How to start a blog for newbies with step-by-step instructions!

 

how to start a blog for newbies with step-by-step instructions
how to start a blog for newbies with step-by-step instructions      Photo by Ashley

Less than a year ago I had no clue what a blog was. I was reading them every day on Pinterest but just assumed they were websites. Now I know that a blog is a website but it is also a real person writing about their passion or topic that they are knowledgeable in. These awesome people are everywhere and they are traveling the world, staying home with their kids, paying off debts or enjoying a life they never thought they could. Continue reading “How to start a blog for newbies with step-by-step instructions!”

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 baby’s 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!”

The Best Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

the best pumpkin cream cheese bars
the best pumpkin cream cheese bars

I love when Fall rolls around and all things pumpkin come out! Pies, shakes, lattes, seeds and my all time favorite, Pumpkin Bars w/Cream Cheese Frosting! The cream cheese frosting gets me every time! And any cake or bar that is super moist and melts in your mouth is my go to binge eating item! Continue reading “The Best Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars”

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”

Top Tested Fall Crockpot Recipes: A Pinterest Roundup

top tested fall crock-pot recipes
top tested fall crock-pot recipes Master The Art Of The Slow Cooker by trenttsd. CC2.0

As Fall rolls in here in Seattle, it’s starting to get rainy and windy. That always makes me want a nice hot, great smelling crockpot comfort food waiting for dinner! I LOVE that as a mom I can have a meal ready for dinner and not have to cook at dinner time. Continue reading “Top Tested Fall Crockpot Recipes: A Pinterest Roundup”

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 Make An Easy To Use Budget

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how-to-make-an-easy-to-use-budget

I have spent many of hours reading other people’s ideas on how to do a budget and trying to adapt those tips and tricks to fit my life. My results end up being a good picture of where my money goes and that allows me to see where and how I want to cut back or save. Continue reading “How To Make An Easy To Use Budget”

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”