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This section is where you’ll find all of our survival tips! Each week we post a new tip that is designed to help you tackle the common obstacles faced by moms every day. We hope they leave you encouraged and help you get through the week! If you have any survival tips for us, you are more than welcome to leave them in the comments below.

Parenting Advice Survival Tips

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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Kids Survival Tips

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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Health and Beauty Survival Tips

Survival Tips of The Week: Spend Time Outdoors

February 24, 2020

I spent just under 25 years of my life living in Western NY. There, winters are long and cold. There were certainly weeks where I barely set foot outdoors and that’s not healthy. Here is my push of encouragement for you to get outside! Even if it’s still cold where you live, spend a few minutes outdoors several times throughout the day. I try to take a quick walk each day to clear my mind and spend time in prayer.…

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Family Life Survival Tips

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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Family Life Food Survival Tips

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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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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Parenting Advice Survival Tips

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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Kids and The Mess Survival Tip

January 20, 2020

Let your children make a mess! After we were done playing with Addie’s water mat, she was soaking wet! Water, markers, and stamps were all over my porch. It really didn’t matter though. She had a blast playing with her water toys, drawing shapes on her mat, and putting water all over her clothes. I will look back on moments like these feeling content, and I won’t even think about the cleanup. Until next time, Your Surviving Moms ❤️…

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Chores For Kids Survival Tip

January 13, 2020

Let your children help with tasks around the house! It might be easier to do household chores during nap time or once your children are down for the night. But if your little ones are eager to help out during the day, then let them! My daughter, Addie, loves to “help” with the laundry. Often times this equates to her taking clothes out of the dryer and putting them in our laundry basket to be folded. More times than not,…

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Food Survival Tips

Cereal Survival Tip

January 6, 2020

Feeding your kids cereal for breakfast isn’t the end of the world. Sometimes, it’s necessary to survive! Forget the mom guilt and enjoy that your mornings just got a little easier. Until next time, Your Surviving Moms ❤️…

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