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Harry Potter ‘Sorting Candles’ Are A Thing And You Need One, STAT

Harry Potter ‘Sorting Candles’ Are A Thing And You Need One, STAT

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Harry Potter ‘Sorting Candles’ Are A Thing And You Need One, STAT
If you’ve wondered what house you belong to, wonder no more If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’re obviously familiar with every piece of Potter-related paraphernalia out there.  But if you don’t have these “sorting candles” which slowly reveal the Hogwarts house you belong to, can you really call yourself a fan at all? This […]
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Why I Don’t Invite You Over For Dinner

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Why I Don’t Invite You Over For Dinner
“I promise my cooking will get better, I just don’t know when.” I sheepishly told my husband on week three of being unemployed. Unfortunately for me, my poor dinner skills are no longer protected by my income because I don’t have any. The law firm I’d been working at for the past 5+ years recently […]
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Questions I Don’t Want Answers To

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Questions I Don’t Want Answers To
I used to be so curious. I was proud of my agog nature that caused me to ask whatever inquisition piqued my interest. The thirst for knowledge was real, information was everywhere and I wanted to have it. But these days? Nope. Shut up, I’ve asked you nothing.  Now all I have are questions that […]
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Summer Life – Road Trips

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Summer Life – Road Trips
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBias Road trips are a serious business. You can’t just get in the car and start driving around aimlessly, one must prepare for a journey on the open road. And if there are kids involved, preparation is […]
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True Story: Terrified of My Daughter

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True Story: Terrified of My Daughter
I learned very quickly after having my first child that there’s no controlling who your kid will be. This means instead of molding my son to be a pink-wearing-doll-playing feminist, Dylan was born ready to roll in mud, decapitate barbies, and practice sexism. Apparently, all claims I made about how I’d raise “my child,” were […]
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Once Seasoning Journal #44

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Once Seasoning Journal #44
This one little boy can do lot’s of things when he has the passion to work. Also he always very to happy for any home works. Gardening one of favourite.
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Birthday.. one more Party!

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Birthday.. one more Party!
Hooray! One more year +, one more birthday party.. This year mum was very busy at work, we not planning any Crazy Party, but still have the fantastic Family day. Boys enjoy they birthday cake, also they get presents actually which they wish.    
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Tough Mudder’2018

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Tough Mudder’2018
This year was different, very cool! Still the same team, still the same place, but our little boys enjoy daddy’s run as well. They visited Tough Mudder as spectators with me, we fallow map – waiting on each obstacle for our superhero – daddy! Let run and shine – it’s Tough Mudder Time  
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7 Moms Tested Colic Gone for Reflux & Colic | Our Review

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7 Moms Tested Colic Gone for Reflux & Colic | Our Review
I get a ton of requests to do product reviews on the blog….at least a few each week. And yet I only do 3-4 each year. This is because I’m only interested in reviewing products that are extremely relevant and potentially really helpful to parents of fussy babies. This means that when I agree to […]
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How to Thrive with a High Need Child

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How to Thrive with a High Need Child
This challenge is no longer open to new participants…join us next time! Do you feel like you’re just barely hanging on with your high need baby, toddler or preschooler? Do you constantly feel frustrated, overwhelmed, or even resentful toward your child? Do you feel like you’re parenting from the trenches, rather than really ENJOYING your […]
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How to Help Your Child With Transitions

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How to Help Your Child With Transitions
Does your baby have trouble with everyday transitions, like getting dressed, going into the car seat, or having his diaper changed? Or does your toddler or preschooler (or older child) have a meltdown every time you ask her to brush her teeth, turn off the TV or put away her toys? This is extremely common […]
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A Possible Treatment Or Cure For Colic?

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A Possible Treatment Or Cure For Colic?
Could we be getting closer to a treatment or cure for colic? I was interviewed recently for a Huffington Post article, Science Has Maybe Found a Way to Help Colicky Babies (Please, Fingers Crossed). The article reviewed a brand new study in the journal, Pediatrics, that looked at Lactobacillus Reuteri (aka probiotics) as a possible […]
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Why I Now Recommend the Graco DreamGlider Swing & Sleeper

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Why I Now Recommend the Graco DreamGlider Swing & Sleeper
  If you’ve been around this site for a while, you’ll probably know that the #1 swing I have always recommended is the Fisher Price Cradle ‘n Swing. When Sammy was small enough to use a swing (10.5 years ago!), we bought a second hand Fisher Price Aquarium cradle swing for him to sleep in. […]
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ELVES Night Out #BestiesDoService

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ELVES Night Out #BestiesDoService
Boxes are piling up over here at the Besties Headquarters in Las Vegas and we couldn’t be more excited! Last week we announced our special #BestiesDoService project that we are working on together as a squad and you ladies have NOT disappointed!! You have rallied together and have filled our mailbox and hearts with SO […]
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SERVE with the BESTIES!

