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26 Best Tips to Survive a Family Road Trip with Toddlers & Preschoolers

Today I’m going to share about how to survive a long road trip with toddlers. We had 4 kids in 5 years, and always lived out of state from one side of our extended family. We’ve also done several family road trips of really long distances with newborns, babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers. (1000 miles or more!)  …

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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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Wondering how to teach your 1 year old no? How to tell your 1 year old no and have your 1 year old learn to obey? There are 4 phrases we've used with all 4 of our 1 year olds that really help! #parentingtips #parentingtoddlers #1yearold grace based parenting; gospel centered parenting

4 Simple Phrases To Help You With 1 Year Old Discipline

Today I’m going to outline a very effective plan for consistent 1 year old discipline for you to use with your toddler. From our experience of having 4 kids in 5 years, it’s never too early to start setting expectations and training your little ones. 1 year olds understand WAY more than we realize. It might …

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4 month sleep regression

Complete New Mom’s Guide to Your Baby’s 4 Month Sleep Regression

There is an infamous 4 month sleep regression that happens sometime around when a baby is 4 months old. Coupled with typical postpartum exhaustion and/ or depression, it can be exhausting and overwhelming for even the seasoned mama. You can help your baby through this sleep regression and I plan to offer some explanation and …

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OMG! If you have a second baby on the way, read this!! Such good ideas for helping older siblings cope with the new baby - espeically if you'll have 2 under 2 or want toddler and newborn tips! #momlife #motherhood #parenting #toddlers #baby #newborn

11 Tips for Helping Older Siblings Cope with the New Baby (from a Mom of 4)

There’s an ongoing poll in my mom-friend circles about which transition is the hardest: Having your first kid, going from 1 to 2 kids, 2 to 3 kids or adding more kids after 3. Each transition is different but going from 1 to 2 kids is REALLY REALLY HARD! If the first child is a …

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Do you have a fussy newborn who has their days and nights mixed up? A baby schedule will make your baby so much happier? The secret is...

4 Simple Reasons Why Creating a Baby Schedule is Life Changing

After having 4 babies with totally different personalities and varying levels of “easy baby” to “hard baby,” (is that a spectrum??) I’m convinced you can get almost any healthy baby trained to sleep through the night and on a predictable schedule during the first few months (even weeks)… if you want to. I’m also convinced …

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Want to keep toddler busy while nursing your newborn? Here are 28 ideas to help you manage a toddler and a newborn. You can do it! #momlife #toddler #newmom #2under2 #momof2 #motherhood

34 Simple Ideas for How to Entertain Toddler with a Newborn

In this post, you will learn 35 tricks and tips for coping with a toddler and newborn, especially during baby-feeding times! We had 4 kids in 5 years, and the hardest part of every newborn (after the first) was always the toddler. The clingy, confused, barely verbal, highly active, giant, older baby who does not …

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10 Surprising Reasons to Start Sleep Training Your Newborn ASAP

There are a million articles, books, and blog posts about sleep training on the internet. With a million different thoughts and opinions. Much of parenting boils down to personal preference, and our personal preference has been to sleep train our 4 kids from birth. We recommend sleep training your newborn! (Good thing we did… because …

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The secret to getting your baby to nap longer is not to keep them awake... it's actually to put them to sleep earlier. A mom of 4 explains why babies need longer naps than you think and how to troubleshoot naptime problems. #sleeptraining #infantsleep #babysleeptipsgetting baby to nap longer | baby cries all day | baby won't sleep | baby won't nap | get baby to go to bed earlier

Wondering how to get baby to nap longer? Your baby is probably over tired!

One of the most common sleep-training problems I encounter is moms wondering how to get a baby to nap longer. I hear a version of this naptime problem a lot! “My baby only naps for 30-45 minutes. And they wake up screaming.” “I try to keep them awake for 2 hours or so because they …

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