How to Wean From Pumping Safely in 7 Easy Steps
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How to Wean From Pumping Safely in 7 Easy Steps

Some women pump breastmilk periodically when they’ll be away from their babies. However, for some women (ahem, me!), called exclusive pumpers, pumping is how they feed their babies all the time. For exclusive pumpers, ending their breastfeeding journey isn’t about weaning their baby. Instead, EP moms have to decide when and how to wean off…

9 Practical Tips to Help Your Child Deal With Mean Kids

9 Practical Tips to Help Your Child Deal With Mean Kids

Most of us remember dealing with mean kids as children. The problem is, by the time we’re helping our own children deal with mean kids, those memories have faded. A lot. As a parent and a teacher, I’ve had a lot of experience dealing with mean kids and I’m here to offer you some tips…

How to Make Mom Friends: 9 Tips for Making Mom Friendships That Last
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How to Make Mom Friends: 9 Tips for Making Mom Friendships That Last

Making friends as a mom is tough. You don’t have the kind of free time you once had. Plus, many of your existing friends may not have kids (yet or at all). I love all my friends—and some of my dearest friends have no children. But when you’re knee-deep in diapers, teething, and sleep deprivation,…

Easter Basket Ideas For 2 Year Old Toddlers
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Easter Basket Ideas For 2 Year Old Toddlers

Filling an Easter basket for a two-year-old can be a little challenging. They’re at that magic age where an Easter basket starts to be fun and exciting. On the other hand, two is also pretty young. You don’t want to give a toddler five pounds of candy or toys with small pieces (hello, choking hazard!)….

Happy New Year Coloring Pages – Free Coloring Pages to Celebrate New Year’s!
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Happy New Year Coloring Pages – Free Coloring Pages to Celebrate New Year’s!

I’ve said it many times on this site – my family LOVES holidays and celebrating them in every way possible. New Year’s is no exception, so these free New Year’s coloring pages are our latest family celebratory efforts! Every year, as part of our family’s New Year’s Eve Countdown, we run through a series of…

5 Fantastic Bedtime Stories for Boys
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5 Fantastic Bedtime Stories for Boys

I could take or leave most of the bedtime routine. Brushing teeth, requests for water, putting a preschooler back in his bed eleventy-million times… no thanks. But bedtime stories?! Oh, how I love a good bedtime story! Since I have four sons, naturally I’ve become a bit of an expert on the best bedtime stories…

New Year’s Eve Countdown Activities for Kids
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New Year’s Eve Countdown Activities for Kids

My kids LOVE everything about New Year’s Eve. From staying up late, to the snacks, to the special New Year’s Eve countdown activities we do with them each year – they love it all! I won’t lie. As an adult, I could take or leave New Year’s Eve. With four kids, I’m pretty much perpetually…

Christmas I Spy Activity Printable Sheet
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Christmas I Spy Activity Printable Sheet

If there’s something every single member of my household absolutely loves, it’s Christmas! As such, we take every possible activity we can think of during November and December and find a way to make it Christmas-y. That’s where this Christmas I-Spy Activity Printable idea came from. My kids love playing I Spy (or Eye Spy,…