Parenting

7 Tips to Help Reduce Stress When Flying with Toddlers

Flying with toddlers can be pretty stressful.  I have learned a lot of lessons over the last few years of flying with our 2 kiddos. My husband’s family lives in California so we try to make at least a yearly trip to visit them. If we were to drive, it would take close to 20 hours to make the trip. Even though the airport is stressful, it is still worth it due to the amount …

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7 Must-Have Outdoor Toys That Won’t Break the Bank

I was so excited when we moved into our house almost 3 years ago. We actually had our own yard! Our kids could play in the backyard, which is so much easier than a park(I’m a bit of a homebody, haha). But, since I had not previously had a yard, I realized I had no outdoor toys. How boring! Over the years we have built up our collection of outdoor toys. Some have been gifts, …

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Learning From Our Parenting Mistakes and Moving Forward

I want to talk about parenting mistakes. We all have made them, whether or not we like to talk about them. As I am trying to establish my blog, I have been trying to offer parenting advice. As I search for resources on parenting, I have been overwhelmed by the amount of advice on parenting there is. All is intended to be helpful. But it often ends up making us feel bad about parenting choices …

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Worries and Hopes of a Special Needs Mom

I am a special needs mom. Every day I worry about my child. I also have a lot of hopes for her and her world. I often feel outspoken and misunderstood as a special needs mom. This is why I wanted to write this post. To hopefully shed some light on what it is like. We are often faced with challenges in life. Sometimes they are things that we thought would never happen to us. …

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