Summer Solstice

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This summer has been the season of transformation, physically, mentally, and emotionally. And I mean that in the literal sense. Physical: I got my nose pierced about two weeks ago and I know exactly what possessed me: I was afraid that with three young kids (and a Jeep with an entire row of car seats [...]

Car Wash Kid

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Who said washing your car had to be a hassle? Although kids can sometimes make getting work done more difficult, sometimes we’re presented with the opportunity to include them in on the fun – and yes, they can even make chores fun! Check out how Baby Bullet blogger Maia Rodriguez spends her afternoons.

Bringing Sexy Back

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I met an old friend for drinks a few weeks ago and a conversation we had has been on my mind ever since. Understandably, she was quite upset because her husband asked her why she never dressed provocatively or sexy anymore. I feel like the fact that she has three little kids at home is [...]

Back to Sleep – Baby’s Bedtime Safety

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There are two important interventions that you, as a new parent, can employ to help reduce the dangers of sleep for your infant during bedtime. The first is knowing how to provide the safest sleep space and the second is creating a safe sleep environment in order to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). A [...]

License to Parent

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We need a license to drive a car. If we want to rent or buy a house, we have to provide our credit history. And though there isn’t an official parenting class required to become a parent, I wouldn’t mind one. The following are some of the questions I’d ask: They say it takes a [...]

All You Need is a Fresh Coat of Paint

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These paint swatches have been up on our walls for over a year and a half, since before I got pregnant with our now 3-month-old son. Now that he is sleeping through the night, I decided it was time to at least get started. So maybe this transformation will motivate some of you out there [...]

Easy Peasy Bed Fort

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Are you running out of ideas about how to entertain your toddler, especially late on a Friday afternoon? Our son Oliver loves playing on our bed and getting under the covers, screaming “hide in there!” Some times, at 5:30 a.m. when he’s pulling all our blankets off, I usually get annoyed, but today he was [...]

Summertime Safety

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Summertime triggers an American ritual: the rolling out of the grills, the dusting off of the patio furniture, and the beginning of BBQ season! Unfortunately, each year, many hungry participants end up bent over the porcelain throne, suffering from the ill effects of grill-side grubbing. Why? With most of us grazing our way through lazy [...]

Dads Deserve More Credit

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In a recent article from Huffington Post, a clear and obvious statement was made: Dads deserve more credit! But, more importantly, there’s science to prove it! Lots has been said about the bond a mother and child share, but studies show the bond between a father and child can be just as important. Playtime helps [...]

When the House Finally Sells

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The offer that changed the game came in as we were drying off from taking a dip in the pool. Just like that, our home was sold. Well, “under agreement” or “contingent” as they like to say, but, in that very moment, our home sorta, kinda became someone else’s and it sorta, kinda simultaneously feels [...]