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    The Flu Is At An All Time High

    According to the Arizona Department of Health, “So far this influenza season 2,976 influenza cases have been reported, compared to just 347 cases last season. That’s an increase of more than 700%.” Children under 5, especially those under 2, are at risk for serious complications if they get the flu. Unfortunately, the flu is a virus and you can only treat the symptoms until it passes through your body. Signs and Symptoms: Fever, which may be as high as 103° F (39.4° C) to 105° F (40.5° C) Muscle and joint aches and pains Not feeling well “all over” Headache Sore throat Runny or stuffy nose Worsening cough Nausea Vomiting and Diarrhea–>not common but…

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    Which Store Has The Best Baby Registry?

    You find out you are pregnant and now what? Look at baby stuff of course! Those cute little onesies are just to die for. But what store is the best place to go when creating your baby registry? When taking into account where to go think about those also sending you the gifts. Is one store more available than others? Do you want to do multiple stores to give people options?  Here is the difference between Target, Amazon, Buy Buy Baby, and Babies R Us. Target Target allows you the option to create a baby registry online or in the store. If you are choosing to create one online, click…

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    Important Questions To Ask At Your Fist OB Appointment

    Now that you are pregnant, I bet you have a million questions. I know I did! What is best for baby? Is this safe? The easiest way to remember your questions is to write them down when you think of them. I kept a little notepad with a pen in the kitchen so it was easily available. No question is a dumb question. It is better to be prepared, than not at all. According to Thebump.com here are some important questions to ask at your first OB appointment: How much weight should I gain, and at what rate? Do I have an increased risk of any specific complications or conditions? What…

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    Top 10 Items That Need To Be In Your Hospital Bag

    Preparing for a baby is hard, emotional, exhausting, and the last thing you want to think of when you are feeling those painful contractions because you are in labor, is what to bring. Babies come when they want to come, so be prepared and pack your hospital bag early. I would recommend around 30 weeks or so. Here are 10 things that need to be in your hospital bag. BraYour boobs will get enormous at some point... and I mean ENORMOUS! If you plan on breastfeeding I recommend getting a nursing sports bra or a sleeping one, nothing with wires. Your boobs will change so many times over the next few weeks, they…

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    The Day Lincoln Ran Away

    This is a day that I will never forget and one that plays over and over again in my brain. It was Valentines day, Feb. 14th, 2017 and it was beautiful out. That morning at 8am I received an IUD at my OB/GYN... and if any of you girls have received one, know it can be painful. Well I'm a wimp and to me it was painful. I decided to take it easy and relax for the day since it basically hurt to move. Lincoln ate his lunch, I put Mickey Mouse on the TV in the living room, and climbed into bed with Juliet. I originally just laid there…

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    Lincoln’s Special Ed Evaluation

    We have always known that Lincoln had a speech delay, but we never knew it could lead him to needing help from the special ed department. When we went for Lincoln's 3 year check up in April, when his pediatrician said that he was probably on the line when it came to his speech but wanted to check his hearing first. Lincoln had about 6 ear infections by the time he was 1, needed ear tubes to help drain the fluid properly...so hearing was a high possibility. We were referred to a audiologist, and thankfully his hearing came back above average. So the next step was to get his speech…

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    7 Tips For A Family Fun 4th Of July

    4th of July is just around the corer, which as a mom means its going to be here before you know it. Make your 4th of July fun and eventful for the whole family with these 7 tips.Get FestiveDeck yourself out! There are not too many excuses to get dressed up, but the 4th of July is definitely one of them. Buy festive shirts or make your own. For us it is just way easier to buy a 4th of July shirt, but if you are crafty, making your own may be a fun family activity. Old Navy has been our favorite place throughout the years to buy our shirts.…

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    20 Chores Toddlers Can Do

    Toddlers are definitely little destructive maniacs, but they can definitely “help” you out around the house. At first they will need direction, but after awhile they will be able to do it on their own. Here are 20 chores that toddlers can do around the house. Put Away Toys Find Shoes/Put Them Away Put Dirty Clothes Into The Hamper Set The Table Sweep Make Bed Wipe Windows Wipe Down Sink Straighten Bookshelf Feed Pet Vacuum Dust Water Plants Pull Weeds Use Toilet Wash Body Brush Teeth Help Load The Dishwasher Help Make Meals Help Put Away Groceries Please follow and like me:

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    Top 5 Kindle Apps for Toddlers and Preschoolers

    Why A Kindle Fire?First and for most the Kindle Fire has the best parent controls that allows me to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals. Next it comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and Amazon will replace it for free. No questions asked.WHICH IS AMAZING. No more handing over my phone that can potentially break with one drop. The kindle is also incased in a Kid-Proof Case that can comes in blue, yellow, or pink. I also love that it comes with is a 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included. This gives you free access to 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV…