10 easy tips to keep messy play - CLEAN!

10 Tips to Keep Messy Play Clean

Some tips for keeping it clean while having lots of messy play fun from Growing a Jeweled Rose. A messy way to play in the new year! Hello, my name is Crystal, writer and creator of the play based website Growing A Jeweled Rose. We share lots of sensory and messy play activities on Growing A […]

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What I Wish Moms Would Say: Parenting Is…

If you could go back to when you had your first baby, what would you tell yourself? Summing it all up and quoting my husband, I’d tell myself to… Read everything you can on being a parent… and then adjust to fit ‘shop conditions’. I’ll elaborate on my husband’s quote from my “mom” point of […]

12 Things to Do Before Baby Arrives

12 Things I Gotta Do Before the Baby Arrives!

I’m finally to the point of counting down the weeks left in this third pregnancy. 5 weeks and counting. [Take a stab at guessing when the baby will get here!] And reality kind of hit over the weekend that I’m not at all prepared for the baby to actually be here. My husband was diligently […]

8 ways to prepare your child for preschool

8 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

Welcome to Katie of Mommy with Selective Memory and Susan of Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers.With school starting just around the corner, they’re sharing some ways to prep your child for preschool! Perfect timing for Henry! Mommy’s Dilemma My daughter is a social little girl. She is always on the prowl for new […]

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We Get It: Night Terrors

Night Terrors. Phew. Just saying it exhausts me. Seriously. I cannot explain what a night terror is. And I’m [this] close to videoing George when he has one. But can’t bring myself to publish that for the whole world to see. A night terror is not a nightmare. I can only explain it as something […]

Monthly Family Challenge by The Family Network

Family Challenge: Get Outside as a Family

The Family Network is bringing you a monthly Family Challenge, in hopes to challenge you to do the same. April’s Family Challenge is to Get Outside as a Family. I’ve been saying over and over that this weather has been incredible this year. [We mowed the lawn in March, when has that ever happened before?] Anyhow. April […]

Remembering proud moments with our kids

Proud Moments: The unRecognized Firsts

We all keep track of the major milestones [or at least have the intention of doing so]… I’ve noticed with George’s baby book its missing a lot of the details compared to Henry’s, though. We always think of the major milestones. The first time they crawl, first steps, first tooth, and of course the first […]

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Getting to Sleep after Daylight Savings Time

The start of Daylight Savings Time in the Spring is usually never a big deal in this house. In fact, I actually look forward to it. It brings me [at most] two days of sleeping in until 7am instead of the usual 6am. Yay! Henry’s really good about the time change. We put him to bed […]

Johnson’s Natural: A Snuggle for the Kids

Don’t you love that fresh baby smell?We do.Well, what I consider that fresh baby smell is Johnson’s baby lotion. The pink stuff.Mmmm. Love it!My husband and I even use it regularly.Not just for the kids.[He also uses the shampoo and baby wash too! And swears by it!]So, when I got the chance to try out Johnson’s […]

10 Ways to Get More From Walks with Children

Liven up your walks with some fun and learning! A post written and shared by Aimee at Raising the Cameron Clan.   Pin It It is no secret that there is an obesity epidemic in the United States. As parents it is important that we do our part to encourage our kids to get out there […]