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For some toddlers, sleep is a battlefield. Instead of winding down when they get tired, they seem to get more of everything- more arguing, more protests, more desperation to just get these little ones to sleep so you might finally unwind.  Falling asleep is a habit-all kids are capable of learning it (however much they put up a fight). These are a few tried-and-tested tips we've accumulated to get your fussy toddler to sleep! Have the consistent bedtime routine every night Routines are good because that way they instil a sense of calm and inevitability. Dinner, bath-time, story-time, tooth-brushing, and then bed. The fewer steps, the...
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Easter decorating has never been easier with the help of these crafts! These fun and creative projects also make great table settings and decorations around the house in time for the holidays.    Graham Cracker Peep Houses   Image and craft courtesy of Yesterfood What you'll need: Peeps Graham Crackers Icing  (the thicker the consistency the better!) Newspaper or parchment paper Easter candy eggs + other cute decor Easter grass Image and craft courtesy of Yesterfood   Directions: Lay out the newspaper or parchment paper on a flat surface Break whole graham crackers in half. Each house requires 3 whole...
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You know the feeling: it's midweek, and Sunday's leftovers are on their last leg. But it's nearing dinnertime already and your family is hungry. The panic! Fear not, today we're bringing you healthy and nutritious "fast food" recipes.   Avocado Toast Pizza:   Image and recipe by Krissy's Creation  This recipe is a perfect fix for a quick breakfast or breakfast-for-dinner night. Packed with healthy fats from the avocado and protein from the egg, this delicious crispy avocado tortilla packs a nutritious punch! It's also very easy to make several at these at once.  Image and recipe by Krissy's Creation  Ingredients: 1...
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You all know the saying: April showers bring...weekends and after-school with stuck inside! This week, we've come up with some fun and easy indoor activities to keep your little ones entertained without being glued to a screen.   1. Build a fort   A classic for a reason! Just throw a bunch of pillows on the floor and drag a blanket over the couch or bed to make a special cozy oasis. Flashlights or battery-powered lights optional.    2. Fruit Print Crafts This craft is great for kids of all ages! Toddlers can discover tapping and pressing the fruits in...
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We recently collaborated with mommy blogger Ashley Blake and we asked her for her top 3 parenting tips for raising a toddler! 1. Stick to a schedule "Although this isn’t always possible, our days run so much smoother when Blake knows what’s going to happen. On the days that we stray too much from our regular schedule, things like sleep get disrupted, leading to moodiness and sometimes tantrums!" 2. Be consistent "When it comes to discipline, meal times, screen time, etc., the same rules always apply. This way Blake knows what to expect. It’s also important that both parents are consistent and...
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With Saint Patty's day upon us once again, we've put together 3 easy crafts for you to keep your kids busy on the big day! Mosaic Paper Lucky 3-Leaf Clovers   Image and shamrock craft courtesy of Happiness is Homemade This craft is super easy and fun! It doesn't require a lot of materials and it challenges kids to be creative.  What you'll need: Green posterboard or cardstock Assorted paper in various shades of green. A mix of printed and unprinted works best! (Easily found at the dollar store or drugstore around this time of year!) Kid's glue Scissors Directions: Begin by cutting...
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March is always a funny month: so close to Spring yet still so far! Here are some indoor activities that will get your kids away from their screens and allow them to play and let their imagination run wild when it's still cold out   Color Walk Have your little one spread sheets of colored paper or mismatched hand towels in a path all throughout your house. To keep him or her from slipping, just tape down the towels or paper with painters or masking tape (these won't ruin your floors!). Tell your child to keep the colors separate so there aren't 3...
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There are few rituals as satisfying as spring cleaning. We've put together a list of our favorite natural DIY cleaning products to get the job done!   Homemade All Purpose Cleaner Ingredients: 1 tsb borax 1tsp liquid castille soap 1/2 tsp washing soda 2 cups of distilled or previously boiled warm water Essential oils for scent (we used 8 drops of lavender!) Glass spray bottle for storage Directions: Place borax, washing soda, and soap in spray bottle Add 2 cups of warm water. Cover and shake well. This all-purpose cleaner is amazing! Use it to clean the bathroom, kitchen, or to...
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Winter can be so harsh on our skin and hair. Pair that with the non-stop parenting life, and it can be hard to remember to take care of ourselves too! While it's easier said than done for us to prioritize ourselves too, this list of 3 pampering recipes will make you feel refreshed and beautified-and they're a fun activity to do with the kids! Finally- they can play with their food while you get the amazing benefits of these ingredients.   Natural Lavender Detangler   Image and recipe by Rubies and Radishes This natural detangler works and smells amazing. It's completely...
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We LOVE the slow cooker - we consider it a parenting holy grail. There's nothing better than throwing all the ingredients in as you're washing breakfast dishes and have it do all the hard work for you while you go about your day! This slow cooker chilli has been a weeknight staple for us. It's a simple "dump and forget about it" recipe packed with a ton of healthy ingredients and great flavor.   Image and recipe from Shugary Sweets Ingredients: 1lb. cooked and drained lean ground turkey 1 15.25oz can of corn (don't drain) 1 can (15oz) black beans (don't...
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