Good times and tan lines....

Anyone who knows me well, knows how much my kids mean to me. Having 3 girls (ages 13, 11 and 8) can certainly be a handful at times. I lose just about ALL the battles at home. I can’t wait for puberty to happen with all of them at the same time! Lol. I might not have the best taste in music or fashion sense in their eyes. Over the summer they might want “to get tan”. But, that is one battle I won’t let them win if they don’t use sunscreen. So, let’s discuss the importance of sunscreen during these summer months. Children are born with nearly perfect skin. That can change as time goes on once sun exposure slowly causes damage. The majority of lifetime UV Ray absorption occurs before a

Starting Foods Top 10 List

10) Fruits with letter P make you poop 9) If making your own food, can use an ice cube tray to measure how much to give. Usually start with one ice cube worth to start. 8) If the baby keeps spitting the food out, angle it towards the side of the mouth. Some babies don't know yet how to laterilize the food from the center to the side of the mouth. 7) Use different spoons to see which one the baby likes. Most like the rubbery baby spoons. 6) If needed, mix a food with a food they already liked to get them to eat it 5) If baby rejects a specific food, keep trying. Might be on the 17th or 37th try, and then might be their favorite food. 4) Always do a new food in the AM to make sure someone is a

Potty training Top 10 List

10) I hate hate hate the small potties that go on the floor. You can then be potty training them TWICE!! 9) Use a fun character insert to put on your toilet that your child picked out from the store. 8) The average age a child is potty trained is 2.5-3.5 years of life 7) Make the bathroom a cool, fun, non-threatening environment. 6) When it's a novelty to them, is ideally the best time to be attempting this, since they will be excited about it. 5) I do recommend pull ups to help with potty training because it's a good transition to underwear. 4) I recommend the unwritten 3 to 7 day rule. That's when you get them on the potty on the hour, every hour. 3) Obviously, make a big deal about it onc

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