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Tabi Happy’s Guide to Last Minute Christmas Shopping.

I am an expert at last minute Christmas shopping. In fact, it’s all I know. I don’t believe there has ever been a year I started shopping for Christmas more than one week prior. Christopher always says we should start earlier next year, but I don’t think I could do it any other way. The pros to last minute shopping: Lots of sales! You get it done in a much shorter amount of time. The …

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Parent Tip #113

Tonight, Roxy and I went to family Body Flow together. At the end, there is a short period of relaxation/meditation (the most relaxed 5 minutes of my week!). Tonight, the instructor said this, “Think about something you did todaythat you are proud of.” What a great idea!! It could be anything! Whether it’s the drawing your preschooler did this morning at center time, or how well you handled the two year old tantrum when her …

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How I Potty Trained My 24 Month Old

< left > Roxy’s ‘Potty Training Boot Camp’ Chart, complete with prizes. < middle > The only thing that would coax the Bear to sit on the potty was that Red Game.< right > The ZoBo doing it HER WAY. Did I get lucky? Or just better at picking up the cues? Well, this is my third child… and to be honest, it’s my first child I didn’t completely dread going through this stage of …

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Eat Your Veggies, Children

Note: NOT a sponsored post. About a week ago, I was trying to pick up an easy dinner option at my local SuperTarget. And there, right next to the Quorn chik’n nuggets were a bunch of Dr. Praeger’s items I’ve never seen before. And, something I wasn’t expecting were these cute little SpongeBob Veggie Littles. There are plenty of frozen meat/fake meat items available marketed towards children, but these were veggies! I was intrigued. I …

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Parent Tip #112

Lately, we’ve been having issues with children having a case of selective hearing. Repeating my requests got pretty old, really fast. It’s no fun for me to bark out orders repeatedly, no fun for the kids and apparently, no fun for my husband, either. SO… My inventive husband thunk up this little game all by himself. We are trying it out, the system was implemented on Wednesday and the results so far are positive! The …

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Parent Tip #111

MORNING CHECKLIST! I really am the worst morning person ever. And on mornings when we need to get out of the house to be somewhere at a certain time, chaos ensues at the Deneweth House.¬† I feel much like a drill sergeant barking orders to do the same things they do every single morning to get ready. If I don’t keep on top of these kids, it seems they complete one task, then retire to …

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Parent Tip #110

My kids are still little, the oldest one 6. But this is no longer an excuse for them to not help out around the house. With having kids, there are a lot of chores. Things around the house that must be kept up to have a clean, healthy, somewhat organized and functional home. My philosophy on getting chores done used to be either, wait until kids are sleeping to get anything done, or engage them …

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Parent Tip #108 and #109

#108: Not all things wanted need to be bought at the store! My poor Riley Bear has been asking for a new piggy bank ever since his little glass monkey bank had been shattered what feels like centuries ago. I kept saying I would buy him a new one, but it’s not a thing high on my priority list, so the bank gets forgotten on shopping trips. Then, when kids find change and get excited …

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Parent Tip #107

Step 1: Get an iPad¬† (If you don’t have an iPad, use your iPhone.) Step 2: Download anything/everything by Toca Boca I swear it will improve your quality of life. Our Toca Boca apps entertain our 1 year old, 4 year old, 6 year old AND Mom and Dad. Some games are even multiplayer, appeasing the times when more than one kid wants to have iPad time. The games are super cute, ad free (!!!) …

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Parent Tip #106

Whenever possible, eat dinner as a family at the table, no distractions. It’s simple, yet effective. We have a rule about no toys at the table. Everyone eats the same meal. And a new tradition we started a few weeks back is that everyone has to talk about one thing they learned today. I love our dinner conversations. Some are silly. Some are interesting. Some are life altering. What are some of your dinner rules/routines? …

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