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You Should be Letting Your Teen Watch “13 Reasons Why”

Lately there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the new Netflix original “13 Reasons Why”.  If you’ve been living under a rock, this show is about a high school girl, Hannah Baker, who commits suicide after some bad experiences and chronicles it on 13 tapes.  Each tape reveals a reason why she ended her life and the people who contributed to her decision. Many conservative parenting sites, news sites and…

Right Now, He’s Still Mine

My boy turns 3 today.  He still seems like my baby but I can see him turning into a big boy more and more every day.  His face is changing and everyday his sentences get clearer and clearer. I still remember when I found out I was having a son. I had been secretly hoping for another daughter.  I never had any brothers and my closest cousins were all girls so having a boy seemed…

Generic Baby Essentials Round Up

I compare my favorite generic baby items to the name brands! We’re young parents with three little ones so I am always trying to save a dollar.  Plus, I’ve just always been a cheapskate. It’s part of my personality and I find it fun to save money.  When I first had my daughter four years ago I started out using name brands for diapers, wipes and formula only to…

My Most Difficult Baby

Struggling with my youngest It’s long after midnight and I’m struggling to stay awake. The rocking motion is lulling us both to sleep.  Ben and I have been up now for at least an hour and I’ve gone through all the motions I know to get him back to sleep so we can both rest. There’s nothing worse than when your baby is screaming and you can’t seem to help…

8 Essentials for Calming a Fussy Baby

When we first bring our little bundles of joy home from the hospital sometimes things don’t always go as perfect as we’d hoped.  Having a baby with a gassy stomach makes for many sleepless nights and days spent trying to soothe them.  Recently, my youngest child, Benny, has gone from being a very relaxed baby to being a fussy child with horrible gas. Since I have two other children, a dog…