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A selection of posts about parenting. Including thoughts, musings and insights from a parent’s perspective.

How to Boost Your Breast Milk Supply Naturally

Breastfeeding can be a beautiful and wonderful experience for a new mom. But if your milk supply is low, it can be scary and upsetting. Here are some common questions and answers about how to tell if your supply is low, what causes a low milk supply and how to boost your milk supply naturally.

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How to Plan the Perfect Play Date For Your Kids

Planning the perfect play date can be stressful for parents and children alike. Figuring out logistics like where to have the play date, what activities to do, whether food should be included, how long it should last, and what rules should be followed can be overwhelming. But with just a minimum of effort you can be prepared for any occasion and plan the perfect play date for your kids.

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Back to School Health Tips for the Whole Family

My kids have been back to school for only three weeks, but I’ve already had to nurse two boys back to health, and I even ended up with a 103 degree fever of my own! Back to school is an awful time for illness. Your children are interacting with tons of friends, new and old, and they’re around an entirely new set of germs. If you want to avoid the dreaded back to school illnesses, check out these incredible health tips that can help the whole family!

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A Real Review of Member’s Mark Premium Baby Diapers

As a mom of four boys, I know my way around a diaper. I can tell you which ones are great and which ones are not. And I can absolutely vouch that these Member’s Mark Premium Baby Diapers from Sam’s Club are the real deal. Soft, absorbent and cute, they are the best value and most bang for your buck! Come read all about why I love them so much!

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Setting Nutritional Goals for the Whole Family

This post was written in partnership with Evivo. All opinions are my own. We are well and truly into the holiday season now, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve been overindulging in all sorts of holiday treats! Who can resist those delicious baked goods this time of year, eh? But I must admit that …

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Trying Out a More Natural Baby Product – Young Living Seedlings™

Now that I’m four kids deep in this parenting lark, I’ve got to think that by now I’ve tried most baby products on the market. I’ve been very lucky to discover some real gems along the way, but I’ve also been left with some real stinkers! For instance, there was a particular brand of baby …

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Explaining The Dramatic Decline In International Adoption

International adoptions have decreased at an extraordinary rate over the last decade. Since 2004, the number of children adopted by US families from other countries has been cut in half, as nations across the world revise their guidelines to restrict overseas adoption. In 2016, only 5,370 children from other countries were adopted by American families. …

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Easy No Bake Lactation Cookies for Nursing Moms

If you have ever breastfed your baby, you will know that at times it can seem impossible to produce nearly enough milk. Even those blessed with an abundance of breastmilk can sometimes feel like they’ve been sucked dry – especially during a growth spurt! Luckily, there is a ton of science showing that there are …

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Guest Post: How to Create Inclusive Kids

Most adults can remember at least one instance of bullying or exclusion they experienced as a child. For some, exclusion defined their lives, impacting how they learned to relate with others into adulthood. In an effort to keep their own children from becoming victims of bullying, these scarred adults inadvertently teach their children how to …

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20 Fun Summer Activities to Do With Your Toddler + Free Printable!

Summer is here, the kids are at home and the excitement is in the air! You have to keep the toddler occupied, somehow. Here are 20 fun activities you can do with your kid this summer. Plus, download the free printable Summer Bucket List for even MORE ideas! 1.    Build a bonfire Go to the …

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The Truth About Postpartum Depression | My PPD Story

When it comes to Postpartum Depression, I feel like I’ve been through it all. Not only have I dealt with it after each of my children’s births, but I also suffered from traumatic Perinatal Depression, which is depression during pregnancy. Somehow, though, this time around, it took me a while to realize that I was suffering …

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Guest Post: The Importance of Reading With Your Child

When it comes to reading, the earlier you can start with your child, the better. Reading books to your little one is not only fun, but it also is important for growing developmental skills. By reading to your child, you reinforce basic sounds, encourage language acquisition, teach your child about enunciation and more. Why is …

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