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August is here, so you know what that means! It is National Breastfeeding Month. Woo-hoo! While the entire month garners education, support, and positivity regarding this most natural thing, the last week, August 25th- 31st, is designated Black...
How do you raise a non-picky eater? I am still learning, but one thing that has worked for us this far is lots of VARIETY. Growing up, I was a pretty picky eater. I have heard my parents say, "When...
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I have spent the last ten years in the trenches with toddlers and there were times I felt like I would literally rather die than take them to the grocery store. I remember feeling like every ounce of my...
There seems to be a stigma around potty training, that if your child isn't potty trained by a certain age, then they are behind or if they are potty trained by an earlier age then they're a genius. Nope. All...
Before becoming a mom, I considered myself a “homebody.” I LOVED being home - I could read, relax, binge on Netflix, and be crafty! It turns out I am not a homebody AT ALL. I was just super busy...

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