How to Childproof Your Home


We are pleased to host this guest post by Jane Blanchard! Whether you’re planning on babysitting for a friend or you’ve recently found out that you’ll be having a baby of your own, childproofing your home is essential. Sadly, many babies and toddlers are injured each year in accidents that could have been avoided in […]

Encourage Kids to Brush

The Real Tooth Fairies

We start teaching our kids to brush their teeth as soon as they’re old enough to hold the toothbrush. They aren’t always thrilled about it and getting them to do it on their own is nearly impossible. So, how do you encourage kids to brush? I have one simple yet effective solution for you: Tell […]

Potty Training Tips For #PullUpsPottyBreaks

Potty Training Tips For #PullUpsPottyBreaks

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies Pull-Ups. Potty training sounds so easy in theory, doesn’t it? You get the potty chair, watch some videos, read some books and the kid complies. Oh if only it were that easy. The good news is after you have success with one you […]

Kindergarten – To Go or Not To Go?

My baby starts school in September

Apparently I blinked. And suddenly, my sixth child will be starting Junior Kindergarten in September. Six kids in elementary school. There was a time I never thought I’d see the day, and now I feel like I don’t want to see the day. My other five children attended kindergarten for half days every day. It […]

Conquering Potty Training Fears #PullsUpsPottyBreaks

Huggies Pull-Ups

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies Pull-Ups. Potty training is one of those things parents look back on and say “Whew, I’m glad that’s over.” Parenthood has so many awesomely memorable moments but potty training isn’t generally one of them. It’s more one of those things you try to […]

Keeping Up with Toddlers – Help from #QuakerEpicAdventures

Keeping Up with Toddlers - Help from #QuakerEpicAdventures

My sister-in-law just recently welcomed twins into her family,  that’s amazing, right? I love my nieces and nephews so much and cherish every moment I get to spend with them. With her new additions, the 2 she already had at home and a husband who works 13 hours a day she obviously needs a little help. Being […]

5 Potty Training Tips

Potty Training Tips

Maybe you’re just now growing weary of changing diapers. Or, maybe you’ve worked the potty angle for a while. Either way you  may find yourself in over your head entering into potty training territory. In a perfect world kids would be born using the potty. There would be no diapers, no accidents and no messy clean-ups; […]

Is Junie B. Jones appropriate for Kindergarten?


My daughter entered Kindergarten and I thought it would be a place she’d be learning to read, write, add, subtract, and whatever they do in Kindergarten. First, she already knew how to write. She was decent with reading, obviously not where she should be, but hey, I’m not a teacher! Now, for the most part, […]