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10 Ways to Celebrate Baby's First Christmas

A few weeks ago, my husband asked me if there were any Christmas traditions that I wanted to start with our son. My first thought was that we wouldn’t be able to start anything this year since he will only be 6 months old at Christmas time. But I have come up with a list

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How to Get Rid of Film on Dishes

When we moved into our home, I was so excited to finally have a dishwasher. However that excitement quickly faded as I tried detergent after detergent. Every detergent I used left behind a white film and some didn’t even clean my dishes very well. I finally tried Oxiclean Extreme Power Crystals Dishwasher Detergent*, and LOVED

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Slow Down

One of Caleb’s favorite places to be is next to the back window looking into our backyard. He usually stares out the window while chewing on a toy. The other day I needed to clean up the kitchen, so I put him in his swing. As I was buckling him up, he wasn’t looking out

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Baby Changing Station Organization

I love organizing! It is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to make a room look and feel better. Organization has always been important to me. My mom said that when I was young I used to line my shoes up in a neat row under my bed all on my own. I

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8 Practical Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Before I had my son, I heard a lot of negativity about breastfeeding. It seemed that everyone who didn’t enjoy it was quite vocal about the inconveniences and difficulties. I was a bit scared that I wasn’t going to be able to nurse my son from all the stories that I had been told. But

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Enjoy the Present

After teaching for nine years, I became a SAHM. The first couple of months I was overwhelmed with everything I thought I had to get done. At night I would complain to my husband that I just didn’t have time to get things done. He simply replied, “Who says you have to do all of

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First Time Mom: Surviving Morning Sickness

Let’s call morning sickness what it really is:  All-Day-All-Night-I-Feel-Like-I’m-Gonna-Die!!! Most of the time it really does get better even though it may not seem like it while you are going through it. If you are going through morning sickness right now, bless you! My heart always goes out to those experiencing it. Because of morning