Best Bedtimes for Babies and Toddlers

****Thank you to The Baby Sleep Site for sponsoring this post so I could share the scoop on the best bedtimes for babies and toddlers with all of you!**** Any mama out there ever feel a bit clueless with how to best care for those kiddos? Oh wait, what's that? ALL the hands are raised? Yup, true story, friend, none of ever feel like we really know what we're doing. I have struggled with every issue from what to feed my kiddos to how to discipline them to how to potty train them to most recently, how to get them out ...

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The REAL Parent's Potty Training Survival Guide

***Thank you to Clorox for sponsoring this post so I could share this fun, real potty training survival guide to keeping the mess in check as you tackle the dirty business!*** You know what gets a bad rap? Diapers. Parents jones so hard to shed them, but on the other side of those nappies lies an unseemly fate–potty training. It is quite possible I am the worst potty trainer in the world. I largely handled it by laying down a few tarps, burrowing my head in the sand and praying hard it would all be over soon. Thanks to my rockstar, far more involved ...

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Top 5 Exercises for Flabby Arms

Looking to get rid of those dreadful bat wings? Forget all the miraculous creams and injections – the best way to go is with some good, old-fashioned exercises for flabby arms. Pack up some patience and get ready to incorporate the following exercises in your physical routine next time you hit the gym. We also have some great beginner exercises for those of you who don't have enough time in the day for a workout, and just want a casual commitment. Top 5 Exercises for Flabby Arms #1 The Right Pushups Pushups have become such a trivialized form of exercise that many people ...

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6 Easy Steps to Linen Closet Organization

Do you ever get so overwhelmed by an organizing project that you put it off? Like say for instance, my linen closet. I'm grateful to have it, but it's so narrow with deep shelves, so it feels like everything constantly gets lost and I'm not sure how to fix the situation. I'm embarassed to admit, it was in that sad messy state for a year and a half! But with all the sickness my kids have dealt with this year, I really needed to be able to open the door, find the thermometer or heating pad or ibuprofen quickly! So I decided to finally tackle ...

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DIY Deer Antler Chandelier

My family is very lucky in that my husband is very successful at deer hunting every year. This means many pounds of (practically free!) meat for our freezer and many useful deer parts like skin and antlers. For years I have been swooning over a gorgeous deer antler chandelier from Cabelas but can never justify the price point. Instead, I have been collecting antlers for years now and accumulated quite a box I could use to make my own DIY deer antler chandelier! Not a hunter? Keep in mind that bucks shed their antlers every year. If you live near the woods where deer ...

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