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Life with a toddler is so crazy. I am amazed by all that she is learning and stressed by her temperamental outbursts. It is both scary and sweet when she starts copying everything that I do. Life is getting more complicated as we decide about preschool and playdates, while trying to break our own bad habits so she doesn’t pick them up. At the same time, we have to take her toddler tantrums and extreme energy one day at a time. It is exhausting but this time is precious.
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Toddlers seem to have only two modes; either you can’t keep up with them or you can’t keep they awake. There is something about seeing a sleeping child that makes everyone smile- toddlers and babies look so precious when they are sleeping. I love to watch Anneliese sleep but watching her try to stay awake can be fun too. I think this video of my toddler trying to stay awake while eating is hilarious.
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This was the first year I have ever been away from my family during Christmas. We went down south for Thanksgiving and spent two weeks visiting everybody, because that was the only time we could arrange to be with some of our extended family. So, we decided our Christmas would be here in the arctic.
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As a new parent, you’ll no doubt develop an new found interest (some might say obsession!) with sleep and how to get more of it, but one thing that’s bound to help you snooze a little more peacefully is knowing that your precious bundle is safe and secure as they enter baby dreamland. A helpful way of ensuring your own sweet dreams is knowing that you have created a safe sleeping environment for your baby and you can do this by following some straightforward tips:
When you’re pregnant, it seems that everyone wants to bombard you with information about what you should buy, and some of the lists are extensive to say the least. Babies grow quickly and it seems pointless to shell out on things you’ll never use, but on the other hand, shopping for forgotten essentials with a newborn in tow is nobody’s idea of fun. The range of products available for babies is growing every year and includes organic baby clothing, toys, feeding accessories and safety equipment. So what do you really need and what is a luxury?