Baby Bonus! What Parenthood Does For Your Taxes

Baby Bonus! What Parenthood Does for Your Taxes - http://www.incredibleinfant.com

The Tax-Man cometh... ...and three things are about to happen. My psychic powers really shine here.  AHEM.   *finger to temple* *adjusts turban* Option A:  You will get a big refund check. If this is you, you're being ripped off.  (Surprised? Check out Money Tip #3.) Option B:  You will get a small refund check. Option C:  You will have to send the IRS a check. ... [Continue Reading]

19 Cute as a Button Baby Shower Ideas You’ll Love

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Several months ago I was asked why there aren't any party planning posts for baby showers. After all, the First Birthday Series continues to be one of our most popular series! The reason is simple, really. I didn't think of it.  Never. Even. Occurred to me. You subscribers. You're the true brains of this whole outfit. In your honor, I humbly submit this:  our very first baby ... [Continue Reading]

Having a Bad Mom-Day? Read This.

Having a Bad Mom Day?  Read This.

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.   I was a perfect parent.   ...and then I actually HAD KIDS. Then it all went to *foghorn sound*. I've shared some of ... [Continue Reading]

Wraps, Slings, Carriers, Oh My! How to Pick Your New Favorite Parenting Gadget

Wraps, Slings, & Carriers Oh My! How to Pick Your New Favorite Parenting Gadget

  A couple of weeks ago I talked about why babywearing should be kicked out of the crunchy moms category. ALL parents can benefit from carrying their baby once in a while. Sometimes it's about the baby. I babywear to soothe King Crankpants during the dreaded "witching hours" of 6-9pm.   Sometimes it's about the parents. Hands.  They're nice.   The obvious problem here is choosing ... [Continue Reading]

25 Secrets to Rekindle Romance on a Diet of No Sleep

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Does the thought of a little romance for Valentine's Day leave you yawning? Well, peel away the crust from your sleep-deprived eyes. I'll be cupid. Just for the day. (And without the cloth diaper.) After 6 weeks of a doctor-induced "no fly zone" across the bed, it can be a challenge to kick-start the intimacy that made your bundle of joy in the first place. Let's go through your ... [Continue Reading]

7 Reasons Babywearing Isn’t Just for Crunchy Moms

7 Reasons Babywearing Isn't Just for Crunchy Moms - http://www.incredibleinfant.com

As I stated last week, I'm on a mission to break down the us/them mentality that sucks the peace out of motherhood. We need to stop reaching for parenting categories, and instead hold out a hand to the parents themselves; no matter which category they are in. Take, for example, babywearing. Traditionally, wearing your baby during the day is seen as "crunchy" - for a specific category of ... [Continue Reading]

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

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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]

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