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10 Water Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

Living in Florida, water safety is always at the forefront of my mind. At first I thought I was too nervous and extremely overprotective when my kids were around water, but after reading a few statistics I realized my worries were warranted. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. among children under 5 years old.   Drowning is also a silent killer—most young children who drowned in pools were last seen in the home, had been…

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Eating Out With Kids

If you are like me you love eating out. Not only does it mean I don’t have to cook but I get to try new flavors and cuisines that I can’t seem to replicate in my kitchen. Most times we go out to eat we bring the kids along. Babysitters are expensive for three kids and to be honest we love having them with us. The struggle is finding a place that makes both us and the kids happy. If…

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How Being A “Girl Dad” Made Me A Better Man

I’m a father of three beautiful little ladies who think that I am their super hero. What they don’t know is that they are the heroines, and they have made me a better man. It’s both an honor and a privilege to father little girls. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Some say that I’ve gone soft, that I’m surrounded by too much estrogen, that I need try for “that boy”, but they would be wrong! They must not…

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Visiting St. Augustine – A Family Travel Guide

We recently visited the oldest city in America. To be honest when my husband mentioned going to St. Augustine for the fourth of July weekend I wasn’t too excited. I used to live in Jacksonville, Florida (about 45 minutes north) for about 7 years and so St. Augustine didn’t seem new or exciting. Oh how I was wrong. Yes I had been to St. Augustine before but I had never taken my kids and I was shocked at how many…

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Diaper Bag Essentials

I don’t know why, but I always wonder what other moms carry in their diaper bag. Maybe they found this really genius product or really awesome mom hack and I just want to steal it. I recently went to some of my most trusted mom friends (AKA all of you) and asked what items you keep in your diaper bag at all times. I have come up with a pretty extensive list that will prepare you for any situation. First…

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First Birthday Gift Guide

Hazel just celebrated her first birthday (read about it here) and leading up to her party I was asked to give suggestions about gift ideas for her. Just to digress for a second, I love to ask parents and love to be asked about gift ideas. I ask because I want to make sure I am going to give something the child wants and needs instead of creating more work for the parents by having to return something they just…

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My Breastfeeding Journey – The Joys and Struggles of The Past 45 Months

Last night I sat with my husband after putting my youngest to bed. She nursed to sleep. I sat at the table next to him, and with no expression told him that her nursing sessions were getting shorter and shorter and I could see the end coming near. She is 14 months, almost the same age as my other two girls when they ended their breastfeeding journey. A flood of emotions took over took me. It was hard to swallow.…

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10 Ways To Get Your Picky Toddler To Eat More Veggies

How did my baby who ate everything in sight turn into the pickiest of toddlers? I dont know why but my toddlers give me such a hard time when it comes to eating their veggies. This sent me on a journey to help them get a more balanced diet and incorporate veggies into their day any way I could.   I have learned a few tricks and now I am sharing what really works when it comes to getting toddlers to…

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Why I want my daughter to grow up to be a princess – plus tips on throwing a #disneykids princess tea playdate

My girls just love Disney and as they get older they have really shown an interest in all things Princess. I have to admit when I asked my daughter what she wanted to be when she grew up and she said “Princess” I kind of cringed. Growing up I was never much of a girlie girl. Princesses didn’t resonate with me because I wasn’t into dresses and tiaras and maybe because, when I was younger, I didn’t really look past…

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10 Must Have Toddler Sandals

We are Floridians so sandals are a way of life. As the temperature starts to warm up (or in my case temperatures start to scorch) we are amping up our sandal wardrobe. This year there are so many great styles to choose from so I put together a list of our top 10 to share with all of you. These have to be my girls favorites. They are bright and colorful and just exude style. I want these in my size…

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