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20 [Mostly] FREE Things to Do With Your Toddler This Summer

Summer’s here. Actually, it feels like it’s almost over. July has just started, but it’s already a blur on the calendar, filled with one event after another. And by the time August arrives, I’ll feel like it’s practically time for school to start! The days have a way of getting away from me too fast, only realizing at dinner time that we really didn’t do anything fun today. That’s why I made this list of some fun (and mostly free) things to do with my little ones during the day.…

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Cheap DIY Colloidal Oatmeal Bath Treatment

Colloidal oatmeal is a soothing addition to baths for the treatment of eczema, rashes, and other skin irritations. To put it simply, colloidal oatmeal is nothing more than VERY finely-ground oatmeal. So then why is it so expensive?! It doesn’t have to be if you DIY it! 🙂 Both of my little guys suffer from really bad eczema, especially in the cold, dry winter like what we’re having now. We have prescription meds to treat the problem, but whenever possible, I prefer to go the natural, homeopathic route first. We’ve…

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Tips for Feeding Picky Toddlers

Moms will do anything (within reason!) for our kids’ health an happiness. So, when my picky-eating toddler got even pickier (how is that even possible??), I decided to get creative! I have tried nutrition shakes, I’ve tried hiding veggies in sauces, juices, and even created my own recipe for Black Bean Veggie Brownies (recipe here). Still, the little Pumpkin would only graze on bites here and there. And milk… Lots and LOTS of milk (at least there’s that). What gives?! My frustration led me to vent on my Twitter, Instagram,…

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Recipe: Chocolate Black Bean Veggie Brownies (for picky eaters)

My almost 2-year-old has gone from a fairly good eater, to a really picky eater, and this made me start to get pretty creative. I don’t want to constantly be cramming veggies down his throat, and make him hate meal times. But I also worry that he’s not getting the nutrients his little growing body needs. The kid has a love of sweets. Put a cookie or brownie in his hand, and he devours it like a little pig. So, this got my wheels turning. How could I create a…

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Create Your Child’s Entertainment Library For FREE!

Now that the little Pumpkin is almost 2 (Gasp! It’s going too fast!) he’s really starting to get more into kid’s cartoons and TV shows. I wanted to add a little TV to the playroom and start a kid’s DVD collection, but I also really did not want to drop several hundred dollars on a new flat screen, or a few hundred more on DVD’s. So, the frugal girl inside me got creative and went to work!

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3 Tips For Moms of Two Under Two

I’m not a pro, but now that I’ve officially had my “two under two,” (2 kids under the age of two years old) for four months, I can definitely say it’s getting easier. The little pumpkin is 20 months, and the new little Peanut is 4 months. At first, I’d lock myself in the house, afraid to go anywhere, afraid of the meltdowns or diaper blowouts that might occur in public. But now I’m much better at going with the flow. Here are a few of my survival tips.

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Reader Poll: What Baby Bottles Do You Use?

There is so much info out there regarding baby bottles, it can make your head spin! One bottle helps eliminate air intake, while another one may have orthodontic benefits. Prices range from $1 for the least expensive all the way up to $7/bottle! While we all know breast is best, sometimes bottle use is necessary. So…parents: Which brand of bottle did you use? What did you base your decision on? What was the cost? I’d love to hear your feedback!

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