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SERVE with the BESTIES!
It was a beautiful day at the hospital. Babies were being born. Families were growing. And the priceless memories of welcoming a new precious angel into the world were being made on the maternity floor of UMC. Often times when we think of babies being born we think of balloons and flowers and visitors and […]
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Smell FRESH with Febreze

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Smell FRESH with Febreze
Last month for our Besties Life Challenge the word of the month was CHANGE. We focused on ending 2018 with a BANG and changing things we may not love about ourselves. Whether that be to get ready every day – or to spend less money – or to make dinner more – or to get […]
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Practical Christmas Presents You’ll Love All Year Long

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Practical Christmas Presents You’ll Love All Year Long
All those hubbies who want to get practical Christmas presents for your wife… look no further. I had a friend who got really mad at her husband one birthday. He got her an ironing board. Boy… she didn’t like it. I remember sitting there going…. “But you constantly complained about your current ironing board and […]
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How To Be A Confident Parent With Extended Family: 8 Do’s + Don’ts

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How To Be A Confident Parent With Extended Family: 8 Do’s + Don’ts
How to be a confident parent in front of your whole family… even if your kids act wild.  I’ll never forget the first time my oldest threw a complete fit in front of others. I was so shocked I didn’t respond for like 10 Mississippi’s.  She didn’t want to come to the table because she […]
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8 Things To Do The Same Time Every Day, Every Week

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8 Things To Do The Same Time Every Day, Every Week
Here are 4 things to keep on your weekly routine and 4 to add to your nightly.  I am, apparently, a creature of habit.  If you ask me to tell you about my entire day, and then compare that to other days – I probably seem like a robot. Predictable. Maybe even, extremely self-disciplined. But […]
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How To Have (Or Be) Flexible Houseguests Without The Kids Losing It

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How To Have (Or Be) Flexible Houseguests Without The Kids Losing It
Being (or having) house guests isn’t as easy once you have kids. Here’s how you can maintain the benefits of your normal routine while being flexible and having great time with family and friends. This holiday season we have some visitors coming. My mother and father-in-laws…  And my sister and brother-in-law… and their 3 kids […]
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Best Snowsuits for Toddlers

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Best Snowsuits for Toddlers
Updated November 2018 Looking for a warm hard working toddler snow suit? This is the list for you. My kids believe snow play should be a full body experience. They delight in rolling through it, building with it, and burying each other. I shiver just thinking about it, but I know they’re warm and dry […]
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Board Games Preschoolers Love – and you will too.

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Board Games Preschoolers Love – and you will too.
Updated October, 2018 Our Favorite Board Games for 3, 4 and 5 year olds The board games for preschoolers that we’ve listed here are some of our family favorites as well as the top games for preschoolers recommended by parents. The best thing is that we’ve chosen games that everyone likes to play, including parents. They’re fun, […]
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Problem Solving for Parents – How to Ask Questions That Will Get You Better Help

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Problem Solving for Parents – How to Ask Questions That Will Get You Better Help
Problem solving as a parent sometimes fills me with confusion and overwhelm. I find myself seeing all of things going wrong and despairing at figuring anything out. One of the things I’ve always had difficulty with is asking for help. Not because I don’t want it, but because I get confused and overwhelmed when I […]
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10 Phrases to Encourage Resilience

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10 Phrases to Encourage Resilience
At the beginning of my parenting journey I unknowingly passed by hundreds of opportunities for me and my kids to develop resilience. In my book Bounceback Parenting I explain that I made the mistake of thinking that my job was to make everything easy or comfortable for my kids. I often offered help in the name of […]
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What You Should Know About Meltdowns… From a Tween on the Spectrum

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What You Should Know About Meltdowns… From a Tween on the Spectrum
(Inside: Meltdowns aren’t fun, but there are a few things you should know about meltdowns, from a tween on the spectrum who just wants people to understand.) I knew who was calling before I even reached my phone. He had another meltdown. Sure enough it was another call from the school. “Your son is out of […]
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8 Casualties of Parenting an Explosive Child That No One Tells You About

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8 Casualties of Parenting an Explosive Child That No One Tells You About
(Inside: When you are parenting an explosive child, there are casualties from each and every explosion whether you can see them with your eyes or not.) One-one thousand, two-one thousand, three-one thousand, four… Breathe. Just breathe. He doesn’t mean what he says. He’s not trying to hurt you. Five-one thousand. Six. Sigh… You’ve got this.  Stay […]
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Why Your Kid Can’t Just Sit Still | The Real Reason You Should Know

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Why Your Kid Can’t Just Sit Still | The Real Reason You Should Know
(Inside: Why can’t my child just sit still?! Have you tried everything and nothing seems to help your child sit still for five minutes? This will change your life!) Do you feel like you are constantly repeating yourself with your kid? “Sit up, don’t touch that, get off the couch, put that down, quit wiggling.” I […]
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Struggle or Behavior… Where Do You Draw the Line?

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Struggle or Behavior… Where Do You Draw the Line?
(Inside: Is it a struggle or a behavior… Where do you draw the line? Is your child’s behavior your child’s fault or out of their control?) How do you know when to draw the line? When your kid is talking back to you, how do you know if they are just pushing all of your buttons […]
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The REAL Reason Your Child W-sits, Toe-Walks, and Wets the Bed

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The REAL Reason Your Child W-sits, Toe-Walks, and Wets the Bed
(Inside: Find out the real reason your child W-sits, toe-walks, and wets the bed. The underlying cause that you’ve never even heard of…) Does your child w-sit? Or walk on their toes? Does your child struggle with bed wetting, or a lack of focus? You’re not alone. But have you ever wondered what’s really causing those […]
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10 Things You Can Joyfully Miss Out On This Holiday Season

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10 Things You Can Joyfully Miss Out On This Holiday Season
At first I wanted to write 3 things we can joyfully miss out on. Then I realized that after I wrote three, I was just getting started. Hence 10 Things You Can Joyfully Miss Out On This Holiday Season. In this week’s Abundant Mama Show episode on the podcast, I’m getting into a really fun […]
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How to Be a Gratitude Role Model for Your Child 

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How to Be a Gratitude Role Model for Your Child 
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero Sometimes children seem ungrateful. There, I said it. It’s true. Actually, it’s that’s not true. Children often seem ungrateful. But guess what? That is totally normal. And, guess what else? It doesn’t mean they ARE, actually, ungrateful. […]
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