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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.

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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