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10 Things to Pack Specifically For a Scheduled C-Section

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10 Things to Pack Specifically for a Scheduled C-Section   Whether you're having a scheduled C-section for multiples, a breach baby, previous C-section, or anything else, it can still be a scary situation. Hang in there mom, you've got this! A lot of mom's go through it and you can too. I've been through 2 C-sections, one emergency and one urgent (I'll explain that in another post sometime), but the second was supposed to be a scheduled so I've been through this. Getting ready for a scheduled C-section isn't much different than preparing for a vaginal birth (planned or not), but there are some key differences. I discuss those differences in hospital bag packing below with some additional discussion about why these things should be included. Let's get into that. Disclaimer: While this is not a sponsored post, I do use affiliate links on here meaning that if you purchase anything through my affiliate links, I receive commission at no additional cost to you

Instill a Love of Books in Your Kids Early

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Instill a Love of Books in Your Kids Early Do you want to set your child up for a lifetime of successful education? Do you wish you could raise one of those kids that thinks staying up late reading is being rebellious? Then you need to start them off early, I mean really early. Sitting with your baby, looking through a book, letting baby look at the colors and shapes, and reading to them develops a love of books because your child will start associating the lovely bonding they have with their caregiver to be with books as well. Disclaimer: While this is not a sponsored post, I do use affiliate links on here meaning that if you purchase anything through my affiliate links, I receive commission at no additional cost to you! This is just a tool I use to bring you awesome products! My views and opinions are never swayed because of this! I only recommend products and services I love! Your Child's Eye Development For Babies Reading with babies is extremely helpful in developing babi

Holiday Colored Pancakes with Hidden Fruits and/or Veggies

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This is a great recipe that's also sneakily healthy and a quick and easy addition to holiday breakfasts! It's so easy, just remember 2-1-1: 2 cups of pancake mix, 1 cup of water, and 1 4 oz jar of baby food. You can add a little bit of food color to brighten up the color too (this recipe make for a pastel pancake). These are great for holidays too! Here's a few ideas for holiday pancakes that I came up with.  Color combinations (and Baby Food Suggestions): Valentine's Day: Red (beet) and/or Pink (strawberry or raspberry) St. Patrick's Day: Green (green beans or peas) Easter: Light Pink (strawberry or raspberry), Pale Yellow (plain), Light Blue (blue carrots), Pale Green (green beans or peas), and/or Pale Orange (carrots) 4th of July: Red (beet), White (plain), and Blue (blue carrots) Halloween: Orange (carrots) and Black (food coloring) Thanksgiving: Red (beet), Orange (carrot), and Yellow (plain) Hanukah: Blue (blue carrots) and Silver (plain) Christmas: Red (beet)

Purple Pancakes (or Any Color You Want) with Hidden Baby Food

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This is a great, easy recipe that's also sneakily healthy! It's so easy, just remember 2-1-1: 2 cups of pancake mix, 1 cup of water, and 1 4 oz jar of baby food. It's very easy to change up the color too, just trade out the purple baby food for a different color. You can add a little bit of food coloring to brighten up the color too (this recipe make for a pastel pancake). Ingredients: 2 cups of pancake mix 1 cup of water 1 4 oz jar of baby food Additional food coloring (optional) Directions: Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Do not over mix. Cook as normal. My oldest loves colored pancakes. If I ask him what he wants for breakfast, he'll tell me "red pancakes" or "blue pancakes" instead of "french toast" or "cereal". These are great for holidays too! You could mix in carrot baby food, divide the batter in 2, add black food coloring to half, and make black and orange Halloween pancakes. You could mix up a double batch of

Faded Fall: Classic Fall Fun in a Changed World

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Faded Fall: Classic Fall Fun in a Changed World To say life is different right now is quite an understatement. Don't worry, I'm not going to talk about the "New Normal" because this won't last. But for the foreseeable future, we have to deal with the way the world is and figure out how to get as much out of life as possible. How is that going to effect the fall season? Probably in more ways than one but at least some things we're still able to social distance while doing. And other things, well we just need to be creative. How can we get the most of out this season while still being safe? Let's check out some ways. Always remember to be safe by social distancing, wearing a mask or other face covering, sanitizing or washing your hands often, and keeping an eye on the news for community levels of COVID-19 when preparing to go out. 1. Corn Maze The purpose of the corn maze is to be away from others, how much more perfect could it be? But if you do encounter s

Don't Waste Your Time or Money on These 10 Baby Care Items

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\ Don't Waste Your Time or Money on These 10 Baby Care Items There's a lot of great use for lists out there but do you ever find yourself with tons of unfinished lists? When I was expecting my boys, I used tons of lists: to-do lists, to buy lists, what needs to be organized lists, planning lists, and so many more. I kept them all in my pregnancy journal and I promise you, there isn't a single finished list in there. My To Buy list for each baby was the worst when baby was born. A lot of the missing items weren't purchased until we needed them or I learned that I didn't need them after all. That's what I'm here to help you with today. I'm going to show you the top 10 things you don't actually need to buy for your little one. 1. Shoes Baby doesn't even need them until they are walking. And until then, you'll just be replacing the shoes after baby kicks them off. All. The. Time. One time I actually had to traipse my way back through the entire m

The Best Baby and Toddler Stacking Toys for Building Fine Motor Skills

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             The Best Baby and Toddler Stacking Toys for Building Fine Motor Skills Stacking toys are great for developing young minds in many ways. The best stacking toys offer multiple ways to learn and play to keep kids interested and getting the most out of each toy. Stacking toys can be arranged in many different ways: straight up, short and wide, multiple stacks, and any other way their creativity can come up with. They can help develop hand-eye coordination, counting, problem solving abilities, and creative expression, as well as concepts of size, color, and numbers. Below I have collected the stacking sets that best fit these criteria and are available on the ever amassing Amazon. Disclaimer: While this is not a sponsored post, I do use affiliate links on here meaning that if you purchase anything through my affiliate links I receive commission at no additional cost to you! This is just a tool I use to bring you awesome products!  My views and opinions are never swayed because

Baby Essential: The First Three Months

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Baby Essentials: The First 3 Months It's no secret that babies come with a lot of things: clothes, equipment, spit up, and emotions (for baby and its caretakers). so what you need to keep in mind, is that you don't need everything that's available for your baby. There's basics that all babies need, and then the fun little add-ons that every parent can decide specifically on. Here is my take on the basics that are necessary for caring for a baby. Disclaimer: While this is not a sponsored post, I do use affiliate links on here meaning that if you purchase anything through my affiliate links I receive commission at no additional cost to you! This is just a tool I use to bring you awesome products!  My views and opinions are never swayed because of this! I only recommend products and services I love! We Started From The Bottom... 1. Diapers I've used almost all of the diapers available in the US. I'll keep it simple. Luvs are great but Pampers Swaddlers are better.