Preparing Alex for Baby #2

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A lot of changes have been happening in our household lately with a new baby on the way, and sometimes I have to remind myself that even though it’s a big change for us, it has to feel like an even bigger change for Alex. He is use to being the only child, and now he won’t be. He is use to having mommy’s undivided attention, but now mommy needs extra rest. A lot of things are different already, and the change will become even greater once the baby arrives. So I sat down and began to call around and ask friends and family about different ways they prepared their child/children for a new baby and I came across some pretty good strategies which I put to use. Continue reading

5 Most Annoying Characters on my son’s TV!

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Kids go through the stage when they love certain show’s then they hate them all the time, and through my 3 years of parenthood I have seen a few characters come across my television screen that I absolutely cannot deal with! You know, those annoying cartoon characters that your child just happens to be obsessed with even though they can drive you to drink! Well, today I though it would be a good idea to expose some of those little bastards just for my own enjoyment! So let’s get started:
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CHORES for my 3 year old

Installing healthy habits into my son’s little mind is something that I live for! So of course I couldn’t wait until the time came to get him started with CHORES. Yes, CHORES a word hated all over the world by both adults and children, but also a very necessary word! Growing up in my early childhood days my mom did all the chores (because she is such a perfectionist, and wants everything a “certain way”), then when I hit my preteen years she started trying to make me do chores and it just didn’t go over well! Eventually once I grew up I understood all the values and things she was trying to teach me, but I also knew that I was going to start giving my children chores early, so by the time they are preteens it will be something they are use to and I won’t have to argue with my 12 year old over washing the dirty dishes everyday.

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Alex Favorite Lunch/Snack From Pinterest.

My son absolutely loves lunch and snack time, and I love hitting him with new, fresh, healthy alternatives to those meals. So usually I turn to Pinterest when I’m trying to find a snack or lunch that’s out of the ordinary ( It keeps him from getting bored with some of  the same old stuff). Over the years I have found hundreds of new recipes and idea’s to feed my busy tot, and I thought it would be an awesome idea to share 3 of his favorites with you all: Continue reading

10 Things You Need to know About Toddlers!

This is a followup to my previous post 10 Things Your Mama Didn’t Tell You About Motherhood. Every year as your child grows older things change. Sometimes it gets easier and sometimes things get more tricky.  I thought I had finally had the hang of motherhood until my son hit the toddler stage and once again turned my world upside down. So for any new mother’s out there here are 10 things you need to know about toddlers! IMG_0518
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