12 Things to do When You're Totally Stressed Out

12 Things to do When You're Totally Stressed Out

Stress is not a stranger to most of us but some people handle it better than others. It took me several years to learn how to manage my stress better and, in some ways, I'm still a work in progress (hello, stress eating). For various reasons totally unrelated to parenting a toddler, I have been more than a little stressed out over the past couple of months. And then, of course, there are the tantrums, toddler sleep regression and other things that come with the territory of being a mom. I have really had to be mindful of my stress level and actively work to keep calm and carry on. Since I know I'm not the only totally stressed out mama, I thought I'd share a few tips with you on what to do when you're experiencing stress. 

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Forget Bad Moms, All I want for Christmas is to Be the Best Mom Ever

Forget Bad Moms, All I want for Christmas is to Be the Best Mom Ever

Full disclosure, I have not seen Bad Moms Christmas or the original Bad Moms. But, wait, how can I do a review then? I'm not! This is not my review or opinion of the movies or those that choose to watch them. I am not even suggesting that the movies aren't entertaining. I'm sure there they are!

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12 Momtras You Need to Own in 2018

12 Momtras You Need to Own in 2018

It's that time of year when we start evaluating our lives and making goals for the next year. Even if you're not the new year's resolutions, type, it's never a bad idea to take a little inventory and make room for improvement. One way that I plan to be better in 2018 is by shaking off some of the negative thinking I can fall into. And what better way to do that than with some "momtras"? Here are 12 momtras, I think every mom should own in the coming year! 

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How One Forever Family Came to Be

How One Forever Family Came to Be

Our adoption journey has been a little different than most people's. My husband and I didn't struggle with infertility for years before deciding to adopt. We never tried at all to get pregnant before we decided to adopt. Adoption is something I have always wanted to do- it was our first choice, not our last resort.

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52 Things To Do With A Toddler

52 Things To Do With A Toddler

On January 1 of this year, I announced on my Instagram that I was going to go somewhere or do something new with my son every week of 2017. At first, I had to be intentional about planning an outing or a new activity but eventually, it just became second nature to plan something new and fun to do. But new experiences aren't just fun and games, they are important for helping toddlers build important skills and are also great for speech development. Since we enjoyed our adventures so much, I decided to make a list of 52 things to do with toddlers in the coming year! 

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What Every Kid Needs To Know About Adoption

What Every Kid Needs To Know About Adoption

When we neglect to teach our children about adoption, we are leaving too much room for our child to crush another child's spirit. Of course, there is no way to guarantee your child won't say something insensitive to another child but I believe that there are certain things every kid needs to know about adoption. Hopefully, by teaching them these things, it will decrease the chances of them saying something hurtful to another child.

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How To Recycle When You Have Non-recyclable Items

How To Recycle When You Have Non-recyclable Items

I don't claim to be extremely crunchy but I do believe in doing what we can to take care of the environment and ourselves. For me this means, limiting the using products that are free of dangerous chemicals, reducing water/electricity usage and, recycling. I believe these are all pretty easy ways to contribute to a healthier environment. But what do you do when you have non-recyclable items? 

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How to Play With Your Infant From 4 To 6 Months Old

How to Play With Your Infant From 4 To 6 Months Old

Playtime with your baby is far more than fun and games. As I mentioned in How to Play With Your Baby From Birth To 3 Months, playing with your baby is crucial to his developing mind and body. And it's also wonderful for bonding. Making time to play with your little one is extremely important. Plus, you know, it’s fun!

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