Halloween Safety 101

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When I was a kid, we went Trick-or-Treating by ourselves without a care in the world! Unfortunately we live in a slightly different world these days. And unfortunately, Halloween has become a Holiday that is quite a bit more dangerous than it was before. But, with these simple tips, you can keep your kids safe and still have a great time! Modify the tips depending on your child’s age!

  • If possible (or if your kids aren’t too cool yet) always send your children with a chaperon.

    Ok, This may be much easier said than done. As your kids get older they are going to want to go with their friends and not Mom. Offer to drive them from street to street as they trick or treat. Tell them you will meet them at the opposite end of the street. Hint to your kids: You get places MUCH faster driving. More places=More Candy!
  • Send your kids with a flashlight, glow stick, glow in the dark tape or other light. By having your child carry a flashlight, a lit Trick-or-Treat bag, glowstick etc… not only can you keep an eye on them easier, but they are also much more visible to cars. When kids get excited they tend to dash across the road without looking. By having your child carry a light, accidents with vehicles can be greatly reduced. Want a quick way to make everything glow in the dark EASILY? Check out this amazing glow-in-the-dark Tumble Dye from S.E.I.!
  • Keep costumes safe. halloween2

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If your child is going to be wearing a mask, make sure they can see out easily. A mask should also be easily removed without any assistance. (Your child should be able to take his/her mask of by themselves). A costume should also be easy to move in and not restrict your movement or the ability to walk and climb stairs.

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How to use the Zipadeezip + Miracle Product GIVEAWAY!!!

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Both of my boys HAD to be swaddled if there was any chance of them going to sleep! If they weren’t swaddled they would either stay awake and just stare/mess around or they would smack themselves all night long and wake themselves up! With my first, we could NOT figure out how to get him to transition out of a swaddle! We started with the swaddle blankets, then moved to the velcro swaddles…then we double swaddled….then we safety pinned. Yes…Safety pinned. (Stop judging we were desperate!) And don’t worry- we used to those HUGE baby diaper safety pins. Once he started busting out of that we had deemed ourselves doomed and prepared for sleepless nights for the rest of forever. blog-untitled-export-0064-2

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10 Tips to Survive a Road Trip with Toddlers

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Going on a Road Trip with toddlers can be scary. But it can also be a blast!!!! And, it can be SO much easier than it sounds! With a little bit of planning ahead you and your toddler will have a blast on your road trip! And you will totally survive with your sanity in check!!! Try some of these simple, tips to survive a road trip with toddlers!!
Get Organized

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Before you even start your trip, figure out a way to stay organized! This Back Seat Car Organizer has kinda been a life saver for me!I am constantly reaching back into the back to hand a snack, give a binkie, clean up a spill, kiss a boo boo etc….being organized and using an organizer in the car makes it SO much easier. Especially if your toddler can reach the organizer. My son can reach most of the stuff in his organizer and he knows when he is finished with something he needs to hand it back to me. Keeping organized on a trip keeps my sanity and makes life a whole lot easier. This product definitely helped with that!!! Whether you choose to use an organizer, tupperware, baggies etc…find a way that works for you to keep your car clean and organized during the drive. Make sure you have a bag set aside for garbage!

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DIY Toddler Sandbox ||For the Busy Mama!!!||

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Can we just get three cheers that summer is here!!?? HIP HIP HOORAY!!!!! If I could I would be outside every single day all day playing with  my boys! And truth be told, my 2 year old would be outside all day every day as well!

I have been dying to get my son a Sand Box but have been a total cheapo and haven’t wanted to go buy one! Not to mention how much sand costs to fill it! (Who in the world came up with sand prices?!) Anyway…as I was scrolling through a classifieds Facebook page I am a part of I saw a little bookshelf for sale for $5. I had an instant light bulb! Bookshelf Sandbox! Yes please!

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Must Have Printables for Your Babysitter!

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One of the scariest thoughts of bringing home baby number two in a few weeks is making sure my two year old is well taken care of while Mom and Dad are at the hospital! My mom will be the one with the awesome job of keeping the two year old alive while we are at the hosptial. So, I know that he is in good hands! But, my biggest concern is not having the time to make sure she knows all she needs to before we jet off to the hospital!

Being prepared in case of an emergency or unexpected circumstance crucial! Especially with little ones at home.If Mom and Dad have to leave quickly…what is the plan for the littles at home? Don’t get caught unprepared!! Being prepared will make an Emergency a lot easier to deal with! Especially if you aren’t panicking about the little people at home!

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