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4th Seasons VeggieTales in the House is Coming to Netflix

September 21, 2016 By · 4 Comments

A new 4th season of VEGGIETALES IN THE HOUSE is premiering this Friday, September 23rd only on Netflix! And to get everybody excited for the new season we have some super special new activities for you ! Thanks and have a great week!! Do your kids watch on Netflix? I’m going to have to start tuning in more now, we just subscribed again. Nicoli will be so happy.

If they ever need a little help eating their vegetables here is a little fun and recipes you can try. Maybe get them involved and have them make them with you. I’ve always found that getting my kids in on the baking/cooking increased my odds.

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Keeping Toddlers Busy at Appointments

February 6, 2015 By · No Comments

If you have kids and have ever taken a toddler with you to an appointment you will know how very important it is to have items for them to stay entertained while waiting. It doesn’t matter if the appointment is for you, for them or another family member. If they are NOT entertained you will pay for it and so will everyone else inside the waiting room. I decided that I would get all doctors (eyes, physicals, check ups) and dental work done for the month. It seemed like a really clever idea, I mean I am Mom hear me ROAR right? Not always are our best intentions well thought out.

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Baby Teeth: How do I get Him to Stop Grinding his Teeth?

February 6, 2014 By · 5 Comments

Nicoli recently turned 9-months-old and for some moms that means watching them learn to crawl/pull themselves up/or trying to walk. For me though, yeah sure I have all that but it also means getting more teeth. To date Nicoli has 5 teeth, actually more like 4 but the other one is just about all the way out of the gum so I count it too. How many did your baby have/has at 9 months old?

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There isn’t even a timeline to say when a baby will get those first teeth, just that between 1-3 years your infant will have a mouthful of teeth. I have read most will get that first tooth between 4-7 months but that isn’t always the case.  Why? Because every baby is different, I even had one baby that had teeth at birth. Yeah that wasn’t fun, thankfully Nicoli didn’t. He began getting his teeth at 6 months.

Nicoli loves showing off his teeth, but he recently discovered how to grind them. Have you ever heard a baby grind their teeth? Eeek. This is like nails on chalkboard for me and I have no clue how to get him to stop. I took my older daughter to the dentist earlier this week and they overhead him grinding his teeth and informed me that’s a bad thing if I can’t get him to stop it now. Umm, how do you get a baby to stop that, especially one under 1 years of age? Any ideas? A day ago I discovered he has chipped (just a tiny bit but still) the top tooth.

Once again, how do I stop him? I know I can’t give him a mouth guard for this young. I have heard some state put something in his mouth like a finger or food. Others have told me to give him a pacifier. I’m beginning to think that the pacifier would be good, only he has never been on it except those first few weeks of birth. Do I want him on it now to have to break him of it later? I’m at a loss.

 

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She Donated her Hair!

June 10, 2013 By · 3 Comments

Ever since I donated my hair to Locks of Love last year both of my girls have wanted to do it. BabyGirl got to be the first out of them to do it this weekend. I must say as the two of us waited outside the shop before cutting her hair I repeatedly asked if she was sure. I knew this was a big thing and cutting that much hair off would be huge. I mean am I right? A girl loves her hair, especially when she’s taken such good care of it.

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As you can see it had gone just a little past the middle of her back and it is thin. I wasn’t 100% sure she was ready for this. But she made sure to tell me she was. She even told me she wanted to make sure that someone that didn’t have hair would get some. She also told me, “Mom it is just hair, it’ll grow back.” No truer statement. Honestly I think it was harder for me to watch her cut it even though I was proud, I know how much care was put into making her hair that long to get it chopped off. She was all smiles before and after, even now when I look at her she grins from ear to ear. She did such a great thing and for that I am proud.

After

Donated Hair

Can you see the joy she has? Even with her hair in hand she is smiling. She also says she knows she looks cuter now. The kids played a game of trying to figure out which little actress she reminded me of. Figured it out, the little girl on Ramona and Beezus. I know there is another from when I was younger but they’d never figure that out. Have you ever donated your hair or had a child do it?  If you are my friend on Facebook you have probably seen my pictures from when I donated my hair a year ago.

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Great Clips is the store we went to in order to donate her hair (and mine when I did it) because if they cut all 10 inches (no less) you get it done for free. Make sure your hair is washed before going in.  Of course since she was doing it I told them to give it a style so it cost us a little bit but not much and for the price it was totally worth it. Very proud of my little girl!

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Welcome Nicoli!

May 4, 2013 By · 2 Comments

I would like to introduce you all to the newest member of our family! Nicoli
This past Saturday, April 27th at 11:56 am Nicoli was born. He is one week old today (Birth Story to come)  I’ve yet to come up with a blog name for him, so I’m working on that now.

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