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5 Ways to Foster a Love of Reading

Reading affects every single area of our lives. If kids struggle with reading, it’s highly likely that they’ll struggle in other areas of their academic life as well. However, parents can play a large role in influencing kids to form better reading habits and become better readers — keep reading for how! Like this:Like Loading…


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6 Essentials For The Cloth Diapering Newbie

Thinking about trying cloth diapers, or switching from disposables? Though it may seem like a lot to take in, cloth diapering can be fairly simple and easy to do . . . as long as you’re set up for success. Like any new endeavour, you should be prepared with all the materials you need before […]

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8 Ways to Create a Green Nursery on a Budget

Creating a safe nursery for your little one is extremely important. Your child may be spending 12-18 hours a day in their bedroom and while they’re sleeping, their bodies are working to repair the damage caused during the day. If that’s not reason enough to green your nursery, consider that children process toxins differently than […]


5 Newborn Pics Every Parent Should Take

Photographers love taking newborn pictures — the babies are just so fresh, sweet and calm (mostly). The possibilities are endless during these types of sessions, but there are some go-to shots that I tend to take every time I’m in a newborn session. Keep reading for the 5 ultra-adorable shots every parent should try to […]

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The Journey of a Babywearing Mama: Bailey

Bailey Rankins started her babywearing journey with a simple DIY wrap, then learned more about the options available at a local cloth diapering meeting. This Bakersfield, California mama started wearing when her son was just 4 weeks old and is still going strong now that he’s one. Bailey share how babywearing doesn’t need to be […]

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Savvy Highlights: Disney On Ice Let’s Celebrate

For about 2 years now, I’ve been taking my daughter to see two Disney on Ice performances a year. After a bit the performances seem to have a lot in common and I get a bit bored with the same stories (but my daughter LOVES them). I prefer add-ons to the Disney tales instead of […]

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Mom’s Night Out Recap & Giveaway

There’s nothing quite like some quality “me time,” but Mom’s Night Out 2015 certainly offered that and more for the lovely mamas who made it out to Hotel Diva for the event on Saturday. Guests were greeted with their own night out necklace and eco-friendly goodie bag filled with offers and treats from some amazing […]

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