Trick Your Picky Eater Chocolate Avocado Frosting

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When my first son was nursing, he was diagnosed with Milk, Soy, Protein Intolerance. So basically I had to drop everything dairy if I wanted to continue nursing. So, I did! One of the easiest ways to do this was to use some Vegan recipes. They gave great substitutions for dairy products! So, needless to say, I was VERY excited when I was asked to review the Ebook 101 Vegan Chocolate Recipes! These are super easy recipes that give great substitutions! It’s super cheap to buy  or you can read it for free on amazon!

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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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It’s OKAY to Not Always Be the Nice Guy

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Life gives us great opportunities to live, learn and grow. Sometimes, those lessons are taught by happy moments and sometimes, they are taught through moments we wish to never repeat. Today, I learned a powerful life lesson through a moment in time that I wish had never happened and I wish to never happen again. But, life can’t be that way and we can’t wish back the hard moments. So we live, learn and grow from them. (Or at least we hope we can do so.)

I sat with my best friend at the local McDonald’s catching up about the weeks that had passed since we had last seen each other. We sat smiling as we listened to our three boys playing happily in the McDonald’s play land. It was a quiet day with only two other families with a few young kids each. We had been to that play land plenty of times before without problems from any other families or children.

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How to Encourage Pretend Play

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pretend play coverIn the early Toddler months, your child should start to engage in “pretend play”. Pretend play is that awesome time when your child brings you imaginary cookies, plays with dolls (bathes, feeds, comforts) talks to toys, interacts and plays with toys approriatly etc…. Pretend play is a very important time in your child’s life and opens the door to many more imaginary opportunities later in life!

Pretend play should also be important to you!!! It helps with your child’s development, practices and teaches problem solving, teaches story telling, increases language (Especially adult world language- think, “Bye Daddy, I’m going to work”) and most of all….keeps them from getting bored!!!

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