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Monthly Archives: November, 2013

The pitter patter of feet and other bedtime challenges


Ahh there is nothing sweeter than the pitter patter of little toddler feet, unless it is two minutes after putting them in bed or you wake to that sound at 2:00 am!  Once toddlers figure out that they can get out of a bed, why not pay Mom and Dad a visit?  Going to bed …

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“Sleep like a baby” Really?


Establishing a calming routine before bed is important! When I brought our oldest Corri home from the hospital, I thought I knew about the sleep patterns of infants.  After all, I had the degrees to prove that I was an “educated” Mom!  The truth is, nothing can prepare you for the lack of sleep that …

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Winter coats and car seats don’t mix!


Keep your child safe!  Thick coats and car seats don’t mix! The weather definitely feels like fall today!  I love fall weather, but that also means winter is coming.  Many parents ask me about cool weather, coats and car seats.  What can a parent do to keep their child warm and safe while traveling in …

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Become a more connected parent when you disconnect!


Let’s have a cell phoneless Saturday!  Disconnect to reconnect! I recently read an article about our use of cell phones.  It really made me think…gone are the days when  parents have to get off the phone because their toddler took off to the other room and they can no longer see their child.  It used …

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