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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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Everything You Need to Know About Having a C-Section

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Everything You Need to Know About Having a C-Section
As I went through my most recent C-section with Zion, I could not stop thinking about how I wanted to write a blog post sharing practical details about the surgery, what to expect pre- and post-op, and an insider’s encouragement/tips.  I know how nervous I was to have one with our firstborn, so my goal […]

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30 Hidden Signs of Anxiety in Children That You Need to Know

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30 Hidden Signs of Anxiety in Children That You Need to Know
Inside: Worried your child may have anxiety? Use this anxiety in children symptoms checklist. One of my children was recently diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, and I didn’t see it coming. I knew my child struggled in certain situations, but I didn’t think she had anxiety. That day we got home from the doctor’s office […]

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Acupressure Mat: Do You Need One?

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Acupressure Mat: Do You Need One?
This post contains affiliate links Every time I post a picture of my acupressure mat on my insta-stories I get a bunch of questions so I figured a blog post was due. I will share everything I know about acupressure mats so you can decide if you need one. (spoiler alert: you probably do!) A […]

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17 Things I Need You to Know on Harlow’s 6th Birthday

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17 Things I Need You to Know on Harlow’s 6th Birthday
It’s my baby’s birthday today! Yep, my youngest is turning SIX. Can you believe it? Seems like just yesterday Harlow was exiting the womb. Actually, no it doesn’t. That seems like a lifetime ago. I also realize that because Harlow is a tiny one, I’ve been able to hang onto the baby years longer than […]

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One Window Is All You Need: Heart Wisdom from a Teenage Wanderer

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One Window Is All You Need: Heart Wisdom from a Teenage Wanderer
Guest Post by Natalie Rebecca Stafford, age 15  I was around four years old when I started asking my mom for “Talk Time.” It was more like Question Time because I always asked her to tell me “something bad” that happened in the world that day. Somehow I knew life was not always like the […]

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5 Ways To Keep a High Need Baby or Toddler Entertained

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5 Ways To Keep a High Need Baby or Toddler Entertained
High need babies and toddlers tend to suck at entertaining themselves. While other kids are content to sit in a bouncy seat looking around, or can sometimes play happily with toys on their own, these things can be very difficult (or impossible) for a high need baby or toddler This can be extremely frustrating for […]

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How to Distract a High Need Baby or Toddler

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How to Distract a High Need Baby or Toddler
Here’s the thing about high need kids: from the time they’re little babies, they tend to get 100% focused in on what they want (or don’t want). As infants, they’ll cry and scream relentlessly until they’re picked up, fed, changed, or until their needs are met. As young babies, we obviously want to meet those […]

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Stop Crying, Calm Down, and Other Things We Tell Our High Need Kids

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Stop Crying, Calm Down, and Other Things We Tell Our High Need Kids
“Why won’t you stop crying already!” “Why are you crying…there’s nothing wrong” “Don’t make such a fuss about such a little thing…sheesh” “Calm down!” “Stop acting like a baby!” Any of these sound familiar? I know I’ve said each of these things…more than once. When your child cries, screams and fusses pretty much ALL the […]

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Halloween – A Trick or Treat? What Christians Need to Know

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Halloween – A Trick or Treat? What Christians Need to Know
I love sharing my thoughts on Halloween because I feel very strongly that this day is not meant to be robbed from the Lord!  This is the day that the Lord has made – so let us REJOICE and be glad in it!  Let us seek Him and find ways to be a light and […]

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32 Adorable Baby Costumes You Need to Cuddle Immediately – Updated 2018!

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32 Adorable Baby Costumes You Need to Cuddle Immediately – Updated 2018!
There are Halloween baby costumes…and then there are BABY COSTUMES. These mini cosplays are irresistibly cute. I’ll warn you. You’re going to want to cuddle those chubby arms and kiss those slobbery cheeks! The post 32 Adorable Baby Costumes You Need to Cuddle Immediately – Updated 2018! appeared first on The Mighty Moms Club.

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Vitamins and Minerals Kids Need to Be Healthy

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Vitamins and Minerals Kids Need to Be Healthy
You love your children, and you want to give them the best possible start in life. By focusing on basic health through proper nutrition, cultivating a healthy relationship with food, and ensuring that they’re getting all of the nutrients they need to grow, you can help plant strong roots for your child.   You can […]

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6 Things Expecting Parents Need To Nail Down

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6 Things Expecting Parents Need To Nail Down
There’s no playbook for having kids, and while every parent is allowed to parent in their own way, there are still things every parent should do first. After all, having kids will change your life in a significant way, and it will cause you chaos, and stress, and memories, and everlasting love. Thankfully, when you […]

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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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We need to talk about childbirth

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We need to talk about childbirth
Hours after giving birth to my first child, I had the post-baby shower. I distinctly remember staring in the hospital bathroom mirror at my unfamiliar… The post We need to talk about childbirth appeared first on A Baby on Board blog.

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How Much Sleep Does My Baby Need?

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How Much Sleep Does My Baby Need?
As a mom, you have so many questions about what is right for your baby. Breastfeeding versus bottle feeding; homemade versus store-bought food; vaccinating versus not – and it doesn’t stop there. As your child grows, the discussions and debates about what is best for your child continue and you are left to play judge […]

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