Breastfeeding Sample Schedules for 7 Months to 1 Year

Before you read this, please understand, I am NOT trying to persuade anyone to schedule their breastfeedings. I am giving this information for anyone who WANTS to breastfeed on a schedule. What I do in breastfeeding and what you do in breastfeeding might be two entirely different things, and that is okay.  I’ve provided this to… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Eat Your Veggies

Parents tend to say the same thing about their kids when it comes to food: “My kids are terrible eaters. They won’t even touch their broccoli.” Besides the fact that many kids don’t eat all their dinner (which I attribute to not having a strict snacking schedule), they just won’t eat their veggies. Why is… Keep reading →

Review of “This is My Life” 2015 Planner

I was not paid to write this post. I received a product to review, and I will only review products that could benefit my readers. The opinions in this post are completely my own based on my experience. I was recently given the opportunity to review This is My Life Planner, a beautiful 2015 day planner from Melissa… Keep reading →

Breastfeeding Sample Schedules for Newborn to 6 Months

Before you read this, please understand, I am NOT trying to persuade anyone to schedule their breastfeedings. I am giving this information for anyone who WANTS to breastfeed on a schedule (or routine). What I do in breastfeeding and what you do in breastfeeding might be two entirely different things, and that is okay.  I’ve provided… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Short-Order Cooking

The transition from bouncing baby to teeny toddler dictator happened quite suddenly for Sofía. One day she was a happy-go-lucky, never-complains-about-nothing baby. Next thing I knew, she was telling me what to do…in a not-so-nice tone. Luckily for us, though, she never told us what to make her for meals. I trained her from infancy… Keep reading →

3 Ways to Throw a Party for Less Than $50

This is a guest post from Erin Kelly at It All Matters Mom. My oldest daughter just celebrated her third birthday. In the months leading up to it, she kept talking about having a butterfly party. Since she’s so cute, I had to oblige. I also had to find a way to do it on the cheap. I love… Keep reading →

6 Steps to Determine Your Family’s Unique Grocery Budget

Ever wonder why you can’t get your grocery bill under control, but your next door neighbor, who has 6 kids, definitely can? It can be downright frustrating and discouraging to set a grocery budget of $500 only to go over that amount by $200 or even $500 every month. Read on to find out how you can… Keep reading →

The Story Behind Humble in a Heartbeat

When I was young, I took a lot of pride in being correct, right, and perfect. Who am I kidding? I still do! In all seriousness, I realize now that it’s just not possible to be that way all the time. Marriage and parenting especially are whipping me into shape whether I like it or… Keep reading →

Is Commercial Baby Rice Cereal Truly Necessary?

When I took Sofía (my oldest daughter who is now 2) to her six month well child checkup, I let her pediatrician know that we had started solids and I was still breastfeeding. He told me that I should give her commercial rice cereal as well, but he didn’t back up his reasoning. I had already… Keep reading →

Preparing to Write a Will: Choosing Your Child’s Guardian

As I’ve been thinking about writing our will – yes, we still haven’t sat down and hammered things out – I’ve realized that we need to actually ask some people to be guardians to our kids and to execute our will. Eek! © ostrinka / Dollar Photo Club The question, though, is how do you… Keep reading →