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Ultimate Family Helper: The Original Learning Tower

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Teaching my kids to be more independent is something I've struggled with. On the one hand, I know they aren't babies anymore, but on the other hand, I sure do want them to be. Haha! But I can't ignore the facts and the facts are that they're well past the baby stage and ready to do some things on their own. That being said, safety is always a top priority in our house, so I'm not about to let them take the independent route without putting some safety mechanisms into place. And that's where the...

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Sweet Holiday Gift Ideas for Girls

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If you're shopping for a little girl this holiday season, you may be wondering which direction you should go with your gift. Perhaps you should be shopping for the hottest holiday toy of the season? Perhaps not. My take on holiday gift ideas for girls is that you should personalize your present as much as possible. So instead of just focusing on the biggest toy trends of the year, really think about what that little girl in your life loves. That doesn't mean a popular toy won't appeal. There is a particular line of dolls, for...

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The Search for the Perfect Bottle is Over

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When my sweet lil' bubba was about 6 weeks old we discovered he had reflux and a dairy and soy sensitivity. I was nursing at the time, however, needed him to both nurse and take a bottle to allow for a smoother transition once I returned to work. After bottle feedings, we noticed LOTS of gas coming from our little guy and even more spit up than normal. We tried a variety of bottles as most new parents do, but it wasn't until we found the perfect bottle, the Philips Avent Anti-Colic Bottle, that we started...

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DIY STAR WARS #ROGUEONE NIGHT LIGHT

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Having your children reach the age where they are really excited and into Star Wars seems to be a major life milestone. With both my husband and I, as well as extended family, all very into Star Wars, when Jake started to show interest this year we're all high fiving each other behind his back. Yes! We could all be kids again through watching him experience this rite of passage through fresh eyes. How neat is that?! With the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story© TM Lucasfilm LTD coming to theaters soon, it’s a great time to...

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How to Support Breast Cancer Research

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A decade ago I lost my Auntie to breast cancer. It was a devastating loss and one that still affects me to this day. She was my godmother and my mom always said it was meant to be because we were so much alike. This is the woman who introduced me to red lipstick and leopard prints. Need I say more? Every time she came to visit it was like Christmas. We always had the best time and I can still hear her call me be my nickname, Krickin, ever so clearly. So, I'm sure...

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