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Ready for a second baby? – 5 things to consider
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Ready for a second baby? – 5 things to consider

Baby number 1 can walk & talk The idea here is that you don't have to deal with two children who can only communicate by wailing and you also don't have to worry about physically carrying two children around. Physical recovery from the first pregnancy If you're still seriously suffering the side effects of the first pregnancy, you probably shouldn't be trying for another baby just yet. You need to give your body time to fully heal. How old are you? Sorry to be so blunt about it but if your partner and yourself are getting up there in age,…

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Children and Sleep: How can aromatherapy help?
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Children and Sleep: How can aromatherapy help?

Disclaimer: I may get a small commission for purchases made through links within this page. Children and Sleep: How can aromatherapy help?   Children should be able to sleep soundly and without any worries, however life is not typically so ideal. Essential oils can be very effective at reducing stress and help children sleep. Having good rest will allow them to wake up feeling stronger and be ready to face another day.    Times have definitely changed compared to even a few years ago. Technology is a part of many children’s lives nowadays and getting them off devices sometimes can…

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9 Things I wish I knew before baby (Number 3 is key!)
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9 Things I wish I knew before baby (Number 3 is key!)

Heard the saying "experience is the best teacher"? It was never truer for me than when I had my baby. From the very first day she was born, a ton of things I'd like to have known and/or believed before I'd given birth. A ton. Number 3 will explain why there aren't more points in this list! The top 9 things i wish i knew before baby Your baby's cries will be the loudest and most painful sound you'll have heard thus far. They'll be very difficult to ignore and while others may think it's cute or not that loud,…

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15 Quick & Easy baby & toddler friendly family dinner ideas
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15 Quick & Easy baby & toddler friendly family dinner ideas

Getting anything done with a baby around can be challenging. That's why I'm always looking for mommy tips and hacks. I'm also always on the hunt for quick yummy recipes that work for us all. I turned to some real moms for quick and easy baby friendly family dinner ideas. These all look so good and I can't wait to try some of them out. Go through the photos and see what tickles your fancy. Click through the meal name links to see the full recipes. To start off, Bintu from suggests the following: Parmesan Air Fryer tenders These golden…

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Grandparents Day
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Grandparents Day

I did not spend as much time with either of my grandmothers as my siblings did. I'm sure that's why thinking of Grandparents Day makes me consider my parents' relationships with my nieces and nephews and my own daughter rather than my personal relationship with my grandparents. I remember seeing my father for the first time in almost in six years and being struck by just how much he'd aged. He didn't have near as many grey hairs as his friends but he finally had a few. He didn't have a single one the last time I'd seen him. It's…

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