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Skip the Pool 10 Ideas for Water Play with Toddlers

Skip the Pool: Water Play for Toddlers

With the hot and sticky summer weather, we’ve been constantly on the lookout for fun ways to keep cool. My daughter loves being outside, so we often find ourselves playing in water! However, I don’t feel comfortable enough to let her swim on her own yet. So here are 10 toddler-friendly ways to play in […]

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5 ways to garden with toddlers

5 Ways to Garden with Toddlers

Gardening has always been one of my favorite hobbies. When I was little, I planted a marigold in a cup for my grandma as a Mother’s Day gift, which she later transplanted to her garden. I always loved that marigold, and she always told me it was the best one she had ever seen! Having […]

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One Mom's Experience with Baby Sign Lanugage

Baby Sign Language: One Mom’s Experience

My daughter has recently turned a year old (What?! How?!) and is quickly picking up on everything. She amazes me daily with new-found talents. Assembling simple puzzles, paging through books, going from walking to running, getting on and off chairs, and…signing! Discovering Baby Sign Language As a soon-to-be first time mom, I read often. You […]

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Nursing-Friendly Fashion for the Fall and Winter

Trying to juggle fashion, nursing-friendly clothes, and the weather getting colder can be difficult. It’s usually one of the two: stay warm and fashionable, but don’t have easy access; or wear something nursing-friendly, and feel like you’re still in maternity clothes—except now they look looser and frumpy! After getting it wrong a few times (anyone […]

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We Went to the Orchard! Now What Do We Do With All These Apples?

As the days and nights cool down and the fields begin to turn golden, it’s hard not to get excited for fall activities. Who doesn’t love pumpkin patches, hay rack rides, bonfires, a few pumpkin spice lattes, and apple orchards galore? But, after a day at the orchard picking apples (hopefully you joined us yesterday at […]

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