How to Stop Your Toddler From Waking Up Too Early

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With a newborn baby keeping me up all night, I knew I needed to find a strategy to keep my toddler content in the morning and from waking up far too early. While I obviously couldn't force her to stay asleep, I was determined to find a way to stop her from forcing everyone else awake in the household as well.

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Last Day of School: FREE Printables

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The days are getting longer, the weather warmer and beach toys are lining the isles at the store. I think it is safe to say that summer is on its way! However, before those summer days can commence, the school year must wrap up! What better way to remember your little one's "Last Day of School" with my free printable signs!

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Finding the “Me Time” You Deserve and NEED as a Mom of Young Children

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The truth is, we can try to do it all. We can try to be that mythical "super mom" until we reach that final straw and we burn out. And as ironic as it may be, it is usually the smallest thing that puts us over the edge. I once had a complete meltdown because the tab on the diaper I was changing broke. Of course it had nothing to do with the tab, but I had reached my boiling point. And once we do burn out and hit that metaphorical boiling point, even the "best" moms become useless to their children.

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How to Have a Balloon Prayer Party

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Having dedicated our oldest daughter just two years prior, we knew that our minister would deliver a heartfelt and personalized dedication speech in honor of our daughter. Afterwards, all of our loved ones would reconvene at our house for a celebratory lunch and party. As wonderful as this day was the first time around, if I could have changed one factor, it would have been allowing our closest loved ones in attendance to have had a larger role in blessing our baby girl. This was when a "balloon prayer party" came to mind!

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