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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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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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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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New Year’s Survival Tip

December 30, 2019

Do your kids want to bring in the New Year with you, but you don’t want to be punished for the next week because they are exhausted? Have a New Year’s party for your kids with an early countdown at 7 or 8 o’clock. Then, get them to bed before it’s too late and bring in the New Year alone with your husband or have friends over! Until, next time, Your Surviving Moms ❤️…

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White Elephant Survival Tip

December 23, 2019

Instead of buying everyone in Your extended family Christmas gifts, have each family member bring something random from their house they don’t want or have never used. Then, do a white elephant gift exchange together with all the gifts. You never know what treasure you might come home with. Our family has done this for several years and it is so much fun! Every year we laughed so hard while we exchanged these gifts. It was also a relief not…

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Perfectly Wrapped Survival Tip

December 16, 2019

Save boxes that you would normally throw away or recycle to wrap presents for a perfect shape every time. Wrapping presents that are odd shapes or soft can be challenging. Grandma helped me wrap presents last year and they all looked beautiful! “How?” you ask. As my children opened their gifts there were a variety of food boxes laying on the floor. She used graham cracker boxes, cereal boxes, and cracker boxes to make each present look beautifully wrapped. Happy…

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Christmas Tree Survival Tip

December 2, 2019

If your toddler is like mine then your Christmas tree is put to the test. That tree will be lucky to still be standing by the time Christmas rolls around, and those special ornaments are staying right in the box so they don’t end up smashed. So far this year my kids have attempted to climb the tree, crawl behind the tree, and have declared the tree Spiderman’s arch enemy. My poor tree… This year, rather than battle with your…

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Thanksgiving Survival Tip: Involve the Kids

November 18, 2019

Kids often get extremely restless when it comes to waiting for Thanksgiving dinner to be ready. (Let’s be honest they get impatient waiting for any meal really). Instead of trying to keep them entertained with various activities, movies, games, ipads or other things involve them in the process. Have them mash the potatoes, decorate the pies, set the table, decorate place settings or whatever else you see fit. Kids can be a great help during the holidays when given a…

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