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What Happens in the Crib…

The problem with judging other parents is; karma!  Do I believe in karma? Not exactly.  It does seem though, as if every time I judge a parent or a situation, it comes back around to me.  Once upon a time, I judged my brother who struggled with his child staying buckled in his car seat. Well, not too many years later, my son started doing the same thing and it was a frustrating struggle.  One thing my oldest never did…

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butterfly

Sugar and Spice and All that is Nice

Soul Metamorphosis Since I was first able to write, and my deep thoughts were a boring monologue on how my day was, I’ve kept journals of one type or another. During my teen years, I kept very thorough and detailed journals of my favorite things. It was important to me to document what I loved so that I could remember them. As a teenager, a lot of my likes were dark. I loved country music, black and white photographs, black makeup, piano……

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Fleeting Moments

Making Moments into Memories

My baby is super trendy. Lately, he’s into food facials, but instead of avocado, oatmeal and the likes, it’s spaghetti, and smoothie and chocolate. All the carbs please! I didn’t get a picture of him tonight, but this is close to what he looked like.  Food facials have become a daily occurrence at our meal times since Mr. Jamesie wants to feed himself. And if you’re lucky enough to sit by him, he’ll even offer to coat your face for…

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Herbal Healing Salve Recipe

How to Make Your Own Powerful Herbal Healing Salve

This powerful herbal healing salve is packed full of herbs and yet super simple to make. Not only will it prevent and fight infection but it greatly speeds recovery time of acne, rashes, burns, cuts, scrapes, and sores. This is the only diaper rash cream I ever use and the number 1 item I keep in my First Aid Kit, along with band-aids. Recently one of my friends called my mom to ask what her herbal healing salve recipe is. “It’s…

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Calm down strategies for children

Calm Down Strategies for Helping Your Child to Self Regulate

Helping your child calm down by themselves My 3 year old is rather high strung. With a mind that is constantly going and a sensitive heart, he is full of energy and easily riled up. He is easily stimulated by large crowds, tense conversations and noise. When I vacuum, flush the toilet, use the blender, or other things that are loud, if he’s not doing okay, he will get very upset. And even when he is okay, often likes to…

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Homemade Play Dough

Homemade Rainbow Play Dough

Remember that homemade paint we made the last time we did a rainbow toddler activity? I said you could make it into play dough, here’s how. You’ll need: Sauce Pan Cream of Tartar (affiliate link) Oil Homemade Paint Flour Directions: Use rubber scraper to scrape one of the paint colors from its container into a sauce pan. Turn on medium heat and add a tsp of oil and a tsp of cream of tarter. Stir thoroughly. It will quickly thicken when…

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How to Make Homemade Paint

When my oldest was still my only, and I had more time and creative energy, we loved to paint and do other fun projects together. Lately I have been regretting that I don’t do projects with him much anymore. Today while my little one was napping I had some time and I decided to spend it with Jacoby. He loves painting and recently I saw a recipe on Facebook for homemade paint so I thought it would be fun to…

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Everything You Actually Need for Baby – A Minimalist Guide

*This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I do get a small commission from any purchase you make at no extra cost to you, which helps to keep this blog running. The first time I got pregnant I had no idea what I actually needed for baby! As first time parents, we want to make sure we have everything that we need. Our nursery is perfectly decorated with whatever the newest baby fad is. Their closets and dressers are…

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8 Ways to Make Camping with Children Super Simple

*this post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. I make a small commission from your purchases at no extra cost to you.  The husband and I are rather spontaneous people. Just a week before our big camping trip we decided to go. We have only camped one other time by ourselves without my family and it is a lot more work than I realized. Being responsible to remember to pack everything and to cook the meals over a campfire…

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