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10 Children’s Books About Love and Valentine’s Day

My mom-side loves cuddling up with my kiddos and reading a good book. The teacher in me loves finding books that mark and celebrate different times of the year. Last year I made a list of books about love and friendship that you’ll want to check out. I couldn’t keep to just one list on the topic […]

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Parenting

5 Toddler Feeding Tools You Need in Your Kitchen

Toddlers are messy; there’s no doubts about that. If you’re a clean freak like I am it’s challenging to sit back and let your toddler learn how to feed themselves because all you see is the mess. It’s a necessary thing though, your toddler has to learn how to feed themselves. I mean no able […]

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Depression health Parenting

Do You Think You May Have Postpartum Depression?

As many of you know, I have struggled with depression since the birth of my first child in 2008. When I look back to those early days of my son’s life they are dark and very lonely; it’s almost like I was living my life in this fog and I just could not escape from […]

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Parenting

Twenty-Seventeen: The Year of Me – 3 Steps to Help Find Your Passion So You Can Live a Better Life

Last week during our weekly First Time Chat I share with the viewers what the goal of our 2017 series “Twenty-Seventeen: The Year of Me” is all about as well as some homework to get everyone started. I know the title of the series may be a little confusing. I’m not suggesting that you solely […]

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Motherhood Parenting

The Real Reason You’re Not Getting a Christmas Card from Me This Year.

Dear Family and Friends, We regret to inform you that while, you have all sent us lovely photos and cards with witty poems and limericks about the year that was 2016, we have waited until the last minute (like we normally do) to even attempt to get a holiday card printed much less in the mailbox. There […]

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Motherhood Parenting

My Journey with Postpartum Depression

Today I’m going to tell you a story of light and dark, the story of my journey through postpartum depression.  While I know First Time Mom’s readership comes from a variety of faith backgrounds and we are thrilled to have all of you here, I cannot tell the story of my journey with postpartum depression without […]

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Featured Parenting

Kids Sports: How Young is Too Young?

These days, riding the swing, playing tag, building sand castles, or playing in the sandbox are not considered as forms of exercises, even by toddler standards. When you visit basketball or football clinics, you see kids that can barely walk learn how to kick or shoot a ball. As a parent, it’s understandable that you […]

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Featured health Parenting

First Time with a Real Fever: How to be ready for cold and flu season

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories. The opinions and text are all mine. It’s scary. Your baby is fussy, won’t let you put him down and when you pick him up his cheeks are piping hot. What’s a mom to do? I so remember the first […]

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Featured Parenting

Childhood Lovey’s, Blankies, Taggies, & Teddy Bears: What is really normal when it comes to my child?

  Some kids love their pacifiers. Some children suck their thumb until their ten years old. Some kids have a favorite blanket that resembles a rag that they’d like to rub on their face. I’ve even seen kids lay on top of their favorite stuffed animal and move back and forth which looks strikingly similar […]

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Featured Parenting

Goodbye Baby Hello Toddler

  Navigating a little one’s transition from baby to toddler can be a doozy for first time moms and seasoned mothers alike! During the baby days each milestone is novel, exciting, and oh so adorable! Time flies then one day you realize your sweet baby is a totally different animal. Gone are the days of sentimentally […]