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The Dangers of Exposing Your Baby to Plastic Toys

If you are a new parent, you know deep inside that your baby is the best thing that has ever happened to you. You want what's best for your child and are willing to spend countless hours learning from the experts the right ways to give Bub a healthy start in life. But your research might not alert you to the deceptive danger Bub is exposed to during playtime. Walk through the aisles of any toy store and you will be faced with an overwhelming conglomeration of colors and sounds. Kids' toys are designed to attract short attention spans; they are brightly covered, stuffed with voice boxes and built from removable parts. From a distance, these toys seem alluring, but look closer...

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How to prepare for a baby when you have a disability

Before I cut to the chase and tell you what you should be working on to get ready for parenthood, I’m going to share the reality of the matter. Brace yourself! No matter what great, amazing, and profound advice I give you here today, you’re never going to be fully prepared. “What”, you say?!? Yes, it’s true, no matter how hard you try you’ll never be completely ready for parenthood. Sorry to burst your bubble, but parenthood comes with a lot of the unexpected and requires plenty of graceful flexibility. So while we’re going to talk about ways you can get your life and your home ready for your baby when you have a disability, it’s also important to remember...

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Moving away from plastic

With online shopping, the number of options available to parents looking for the best toys for their kids has skyrocketed… There are so many kinds of toys – all just a click away. Many parents are now using this to their advantage and opting for non-plastic, natural toys for their babies and toddlers. The journey to phasing out plastic toys is different for everyone and parents have many reasons for embarking on it. Moms and dads are striving to be more conscious about what their children are playing with and putting in their mouths, as well as the impact these toys are having on the environment. Below are some of our favorite stories of the parents who made the decision...

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Five Benefits of Decluttering your home

    It’s weird the way that it works—it seems as if the more space we have, the more stuff we tend to accumulate. However, clutter can be a real issue. Clutter, at its worst, can be described as hoarding—“the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value.” Research shows that a link exists between hoarding and depression, and although we know that sorting through all of your stuff can be a daunting and time-consuming task, it is well worth the effort. The Real Reasons We Hang on to Clutter Before we get into the benefits of decluttering your home, I think it is important to understand why we hold on to stuff that we seldom...

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Nine Super Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids

Research has recently shown that children spend less time outdoors than prison inmates (shocking, I know!) There’s so much adventure to be had in the great outdoors! But when you have super active children, the activities outside need to be enough to wear them out. Here are 9 super fun activities you can enjoy with your children, whether it’s to get them away from their electronics or to burn off some of that (seemingly endless) energy.

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