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10 Unknown Reasons to Let Your Baby Sleep in Their Own Room From Birth

In this post, I will explain the problems with the new room sharing recommendation as well as 10 benefits of babies sleeping in their own rooms from birth. We had 4 babies in 5 years (no multiples) – all with varying sleep personalities. And all 4 slept (primarily in their own rooms) 10-12 hours through …

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Top 20 Quick & Easy Handmade Gifts She’d Actually Want [Updated 2021]

In this post, you will get 20 fun ideas for easy handmade gifts. Whether you’re looking for birthday or Christmas gifts, these ideas are all easy inexpensive gifts to make. Every one of the pictures below is from the original source website & all the links go to the tutorials. They’re all easy gifts to …

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50+ Fun Gifts for Toddlers That They’ll Actually Play With (For Years to Come!)

In this post, you will learn the BEST toddler gift ideas! Whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas gifts, or just for fun, I guarantee your toddlers will love these. How do I know? We have had a toddler in our house for the last 7 years. (All 4 of our kids were born within 5 …

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SO many great tips in here for dealing with the terrible twos... she suggests calling them the terrific twos and gives a lot of practical ideas for how to survive and thrive through toddler screaming, toddler tantrums, and more! Great resource for young moms of toddlers and babies! #parentingtips #toddlers #behavior #discipline #parenting #2yearolds

5 Practical Strategies for Dealing With the Terrible Twos (That Work!)

In this post, you will learn 5 ideas for how to deal with the terrible twos that actually work! We’ve gone through the two year old stage with all 4 of our kiddos, and I’ve interacted with tons of other toddlers as well. After going around the block a couple times, age 2 has become …

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The Ultimate Guide to Your 2 Year Old’s Sleep Schedule, Problems & Habits

In this post, you will learn everything you need to know about creating a healthy sleep plan for your 2 year old. From creating a consistent nap time to healthy nightly routines to problems that could interrupt your toddler’s sleep, we’re going to walk through all the basics that will be helpful as you set …

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Complete List of Things to Prepare Before Delivery of First Baby

Today, we’re going to discuss all the things to prepare before delivery of your first baby. There are so many things to consider: from knowing a good list of items required during delivery to more mental and emotional things to prepare before giving birth. Not to mention expecting the unexpected and knowing when to go …

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Complete Guide to Celebrating Christmas with Little Kids [Updated 2020]

Complete Guide to Celebrating Christmas with Little Kids [Updated 2020]This post is meant to be an all-in-once resource for Christmas with kids. It has a LOT packed in – everything from modeling gratitude & generosity to Advent ideas to figuring out how MUCH (or little) to actually get your kids & what are the best …

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Super Simple Advent with Toddlers that Won’t Stress You Out [Printable]

I’ve grown to really like celebrating Advent the past several years. The word “Advent” comes from a Latin word meaning “coming.” There’s something about the anticipation. The set-aside time and space to look at the Giver of all good gifts. To remember that He became the greatest Gift we’ve ever known. I want my little …

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A complete review of YNAB: you need a budget, our favorite online budgeting tool. YNAB gives you the option of tracking things manually or connecting to your account. Using YNAB fixed our budgeting problems once and for all!!!!

10 Reasons YNAB is Worth the Money: Review for You Need a Budget

YNAB is by far, our favorite online budgeting tool for tracking spending and money management. YNAB costs $6.99/ month (billed annually), and the most frequently asked question I get about it is, “Why pay when there are free budgeting tools available like Mint? Is YNAB worth the money?” This YNAB review is meant to answer …

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Vegetable Beef Soup

This slow cooker vegetable beef soup/ stew recipe is from my faithful red plaid Better Homes & Gardens cookbook. If you don’t have one, get one! It’s a staple for all the basics in cooking!!  Vegetable Beef Soup [Slow Cooker/ Crockpot] Ingredients 1 lb boneless beef chuck pot roast, cut into bite size pieces 1 …

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The Ultimate Guide to Simple Monthly Meal Planning (Even if You Hate It!)

In this post, I’ll show you exactly how to meal plan for a whole month (even if you hate meal planning). With 4 small children running around, I don’t want to spend a lot of time meal planning. So, I set up a system where I can now plan breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for an …

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12 Practical Tips for Surviving Life with 2 under 2 [Plus a Big Hug]

In this post I will give you my 12 best tips for surviving with 2 under 2. Our first 2 kids are 17 months apart, and the first few months with our second baby were SO hard. I basically felt like, “WHAT DO YOU TINY PEOPLE NEED FROM ME AND WHY DO YOU NEED IT …

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How Much Should I Spend on Groceries? Use These 5 Simple Questions

I hear people bemoaning the darn grocery budget all the time! It’s so hard to know how much groceries “should” be costing. In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “how much do you spend on groceries?” or “What should your grocery bill be?” In the last couple years that we’ve been paying off our …

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