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6 WAYS PARENTS CAN USE TIME TO THEIR ADVANTAGE

Time Parenting Advice
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Time is one of a parents biggest enemies. Time steals our babies and their fresh newborn squishy-ness way to quickly. Time turns them into toddlers in the blink of an eye. Time moves faster than the speed of an independent toddler who always makes us late. Our days are both long and short at the same time. There aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything, and it can feel like we’re always fighting the clock (and our children) to get from one place to the next, accomplish all the tasks, and still enjoy our kids.

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YELLING: Why We Yell + It’s Effects On Our Children

Yelling At Your Children
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Nobody becomes a parent thinking I’m going to yell at my child. But as our children get older, they become less of the angelic baby that can do no wrong. They become tantruming toddlers, backtalking preteens, they push our buttons, and test their limits, and we yell. We yell to get them to listen and behave, and then it can start to become a habit, and something we begin to rely on way too much.

We don’t want to yell, but our children are leaving us no other option, right?

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9 TIPS TO TEACH YOUR CHILD TO LISTEN & COMPLY

How To Get Your Toddler To Listen And Comply
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It is so frustrating when our children don’t listen to us. It can lead to yelling, ineffective time-outs, and an unhappy parent and child. But it’s important to remember that when your toddler doesn’t listen, it’s not because they’re a bad child, they’re just a child who needs to be taught to listen. So how do you teach someone to listen, especially when they’re an independent, strong-willed toddler? Well, keep reading because I’ve got all be best tips for you.

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HOW SPENDING QUALITY TIME WITH OUR KIDS LEADS TO BETTER BEHAVIOR

Family Pictures With A Toddler And A Baby
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Embroidered Dress | Hazel’s Dress | Cody’s Green Jeans similar | Cody’s Grey Shirt similar 

Quality time. We all know that spending quality time with our kids is good. It creates lasting memories and relationships and all that good stuff. But did you also know that it can improve your toddlers behavior (aka. less tantrums) and get them to listen and comply more willingly?

So what does quality time look like? It looks like more positive interactions, and less distractions.

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OUR APPROACH TO SLEEP

Sleep Training
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Iris’ Outfit | Iris’ BowJelly Cat Bunny | Crib Mobile | DIY Lyrics Wall Hanging: similar | Rocking Recliner Chair | Crib: similar | Jute Rug

Both of my girls are really good sleepers (Hazel started sleeping through the night at 5 months old, and Iris at 2 months old, Hazel takes a 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon, and Iris takes 1 or 2 short naps in the morning and a 3-4 hour nap in the afternoon), and whenever I mention how long they sleep for, I get asked what my secret is. Truthfully, every

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CAR SEAT SAFETY TIPS + BRITAX MARATHON CLICKTIGHT CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT REVIEW

Best Convertible Carseat
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Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat

Where is the safest seat to install a car seat in a car? When can I switch my child from rear facing to forward facing? Is the belt tight enough on my child? Is the car seat secure enough in my car?…there are so many things to consider when it comes to installing a car seat. We all want to keep our children safe, but how do

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HOW TO HELP YOUR TODDLER ADJUST TO A NEW BABY

transition to being a big sibling
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Hazel’s Tie Front Top c/o Pink Blush | Iris’ Floral Dress c/o Pink Blush

The arrival of a new baby can be a huge adjustment for a toddler. Hazel was 19 months old when Iris was born, and I was worried she’d struggle with the fact that she now has to share Mommy and Daddy. Especially because, being a stay-at-home mom, she has gotten 100% off my attention her entire life. So throughout my pregnancy and since bringing baby sister, Iris, home, we have made a conscious effort to

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5 WAYS TO TEACH TODDLERS COLORS

ways to teach toddlers colors
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The earlier you start teaching your child colors, the better,  but don’t get discouraged if it takes a while for them to learn and recognize colors. Children start to be aware of the different colors around the age of 18 months, but it’s usually not until the age of 3 or 4 that they can name colors. In other words, children comprehend the

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HOW I’M SURVIVING TWO UNDER TWO

tips for surviving two under two
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Chambray Romper | Solly Baby Wrap | Hazel’s Dress | Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid

It was always my dream and plan to have my kids close in age. I imagined my adorable kids playing together, wearing matching/coordinating clothes, and basically being the best of friends forever. My sister and I are 22 months apart and we’ve been best friends since the day I was born. I love it! And I knew that was

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