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What if Breastfeeding

I am a run-ragged mother of two toddlers and one tiny, precious nursing baby. She is a very content, happy baby- except when it comes to nursing. She doesn’t want to nurse in public. Or in front of her siblings. Or while I hold her. In fact, she won’t eat at all, unless I am lying down to feed her. She won’t eat if she can tell I’m reading or holding my phone. She won’t eat unless I lie there, doing nothing. Which got me to thinking, “Man! This is relaxing! I LOVE laying down while I nurse. It’s like a mini break or tiny vacation. Like, I can almost take a nap and not even feel guilty!” Which led to a simple hypothesis. What if… we were made to nurse that way? What if….. God knew what an exhausting…
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French Toast from Leftover Hamburger Buns

French Toast from Leftover Hamburger Buns

I don’t like to waste food. This is a fact. My family likes to eat hamburgers and hot dogs. This is another fact. Sadly, my family seldom eats hamburgers OR hot dogs in multiples of eight’s, which means we end up with leftover buns that end up getting tossed out. NO MORE! Use leftover hot dog/hamburger buns to make french toast!
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Parasol Carousel

Today, Leila asked if she could bring her “carousel” outside, for the sun. Of course, she was talking about the parasol big brother Jacob bought her last year, from San Francisco.
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Tips for Healthy Baby Skin

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From that growing patch of hair to those tiny round toes, your little one’s skin needs a ton of TLC. Whether it’s a skin problem or common irritation and dryness, baby skin requires a lot of attention – and that’s where you come in. Read on for skincare tips that’ll keep your little one’s skin smooth and healthy all year round. Perfect Bath Time Little ones need 2–3 baths a week in warm (not hot) water. To find the perfect temperature, test the water with your elbow. Once you’re sure it’s safe, fill the tub with 2–3 inches of water and carefully place your baby inside. Helpful hint: To prevent your baby from getting cold, frequently pour cupfuls of water over his or her shoulders. We also recommend choosing hypoallergenic bath products that are formaldehyde and fragrance-free. This will ensure…
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Back-to-School Night

Dear Mom, I really hope you have lots of fun. My teacher is really nice. Thank you for letting me go to this school. Thank you for packing me good lunches. Thank you for being a great family. I hope you love Miss Wilson. I love you! Love, Bob
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Classroom Prep DIY

I am the first Art teacher that my school has EVER had. There is a new management company here, so they are bringing in all of the arts to enrich the program and develop well rounded students. My school is an urban school in Detroit, and I don’t have a budget to get supplies and things ready for my art room. I originally was given a room with no sink, so I got lucky with these desks that are supposed to be for a science classroom. I had to scavenge in the school for places to put materials and things that were for using in the classroom. I still wanted it to look fresh and inviting, even though there are no art material yet (except for some amazing friends that donated things!) I found lots of milk crates and some bread crates in the kitchen and used them to…
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Excitement = Run-On Sentence

“Can we leave now, Mom?” “No, babe. It’s 7:00am. Summer school doesn’t start for an hour.” “Okay, but I want to be on time because I’m meeting Felix and then we have almost every class together and I’m not sure which one is going to be my favorite either because it’s maybe gonna be stop motion animation or watercolors or clay creations or creative writing or make your own book and I already packed my lunch and they’ll have recess too so maybe I can play some soccer and how about now? Is it time to leave yet now?”
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Get your Summer Camp Labels! (Sponsored)

Rejoice, parents! Summer time is just around the corner. The warm weather is coming and school will soon end which means…summer camp. If you have young kids that spend a week or so at summer camp, then you are well aware of the pain it can be to get them prepared and organized. Not to worry, the good people behind StickerYou.com are also parents (or aunts and uncles) and know well the struggle. This is why they created their famous Kids’ Labels. Through StickerYou, you can create a variety of different labels and stickers for all your little campers’ gear. Choose from iron-on labels for permanently labeling clothing or their stick-on clothing labels which have a special adhesive especially for adhering to fabric. The stick-on clothing labels will stick well enough to last through the washer and drying machine but…
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3 Looks That Look Great Post-Workout (Sponsored)

3 Looks That Look Great Post-Workout (Sponsored)

CALIA by Carrie Underwood allows women to feel strong and beautiful whether they’re working out or running errands. This new fitness lifestyle collection, available exclusively at DICK’S Sporting Goods, aims to make women feel confident and comfortable, while maintaining their personal style. When the workout is over, life begins! Here are 3 fabulous post-workout looks from the CALIA by Carrie Underwood Collection. 1) Confident And Beautiful This look includes pieces from the CALIA by Carrie Underwood collection that you can wear confidently after a workout, regardless of your next destination. The Essential Tank is ultra-soft and features BODYBREEZE and BODYFREE technology that allows you to stay cool, dry, and comfortable. If you’re dashing in and out of a store, the Essential Printed Tight Fit Capris have a slim fit and hidden pocket where you can put your credit card or…
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