How To Choose The Best Sitter For Your Kids!

how to choose the best sitter for your kids!
how to choose the best sitter for your kids!

Leaving your kids  with a sitter for the first time can be very nerve racking. Generally, we choose a family member that has experience with children and knows them well. Not everyone has that luxury, though. Maybe you have moved across the country for a job and don’t have any family in town. Asking friends can always be a great option and you can take turns so that you both get some time out. Continue reading “How To Choose The Best Sitter For Your Kids!”

Toys That Last: Evergreen Toys That Get Played With For Years To Come From A Longtime Nanny/Mom

toys that last evergreen toys/gifts that get played with for years to come from a longtime nanny/mom
toys that last evergreen toys/gifts that get played with for years to come from a longtime nanny/mom

As a babysitter since I was 11, nanny for 10 years and now mommy I have a lot of experience playing with kids! Christmas is rolling around and I was thinking of things to buy my kids that would be toys that last us for years to come. The evergreen toys the ones that will be played with for years and the ones that siblings will enjoy when they get passed down. Continue reading “Toys That Last: Evergreen Toys That Get Played With For Years To Come From A Longtime Nanny/Mom”

Why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer!

why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer
why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer

There is a reason that every new parent gets asked the question, are you getting any sleep? Newborn babies, while very sweet and precious do sleep a lot but they also wake up a lot. Yes, it’s not just your baby that is waking up every hour. I’m sure you are wondering why every hour? Is my baby okay? Am I doing something wrong? Can I do something different to help my baby sleep more? Continue reading “Why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer!”

What To Do When Your Baby Has To Be Held, Rocked, Bounced Or Nursed To Sleep

what to do when your baby has to be held, rocked, bounced or nursed to sleep
what to do when your baby has to be held, rocked, bounced or nursed to sleep

There are about a million forums online about mom’s desperately seeking sleep but their baby refuses to sleep unless rocked, bounced, or nursed to sleep. At some point your precious little baby got heavy and it’s taking an hour or more to get her/him to sleep. Mom and Dad are tired and just want to get their baby to sleep without all the fuss. Continue reading “What To Do When Your Baby Has To Be Held, Rocked, Bounced Or Nursed To Sleep”

5 Tips To Soothe A Gassy Baby

5 tips to soothe a gassy baby
5 tips to soothe a gassy baby

Your perfect new little baby just cannot be soothed. Baby is fed, burped, changed, swaddled, not sleepy but for some reason, that little bundle is just not happy. The usual culprit is gas bubbles. Sweet tiny little humans, have a very immature GI tract and just cannot quite get their little body to do what they need it to do(pass gas). Continue reading “5 Tips To Soothe A Gassy Baby”

8 Ways To Make Breastfeeding Easier!

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8-ways-to-make-breastfeeding-easier

The obvious benefits of breastfeeding can’t be ignored. It is just too good for you and your baby to not consider it (read about those benefits in plain English here).That doesn’t make it easy though and it definitely doesn’t come naturally for everyone, some moms really have to work at it. It is very easy to want to give up because your baby is hungry and crying and everyone is tired. Continue reading “8 Ways To Make Breastfeeding Easier!”

How To Tidy The House In 30 Minutes

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how-to-tidy-the-house-in-30-minutes

A friend just called to see if they can swing by for a quick visit and cup of coffee. You would love to visit but look around your messy house and think no way can anyone see this. I have been there too many times to count. With kids, it’s pretty impossible to keep a clean and tidy house at all times. Continue reading “How To Tidy The House In 30 Minutes”

How To Get Pregnant On The 1st Try!

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how-to-get-pregnant-on-the-1st-try And In One Moment by Ernesto Andrade. CC2.o

I am a planner by nature. I like to research and have a good idea about most big decisions before I dive in. I think it gives me more comfort in thinking that I will succeed if I have more information on a subject. That being said when me and my husband decided we were ready to try for a baby I wanted to know all about how to make a baby. I wanted my little bundle to be the healthiest and smartest with the best opportunities in life from the very start! We were extremely fortunate to get pregnant on the first try both times. I feel like learning my body and preparing it definitely was a large factor it that. Continue reading “How To Get Pregnant On The 1st Try!”

The Benefits Of Breastfeeding In Plain English

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the-benefits-of-breastfeeding

When I was ready to start trying to get pregnant I started doing heavy research into how to get pregnant, how to have the healthiest pregnancy and how to give my newborn the best. Breastfeeding was something I knew very little about. Honestly, I knew it was good for babies, period. End of story that’s all I had ever really heard about it. Continue reading “The Benefits Of Breastfeeding In Plain English”

The Back To School Routine You Need To Try!

the back to school routine you need to try
the back to school routine you need to try

Back to school makes everyone feel a lot of emotions. Kids are anxious, excited, nervous and sometimes bummed summer is over. Mom’s are anxious, stressed, excited, worried, overwhelmed and sometimes bummed summer is over too. However, your family is feeling, having a back to school routine can really ease the transition and keep the peace in your home. Continue reading “The Back To School Routine You Need To Try!”