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Family Christmas Photo Shoot 2016

We finally did our family photo-shoot for the year and would like to share some our lovely Christmas photo’s that was taken by an amazing photographer Veronique Photography. My little girl wearing her princess crown which was purchased by Cotton On. My boy and girl they adore each other. Me and my baby girl… Me and my baby bump… 6 months pregnant and going strong 🙂  

How to Deal When Your Child Vomits

There’s one thing that’s worse than stinky diapers. Vomiting. When your child vomits, especially if you’re a new parent, it can be a very traumatic experience. Not just for your child, but for you as well. But there are some things to keep in mind before you go into a full-blown panic. First of all, know that vomiting can happen for many different reasons. Sometimes, your child might vomit because something they ate caused discord in their tummy. It might just be a random vomiting, but the only way to know for sure is to keep an eye on your child. If she feels better afterward and there are no other symptoms, then it’s nothing to worry about. But there will be times that your child vomits because she is sick. You’ll know because a fever or other symptoms will show themselves. It could also...

How to Handle Nursing Strikes

When your baby stops breastfeeding out of the blue, she’s on a nursing strike. It often comes on suddenly, usually with a baby that will randomly refuse your breast and become extremely agitated by your offering. It’s often very hard to figure out why your baby is on a nursing strike. It could be many things from ear infections to teething. Thankfully, breastfeeding strikes don’t last long. Here’s what you can do about it when they happen. 1. Comfort your baby You might not be able to figure out what is bothering your baby, but you can provide comfort for him. Hold him and if you can, have skin-to-skin contact with him. Don’t force him to feed. He may choose to nurse during the cuddles but let it him choose it. 2. Let it go When your baby decides to go on a nursing strike, that will leave ...

Helpful Snacking Tips for Small Children

Little kids are always out for a snack. As soon as you give them one, they’ll come right back asking for something else. If you’re new to the parenting game, you might be trying to figure out how to handle this snacking business. We’ve got you covered with these easy tips. Maintain balance It’s fine to give your kids cookies or chips sometimes. But doing it all the time isn’t healthy. Choose snacks that come from the food groups such as fruit or veggies. If you’re on the go, use zipper bags to take along carrot sticks or apple slices. Bake your own baked goods so they will be healthier than store-bought ones with additives. Watch portion size Be careful that you don’t give too many snacks to your child. If you do, don’t be mad when he doesn’t want to eat dinner even if it’s something he us...

Encourage Independence in Your Kids with these 5 Phrases

Raising our kids right is important because one day, they’ll need to know how to take care of themselves. In order for them to know that though, we need to give them the tools they need now to grow into independent and strong people that can do things on their own. If you love your child, help her become a confident adult by encouraging her. Say these things to your child to help her reach for the stars. 1. “Go ahead. Give it a try.” Everyone gets scared about taking a new try on something. That’s because we all secretly worry we won’t be any good. But taking risks is important. Help them forget their fear by showing them how to do it and then letting them take a try. Don’t hover, but do stay nearby to show support or to answer any questions. You want your child to learn how to persevere t...

Teach Your Toddler to Listen

It happens at the age of 2. Children start to understand that they are a unique person separate from you. With this realization though comes many conflicts. It’s a difficult balance to strike but you must be both firm and flexible at once. Not sure how to do that? Here are some simple tips for helping your toddler to listen better. Get on their level and look into their eyes Yelling is hardly effective, especially from the other side of the room. Yet, you can’t allow your child to run around the house like that, can you? So walk over to him and get up close. Get down on his level and look him right in the eyes. He will get the message very quickly that what you’re saying is important and he needs to listen and obey it. Let them make appropriate choices You need to go and you need to go now...

Unbeatable Bath Time Tips

One of the scariest things for new parents is bathing a new baby. That’s because we’re all secretly terrified of a drowning or scaring our babies. The secret is out, and you don’t need to fear because you’re in good company. Every new parent goes through this fear. Here’s what you need to know to stay calm and give your baby a bath like a pro! Get everything ready first Before you even begin the bath, get everything ready that you’ll need for this bath. That includes the baby soap, wash cloth, and towel. Make sure it’s all within easy reach of the tub. Newborn babies need your hands on them at all times because they can’t sit up themselves so it’s imperative you have at least one hand on your baby at all times. A great way to make this easier is to get a baby bath hammock or bath sling. Wh...

The Keys to Designing the Best Nursery for Your New Baby

When you have a new baby on the way and an empty room to decorate, how do you begin getting everything ready for baby? There is definitely a lot to do and you’ll want it all set up before your little one arrives. Here’s how to make it happen seamlessly. Pick a theme Your baby’s room doesn’t need to have wall-to-wall cartoon characters on it. Sometimes, simple is the best course of action. Maybe it’s a color or pattern. Your newborn baby isn’t really going to notice your decoration skills until they are much bigger so choose something that is both functional and timeless. You won’t be updating it for several more years anyway. You can choose to reflect the gender of your baby in your theme or keep it neutral too. Focus on the essentials Once you’ve selected a theme, you’ll need to get the r...

Teach Your Children to Say “Thanks” and Mean It!

With the holidays rapidly approaching, your children are bound to receive plenty of gifts from relatives and family friends. Some of these gifts will be things your children want, while others, like that sweater from Grandma, are probably less desirable. Still, you want to teach your child how to be thankful and show proper appreciation. Here’s how! Start early The best way to teach your child to say “thanks” and mean it is to set a good example with your own manners. Be sure your child hears you thanking the cashier at the supermarket or to the gentleman that held the door open for you on your way out of the store. Thank your spouse for washing the dishes too. Young children want to be like us so emulate the behavior you want them to exhibit. Thank your child for helping Don’t just comman...

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