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06/11

2013

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My Little Ponies and Learning About Money

by RealMomofNJ on June 11, 2013 in Chores, Life Lessons, Tips

RealGirl is just shy of 4 years old. She’s good at taking direction, she’s capable of doing plenty of things on her own, and she wants more My Little Ponies. Thus, I thought this was the perfect time to introduce her to the concept of doing chores, getting an allowance, and saving for things you want. She needed to…

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06/07

2013

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Toddler* Party Ideas

by RealMomofNJ on June 07, 2013 in Parent Stuff, Random Info, Tips

RealGirl’s fourth birthday is coming. It seems that this is the birthday kids start celebrating with their friends and not their families. *sniffle* Already? I thought I had at least until she was 8.

I need toddler* party ideas.

I want a party that is:

Fun

Easy

Affordable

Physical

Not at my house

 

I don’t want a…

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06/04

2013

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Sleep Training Tips for Babies of All Ages

by RealMomofNJ on June 04, 2013 in Sleep, Tips

RealBoy has been waking up crying in the middle of the night. I don’t know why—he’s never wet, or cold, or missing his binky—but it’s becoming an unnecessary habit. I’m really tired now, so I’ve been getting lazy and bringing him back to bed with RealDad and me. Which was nice at first. Now, however, he only wants to…

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05/29

2013

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You Can Cook For Your Family. No Really, You Can

by RealMomofNJ on May 29, 2013 in Food & Recipes, Tips

RealDad sent me an article recently that I could’ve written myself:  You’ll Gladly Die for Your Children; Why Won’t You Cook for Them? I can’t stop thinking about it.

This article summarized much of what I think about cooking for my family and about the American views of food and cooking. It brings up some superior points and basically answers its…

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05/17

2013

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And Now a Word From…A Life Coach

by RealMomofNJ on May 17, 2013 in Tips

We all get so wrapped up in our kids that sometimes we forget our spouse or partner. Your relationship with your mate is the foundation of your family, and it deserves the same time and attention as your relationship with your kids. Easier said than done sometimes though, right? Life coach Meg has 3 easy tips for keeping…

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05/14

2013

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Preparing for a Vacation Without the Kids

by RealMomofNJ on May 14, 2013 in Parent Stuff, Schedules, Tips, Travel

One day to Grown-Up Vacation and counting!

My dad and stepmother will be staying at our house with the kids and pets while RealDad and I away. There is a ton of prep that goes into preparing for a vacation without the kids. It’s work getting everything set for the grandparents so they can take over our daily routine in…

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04/19

2013

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For Earth Day: 5 Ways to Make Your Baby Green RIGHT NOW

by RealMomofNJ on April 19, 2013 in Baby Care, Be Green, Cleaning, Tips

*I apologize in advance if you’re disappointed that my list does not include a formula or recipe for dyeing your baby green.*

Being green is something that many people think about and strive for, but it’s also something that has a reputation for being a huge pain in the ass. Especially when it comes to babies. Being green and having…

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