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Emily Smith

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep While You are Expecting

Let’s face it, a good night’s sleep is crucial to getting through a tough day.  One of the cruelest ironies of my pregnancies is that just when my body is craving more and better sleep, I have such a difficult time getting comfortable enough to fall or stay asleep. Knowing that studies show that getting more sleep and really restful...

New Moms My Solution to Worry Less Do More

Back when I was expecting for the first time I was determined to be somewhat spare about baby gear. I was sure everything would be just fine with a crib and some swaddling blankets.While it probably would have been “ok” if I had stuck with that plan, when you are existing on very little sleep I now firmly believe that...

Recipe for a Great Campout

Our family loves a good campout. Whether it is backyard camping with dad and the kids or something truly remote, there's nothing like the fresh air and conviviality of a campout. Making sure you have great food for your adventure into the great outdoors is almost as important as having the right equipment. If you end up cold, damp...

Finding the Formula for Happiness with a New Baby

When I was expecting my first born I was so excited to finally become a mom while at the same time completely delusional about what my maternity leave would be like.  I had plenty of friends who were already moms so it wasn't like I was completely nieve about the lack of sleep and tremendous change in lifestyle my...

Best Toaster Oven Recipes

A great convection toaster oven can be an amazing addition to your kitchen. You can use it to make a whole meal for yourself or a small family in a fraction of the time of a large standard oven. You'll save time both warming up the smaller oven and cooking particularly when you use convection mode. On festive occasions...

Find the Best Dustbuster – 6 Top Picks

A great dustbuster aka handheld vacuum can be a lifesaver with a toddler or a new pet in the home. Once your baby is on the move you'll find you want to zap up messes they might encounter and the messes that they make easily and often. New pets, oh my the mess! This is a roundup of the...

Creating a Special Letter from Santa

I’ve always been a kid at heart. Even as an adult, playing, exploring, and continuing to learn is a big part of my life. When I was looking for someone to spend the rest of my life with, I wanted to find someone who shared that same free-spirited outlook on life. When I met my husband, I knew I...

Tips to Help Your Child Learn Everyday

Every new parent wants to do what they can to assure that they give their child the best start in life. This means providing for both physical and mental development. As a new mom and an avid reader, there was no question in my mind that I would read aloud to my little ones long before actually learning how to...

Is Your Baby Turning into a Little Mover?

"He's up! He's on the move!" Those words heralded the start of the active baby stage in our house. We were done with the largely sedentary days our friends referred to as 'baby t.v'. where we could sit and gaze at the new and different expressions crossing our baby's face while he was largely immobile.Entering the active baby stage...

When TTC Takes Longer Than You Expected

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For some folks having a baby seems to take no effort at all. Back when my husband and I were trying for a baby it seemed like half of our friends got pregnant the first month they started trying. Some of them were even surprised how quickly they fell pregnant.  We weren't lucky that way.In addition to having difficulty...

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