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How To: Kick the Pacifier Habit

Do you have a baby that needs to stop using a pacifier? Here are some tips and tricks to help make it a smooth transition from plugged to unplugged. Continue reading

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Diaper Envelope
DIY replacement for the diaper bag

Diaper Envelope for one diaper and some wipes

Sure, sometimes you need a hefty diaper bag, but sometimes you just want a diaper and wipes. And sometimes, you wish your diaper and wipes didn’t look so much like, well, a diaper and wipes. Or that your diaper, loose … Continue reading

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ESSENTIAL Swaddling Blanket

I have found it. For all our babies, we have been frustrated at the tiny little “swaddling” blankets that they outgrow (but not out-need) after they’re 2 weeks old. After they’ve outgrown them, we struggle to stretch the fabric tight … Continue reading

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Holiday Birthdays

baby in a box under the tree

Did you ever give your kids a sibling for Christmas or their birthday? Do members of your family have birthdays on holidays or during the holiday season? Out of my 5 kids, we’ve got a birthday just before Thanksgiving (but … Continue reading

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Older and Younger Kids

When I was a kid, I thought it was a little strange when I found out a friend of mine had older siblings that I didn’t even know about. They were married already. Later I thought that families that had … Continue reading

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How to Make a Hooded Towel

I’m often stumped by what gift to bring to baby showers. Sure, there are clothes, diapers, and other essentials, but my favorite gift when my first baby was born was a hooded towel. Since then, I’ve been making these towels … Continue reading

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2 3/4

2 year old grin crop

Do you know a 2 year old?  When my first child was born, people told me that I would keep track of all kinds of data–the dates of his first smile, first tooth, sitting up, first word, etc. And there … Continue reading

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Eczema: Solved!

If only I had taken pictures of my baby’s hands.  They were chapped, peeling and oh, so red.  It made you cringe just looking at them.  Unfortunately, our little baby had gotten my skin genes, including the eczema that came … Continue reading

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Baby Blanket Tips

In the family I grew up in, none of us were attached to baby blankets, so I was caught off guard when my first baby grew attached to a quilt I had been given at his baby shower. He wanted … Continue reading

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All Stuffed Up with Nowhere to Go…

‘Tis the season for illnesses and stuffy noses.  Has your infant or toddler ever woken up in the night, gasping for breath because they can’t breathe thru their nose?  Or is your child like mine and sleeps sucking her thumb?  … Continue reading

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