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Make a Color Matching Wheel with Paint Samples

I recently did an activity prep for my little lady. I wanted to focus on colors so I searched for some fun things we could try while I was home with her over the Forth of July week. One of the activities was color matching using free paint samples.

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Steps to Clean Your Reusable Cloth Diapers

Let me start by saying, some of this can be gross. Truly, any waste management is going to be gross. It’s just the level or type of grossness that you can take and how dedicated you are to the choice you made.

So how do you wash cloth diapers anyway? And how do you dry them!?

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Potty and Poo Poo Go In The Potty Chair. Adventures in Potty Training

Where can I go after a title like that!?

This is a phrase I’ve been saying a lot lately. Basically, potty training is going phenomenal! However, I still say the phrase “potty goes in the potty chair” quite often. It’s a phrase I think I will probably continue saying for a while.

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Types of Cloth Diapers

Here’s another big question I had when I first began cloth diapering. What kind should I get? How many should I get? There are so many types of cloth diapers out there. It makes it very difficult to identify which ones will work best for you and your baby.

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Quick Breakfast and Snack Survival Tips for the Busy Momma

Do you need ways to save your sanity during the week?  Use these tips and you’ll have extra time and maybe not have to go to the loony bin.

These last few weeks I’ve been doing some major meal prep. It has been FABULOUS! I started small with snacks and am now moving on to full meals. Having meals at the ready is a true life saver in the evenings and I wish I had started doing this a lot sooner!

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How to Make a Rainstick

When I was a kid, we had these toys that made the coolest sound. A sound that I always found comforting. They were so simple. We had a few of them and they each made slightly different sounds. I remember watching a show (I don’t remember what sho) that actually made music with these things.

I loved them, and still do. They are so cool! Now, I know they’re called a rain stick. I’m pretty sure there was a learning activity to go with playing with the stick but I don’t remeber it now.

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It’s Not Too Early to Potty Train your 12 Month Old Toddler

Last week I purchased an eBook by Becky Mansfield called Potty Train in a Weekend. I’ve read it cover to cover now (well, virtually cover to cover). I think we’re ready to give this a go.

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Causes of a low milk supply and What you can do about it

This first part will seem a bit like boasting. I promise, that is not the goal. This is my milk journey. My journey has brought me experience in knowing why my milk production drops and how to bring that production back to where I need it for my baby love.

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A Recipe for Diaper Rash, Dry Nipples, Cuts, Headaches, Burns and other Boo Boos that will make you Super Mom

While I was pregnant I did a lot of research. I planned on cloth diapering and had read that you shouldn’t use standard diaper creams due to the cream limiting the absorbency of the cloth diaper. Also, most standard retail creams are more of a “block” instead of something that will help heal a rash. I had also planned to breast feed and knew I’d probably need a cream for that as well. I found a recipe that I have fallen in love with!

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How to get Breast Milk through Airport Security

I had the pleasure of going on a business trip recently. Of course I knew the rule of liquids being no larger than 3 ounces and they must be in a clear container. I think everyone knows this rule by now. It’s been in effect for a long time. The question for flying momma’s that nurse is then, how does this rule play an effect on pump equipment and breast milk? Does the ounce amount change? What about keeping the milk cold?
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