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Magic diaper rash cream recipe

Magic Diaper Rash Cream: The Powerful Homemade Recipe

My kids were lucky to only have a diaper rash a handful of times, and the standard Desitin worked just fine.  However, one time my daughter got a nasty rash with some sores and redness that caused her pain.  Seeing her cry, kick, and scream was not something we could tolerate, so we rushed her […]

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Grin, Gripe, Let Go: 3 Ways to Compartmentalize Unsolicited Advice

When you become a mom, you suddenly realize you’ve been surrounded by parenting experts all along. Well-intentioned family members, online acquaintances, even the elderly stranger you meet in the HyVee checkout line is full of golden nuggets of wisdom you didn’t even ask for (or necessarily want, for that matter)! It can be overwhelming to […]

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What We Wish We’d Done: First-Time Parents Battling Flu Season

Some lessons have to be learned the hard way. Our 15-month old daughter has been battling illness basically bi-weekly since her first birthday in late October. We both work full-time, so she spends her Monday through Friday daytime hours at a center (which we adore!) with about a dozen other germy toddlers who aren’t shy […]

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