5 Sample Daily Toddler Schedules From Real Moms
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5 Sample Daily Toddler Schedules From Real Moms

Updated 10/18/19 I regularly get questions from readers about how to create a good sample daily toddler schedule. While not every toddler is the same, I do think it’s very helpful to see what other moms are doing in their homes. Five stay-at-home moms were asked to share their schedules. So I use the word “real”…

50+ Open-Ended Toys That Will Keep Your Kids Busy for Hours
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50+ Open-Ended Toys That Will Keep Your Kids Busy for Hours

Inside: Inspire your child’s imagination and creativity with these open-ended toys that last for years! Open-ended toys result in open-ended play, encouraging problem-solving, self-regulation, creativity and more. This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission. Updated Nov 30, 2020 A few years ago, my son and daughter received…

Your Strong-Willed Toddler: 3 Shifts to Turn Defiance Into Cooperation
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Your Strong-Willed Toddler: 3 Shifts to Turn Defiance Into Cooperation

I stood in the elevator looking down at my strong-willed toddler on the floor. He sat up, swung his head backwards and let out another ginormous “WAAAAAAAA.” When the elevator stopped on the third floor my heart skipped 3 beats before sinking into the abyss of anxiety in my stomach. The doors opened to another…

10 Baby Sleep Tips That’ll Help Baby Sleep Longer Stretches
Baby Sleep Tips

10 Baby Sleep Tips That’ll Help Baby Sleep Longer Stretches

Sitting on the couch with my swollen legs propped up on pillows, I looked over at the stack of newborn baby sleep books on the coffee table. Over the course of several hours, I devoured each book, skimming through the pages. I was determined to learn how to make a newborn sleep. Then…my son was…

A Letter to Every Military Girlfriend Who Feels Discouraged
Military Girlfriend

A Letter to Every Military Girlfriend Who Feels Discouraged

One of my most vivid memories of military life was during a time when I was a military girlfriend. Nearing our thirties, my boyfriend and I had been together for several years already. In the beginning we were long distance, and after almost two years together, I moved from the Midwest to Coastal North Carolina…