Jun 20 2015
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the best android and iphone baby monitor

Want the best video baby monitor for iPhone or Android? How about the cheapest? This one is both! Under $100 and easy to set up. Here’s how.


Jul 03 2013
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Lately, my daughter has been more into Real Kitchen Stuff. Wanting to help wash, peel, and cut fruits and veggies. Stirring and pouring. Wearing her little apron. Sweeping and cleaning spills. And standing inside the refrigerator, door open, scanning for snacks. So I figured it was time for a fully-functional toddler kitchen.


Oct 11 2012
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When I was pregnant with Anneliese, I redecorated my living room. We got a less oppressive coffee table, new wonderful couches that were exactly what I had in mind, and a pretty rug and curtains. I posted a picture on my facebook page, and got a horrified comment from a friend of a friend: Aren’t


Jun 07 2012
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It’s easy to take hundreds, no, THOUSANDS, of digital photos. You’ve probably got at least an 8 GB memory card in your “real” camera, so you don’t have to worry about filling it up, and your phone’s built-in camera probably rivals most stand-alone point & shoot cameras available these days – and it’s almost always


Jun 04 2012
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I’m not a schedule person, but I would love to figure out a daily routine that works well with an infant and toddler. So far, we’ve been playing it by ear, which I think is necessary with a newborn. But as Joseph starts to have more periods of “happy awake time” (wide awake and not


May 30 2012
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Cross-Country Travel with a baby and a toddler - things to consider when you're planning.

This post contains affiliate links, which help support my family. Later this summer, my older sister is getting married in South Carolina, and since my husband will be deployed again, that means I get to travel across the country (from California) with a 5-month-old and a 2-year-old by. my. self. Oh my goodness. By. My.


May 30 2012
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I took these pictures last week of Anneliese’s room (well not the whole room; just the dresser and closet) “as is”… I didn’t clean things up or make them more organized or neat first. Her dresser used to be super-organized. But then it got less organized. You know how it goes. Originally I was going


May 22 2012
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The houses here on base NAS Lemoore have so much storage space. I love it! I decided to turn the empty half of the laundry room into a craft area a while back, instead of just using it to store rubbermaid bins of holiday decorations or something. I planned out the shelving and desk, and


May 07 2012
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I always say about diaper bags and baby carriers that it’s the MOM’s accessory, not the baby’s. So I avoid “baby prints” and pastels, which have never been my thing. Why would I want to carry a diaper bag that says “It’s a boy!” with blue teddy bears and balloons on it? My current big


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Through the last 20 months or so, my diaper bag / “to go gear” for Anneliese has gone through many incarnations. There was the newborn phase I wrote about before, the next phase which included all of the same things plus “entertainment”… a few toys or books, then later things like bibs and snacks were


Apr 12 2012
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“Dwelling on the Diaper Bag – NEWBORN BABY Edition” Today, April 3, Joseph had his first outing: to the pediatrician for his first check-up and newborn screening. Tomorrow we’re going out again so he can get his birth certificate from the county (he has to attend as “proof of live birth”) and so the chiropractor


Mar 08 2012
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I haven’t finished the bath mat yet. It’s still in the same shape as when I posted about it. But I’m simultaneously trying to get the craft area in the laundry room under control. Craft area in the laundry room? Yeah… I’m SUPER lucky. In the office, I have a sewing table set up, but



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