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The Best Parenting Advice
1. 15 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE FROM BUGS
Along with the warmer weather comes lots and lots of bugs. Eww! Ouch! If you're tired of scratching and swatting your way through summer, you're not alone. Put the fly swatter away and get to work on one of these DIY methods for getting rid of pesky bugs.
2. MOMMY WILL YOU LAY WITH ME?
I have a new favorite phrase from our kids ¦ Mommy will you lay with me ¦ why? Let me tell you. Do you hear this every night, as I do? Our children want me to lie down with them every night. This question is always on their minds, because they love to spend time with you.
3. RESPECT FOR THE SOLO MAMA AND FIVE THINGS THAT KEPT THIS ONE SANE
I must say ¦ I have such a new level of respect for the solo mama. I ™m not going to go as far as to say single , because I know you can be married and still spend the majority of your time parenting alone. And by alone , you know what I mean, right? Like, physically the only adult in the picture, hands-on.
4. HOMEMADE COOLING SUNBURN TREATMENT
Hello Lovelies, I ™m so excited to share this DIY with you! It's summer and I ™m sure all of you are wearing sunblock ¦ but just in case you get a sunburn, this is a must try DIY. It's easy and feels AMAZING. It soothes and cools like crazy. Feels like a popsicle for your skin. Even if you don't have a sunburn, try these under your eyes to help with puffiness and dark circles. Moisturizes and feels so good, especially on a hot day.
5. WHY YOU TRULY NEED TO CHILDPROOF YOUR HOME
Do you have a tot who is just beginning to explore the world? Here are some ideas on ways to childproof your home “ against the toddler who loves to explore EVERYTHING! This tricks will bring some sanity. Promise.
Read more on Kids Activities Blog here.
6. THE HYSTERICAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR FIRST AND SECOND CHILD
With children comes experience, so it’s no surprise that many parents do things slightly different the second time around. And despite best intentions to keep everything equal between your firstborn and newest addition to the family, there are some changes that are bound to creep in that can be classified as second child syndrome.
Read more on PopSugar here.
7. PAINTING ROCKS (WITH KIDS) TO LOOK LIKE TURTLES AND FISH
I found these adorable ideas to paint rocks and stones to look like turtles and fish! Perfect to make for your gardens or with the kiddos this summer. Find four longer rocks with a smooth surface as well as one round one and a large circle. Use green acrylic paint in different shades to paint on the turtle's shell, eyes, and dots!
Is your house cluttered? sometimes the easiest solution is also the hardest “ deciding what things to throw away. But if we are going to learn how to not be a hoarder, we need to eliminate! *Note: By elimante I also mean gift them to another person, take them to the goodwill, compost them, add them to a landfill, etc.
9. HOW THE “TRICKY PEOPLE” CONCEPT SAVED MY BOYS
Quick backstory. Actually, I ™m incapable of condensing anything so it can be considered quick but I ™ll try. Three days ago I was in the shower around 8:30am when it felt like I was shot in my left ovary. You didn't see that one coming, did you? ???? In short, it was an unbearable pain that had me doubled over, light-headed, and incredibly nauseous. Well, with the help of some unseen angels, truly, I somehow got enough clothes on my body to be decent, and drove my four kids and myself five minutes to our small town ER. (I realized after this all blew over how foolish it was for me to drive while in intense pain. Be smarter than I was and call an ambulance should you find yourself in a similar situation!)
10. 10 REASONS I LOVE SNAPCHAT AND YES I’M A MOM
I ™m nearly 40 and I have three kids between the ages of 5-9. I also have a best friend who is 20 years younger than me. We pretty much have the same taste in music, TV and movies but grew up in different generations. She taught me what bae meant (although it still confuses me) and I introduced her to Friends (she watched all 10 seasons in a couple of months time).