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Survival Tip of the Week: Pool Necessities

June 1, 2020

Always bring extra swim diapers and wipes when heading to the pool. You never know when your child will need a diaper change mid-swim. The first time my daughter had a bowel movement in a public pool, we had to walk back home to change her. To say she was disappointed about cutting swim time short that day would be an understatement. Next time it happened, I had the supplies on hand. We fixed the problem right away and she…

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Library Survival Tip

March 2, 2020

Utilize your local library! We try to go to the library at least once a week. Addie loves picking out new books for us to read; we always leave with at least ten new ones. We read A LOT, so having a wide range of books available helps me keep my sanity. Our local library also has several classes that she can participate in. My favorite is Toddler Time, which consists of her getting to socialize with kids her age…

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March Lunchbox Notes: Freebie Friday

February 28, 2020

March is almost here! Which means it’s time for your March lunchbox notes for your kids. Print off these notes and cut one out for every day. We have created one for every school day in March. Pack it in your child’s lunch to remind him you love him and to give him a little encouragement each day. Many days my mom would stick a short note in my lunch and it always brightened my day! It’s the little things…

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Weekly Meal Planner: Freebie Friday

February 21, 2020

Weekly Meal Planner and Shopping List It’s five o’clock, the kids are whining that they are hungry, and you are standing at the refrigerator trying to figure what you can make with a can of corn, 2 chicken breasts, and a little bit of ketchup… Sound familiar? In case you missed Katie’s post giving great tips for meal planning, it was awesome, and you can read that here! Sticking with our meal planning theme this week for Freebie Friday we…

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Survival Tip of the Week: Flying With Kids

February 17, 2020

In a little over a week, we will be taking a 5-hour flight with our two and a half year old. We are no longer rookies in this department; this will be our 8th flight with her! Here are three things we do to keep our toddler entertained on long flights. Lots of Snacks- We pack her staple snacks like goldfish, mandarin oranges, and animal crackers, along with some treats we only get to enjoy on special occasions. Dollar Tree…

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Kid’s Praise Music: Freebie Friday Playlist

February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day and Freebie Friday! We love giving you guys free things! Today we have two freebies for you: a kid’s praise music playlist and a Valentine’s Day I Spy game! We love music, dance parties, and lots of loud singing in my family. Honestly, our dance parties can get a little out of control… With five kids I guess that is expected, right?! I love finding music that is safe for us to jam to and can help…

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Survival Tip of the Week

February 10, 2020

Do you have a picky eater? We have all been there! If you have your child help you cook, then it will increase their chances of wanting to eat the foods you’ve prepared together. Make sure to make a big deal over how helpful they were when making the meal and they will be encouraged to eat what you set in front of them!…

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Valentine’s Day Tips for Moms

February 3, 2020

Valentine’s Day is almost here and if you need some inspiration for keeping everyone happy this year then we have you covered. Here are some great Valentine’s Day tips for moms to help you make the day special for your whole family. Make it a fun day for your kids Instead of writing the name of each person in your child’s class on their valentines, leave the name slot empty. Just write who it is from. That way you won’t…

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Survival Tip of the Week: Preparing Your First Child for a New Baby

February 3, 2020

If you are at the point in your life where you are pregnant with your second child, then this tip is for you. When it comes to preparing your first born to become a big sister or brother, try to make big transitions several months before the new baby’s arrival. Depending on the age of your child, this could mean potty training, switching them from a crib to a toddler bed or even just adjusting their daily routine. It’s better…

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The Diaper Survival Tip

January 27, 2020

The blue lines on the front of Pampers Diapers are actually meant to help you know if your child is in the correct diaper size. If the back tabs do not fall within those little blue lines when you fasten them on the front, then your child has outgrown the diaper. Who knew those little design elements are actually helpful tools! Cool! Until next time, Your Surviving Moms ❤️…

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