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Simple and beautiful gender neutral baby shower ideas

The art of throwing a simple gender neutral baby shower


I recently looked at my dear friend’s rounded belly and I didn’t just see a pregnant woman. I saw infinite possibilities. Will he be funny or serious? Will she be a musician or an astrophysicist? Will this new life be a boy or a girl? So many pregnant women today do not know the gender of their baby, only to…

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Advice, tips and hacks for working moms everywhere! These tips are great for any busy parent!

66 proven ways for working moms to balance life like a superhero


As a working mom, this is the blog post I’ve always wanted to read. It’s no secret that it takes tremendous effort to balance family, work, cleaning, cooking and your own interests. The reason it’s difficult? Balance doesn’t exist. Some days your work will take over, and other days your kids will need so much attention that you can’t do anything else.…

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The magic bathroom


Nobody warned me that a significant part of early parenthood involves being in the bathroom. I would have remodeled it before I gave birth, had I known! Our upstairs bathroom is small, but somehow I would have fit a lounge chair in the corner. I have spent too many hours on the floor or on the edge of the tub…

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How to turn your phone into a baby video monitor


I love when technology makes parenting easier and cheaper. When we were shopping for baby monitors, there were so many to choose from. What did we really need? Should we get a video monitor? We decided to be bold and bought a sound-only monitor with good range. The video monitor wasn’t worth the money for what we needed it for. However, on…

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Such an easy way to fight diaper rash!

This diaper rash solution really blows!


What’s the key to fighting diaper rash? Keeping her cute baby bottom dry, of course! Frequent diaper changes are best. But to keep our son’s bottom even healthier, we are using an unlikely household item: Our hairdryer After bath time, we give our son’s bottom a good towel dry, and then a blast of cold air from a hairdryer. We use the cold-air setting…

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How to teach your child to be kind

How to teach your child to be kind


One of the bigger questions I have about raising my son is how to teach him to be a good person. How to be kind, strong, moral and caring. Recently I found this piece of advice that really struck a chord. “Point out other people exhibiting the behaviors you’d like to see in your kid,” says Jodi Stoner, Ph.D., a clinical psychotherapist and…

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Learning to Read with Darth Vader

Learning to read with Darth Vader (and Luke and Leia)


We are a Star Wars family. When we ran across the Epic Yarns series of Star Wars board books, we fell in love. Jack and Holman Wang published three ingenious board books this year that tell the story of each of the original movies: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Each book re-enacts the story in twelve…

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Dear Mom who left her kid at preschool today for the first time


Dear Mom, When I walked into the classroom, I saw you hold your child on her first day of preschool as she sobbed uncontrollably. You didn’t know what to do. She cried as if her world was ending, and I wouldn’t blame you if you went back to your car and cried a little too as you drove off. A new…

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