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Parenting isn't for the weak at heart. This mom of 4 dishes out everything from pregnancy to lessons learned from parenting toddlers.

7 Best Alarm Clocks for Toddlers

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Clocks for toddlers

Updated 7/2014: Sleep training your toddler? Check out these toddler alarm clocks that will help a child who can’t tell time understand when it’s okay to get ouf of bed. Parenting toddlers is all kinds of crazy, if they get a little more sleep – that will give mom and dad more sleep as well! […]

Toddler Jumping Out of Crib – HELP!

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toddler crib jumping

I have a plan kid, and it doesn’t involve you leaving your crib for another 5 months – understand? Apparently our youngest, Zeke didn’t get the memo. We need him in his crib for 5 more months. Why? Well that’s a big hairy post for another time, but let’s just say it involves moving and […]

10 Things No One Told Me About Being a Mom

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10 things no one never told me about being a mom

I love being a mom. No seriously, I love it. I know there are the “no kids for me” people, and that’s great for you, just like having lots of kids is great for me. Sure, there are the moments I think what it would be like to not have kids – but that’s not […]

Messes My Kids Made – Part 1

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messes my kids made

You know, I know kids makes messes. It’s part of life, right? I mean – I am by no means a clean, organized person and make my share of messes. I have 4 kids. The 2 olders, sure in their toddler years made some doozies – but these last 2 boys – OMG these toddlers […]

50+ Fun Science Projects for Toddlers & Kids

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50+ Science Projects for Kids

Looking for some fun things to do with your toddlers and kids? Why not break up the boring with some SCIENCE projects for kids! Our 4 kids are (thankfully) still at ages where we can get them to do things together. My husband loves to break out the science when they start complaining and need something to […]

RECIPE: YUMMY Cucumber Sandwiches – Perfect for the Cooler!

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cucumber sandwiches

In a few weeks, we are packing up for another family road trip. We will be venturing down to our favorite area of Texas – the hill country. Yes, Austin – AGAIN. It never gets old and until we can move there many road trips will have to do. One of our planned adventures is […]

Headphones for Toddlers

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toddler headphones

A few weeks ago, JVC contacted me and asked if the boys would like a set of headphones. These weren’t just any headphones for toddlers! I immediately flashed back to the car ride earlier in the day. My kids screaming, the iPad playing some crazy sounds from some game Izaiah was playing and there I was […]

5 Tech Products to Keep Mom Sane in the Car

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tech products to keep mom sane in the car

One of our family’s favorite things to do is to road trip. Actually, we love it so much – we’ve recently started a blog familyroadtripping.com where we chronicle our adventures and share some tips and tricks to traveling the roads with a family in tow. We all can picture the cliche image of mom turning around, […]

Babies are Money Pits: Why Parents Spend So Much Money On Baby Gear

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Why Parents Spend so Much Money on Baby Gear

4 kids, and we are FINALLY out of the baby gear and baby stuff stage. We have spent thousands and thousands cribs, diaper trash cans, strollers, car seats, bouncy chairs, swings, Johnny jumpers, walkers, mobiles, swaddling blankets, bottles, baby socks, exersaucers, creams, oils, lotions and potions you name it – we’ve bought it in some […]

5 Things I Love About the Ford Fiesta

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ford-fiesta-review

A few weeks ago, our friend’s at Ford dropped off a Ford Fiesta for me to drive for the week. It was bright blue and was the perfect companion as the week had me running errands non-stop preparing for a road trip. The Fiesta had a lot to offer, especially for it’s budget price. If […]