Thankful Thursday: Serious and Silly

Being thankful brings to mind many, many things in my life. They all seem obvious though. My husband, my baby, my family, my friends. I don’t take those lightly AT ALL, but it’s kinda your run of the mill thankful list. So, I thought I would be more specific about those things and what

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Silly Socks

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I love playing with my son. Even though he is only 5 months old, I still love playing with him. Any mom though can admit that at this age you kinda run out of stuff to “play”. I can only sing “Row, row, row your boat” or play peek-a-boo, so many times.

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Top 10 Things I Have Learned as a New Mom

Yes, new mom’s have a LOT to learn. Here are a few things I have been schooled in over the past 5 months of being a mommy.

Don’t wear glasses while feeding cereal to your little one if they have just learned how to blow raspberries. A church is very echo-ee, especially

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Infant Spoons

No one can be successful without the right tools. Right? When starting baby boy out on solids I bought some spoons that looked to be adequate. After using them for a bit his chin started to become irritated. Sure, the unending faucet of drool from teething doesn’t help, but I noticed that the edge

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5 Tips for Making Cereal Time Fun (& Successful)

I am a list kind of person. Lists on my phone. Lists on sticky notes. Lists on the computer. Lists in my brain. Everywhere there is a list. Here is a list of tips to make cereal time fun and enjoyable for baby and mommy.

Feed cereal (or other solids) after nursing. If baby

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Sleep Sack

After my son was weaned off of his swaddle for sleeping we switched him to a sleep sack. Read about that here. It is basically like a sleeveless sleeping bag. It keeps him warm on the chilly winter nights and doesn’t get all bunched up and become a suffocation hazard. We bought two so

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Stomach Sleeper?

EVERYTHING you read now advises to only have your baby on their back to sleep. I get it. I do it. My son has always been put on his back to sleep. But what about when they move to their stomach on their own?? Just when I thought my worrying as a mother was

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Swaddling Blankets

THE BEST INVENTION EVER! We started swaddling our son from day 1 in the hospital. It is supposed to represent the womb in that it is snug and squishy. We continued to swaddle our son for naps, night time, and if he couldn’t calm himself down, until about 4.5 months. Check out my posts

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Swaddle Please! – 4 months and up

The book “Happiest Baby on the Block” by Harvey Karp kept saying that after 3-4 months your baby probably won’t need the swaddle. I DID NOT believe him. I felt that was the only way that baby boy would sleep and how were we going to explain to his college roommate that he needs

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Swaddle Please! – 2 months to 4 months

Last time I left you at 2 months when we were swaddling pros and all was going well. Naps were great and he was sleeping 8 hours at night! Then baby boy started becoming more mobile (WHAT? They can move now! yikes) around 3 months. He was starting to turn on his side during

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