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Activities for 2-Month Olds

The second month is an exciting time when your baby has started to develop their personality. They’re offering smiles and coos, and are actually beginning to interact with people and objects around them. So now what do you do with your baby during their awake time? These activities for 2-month olds are fantastic ways to …

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Tummy Time Tips

At our very first check-up, after my daughter was born, the doctor mentioned that we should go ahead and start doing tummy time with her. Of course, I had heard about this position during our prenatal courses and from my previous time around babies, but I never realized exactly what it entailed or that newborns …

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Teach Your Toddler About Nature

Most of my favourite childhood memories come from being outdoors, experiences which I’m sure helped build my character, and I want the same for my children. Nature stimulates so many of our senses, providing infinite learning opportunities for curious minds. By helping your toddler learn about nature, they’ll hopefully grow up to care for their world. …

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What I Wish I Knew: Postpartum

I think no matter how much you prepare, you may never feel completely ready. Especially the first time around. The days and weeks after birthing a beautiful little human are intense, to say the least. Of course, everyone’s postpartum situation is unique. But I wish I had read as much about women’s experiences during recovery …

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12 Baby Books for the 1st Year

Why would you read to your baby if they can’t even understand the words? Is there a purpose for all those baby books? Believe it or not, there are many benefits of reading to your child at any age. And yes, this includes brand new babies!  Sure, your newborn won’t be picky about which books …

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How to Help Your Toddler Learn

Is your toddler learning everything they need? Are you teaching them all of the concepts and skills you should be? Are you preparing them for a successful start in school? Many parents feel stressed about these questions. They see other children counting to a higher number, speaking with a larger vocabulary, understanding concepts that theirs …

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25 Home Activities for Toddlers

Days where you and your toddler are stuck indoors can easily fly out of control if the little ones aren’t kept busy and entertained. Your house turns to utter mayhem and someone ends up having a meltdown.   Not to fret! If you need the perfect list of home activities for toddlers, without having to constantly …

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What to Consider When Buying a Stroller!

You need a stroller but where do you even begin? This can be a big investment for many families and you want to make the right decision. Of course you want it to last, be safe for your baby, and be the right fit for you so here you’ll find seven areas to consider before you buy.