Nature Vs. Nurture: Why my son won’t play with dolls

You’ve all heard the debate.  Nature vs. nurture.  If you raise a girl in a girly way, she’ll BE girly.  If you raise her to be a tomboy, she’ll BE a tomboy.  If you raise her in a sterile environment, then and ONLY THEN will she turn out to be the person she was meant to […]

Surviving Sleep Regression

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been dealing with a serious sleep regression.  It happened just when I thought Baby D was doing really well!  He was sleeping about eight straight hours, going to sleep at a decent time, and sleeping in nicely in the mornings.  Then, all of a sudden, he was waking up […]

A Bedtime Plan for Children That Really Works!

Bedtime drama…I think it effects us all at some point.  I could list all the 758,952 my children find to get out of bed at night, but that might bore you.  And you probably know them all already.  We’ve all read How to Put a Toddler to Bed in 100 Easy Steps from The Honest […]

50 Clutter-Free, Useful Gifts for Kids

Christmas is coming!  The time for celebrating Jesus, spending time with family, and having anxiety over where all the STUFF your kids are going to get for Christmas is going to go.  We are a family of five living in a 1,000 square foot house, so each time something new comes in, something else has […]

Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids (All Found at Mardel!)

Mardel is one of my all-time favorite stores to shop for myself and others and today only, there is a fabulous 40% off coupon!  So I thought this would be the prime time to share my top ten Mardel Christmas Gift Ideas with you!  These gifts are child-geared and apply to preschoolers and up. Toy/Game Christmas […]

Potty Train in a Weekend!

Potty training can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve never done it before. Today, there’s a fabulous resource that can help you potty train your child that is on sale for just $5! If you’ve been thinking your child may be ready for potty training, there’s no better time to give this resource a […]

Cloth Diaper Review: Uno’s Hiney Huggers

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of trying out one of the softest, squishiest diapers I’ve ever put on my baby’s bum!  My new Uno’s Hiney Huggers diaper is definitely a new favorite in my stash! Sara Juno, owner of Uno’s Hiney Huggers, gave me the opportunity to try out and review […]

Parenting with Patience Even when You’re Tired

Baby D is three months old now, so sleep should be getting better soon, right? Wrong! While there are nights where he sleeps longer stretches, there are definitely still nights when he’s up every hour or two.  And that makes a mama tired.  Very tired.  So the question for me becomes, how do I maintain […]