Cognitive Milestones: What Should Your Three Year Old Be Doing?

Cognitive Milestones: What Should Your Three Year Old Be Doing?

Yes, it's true that each child develops at his own pace but there are still certain milestones that are considered "typical" and that's a good thing. Part of our responsibility as parents is to look out for our kids and to help them grow and thrive. Milestones help both parents and professionals know when something may be of concern. The list below consists of cognitive milestones that children will typically meet between the ages of 2 and 3. 

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12 Toddler Approved Things To Do In San Francisco

12 Toddler Approved Things To Do In San Francisco

When you think of San Francisco you might think of bridges, steep hills, seafood, shopping, and nightlife. You may not exactly think "toddler-friendly" but there is so much that you can do with a toddler in the city by the bay. We recently took a trip to San Francisco and my son had the time of his life! One of the nice things about traveling to San Francisco with a toddler is that you can easily entertain a little one without spending a whole lot of money. Almost everything on this list is free or under $20! 

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3 Reasons BodyBoss Method is the Perfect Fitness Guide for Busy Moms

3 Reasons BodyBoss Method is the Perfect Fitness Guide for Busy Moms

Ever since my son was born, I have had the hardest time finding a fitness regimen that works for me. While I have always battled my weight, prior to my son's birth losing weight was really not that difficult once I committed to doing it. If I focused on a healthier diet and added in some exercise, the weight would come off and I was in maintenance mode. But, now, I may get to the point of dropping a few pounds but then I immediately pack them back on (and then some!). I think this is due to a variety of reasons, some that are a little deeper than others. But, one of the reasons finding the perfect routine has been hard for is just because I'm so much busier now as a mom. 

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Is Being a Work At Home Mom Right For You?

Is Being a Work At Home Mom Right For You?

The more digital we get as a society, the easier it becomes for people to work from home and, not only that, but it is becoming more common as more companies realize they can save a lot of money by filling and creating telecommuter positions. In fact, according to Forbs, in 2013 1 in 5 Americans worked from home. Though, it's anything but glamorous, working from home is a great option for moms that want or need to make an income but would also like to or need to be home with the kids. But before you jump into being a WAHM (Work At Home Mom), here are a few things to consider that can help you decide if it's right for you. 

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Toddler-Friendly YouTube Videos That Will Get You Moving

Toddler-Friendly YouTube Videos That Will Get You Moving

I have a hard time fitting in time to exercise in my daily schedule. Yes, I know it should be a priority but it's a real struggle. As a work at home mom, when I'm not working all I want to do is fun activities with my toddler, getting a workout in ends up being the last thing on my mind. But, one of my current goals is to make physical activity a part of my life, without focusing so much on the working out part, but just getting myself moving! One way I have tried to do this is by including my son. He loves it, which is great for me because he will beg me to exercise, so I have no excuse! Keeping the attention of a two-year-old is definitely a challenge, so I try to mix it up and make it fun by including some toddler-friendly YouTube videos that are perfect for him but still keep me active. Here are a few of our favorites! 

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Is Co-Sleeping Really Dangerous? The Truth About Co-Sleeping

Is Co-Sleeping Really Dangerous? The Truth About Co-Sleeping

My son and I have been co-sleeping since he was newborn. As a toddler, he has gone through small bouts of sleeping in his own bed but, for the most part, he sleeps in bed with me. When my son was an infant, this was not something that  I would openly share because I knew that sleeping co-sleeping was perceived as dangerous. But after several months, I started noticing something – a lot of moms were (are) co-sleeping. Like me, though, many don’t willingly offer that information. Specifically, in the U.S., co-sleeping is deemed unsafe, dangerous even. 

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