which one is your favorite? 

Preschool Prep: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Toddler for Preschool

It’s hard to believe the summer is coming to a close and Back-to-School is on the horizon. Where does time go? If you are anything like me, the hustle and bustle of shopping for school and preparing for the big day has already begun!

But for first timers — you’ll want to read over these helpful tips to get your tot ready for the big day at preschool! 

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