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Holidays and family gatherings

Hi all, I'm new but I desperately need your input. My ds is 10, almost 11 months old and my husband has a large family that absolutely *insist* on getting everyone together for all the important holidays. Of course, being the newest parents in the family, it is expected we bring our DS to all these events. I have begrudgingly complied, but at the expense of my DS's much needed sleep/nap schedule, and while also allowing the family members to pass him around from one to the next. Their childr...

Waiting to Try to Conceive

Not gaining during the holidays!?

I am WTT until summer 2014, but to prepare as that time grows closer I have started changing my lifestyle and educating myself to get ready for a healthy pregnancy. Each week I try to adopt a new habit, tackle a new challenge, or learn about a new topic that will make me better prepared for TTC in several months. Lately, I've been preoccupied with trying to , especially now that the holidays are upon us. I'm not obsessive about eating only vegetables and fish high in omega-3s during the h...

Stay At Home Mommies

Deck the Halls

Have you taken down your halloween decorations? Will you decorate for thanksgiving? When will you decorate for christmas?...

Stay At Home Mommies

Best Halloween Costume

What was the best halloween costume you saw this year/ever?...

Stay At Home Mommies

The Red Cups

So starbucks started using their red cups yesterday. In the UK anyway! Does it make you feel festive? Do you think its too early? Would it make you more likely to buy a festive drink there? What festive drinks do you like? (not just at starbucks!)...

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Do-It-Yourself Valentine's Day Card Ideas for Kids

By Laura Leavitt

Making a homemade Valentine's Day card is a fun activity and makes someone feel really special!
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Hand Print Tree Skirt

By JustMommies staff

Eight years ago I started a tradition with my children to create a keepsake that we could enjoy for years and years to come. It all started with a large round table cloth and craft paint. At the time (Christmas 2002) my son was 4 years old and I was pregnant with my daughter. I took some green
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Reindeer Crunch: A Yummy Holiday Treat

Reindeer Crunch is a JustMommies holiday favorite. It’s awesome, easy, and great for teacher’s gifts
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Multi-colored Rice Krispie Treats

By JustMommies staff

This treat is not only colorful and fun, it is actually fairly low in carbs too. It's the perfect treat for pregnant moms with gestational diabetes. Make these multi-colored Rice Krispie squares for your next holiday get together. Multi-colored Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients: (Makes about a dozen
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Sugar Free Sugar Cookies

By JustMommies staff

Want to bake up some sugar cookies to leave for Santa, but need them to be sugar free so you can nibble on a few yourself? Try these sugar free “sugar cookies”. Roll them out just like you would the old fashioned Christmas cookies you remember making when you were a kid – just do it without all
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Summer 4th of July Activities for Kids

By Debbie Scaccio

With July 4th rounding the corner, many families are getting prepared for BBQ's and fun activities. While the parents cook, the children can have some outdoor fun! Here are a few red, white, and blue summer activities you can do with your kids. Activity - Straw Painting Materials: Red, white and blue
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Low Carb Gingerbread Cake

By JustMommies staff

When you think of holiday baking, gingerbread desserts are sure to come to mind. Gingerbread men, cookies, and cakes are all part of getting into the holiday spirit. Fill your home with the scent of gingerbread baking in the oven without ruining your diet. This gingerbread cake recipe from Splenda
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Fairy Costume

By JustMommies staff

Supplies needed for fairy headband: pink flowers (that are 3D) pink sheer ribbon with wire round headband (halo-like) craft glue scissors How to make fairy headband 1- Wrap the headband with the wire.Tie a bow and leave tails of 12 inches. 2- If the flowers came on stems,you need to pull them off.Be
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Holiday Party Planning Guide

By Laura Leavitt

Here are some smart tips for making the holiday party extremely fun.
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2009 Gift Guide for Boys

By Laura Leavitt

Boys don't have to be hard to shop for this holiday season.
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