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Amy Thetford

Amy is a freelance writer and blogger who homeschools her tribe of tiny humans while pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a published author. She is fueled by coffee and the desire to do ALL. THE. THINGS. She has the attention span of a squirrel, though somehow manages to make it through each day with everyone fed and happy (well, mostly happy! Ha!) while striving to make every tomorrow better than the last. You can hear more of what she has to say over at <a href="http://www.realtalkwithamy.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Real Talk with Amy</strong></a>, where she blogs about all things motherhood.

Baby Registry Tips for First-Time Parents: Make the Most of It!

Inside: There’s nothing like your first baby shower, where people are jumping up and down to buy you all the pretty (and expensive) things. Thank goodness because babies can be expensive! Make the most of it and avoid common mistakes with these baby registry tips for first-time parents. Are you a soon-to-be mom trying to …

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Minimalist Diaper Bag: The Ultimate Guide to Packing Less with Confidence

Inside: Are you considering going the minimalist diaper bag route? We’ve got everything you need to know to feel good about packing less – a list of absolute diaper bag essentials, how to create a diaper bag restock habit that sticks, and how to go even further and ditch the diaper bag altogether. Carting babies …

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Minimalist Baby Registry Basics for 2021: Skip the Clutter

Inside: Want to skip all the baby clutter that everyone wants to throw at you the second they know you’re having a baby? You and me both, sister. This is your go-to guide to a minimalist baby registry because it IS possible to do mom life with less stuff. Babies come with things. So.many.things. At …

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60 Cute, Unusual Boy Names with Meanings

Inside: Looking for unusual boy names that aren’t anywhere close to the top of the baby name popularity charts? Check out this list of 60 cute, unusual boy names to find the perfect name for your baby boy. There’s nothing quite like the excitement you feel when you see that positive pregnancy test for the …

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Top 12 Minimalist Baby Toys For the First Year (& Beyond)

Inside: Looking for minimalist baby toys that will add value (not clutter) to your babe’s life? The best part about this list is that many of these toys will grow WITH your baby and will be played long after she’s left the baby years behind. Babies come with lots of stuff. At least, that’s what …

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50 Vintage Boy Names that Are Truly Timeless

Inside: Looking for timeless baby boy names? You’re sure to find a least a few options on this list of 50 vintage boy names! We included meanings and possible nicknames. Ahh the baby name game….we’ve all played, haven’t we? From the day we find out we’re pregnant, we browse list after list and doodle combinations …

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10 Easy Ways to Toddler Proof Your Christmas Decorations

Inside: You look forward to Christmas every year! That is, until you had a walking, talking, grabbing toddler on the loose. But all is not lost – use these tips to toddler proof your Christmas decorations, so you can still have a [mostly] holly jolly Christmas. Ahhh…..Christmas.  Who doesn’t love the festive music, twinkly lights, …

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The Top 5 Baby Proofing Ideas You Should Actually Take Seriously

Inside: Is babyproofing really necessary? A minimalist, laid-back parent’s first instinct might be, “No way!” But in our modern world where primary caregivers are juggling a million responsibilities, these 5 baby proofing ideas are the ones you should actually make the effort to implement (hint: no toilet seat locks required).  If you still live in …

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