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The Fragility of Life

Yesterday, my youngest child came within inches of getting hit by a car. I’d love to tell you that it was an avoidable tragedy; that I totally could have seen it coming. That I was neglectful, irresponsible, or not supervising her properly. But unfortunately, that isn’t what happened. My child almost lost her life in…

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Be In the Know With the Best Nanny Cams

When do you need a nanny cam? Looking for a bit of added peace of mind when you leave your children home with your nanny? Since we know that whole “eyes in the back of your head” thing isn’t a reality (though that would be nice!), a nanny cam may be your second-best option. But…

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Fever in Kids

Fever in kids is one of those funny topics where we think we’ve got everything figured out… until it happens. Then, we run around like chickens with our heads cut off going, “OMG, OMG, what do I do?” It’s a great way to make a mama lose her cool. Pardon the pun. So we’ve put […]

best nanny cams

Be In the Know With the Best Nanny Cams

When do you need a nanny cam? Looking for a bit of added peace of mind when you leave your children home with your nanny? Since we know that whole “eyes in the back of your head” thing isn’t a reality (though that would be nice!), a nanny cam may be your second-best option. But…

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Help! My Nanny Quit! How to Find a Nanny Quickly

When you arrived at work this morning, it was just another Wednesday. But when you arrived home this evening and your nanny gave her notice effective immediately, it became the Wednesday when everything was turned upside down. You graciously accepted your nanny’s resignation, because, well, that’s what you do as an employer. But your mind…

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How to Set Yourself Apart as a Sitter

Are you a babysitter? Do you want recurring and frequent jobs?  Do you want to come recommended by the parents you sit for? Then you need to learn how to set yourself apart as a sitter, because here’s the terrible truth: babysitters are a dime a dozen.  Just in my neighborhood alone, there are teenagers…

Overcoming Parental Burnout: Stories and Tips from a Mom of Twins

Hi. How’re you? Did you grimace when you read that question? Does your brain feel overtaxed, do you get sick often, are you always on the verge of tears or screaming? Do you struggle to find the POINT to it all, dread the daily grind, and feel there is just no end in sight? You, […]

This One Simple Step Can Protect Your Baby from Whooping Cough

When it comes to medical care during pregnancy, most everything your doctor does is to manage both your health and baby’s at the same time. Most of us know to expect a mid-pregnancy ultrasound, a gestational diabetes test during the second trimester, and a Group B Strep test close to delivery. But did you know […]

Gifts That Will Bring Your Mom HAPPINESS

Getting Mom a card and chocolate every single year is nice… but it can start to feel a little redundant and meaningless.  How about you get something for your mom that really adds value and happiness to her life? According to Psychology Today, there are two keys to happiness: mental stillness being present And according […]

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How a Parent’s Depression Can Affect a Child

Becoming a parent is tough. When you transition from being your own center of attention to having a little one become the center of your universe, it can easily throw things off kilter. But at some point, it all starts to even out and you think, “Okay, yes, I’ve got this. I can do this.” […]

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