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16 Ways to Help Your Toddler Adjust to a New Baby

16 Ways to Help Your Toddler Adjust to a New Baby

As we prepared for our second child, Bambino, to arrive, I was petrified of how Chulengo, our toddler, was going to adjust to the new baby. I was worried about how my relationship with him would change. We had finally gotten into a good routine. 

Review: Owlet Smart Sock

Review: Owlet Smart Sock

There are definitely perks to having a baby today when technology is revolutionizing the way we raise kids. Having a piece of technology ease any unnecessary burden of parenting is always a win in my book. But, as a mom with a new baby, the 

How to Find the Right Diaper for Your Baby

How to Find the Right Diaper for Your Baby

With a new baby in the house, there is one thing we used more than anything else — diapers, diapers, diapers. So many diapers. Some parents opt for a cloth diapering system while others prefer disposable diapers. Every day, I see moms online seeking answers 

36 Tips To Prepare For Your C-Section

36 Tips To Prepare For Your C-Section

After taking 12 weeks of natural birthing classes, we received news that Chulengo was breech. After a failed version, and weeks of baby flipping exercises, Chulengo didn’t budge, and I surrendered to the idea that he would arrive via c-section. I had spent so much 

15 Must-Haves When Traveling with a Toddler

15 Must-Haves When Traveling with a Toddler

Traveling with a little one is no easy task.  After surviving over 15 flights with our one-year-old, I have come up with a list of 15 items that have made our trips more comfortable, efficient, and enjoyable.  I have learned to pack smart to prepare 

A 13-hour Flight:  This Mom’s Hour by Hour Perspective

A 13-hour Flight: This Mom’s Hour by Hour Perspective

Hour 0 Why are all these people glaring at me as I board the plane with my sweet little 1-year-old?  It is not THAT big of a deal.  We’ve taken a dozen flights with him.  What’s one more? Hour 1 Oh, this isn’t so bad. 

Getting Through A Nursing Strike

Getting Through A Nursing Strike

This past week was one of the toughest emotional weeks since Chulengo was born.  He was sick and had Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.  He didn’t want to eat or drink anything.  When the poor guy would swallow food, he would screech in pain.  I knew 

Review:  Bumkins Splat Mat & Sleeved Bib

Review: Bumkins Splat Mat & Sleeved Bib

We’ve been using both the mat & the bib since Chulengo started eating table food.  I have grouped them together because they are from the same company and easily bought together.  The pros and cons of each one are very similar. Pros Variety of fun 

How to Deal with Hand Foot & Mouth Disease

How to Deal with Hand Foot & Mouth Disease

This past week we have been dealing with Hand Foot & Mouth Disease (HFMD).  Somewhere, a week or two again, Chulengo contracted HFMD.  He started to show symptoms the evening we got back from a cross-country trip.  When I began researching HFMD, I wasn’t finding 

4 Essential Things I Am Not Planning for Our Family Vacation

4 Essential Things I Am Not Planning for Our Family Vacation

My husband and I enjoy international travel because of the many amazing memories we make in the process.  Whether it was getting our car stuck in the mud on the back roads of Costa Rica, hiking through rice paddies in Indonesia, or snorkeling outside of