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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.

Baby Shower Games That Aren’t Lame (If You Insist on Having Games, Make ‘Em Good)

Inside: Baby shower games that aren’t overdone and cringeworthy? Yes, they really do exist. Here are eleven baby shower games that don’t suck – at least, in our opinion, anyways. When any group of women plan a gathering, the question in the back of our minds is always…what are we going to DO, anyhow? It …

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How to Throw a Baby Shower on a Budget (5 Genius Ways to Save)

Inside: Want to throw an awesome baby shower on a budget? We’ve combined all our best low-cost baby shower tips into one simple guide! You’ve made the Pinterest boards. You have the date planned. The mom-to-be is working on her guest list as we speak. But then, as you are ready to execute the most …

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50 Baby Shower Trivia Questions (with FREE Printable for Games!)

Inside: In charge of planning a baby shower? Be sure to use these baby shower trivia quiz questions for an easy game idea! We’ve also included a few different free printables to take one thing off your plate. Have you ever experienced the last-minute panic of needing one last baby shower game? This happened to …

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39 Small Items to Put on Your Baby Registry (for Affordable Options)

Inside: When you’re thinking about things to put on your baby registry, don’t overlook these small baby registry items. Several smaller items on your registry = more affordable gifts to choose from for generous friends and family who want to give, but have tighter budgets. When you get to a certain point in your pregnancy …

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How to Have a Baby on a Tight Budget: 29 Ways to Save

Inside: When you’re having a baby on a tight budget, the planning phase can feel SUPER stressful. But it doesn’t have to be! Use these 25+ realistic tips from a mom who’s been there, and learn how you can afford all those extra baby expenses. There’s an old saying that if you wait until you …

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Planning a Long Car Trip With Baby? 10 Tips for a Quieter Ride

Inside: When you’re planning a long car journey with a baby, you need to put in some prep work ahead of time. Doing these 10 things can make it a smoother, saner and less chaotic long car ride (for baby and you). I clearly remember the last long road trip we took with our baby. …

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Overbearing Grandparents? How to Maintain Relationship (On Your Terms)

Inside: Dealing with overbearing grandparents can be challenging and stressful. Here are three ways ways to navigate the challenges so you can still maintain relationship, for your sake and your children’s sake – but on your terms, not theirs. Having grandparents involved in your children’s lives can be a godsend for many families. I can …

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Keeping Clothes for Next Baby: Top Do’s and Don’t’s from a Mom of 4

Inside: Wondering if keeping clothes for the next baby is really worth it? Get advice on what to keep and what not to keep, where and how to store outgrown baby clothes, and how long to hold onto those clothes while waiting for the next baby. Whenever you start adding branches to the family tree, …

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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 2024

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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