How to Get Your Toddler to Drink Milk

How to Get Your Toddler to Drink Milk

    Confession time: my oldest daughter hasn’t had milk since she gave up her bottles at 18 months old. As a result, making sure she gets enough calcium and protein have been a challenge for us – one I much rather would have solved with a simple glass of milk every day. While we’ve made it work, it isn’t something I wanted for my 15-month-old. After our experience with Abbie not drinking milk all of toddlerhood, I wanted to make sure I did things a little differently this time around – and so far, so good! Ella loves having…

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Cheesy Italian Turkey Sausage Frittata

Cheesy Italian Turkey Sausage Frittata

   I am always looking for easy, filling breakfasts. I’m a big proponent of fueling up at the start of your day… and if you know me, you know I adore breakfast food. In fact, I could eat breakfast food any time of day and never get tired of it. Even though I enjoy the classics, it’s nice to come up with new ideas too. We’re always trying to get more whole foods into our diet – that allows us to indulge just a little bit while still keeping with a healthy lifestyle. I’ll be honest – the motivation for…

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Tracking Sleep Habits with the Sleeptracker

Tracking Sleep Habits with the Sleeptracker

I think we can all agree as moms that sleep is a hot commodity, right? I for one never seem to get enough of it. I could say it’s the kids, but honestly? My girls both sleep through the night (watch, now they’ll randomly start waking up again now that I’ve said that). The truth is that as a mom, I’ve got so many things to do… and sleep is always pushed to the bottom of that list.

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How I Get More Veggies into my Family’s Diet

How I Get More Veggies into my Family’s Diet

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I feel like we all battle with our families about food, but never as much as we battle about vegetables. It isn’t even just the kids either – for me, it’s my husband too! Before we got married, my husband told me two things that I’ve since changed his mind on: first, that he didn’t do leftovers (that changed pretty much immediately), and that he didn’t eat vegetables because they “tasted like the ground.” Yes, he actually said that. Since then, I’ve been slowly introducing…

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How to Prepare for Fall Family Fun

How to Prepare for Fall Family Fun

  Fall is finally here at long last, and with that comes all my favorite activities of the year. There are fall festivals, apple picking, and the pumpkin patch – so many great ways to enjoy the season with your families. Without the right planning though, they can turn disastrous, so it’s important to prepare in advance to make sure everything goes smoothly. I am always over prepared for things, so I’m sharing my tips below on what you should bring with you below! The right supplies for your littlest ones. Whether you have kids in diapers or potty training,…

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Introducing Your Breastfed Baby to Formula

Introducing Your Breastfed Baby to Formula

   Deciding how to feed your baby is a personal decision, and there are many reasons parents choose what they do. Some breastfeed, some use formula, and some do a combination of both. I fall into that final category – moms who have done both. I’ve talked about my breastfeeding journey with Ella before, and for the most part, it has been a great experience. When she was born and latched on right away, I knew we were on the right track. After we got over the initial humps of establishing a good supply and the pain of early nursing, things…

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Four Tips to Stay Hydrated

Four Tips to Stay Hydrated

  I don’t know about you, but I’m always running around like a crazy person. Between working full-time, two kids, my husband, and this blog – life is busy. It’s hard to remember to take care of myself sometimes, but it’s so necessary. One of those things that’s so important is staying hydrated. It’s something I really concentrate on, so I’m sharing my top tips to stay hydrated in hopes they will help you too! Use fun cups or bottles that you want to use. I got these fun pineapple cups in a package from Welch’s recently, and they are…

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The Three Best Gifts for New Moms

The Three Best Gifts for New Moms

Bringing your baby home takes a lot of preparation. There’s so much to prepare – diapers, wipes, nursing supplies, bottles, and more. Now that I’ve welcomed two babies home, I know exactly what I  need at home to prepare for a new baby, and I always keep that in mind when I’m picking out gifts for new parents. I like to give both the obvious gifts and the ones you would never think of!

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5 Things You Can Do Now to Protect Your Baby’s Health

5 Things You Can Do Now to Protect Your Baby’s Health

  I feel like our health is one of those things that when we have it, we take it for granted, but when we don’t, we’re always trying to chase it. Protecting our health is something that should be ingrained into our everyday life, starting with infancy. It’s so important to instill healthy habits in our kids and help them keep them for life. I’ve shared my top 10 healthy habits to instill in your little ones below, but let me know if there are any you would add! Get regular checkups. This includes a well-check at the pediatrician or…

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Tailgating and Hokie Football with Coleman

Tailgating and Hokie Football with Coleman

You guys. It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year. No, not the holidays. Football season. Football season is my favorite time of year, and I spend most of the summer counting down to it starting. Now that it’s just about here (only 19 days until the Hokies’ first game), it’s hard to contain my excitement. Some of my fondest college memories involve Hokie football, and I’m aching to go to Blacksburg for a game. I have yet to bring Abbie or Ella, and I cannot wait to watch them experience Lane Stadium for the first time. I’m hoping…

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