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Brandi Jarrett

Brandi is a mom of four who can usually be found in the kitchen, the garden, or under a pile of laundry somewhere. She writes about faith, family and homemaking at Chicken Scratch Diaries. You can catch her most recent posts on Pinterest.

Overnight Diaper Leaks Driving You Crazy? Here’s 11 Ways to Stop Them

Inside: If you’re frustrated with stinky, wet pajamas and sheets from overnight diaper leaks, you’re in the right place. Learn how to prevent your baby’s diaper from leaking overnight – so that the whole family can get the rest they need. We could probably all agree that modern diapers are a godsend. I can’t even …

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How Much to Spend on a Baby Shower Gift: Etiquette and Advice for 2023

Inside: The baby shower invitation shows up in your inbox (because it’s 2023), and you wonder, “How much should I spend on a baby shower gift?” Get our stress-free, guilt-free guidance for how much to spend on a baby shower gift – for every kind of relationship and situation. Baby showers, wedding showers, anniversaries, and …

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How Often Should Grandparents Babysit? What To Consider BEFORE Asking

Inside: If you’re lucky enough to have grandparents living nearby, you might also be excited about the prospect of having built-in, trustworthy babysitters. We’ll help you answer the question of just how often should grandparents babysit, with some crucial things to keep in mind. One of the hardest things about becoming a new parent is …

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Easy Christmas Traditions to Start with a Baby (Keep It Simple!)

Inside: Looking for Christmas traditions to start with a baby? Sure, babies can’t write letters to Santa yet, but there are several family Christmas traditions you can start when your little one is still small. Just remember – you don’t need to do them all. When you have your first little one, you want the …

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Are Grandparents Buying Too Many Gifts? Here’s How to Handle It

Inside: Are you dealing with grandparents who buy too many gifts? It can be an extremely stressful problem as a new parent, which is why you need to address it sooner rather than later. Or before you know it, your house will be overflowing with toys, clothes and just way too much stuff. So much …

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Grandparents Want to Visit Too Much? Here’s How To Handle It

Inside: When grandparents want to visit too much, it can stress new parents out, no matter how good of a relationship you have with your parents or in-laws. Here’s a step-by-step game plan for handling this often uncomfortable situation in the most gracious way possible. Confrontation has never been my strong point. In fact, I …

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Essential Cloth Diapering Tips Every Beginner Needs

Inside: Cloth diapering can be a little more complicated than disposables. We could give you twenty cloth diapering tips, but instead we condensed it to just five essentials. They’re really all you need. When I was in the research phase of my cloth diapering journey, I spent a lot of time scouring the internet for …

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The Pros and Cons of Cloth Diapering (Real Talk from a Former Fanatic)

Inside: You’re considering cloth diapers, but wondering if they are really worth the hassle? Then you’ll definitely appreciate this very honest discussion of the pros and cons of cloth diapering – from a mom who used both disposables and cloth diapers. Whether you’re raising a baby on a budget or looking to live more sustainably, …

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