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Freebie Friday: First Trimester Checklist

January 24, 2020

This week’s freebie Friday is a first trimester checklist! This checklist can serve as practical tips for surviving the first trimester. It’s a great place to start for new moms who are experiencing the first trimester for the first time or for experienced moms who haven’t been pregnant in awhile. Hopefully, this checklist helps alleviate any extra stress you may be feeling during this time. Would you add anything else to our first trimester checklist? Please feel free to share…

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Free Potty Training Chart + Tips

January 15, 2020

I am currently in the middle of potty training my two and a half year old daughter. While we have made some substantial strides, we are not accident free yet. Here are my top 5 potty training tips I have learned form my experience so far! 1. Use a Potty Training Chart (We Provide One for You Below!) A potty training chart helps keep kids motivated and it allows them to see their progress. Take them to the dollar tree…

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5 Simple Ways to Display, Organize and Re-Purpose your Kid’s Artwork

October 18, 2019

Kids love to design and create artwork. They will begin doing this as early as 1yr. old. What starts off as precious little scribbles on paper during those toddler years will grow into a massive influx of art projects, crafts and pictures once preschool begins. The problem with this becomes that all their little masterpieces are so cute and mean so much to you (well maybe not all of them) that it can become very difficult to throw them out.…

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Help! I’m Taking a Road Trip With My Kids

October 17, 2019

Fifteen minutes into your road trip and you hear the dreaded words, “Are we there yet?” you know it is going to be a LONG day. Traveling long distances with kids can be rough! We have been doing more traveling with the kiddos lately and a few of those trips have been without my husband. Five kids, a twelve-hour round trip, and I’m still sane! 🙂 Here are my best survival tips: Leave early in the morning. This makes a…

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Surviving the First Month With a Newborn

August 1, 2019

After having a baby, one of the toughest things is getting through that first month with your newborn. It is a huge adjustment and it takes time to figure out your schedule, the baby’s schedule and your new family life dynamic. Not all children are the same and not everyone will be able to follow these tips. But from us moms who have 8 kids between the three of us, we think we can recommend a few things that will…

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The Onesie Trick

July 19, 2019

There are so many different tips, tricks and mom hacks on the internet that are really helpful. I want to share with you one of the best tips I didn’t know about until my first kid was basically out of onesies. Maybe some of you already knew this trick from the moment you bought your very first onesie, but I didn’t and let me tell you it revolutionized the diaper blow out clean up for me! As a new parent,…

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4 Tips for Surviving the Heat this Summer

July 15, 2019

There may be affiliate links in this post and sometimes we earn a commission when you purchase through our link. Doing so will not change the price you would pay for your product, but it will allow us to continue bringing awesome survival tips and encouragement to moms everywhere. We recently moved from a small town in Upstate New York where summers were mild to the city of Las Vegas, NV where summers are very intense. For those of you…

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The Secret to Removing Baby Stains

July 5, 2019

As a new mom, I was so not prepared for a “blow out” or how often they would occur. I’m embarrassed to admit how many onesies I threw away. My mom was horrified when she found out that I tossed them regularly. Now, on baby number 5 I feel I have a pretty good plan for beating the yellow stains. Rinse For the best results, the soiled clothing needs to be rinsed off as soon as possible in cold water.…

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New Mom Advice

June 10, 2019

When you become a new mom life is so much different than you think, expect and feel. Most people don’t talk about the hard things that follow after having a baby. But the truth is there is a lot of pain, emotions, and changes that are occurring in your life. As good as all these things are, there is an adjustment period and a time where you lose yourself and find yourself again, redefined in a new role, as a…

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