Last weekend a friend shared that she is expecting a baby boy. I am so excited for her. She has an 8-year-old daughter and she asked my girlfriends and me if we had any advice for her regarding having a baby boy versus baby girl. Before we knew it we had a list of several things that we told her were different for boys when they are newborn babies.
Today I am excited to team up with some fellow parenting bloggers to talk about toddler behavior. As my children grow I realize that each child has a different personality and need different discipline techniques. Please visit Mama’s Organized Chaos for Promoting Positive Behavior by Offering Choices to Your Toddler.
Mommy, play with me! Play with me! I hear this constantly and I constantly feel drained because her need to play with another person is never completely filled. My child is an extrovert and she wants to play with others all day. Unfortunately she has introverted parents and we have had to learn special ways to fill her needs.
We have 3 kids and our youngest daughter has definitely been the most extroverted kid out of all of them. I completely love that she has an outgoing personality. I have always been more quiet and timid and I love to promote her friendly nature when we are out and about but at home I have to admit that it is draining.
No longer a beginner but definitely not an expert. That is where I stand today in my blogging journey. Are you in the same stage of trying to grow your blog traffic?
There are so many courses and ebooks for the first stage of starting your blog. One of my favorites was How I Grew My Blog from 17K to 350K Monthly Visitors in 9 months by Lena Gott. The beginning courses are great but I am beyond that stage. I want training to get to a new level of making consistent money.
Are you trying to get your baby to do tummy time but all they do is cry? Laying your baby on their stomach is necessary but can be uncomfortable. Here are 5 tummy time ideas to keep your baby enthused and minimize the fussing.
The Mayo Clinic recommends up to 20 mins of tummy time a day for 3 – 4 month old babies. The point of tummy time is to build strength in the neck muscles but it can also help with gas and preventing flat spots on a babies head. (Here are 3 great tips to keep your baby’s head from getting flat.) Break it into small segments, even 30 seconds at first, and slowly build up to the recommendations.
Is your baby breaking out of the swaddle? New moms need as much sleep as possible and studies show that when babies are swaddled they sleep much better. When my babies started breaking out of their swaddle I freaked out because they weren’t sleeping as well. This is when I learned how to double swaddle.
Congratulations! There is a new baby in the family. Everyone is thrilled and even your first-born is showing signs of loving the new baby. You are doing everything to prevent new sibling resentment and it seems to be working until you hear “Why do we always have to do everything for the baby?”.
I was at a park one day with several friends and heard a mother tell her son, “Come on, Brian, we need to leave so I can get Katie home for a nap.” When I saw that kids face when he looked at his little sister I knew exactly what was going on in his little head….resentment. I made it my mission to avoid those looks from my sons as much as possible.
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Are you one of the millions of consumers that makes most of your purchases online? I sure am. I do my best to avoid stores and love being able to do most of my gift shopping from my couch while watching a show. What makes this great is that now most stores offer free shipping.
If I make a purchase and I notice the store does not offer free shipping I go to Groupon Coupons for coupon codes. They have hundreds of stores that have coupon codes to save you money or offer free shipping on your orders.
Panic! The pacifier just fell on the gross floor and it is our only one!
Haven’t we all been in this same situation? Well, lucky for us there are now 5 different ways to sterilize a pacifier without boiling water. I had thought there were only 2, boil and microwave. I recently learned about some new products that are fantastic for when you are on-the-go and I just had to share them with you.
If you have a soccer lover to buy for than I have a great list of gift ideas. All 3 of my kids play the sport so you can imagine we spend our weekends at multiple games.
This list will make boys and girls shout for joy when they open their gift. I have ordered a bunch for my own kids.
Have you noticed how many babies now wear helmets to fix their flat heads? We all want our babies to avoid the whole hassle of those helmets. I have had 3 babies with perfectly round heads and my sister used these same tips and she has 3 kids that all avoided having flat head syndrome. (Did you know there is an official name for it? I didn’t.) Here are our 3 easy tips to keep your baby’s head from getting flat in the back.