There is a common misconception that once a child is potty trained during the day that they should have no issues with staying dry during the night. Many times parents make adjustments to their child’s routines trying to achieve night time dryness like making sure they use the restroom immediately before bed or limiting liquids after a certain time. And while these are both great things to try it is important to know that there is no such thing as night time potty training. Bed wetting is a fairly common condition that occurs in an estimated 1 in 6 children … …..
I realize I haven’t blogged a lot about my fourth pregnancy. I got off to a little bit of a rocky start with some rather severe depression issues and once I got those all worked out I just tried to enjoy the pregnancy as much as possible. Unfortunately, the doctors office I chose because they were supposedly VBAC friendly was doing nothing but stressing me out after I refused to take the glucose test. I was monitoring my sugar levels using a meter, but I simply didn’t want to ingest the glucose drink. After getting too many bad vibes from … …..
Let me start by sharing a little story with you. A few years ago while very pregnant with my now four year old I was shopping at one of those large wholesale clubs for toilet paper and kitty litter. I also happened to be dealing with seasonal allergies and had a constant tickle in my throat that would result in horrible coughing fits. As I pushed the cart through the store one of those coughing fits ensued and…. I peed my pants. This was no trickle. This was straight up peeing my pants. Never before had I been so happy … …..
Last year I wrote about a wonderful company that’s all about some amazing toys, and I’m excited to share them with you again. In case you missed it last time, let me introduce you to my kind of toy store, Brilliant Sky Toys & Books! Brilliant Sky Toys & Books is a toy store unlike any of the other big-box toy stores you make have been to before. They focus on providing the shopper with an experience full of enrichment, enlightenment, and enjoyment, all while maintaining the closeness and expertise of a small, locally owned shop. They fill their shelves … …..
This #TasteTheSeason shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. With Halloween celebrations almost over, we had our trick-or-treat yesterday afternoon, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. And with that comes the fun, but also stressful time of gift giving. With a new bundle of joy joining our family in the next few weeks, just in time for the holidays, money will be even tighter than usual – especially if the hubby needs to take any extra time off work if things don’t go as planned. Something I have learned over … …..
Story time has always been an integral part of daily routines with our boys, and now even more so since Aiden gets to bring home a new set of books each week from his preschool. But I’ve noticed more and more that Aiden has become interested in picking out books and looking at them on his own, trying to find letters and sounds that he recognizes. When I learned that American Story Channel was going to be coming out with a brand new app called Kazaz! that allows children to not only read, but also to interact and experience original … …..
Far too often I find myself thinking that there is nothing fun to do in Ohio, but in reality that is the furthest thing from the truth as you will see in this and some upcoming blog posts as well. A few weeks ago the girls and I joined a very good friend of mine and her children on a trip to Amish country to explore The Farm at Walnut Creek which opened in 2007. No matter your age a visit to The Farm will be a truly unique and educational experience that the adults will enjoy just as much … …..
One of the fun things that we love to do as a family is watch movies. This year in particular, we discovered an amazing drive-in about an hour from our home that only costs us $10 for all 5 of us to watch a movie under the stars. While the summer was a blast, as the weather is turning colder, it’s back to movie night in at our house and at the theater as a treat. While I love the thrillers and funny comedies, I also love to look for movies that I’d be comfortable watching with family and friends, … …..
I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for #AveenoEczemaTherapy. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. Although I’m sad to see summer go, I really love lots of things that winter brings with it. There’s something magical about snow on the ground, Christmas lights everywhere, hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream, and all of the family and love of the season. Something that’s not so magical about the colder months, however, is a skin condition we battle every cold season with the boys- eczema. I was surprised … …..
From the 1 year old to the 28 year old, the males in my home get pretty excited about doing two activities- building things and tearing stuff apart! Even Ezra, who just turned one, LOVES to destroy all kinds of things like towers, stacked blocks, and anything else his brothers might have created. But, he’s also starting to learn how fun it can be to make things just like his older brothers do, especially those things that can later be torn apart. For this reason, Mega Bloks First Builders have always been a staple in our house (for real, we … …..