No More Judging in the Mom-Space

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I'm a proud sponsored blog partner and happy panelist for the Sisterhood of Motherhood program.  That said, I'm pretty pigheaded about being told what to do, so all the opinions shared are 100% authentic "Heather" thoughts.  Keep reading for additional disclosure.   Ladies.  I was sad this morning. I was bopping around the internet, stopping by some forums, throwing out virtual hugs, ... [Continue Reading]

Why Weekends and I Aren’t Friends (Meal Planning Therapy)

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I'll be honest. Weekends and I have fallen on hard times. What was once a field of daisies, butterflies, and Yanni has devolved into mud, mosquitos, and Daft Punk. From Wednesday on, I anticipate the weekend...the extra sleep, the football (Packer depression), the reading time, movies, snuggling on the couch with Cam-Man, comfortable pajama pants, no makeup... Then Friday afternoon ... [Continue Reading]

The Most Dangerous Baby Items Lurking Around Your Home in 2015

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I can't think of a better word in that title than lurking. It gives this feeling of spying around corners, snooping underneath sofas, squinting through blinds. Which is exactly what's happening.  There be lurking. Over 23 million baby items were recalled in 2014.  Now, contrast that to last years birth rate of 4 million. Wowzers. That's almost 6 recalled baby products for every baby ... [Continue Reading]

Has the Grinch Stole Your Good Mood?

Has the Grinch Stole Your Good Mood?

How are your holiday preparations coming? Are you still a fan of Christmas? Or feeling so stretched and worn out that you're ready to stuff the tree back up the chimney and steal the roast beast. As wonderful as the holidays can be, sometimes (especially when you're sleep-deprived) they can often have the "Grinch" effect. There's pressure to avoid turning into the Griswolds. There's ... [Continue Reading]

How to Save $350 (or More) on Baby Formula

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I've been asked to become a Similac StrongMoms Ambassador to share formula tips with parents.  In fact, they sponsored this post and provided me with some of the research.  That said, I'm rather grouchy about being told what to do, so be encouraged that all my opinions I share on this site (including in this article) are my own.   You know that feeling when you put on a coat or pair of jeans ... [Continue Reading]

8 Holiday Baby Activities Buddy the Elf Would Love

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Please tell me you've seen the movie Elf.  (If you haven't, for the love of all that's wrapped and shiny, watch it on Amazon right now.) I'm not going to waste time sharing the details and plot (since you're going to watch it anyway...), I just want to share the single word that comes to mind whenever I watch it. JOY Pure, innocent, infectious joy. The kind of joy I see on my kids' ... [Continue Reading]

Does Your Baby Need a Hypoallergenic Formula?

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I’ve been asked to become a Similac StrongMoms Ambassador to share formula tips with parents.  In fact, they sponsored this post and provided me with some of the research.  My opinions (like all moms should choose whatever works for their family, whether it’s breastfeeding OR formula)  are completely my own.  Have you felt the tug-of-war of hypoallergenic formulas? On the one hand, ... [Continue Reading]

Baby Toys: How to Hedge Your Bets and Purchase a Winner

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Are you feeling lucky, Punk Parent? Because you're about to partake in the annual gambling festival of toy shopping! Now I'll admit,  toy shopping for older kids is actually fun. They create their cute little "Santa Lists" and you go through with the red-pen-of-death and decide which requests are reasonable (e.g. "a Lego playset") and which earn a chuckle and a cross-out (e.g."my own ... [Continue Reading]

What You Need to Know About Bathing a Newborn

Everything You Need to Know About Bathing a Newborn

I know the "baby bathing" topic is covered a lot of other places on the Internet. Last month, though, I realized that I had yet to properly "Heatherize" this important subject. So today I'm going to break down the standard ho-hum parenting "how-to" of bathing your baby and transform it into an ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE. Or your money back! Know Thy Enemy The number #1 rule you MUST remember ... [Continue Reading]

3 Ways to Find More Money at the Bottom of Your Bank Account

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This post was written with the support of Dave Ramsey.  Cameron and I have been using Dave's awesome free Endorsed Local Provider (ELP) service since 2001.  Every time we moved to a new area, we would look up a new local ELP to give us trustworthy financial advice.  My favorite thing about ELPs?  The right to become an ELP has to be earned.  It can't be bought.  What a great relief to know you're ... [Continue Reading]

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