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7 Things To Try When Baby Suddenly Refuses a Bottle

Inside: When your baby suddenly refuses a bottle, it’s easy to spiral into full-on mom panic mode. But resist that temptation! Take a deep breath, step into problem-solving mode, instead, and try these 7 things first. Bottle refusal: yet another fun and exciting problem to add to your list of parenting woes. As if sleep …

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How to Potty Train a Baby: Everything You Need to Know

Inside: A comprehensive guide for how to potty train a baby, including the pros and cons of early potty training. Get solutions to problems parents face during early potty training and answers to commonly asked questions. Potty training is my very least favorite parenting task. I think it ranks even lower than the stomach bug …

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Minimalist Baby Essentials: The Bare Minimum You Need for a Baby

Inside: Minimalist baby essentials according to a minimalist mom. Five kids later, these 9 things are what I consider to be the absolute necessities, and all you really need to be ready for baby! The box showed up at my door a couple of months before my first baby was born. Clearly, it was a …

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13 Ways to Get Things Done with a Baby (from a Working Mom of 5)

Inside: Wondering how to get things done with a baby or a newborn? This list of activities and ideas from a seasoned mom can help! I used every single one of these ideas to work from home and homeschool when I had five kids under 10. You CAN get be productive with a 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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DIY Postpartum Care Kit: 14 Essentials for a Less Painful Recovery

Inside: It’s easy to focus on all the baby stuff you’ll need once baby arrives, but don’t forget to put together a DIY postpartum care kit for YOU, mama. Here are the absolute essentials new moms need postpartum – that you don’t want your husband trying to buy for you. Right now, as a new …

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9+ Ways to Give Away Baby Stuff (Donate Like a Pro)

Inside: Wondering where to give away baby stuff so your donations actually get to the parents who need them? We’ll cover what NOT to donate, and the best places to donate your gently used baby items (or sell for super cheap). An Ergo baby carrier. It was the last remnant of over ten years raising …

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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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Mysterious Boy Names Inspired by Literature and Film

Inside: Searching for mysterious boy names? We’ve got several to choose from, including gender neutral and rare choices. Why does naming boys have to be so dang difficult? There’s just not as many names to choose from.  I should know: we have three boys, and if it had been solely up to me, all three …

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When Baby Cries After Bath: 13 Ways to Calm Them Quickly

Inside: When baby cries after a bath, it can break your heart (and your ear drums). We’ve rounded up 13 ways to calm baby quickly and/or prevent crying after baths altogether, plus advice on how often you actually need to do baths in the first place. You’ve got the lavender bath soap and lotion all …

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