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]

Solved! The 4 Most Agonizing Problems for Formula Feeding Parents

4 Most Agonizing Problems

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.  Most formula-using parents come to the Cliffs of Doubt at some point. It's ... [Continue Reading]

5 Fabulous Fall Fashion Trends for Mom & Baby in 2014

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Feeling a little frumpy? Do all your clothes (and baby's) have spit-up stains on them? Want to freshen up and feel like your old self again? Perfect timing!  Today we're going through 5 of the big fall fashion trends named by Vogue, NYMag, Fashionista, and Elle. Prepare to feel fabulous. Hint: Mom Jeans are still suffering under this Saturday Night Live parody. Avoid. Fall Fashion ... [Continue Reading]

Do You Struggle with the Baby + Toddler Balancing Act?

Do You Struggle with the Toddler + Baby Balancing Act?

Have you seen this quote from Jim Gaffigan? You want to know what it's like having a fourth kid? Imagine you're drowning... then someone hands you a baby. The only change I would make to that quote is to take out the word "fourth," because that's the feeling I had after every kid. It's like your life is suddenly off-kilter.  The nice daily spinning rhythm you worked so hard for is ... [Continue Reading]

How to Overcome Your Baby’s Separation Anxiety

How to Overcome Your Baby's Separation Anxiety

On a scale from 1 to 10, how freaked out does your baby get when you're not with him? Is he a one? Glad you exist, Mom, but I'm totally rocking these toys over here. I'll let you know when I'm hungry, otherwise leave me be. Or is he a ten? Must. Grip. Shirt.  Is she trying to move away? SOUND THE ALERT! *waaaaaaaaaaaaaail* Today we're going to dig into the deep dark scary world of ... [Continue Reading]

The Minimalist Way to Set Up Your Baby’s College Fund

Minimalist Way to Set Up a College Fund

This post was written with the support of Dave Ramsey.  Cameron and I have been using Dave's techniques since we lived in Nashville in 2001. (For once we were actually in the "pre-trendy" category.) They've been a blessing to our family, and I'm sure they will be to yours as well.  Let's do an experiment. I'm going to type out some words, and then you tell me what happens when you read ... [Continue Reading]

The Indiana Jones Guide to Finding the Right Baby Formula

The Indiana Jones Guide to Finding the Right Baby Formula

I've been asked to become a Similac StrongMoms Ambassador to share formula tips with parents.  In fact, they're sponsoring this post and provided me with research.  My opinions, like encouraging all moms to give breastfeeding a try, are completely my own.  Enjoy! Sometimes I like to daydream over what the "unwritten" chapters of a beloved character's ho-hum everyday life would look ... [Continue Reading]

12 Tests That Prove You’re Ready for Parenthood

Ready for Parenthood? Incredible Infant

Have you ever stopped to consider just how completely crazy parenting is? How it must look from the outside looking in? Ever look back at your PK days (pre-kids) and shake your head at just how naïve you were? Last week I was sent a hilarious email from one of my wonderful South African readers, Renêe. (Thanks  Renêe!) It was a collection of four tests to help parents determine whether ... [Continue Reading]

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