Month: November 2018

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Parenting

My House Is Fully Of Pooh, Rabbit, and Eeyore. Yours?

Our week has been one of roller coaster emotions. Between my son and my daughter, I think I’ve seen recreations of all the members of The Hundred Acre Wood. My baby girl started the week as Pooh bear. She asked for “honey on my toast, pease?” and then finished off her brother’s when he walked

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Parenting

Top 3 Secrets for Successful Holiday Card Photos

Nope, it’s not too early to be thinking about this, and one of the first things you can start to plan for is your holiday card photos. I’ve spoken to so many parents who have told me they didn’t end up doing a card because they left it too late and couldn’t find a good

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Kids decorating Christmas tree in beautiful living room
Parenting

The Top 5 Baby Holiday Photos You Need to Have

It’s December, that most wonderful time of the year! However, for parents, it can also be that most overwhelming time of the year. We tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves to create the perfect magical experience for our kids… and not only create it but document it. Of course you want to

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5 Tips for a Rewarding Parent Photo Project

With holiday madness approaching, the end of the year drawing near and a movie queued up for a rare quiet evening at home the other night, I decided to review and catch up on my photo-a-day project, and I was pleasantly surprised to find very few gaps in my calendar for 2018! I’ve been doing

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Parenting

The Cost of Raising a Child in the USA

You’ve heard it before: “Kids are expensive.” But now a new report has calculated approximately HOW expensive: $245,340, to be exact. Yep, that’s what the USDA’s Expenditures on Children and Families study says it will cost today’s parents to raise a baby who was born last year, in 2013, to the age of 18. Yikes!

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Pregnancy

Are Postpartum Parties the New Baby Showers?

Families with new babies can always use a helping hand but friends and neighbors aren’t always clear on where they fit in. Or the support comes in sporadically, which while absolutely appreciated is not always ideal – for busy, exhausted new parents working around fickle baby schedules, sometimes just responding to a text from a

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