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Baby proofing checklist

Babies Checklist Parenting

Baby proofing checklist

It's funny how we always look forward to our baby's "next" step in development, and once we get there, we realize that the next stage is a whole other ball game! One stage in particular creates quite the upheaval in your home: baby on the move! Once your baby starts crawling, scooting or walking, there is a whole world of trouble she could get into. Here is a glance at some ways you can make your child's environment a safer one, so she can explore in safety. It can seem overwhelming to deal with all of this at once, so you...

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Best plants for the child gardener

ECO-Friendly Family Summer

Best plants for the child gardener

Is your child expressing an interest in gardening? It's a wonderful, hands on way for children to learn about nature and science, and the extra outside time can help your child's sleep and vitamin D levels. Whether your child is interested in a beautiful flower garden or a tasty edible garden, here are 10 perfect plants for kids: Carrots - They take a bit longer to grow, but when your little one gets to finally pull that greens and sees the carrot at the end, it's pretty awesome! Daisies - They make a perfect cut flower, which means your child can make...

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Dinner Ideas A-Z

Family Parenting

Dinner Ideas A-Z

We tend to get in a bit of a rut when it comes to dinner ideas in my family, so I thought it would be a great idea to create a dinner-library of sorts, to come to when we need inspiration for something new and different. So I've compiled a list of dinner ideas, from A-Z. Thank you to our great KTC Insiders who contributed with ideas! I also included some side suggestions so that you can mix and match ideas, use this list as a jumping off point and customize it according to your family's preferences.  A:: ABC Noodle Soup with...

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Books we were caught reading

Reading

Books we were caught reading

Did you know that May is national "Get Caught Reading" month? I didn't, but once I heard, I thought it would be a great idea to share what our tribe is reading this month, to give you inspiration for some books you could get caught reading! The Distant Hours, Kate Morton The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin Where'd You Go, Bernadette? Maria Semple Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford Little Bee, Chris Cleave The Book of Joy, Desmond Tutu, Dalai Lama & Douglas Carlton Abrams Only Love Today, Rachel Macy Stafford Island Wise: Lessons in Living from the Islands...

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10 Signs You Live with a Child

Parenting

10 Signs You Live with a Child

Sometimes we all need a chuckle! Do you recognize any of these 10 signs that you live with a child? Or have any to add to the list? Leave us a comment! You clearly live with a child if... Your phone is out of memory due to your massive photo library. Your house ranges from "looking like a bomb went off" to "someone is coming over and I had 15 minutes to clean". Cutting a sandwich the right shape is necessary, no essential. And the correct shape from yesterday may not be the right one today. Your cardio exists of keeping...

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