Christmas Recap 2017 [First Christmas as a Family of 4]

Breakfast with Santa Kansas City

Our first Christmas as a family of four is officially in the books! And wow, this holiday season was a complete whirlwind. For starters, various combinations of the kids and I were sick for about the first 2 weeks of December. Between recovering from illness and having a baby who doesn’t sleep through the night, I felt like I was on auto-pilot for most of the season.

Of course, I still wanted to do all of our favorite holiday traditions with the little ones. We just had to cram everything in super fast once we were all feeling better! I knew this would be a really fun year, since Colton is at an age where he thinks Christmas is really magical. Plus, it was Blair’s very first Christmas! And there’s nothing better than a baby’s first holiday season.

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Reindeer Treats Recipe [Kid-Friendly Christmas Dessert]

Your family will love this kid-friendly Christmas dessert recipe for Reindeer Treats! It doesn't matter whether you call it Reindeer Treats, Reindeer Chow, Christmas Muddy Buddies, or even Puppy Chow... everyone loves a big bowl of this stuff! This holiday version is even more festive with the addition of red and green candies.

One of my favorite holiday traditions is spending time in the kitchen with my little ones. Earlier today, we used this Reindeer Treats recipe to whip up a big batch to take to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for Christmas Eve. I’ve heard this stuff called Reindeer Treats, Reindeer Chow, Christmas Muddy Buddies, and even Puppy Chow… but in the end, it doesn’t really matter what you call it. All that matters is that you make it.

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Help Baby Sleep Better in Winter [Cold Weather Sleep Tips]

Help Baby Sleep Better in Winter! Looking for baby sleep advice for the winter months? Here's how to get baby to sleep through the night during the cold winter months and how to get baby to adjust to Daylight Savings Time! Plus, a Nested Bean review and exclusive discount code! [ad]

Winter is upon us, which means two things to moms: 1] it’s cold and 2] the dreaded Daylight Saving Time. Hold on. Am I the only one who didn’t realize it is actually “Saving” and not “Savings”? I’ve been saying it wrong my entire life. Thanks for setting me straight, Google. Alright, moving on… today I’m sharing some of my best tips to help Baby sleep better in winter and help mom keep her sanity during these long, dark months.

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Keep Kid Stuff from Taking Over Your House

This discussion on how to keep kid stuff from taking over your house is part of a shop that has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiftingForBaby #CollectiveBias

One of my biggest struggles as a mom is how to keep kid stuff from taking over your house. As soon as they’re born [well, even before they’re born!], the items start piling up: swing, play yard, bouncy seat, baby bathtub, the list goes on.

Then, they start getting toys. Ride-on toys, big bouncy balls, trucks, cranes, and more. Pretty soon, it feels like the walls are closing in. How can you stop kid stuff from taking over your home?

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Grocery Shopping with a Newborn and Toddler

Grocery Shopping with a Newborn and Toddler

I used to think it was scary to take one child grocery shopping. Then I had two.

Going to the grocery store is one of my least favorite errands. Add two kids in the mix and… yeah, not interested. But my family has to eat, so I had to figure out a way to get everyone to and from the store with minimal complaint. If you’re facing the prospect of grocery shopping with a newborn and toddler, read on for my best survival advice.

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