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Halloween With a Nut Allergy

As a parent of a daughter with a bad nut allergy, we put together some graphics to help parents know the nut-free candies and those that might be unsafe.

Ways to Keep your Parenting Life a Little Less Stressful

Being a new parent is hard!  I can’t imagine doing it alone.  So here are some ways to keep your parenting life a little less stressful, have a happier family, and continue to be the best parents you can be.   1. Tag team whenever possible, make sure to take turns for any daily tasks/chores (bath time, dishes, diaper changes, laundry, etc.). 2. Date night This is sooo important to your relationship.  If your...

Paper Chain Countdown for Kids

Creative and simple idea for helping kids understand time until a special event. Includes easy steps on creating a paper chain countdown for kids.

Busy Busy Bee: Preparing Your Home for Toddlerhood

The majority of parents anxiously wait for the day that their little ones take their first step. However, from the moment your toddler starts walking, your stress level gets higher. The truth is that your home can be a dangerous place for a little one just starting out on their feet. Preparing your home for toddlerhood is one of the most important steps you can take to protect them.

5 Reasons to Get Your Kids Involved in Writing Thank-You Notes

As is customary for our household, we kept a list of who gave us what gifts so that we could write thank-you notes later. But rather than just writing a nice note, we got our daughter involved in contributing to the thank-you. Would a regular thank-you note be sufficient? Absolutely! But we find it fun and important for our daughter to play a part. Even though our daughter is too young to write, she left an impression on her notes...quite literally. We got out our ink pad and let her put her "signature" on each card in the form of her hand print. I then wrote her name and dated each card. Each card was also written from her perspective. We could have just as easily let her draw on one side of the card, and use the other side for writing. Regardless of how you decide to do it, here are our reasons for getting your kids involved in writing thank-you notes (or any notes for that matter).
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