Conditioning your child to avoid wetting the bed


These conditioning methods are also known under a series of other monikers, from “Pavlovian conditioning” to respondent conditioning. Employing these strategies are as easy as pairing the undesired behavior with a mild consequence. These undesired behaviors are typically un-learned, meaning that they are the product of an unconscious reflex, and are not decided upon. Conditioning techniques may include either/or a reward for positive behavior, or a consequence for undesired behavior, and when it … [Read more...]

The best lightweight umbrella stroller


Now that S is getting older, it's necessary to have a good lightweight umbrella stroller for him. Our stroller needs are pretty simple: plenty of storage, easy to maneuver, comfortable, easy to use, and a good 5-point harness is important, too. S loves to try to get himself out of his stroller; he's a very active little boy. The unpadded 5-point harness keeps him in place and comfortable at the same time. We've had the Joovy Groove Ultralight for nearly a month now, and we love strolling S … [Read more...]

WaterWeek Kids: Great for Back-to-School


My 6-year old started 1st grade a couple of weeks ago. Since starting 1st grade, Jasmine now brings a packed lunch to school. I often worry about Jasmine not drinking enough water. It is something we've been struggling about with her for a while now. I have to force her to drink; Jasmine won't do it willingly, it's more of a chore for us now. I keep Jasmine hydrated daily, with water, tea, juice, and milk. WaterWeek Kids are great for back-to-school. All WaterWeek bottles fit perfectly into … [Read more...]

Peacock mum rooster diaper bag from 2 Red Hens for chic and stylish moms


Since becoming a mom over 5 years ago, I've needed to carry a diaper bag. My itty bitty purses have been stored away for so long, I don't even really miss them. I have since forgotten what it feels like to carry a clutch or a small handbag. Since those days are long gone, and a diaper bag is necessary, why not make it a super cute, stylish diaper bag. With two children under the age of 5, I need to have all the essentials handy. I'm in love with my new Peacock Mum Rooster Diaper Bag from 2 Red … [Read more...]

Expert baby care products from MAM


Since giving birth to my second child nearly 2 years ago I've been on the look out for the most innovative and best baby care products on the market. I was recently sent a few expert baby care products from MAM to try. MAM has a great combination of style, technological innovation and medical know-how which produces unique premium products. This makes MAM the leading designer brand for baby accessories and is why I'm so excited to tell you all about them. Expert Baby Care Products from … [Read more...]

Organic Eco Princess Citrus shampoo and conditioner


My daughter has very long thick hair. I adore her hair and so does she. The chances of us cutting her hair anytime soon are slim to none. Taking care of a 5-year old with hair past her bottom can prove quite challenging, as I'm sure you can imagine. For the last few months I've used a combination on J's hair that has been working well for us, but it's always fun to try new products and new smells. I was recently sent organic Eco Princess Citrus Shampoo and Conditioner to try on J. It's been a … [Read more...]

New and improved Joovy Groove umbrella stroller


I've been through my fair share of umbrella strollers. Some have been better than others but none have been as awesome as our newest stroller, the Jovvy Groove. The rectangle aluminum frame is sleek and stylish, very modern and darn cute! The new and improved Joovy Groove umbrella stroller is gorgeous. The improved Joovy Groove is totally new, from the wheels up. After a dreaded two straight weeks of rain I was excited to finally be able to take both of the kids out for a much needed walk. … [Read more...]

Li’l Helper Bottle Holder giveaway


Li'l Helper Bottle Holder Giveaway Li’l helper ($14.99) bottle holder offers a safe, easy way to keep loved ones entertained and nursing while parents are free to multitask. Its ergonomic design matches your baby’s natural nursing posture and li’l helper’s BPA-free, solid construction holds most bottle sizes. The Giveaway Enter to win a Li'l Helper Bottle Holder. There will be two winners chosen. Giveaway is open to US & Canada. Enter below using the provided Rafflecopter form. If … [Read more...]

Keep your child hydrated with these 5 easy tips


Last year I was having a hard time keeping my 5-year old daughter hydrated. I started noticing she wasn't drinking enough when I noticed she never had to urinate during the day. Jasmine is old enough to remember me being hospitalized when I was 32-weeks pregnant with her baby brother. I was first admitted for a rather large kidney stone and later found out I was dehydrated. I tend to use that experience to scare her a little. She remember me not being home and sleeping at the hospital, she … [Read more...]