Over all, keep it simple. If you manage to find success with one of these, don't feel like you need to try them all! There is no 'one size fits all' to potty training so listen to your littles, address their needs but be firm in your style and chosen method.
In this Guest Post Nicole opens up about faith in the face of 'failure' and letting a loved one go, knowing the Lord is with them even if they chose not to see Him, among other things.
Before my husband and I decided to create life, become a family and grow together as a unit we never really talked about all that comes with having a child. To be fair we didn't know were to start. Parenting is something that you learn as you go. We thought it was enough to read a few baby books, work, save, sleep then repeat.
"Am I ruining my kids? Will they remember all the times 'mommy lost her cool'? How can I ever explain to them that I didn't mean to sound rushed, exhausted and irritated.... I loved them, I wanted to sound like I loved them so much more than I do...!"
Some GREAT ideas for putting together a nursery on a budget!
Preparing for your bun in the oven sounds very expensive and daunting. It gets even more expensive when friends and family tell you that they swear by this really random, not so cost effective item. What if there was a way you could put together your entire nursery for $500 or less?
When we found out that we were pregnant for the second time (and this time it had stuck), we were thrilled beyond measure! and then stressed into infinity. How were we going to pay for this? What about hospital bills? Would I keep working? What about daycare? And DIAPERS!? So many diapers!
That’s probably every pregnant lady’s thought stream after that first ultrasound. It wasn’t that we didn’t have the money to spend on our pending addition. It was the fact that we knew just how expensive it could be to outfit and rig up a nursery to…
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Not a self-care down there list, or a "Top 15 Things You Need For Baby!" but a simple, "Day to Day Now That You're Home." Something similar to a homeschooler's flexible lesson plans for the week.
I wanted to have a visual of all the things I needed in order to be as comfortable as possible, not just for my baby, but for my own sanity.
A study from 2013 stated that "the use of lavender essential oil caused statistically significant reduction in daily use of acetaminophen..." in children who had received a tonsillectomy.
I compiled all the advice I was given and put it together for you.
Truth is, sometimes these mini vacations aren't an option, sometimes we need a way out during the thick of the moment.
I don't care if you are eight months old or thirty-two years old, you are going love the feel of a stay-in movie night!
Be reasonable with your choices.
If you can't see yourself wanting to do it tomorrow, don't plan for it.
I am sure there are several people out there that could tell you their versions of parenting hindsight 20/20. Well, this is mine. As a busy stay-at-home-mom to three young girls, I am forever looking at my past if only to learn from it. This could be a very long article, however I will keep it simple with my top five biggest lessons, learned the hard way of course.