Welcome

Hello, and welcome to my Parenting Tips blog. I am a mom of a 3-year-old and a full time online college student. I’ll be happy to share any insight I have on parenting, including dealing with different behaviors, toys I and my son like, other good products, etc. Check back often for updates. Feel free…
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Bedtime Routine for Babies

This is a guest post written by Edna Thompson. I hope you enjoy her post and find it useful. Almost every parent has experienced problems when establishing a bedtime routine for their babies. There have been suggested many approaches, more or less effective, but it still remains strongly individual which is the best way for…
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Review of Bulu Box Samples by Subscription

I received a free three month subscription to Bulu Box in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own and are entirely honest. I try to be as unbiased as possible in my reviews. I recently received my first Bulu Box in the mail. For those who are unaware, Bulu Box is a subscription…
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I’ve Been Nominated for a Liebster Award

I would like to thank Jessie from Doppelganger Life for nominating me for my first ever Liebster award. After you read this post, feel free to pop over and give her some love for her recognition and her great site. For those who are unfamiliar with this award, it is a way for bloggers to…
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Toys that boost your child’s development

This is a guest post by Melissa Stevens. I hope you all enjoy reading it. It’s playtime! If your children love playing with a ball, that’s great, but what about a ton of other popular toys lying around the house? Are all of them really necessary? Why waste lots of money buying toys which cannot even help…
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Letting Children Play Alone: Acceptable or Neglectful?

Yesterday I read an article on Today.com about a Maryland family who was being investigated for allowing their two children to play unsupervised at the park. You can read the details by visiting this page. To summarize, Child Protective Services became involved in this case when the family allowed their children who were ten and…
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10 Reasons I Prefer a Cat as a Pet Over a Dog

I am a huge animal lover. However, cats have always been among my favorites, both wild and domestic. I seem to have a rapport with them, even strays like in a previous post I wrote about my rapport with stray cats. There are many advantages and disadvantages to both cats and dogs, and I can…
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11 Common Pet Peeves Regarding Strangers

A while back ago, I wrote a post about Terms of Endearment with regard to its use by strangers. Since it was used in that previous post, I did not include it here. However, it did give me the idea to compile this list. This post was compiled from a combination of my own personal…
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Is Age Really Just a Number?

There’s a huge, ongoing debate I’ve heard around in many places over whether age is truly just a number. People seem to have a vast variety of opinions on this topic, so I thought I’d share my own take, and ask all of you for yours. I’ll tell you what I think and then explain…
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Top Ten Most Shared Posts of 2014

With 2014 coming to a close and finishing off the 9th month of this website’s existence, I wanted to share with all of you some of the most popular posts of the year. Those of you who have been readers for a long time may remember some or all of these posts, and those who…
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Introducing the Reader of the Month Contest

Last month, I introduced a Reader Submitted Article Contest. In that contest, readers could submit articles to be considered as guest post entries, and my favorite would be published and mentioned as the winner, in addition to getting a link to their site on my contest page if they have one, but even if you…
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Trust Your Gut: My Experience With Appendicitis

In June of 2008, I had a run-in with a potentially deadly condition. However, a great many people actually disregard the signs of this condition until it becomes life threatening. I speak of appendicitis. Many people don’t seek treatment for it until after it ruptures, which according to my doctor is about 36 hours in….
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My Son’s 2014 Christmas

I hope that everyone has had a great Christmas, and looks forward to a great new year with 2015 approaching quickly. Only a few days remain of 2014, and I’d like to share my son’s Christmas experience with all of you. We spent Christmas at my mom and stepdad’s house. We had enchiladas with rice…
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