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12 WAYS TO SAY “NO” TO YOUR CHILD (without actually saying the word “no”)

Ways To Say No To Your Child
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When we tell our children “no”, their response is often to whine, complain, get upset, ask the same question again hoping for a different answer, ask why, etc. And it can start to feel draining to us parents (and to the child too). But saying “no” is a very necessary part in helping our children grow and stay safe. It also models for our children the ability to say “no” themselves, which an important life skill.

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THE ULTIMATE KIDS GIFT GUIDE

Best Gifts For Toddlers
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I’ve been really trying to simply the girls’ toys and provide them with things that will allow them to use their imagination, and things that they will enjoy playing with for a long time. I’ve noticed that some of the gifts that they get the most excited about when they open them are the same toys that sit untouched weeks later because they quickly lose their appeal.

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28 OF THE BEST CHRISTMAS BOOKS

Christmas Books For Toddlers
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One of our favorite Christmas traditions is getting a new Christmas books for the girls each year. Hazel is eagerly awaiting the day we bring down our Christmas books this year, and I know both girls will be super excited to get a brand new, never read before, Christmas book! I’m having the hardest time picking out which books I want to get the girl this year–I read several when we were at the book store a couple weeks ago and they were all so cute!

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S.T.E.A.M TOYS FROM VOCALPOINT POP-UP SHOP

Easel For Toddlers
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“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn” -O. Fred Donaldson

The most important job of a child is to play. That’s why I love to fill their playroom with toys that will help them learn and development. An easel, table + chairs, and toy box are essential for any play room. Our set is from the Crayola Vocalpoint Pop-Up shop (see below for more details on how to shop it). The girls have been loving it! The  easel has

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7 TIPS TO TRANSITION YOUR BABY TO A CRIB

Tips For Transitioning To A Crib
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You carry your baby in your belly for 9 months, and you get so used to always having your baby so close to you that it can be hard to make the transition to having your baby sleep in a crib in his/her own room. I think it’s probably harder on us parents than it is on our babies. Ha! So I’ve got some tips that helped us with the transition and I think will help you too.

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10 MUST-HAVE TOY TO PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT

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There are so many toys on the market and it can be tempting to want to buy them for our children. They seem so in love with the toy in the store, but often when you get home, they quickly lose interest. So many toys are “one hit wonders” that can only be played with one way. Those types of toys only hold our children’s attention for a short amount of time. They grow out of those toys so quickly and before we know it, they’re in the donate pile.

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LEAP FROG FRUIT FUN ELEPHANT REVIEW

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One of the most important things to me is spending quality time with my girls, and playtime is the perfect time for that. It builds and strengthens our relationship while they’re learning. Block toys are one of our favorite toys. The girls love building and creating new shapes, and I love knowing that while they’re playing, they’re also growing in all developmental

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