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Three Tips for Creating a Peaceful Atmosphere in Your Home

Three Tips for Creating a Peaceful Atmosphere in Your Home

By: Rachel Sweatt of rachelsweatt.com.

 As a mother of two boys ages 3 and 1, I know first hand the beautiful chaos that finds its way into homes with little ones on a daily basis. The running, the crying, the fighting, and the laughter all make the atmosphere lively, unpredictable, and at times a little stressful. Though I am no expert by any means and am in the early stages of my mothering, there are three simple strategies I have discovered along the way for keeping a peaceful atmosphere in our home (regardless of what...


Finger Paint Your Own Holiday Cards!

Finger Paint Your Own Holiday Cards!

DIY Painting Holiday Cards

Written & Designed by Jennifer Refat of craftic.com.

Why don't you try finger painting some holiday cards with your kids this holiday season? Super simple but super fun, the little ones will have a blast and you'll have adorable cards to give out! Plus, I'm sure your family and friends will agree that handmade holiday cards are much sweeter than the store bought ones! Just make sure to use washable paint so there's no ruined clothing or furniture.

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Is This Really Happening Right Now? The Question All Moms Ask

Is This Really Happening Right Now? The Question All Moms Ask

By: Katie Pickett of www.joyfulmesses.com.

Once we become moms, weird, gross and unusual experiences start becoming the normal. Spit up in your hair? That's the new mommy styling mousse, haven't you heard? It’s astounding the things that don't seem to phase me anymore. Just the other day, when my toddlers were seemingly playing quietly, I found them licking the walls and biting the furniture. Apparently they were pretending they were lions. Do lions lick walls? Apparently yes in my world. We start pocketing these interesting stories to share with other moms, and I have one that happened on...


5 Bedtime Classics Your Kids Will Love

5 Bedtime Classics Your Kids Will Love

Reading with your children, especially before bedtime, creates a cognitive and emotional bond unlike anything else, and one of the most special moments you can give to your child. Bedtime reading not only creates a relaxing time for the child to decompress, but it's also a crucial factor for a child's reading and processing development. That is why experts say that it is never too early to begin reading to your child, and even newborns and toddlers will benefit from listening! Bedtime stories also create memorable experiences for children, and it is a way to subtly teach them vital life...


A Holiday Gift Guide for the Minimalist Mom

Gift Guide for Minimalist Moms

Know a soon-to-be or new mom looking to keep it simple? Join our guest blogger Mandy Forlenza Sticos from simplebabyblog.com and discover some minimal favorites just in time for the holidays! With nine chic gifting ideas, you're sure to find something you'll love!

  Stripe Swaddle Blanket:  This lightweight swaddle blanket is the perfect large size from Modern Burlap.

 Black + White Board Book:  Modern and fresh black and white illustrations keep newborns stimulated.

 Double Pom Pom Hat:  This...