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Sex Education Workshop for Parents: How to talk to your kids from a young age

by Jennie January 17, 2014

I am SO excited to announce this upcoming series of classes!! I wrote about my struggles trying to  figure out how to explain body parts to Cody. I love that a professional is taking the bull by the horns and offering sex education classes tailored specifically for parents!!! You can see below for all the […]

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Talking Tips for Kids

by Jennie August 20, 2013

I was excited to find Talking Tips for Kids because I need some ideas on helping Grayson communicate! This child can talk, but he chooses NOT to! If I ask him to say a word, he can usually say that word, but most of the time he can get across what he wants by pointing, […]

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Cincinnati Children’s Green Twp Branch Opening Soon!

by Jennie March 21, 2013

We are SO lucky to have such amazing hospitals here in the Greater Cincinnati area and Children’s Hospital is one of the BEST!!! I LOVE that we have a Children’s 5 minutes from my house so no matter what the time of day is I can get there quick! It is one less thing I […]

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The Importance of Kids Eye Exams

by Jennie February 19, 2013

Our eyes are SUPER important and just like the rest of our body, we need to take care of them! I got Cody’s eyes checked for FREE before he turned a year with the InfantSEE eye program. He had a clean bill of eye health at that point. At 3, our pediatrician did an eye […]

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What is a Lip Tie? How to Diagnose and Treat.

by Jennie January 22, 2013

Lip Tie

I am SOOOOO sorry it has taken me this long to update you on Grayson’s lip tie. WEEKS upon WEEKS ago, I wrote about coming home from New York after Grayson’s lip tie procedure. Let me rewind and talk about how we got there. I was reading a newsletter from a lactation consultant and for whatever […]

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Art ABC: Fine Arts, Alphabet, And Fun

by guest January 11, 2013

ArtABC is a brilliantly conceived FREE iOS application which reinforces alphabet, reading, and phonics related learning topics. Much like an interactive storybook, little learners page through each letter of alphabet, treated to images and narration of the letter and related words. ArtABC doesn’t just encourage tiny scholars in their mastery of the alphabet, however. With […]

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Chore Charts are LIFE Changers

by Jennie January 8, 2013

Cody is capable of doing many of the little things on his own, including chores. I have friends who rave about Chore Charts and how they have made such a big difference in their day-to-day life with the kids. I didn’t really get it until the last 6 months or so. We are always on […]

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Baby Signs: Signing Saturday "Book"

by Jenny Combs January 5, 2013

The Baby Signs Program is designed to help give parents and babies an easy way to communicate before a child actually develops the ability to use words by teaching parents and babies to use signs. There are many benefits to signing with babies: reduced frustration/tears, strengthens the parent/child bond, improves babies self-esteem and self confidence, […]

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Signing Saturday: Sign for “Snow”!

by guest December 29, 2012

Welcome to Signing Saturday. I am a local Baby Signs Instructor (Baby Signs by Jenny) and will be sharing a “Sign of the Week” with you each Saturday. The Baby Signs Program is designed to help give parents and babies an easy way to communicate before a child actually develops the ability to use words […]

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Crib Climber Solution

by Jennie November 29, 2012

how to keep your kids from climbing out

OMG! That is ALL I have to say about this ingenious creation! I was definitely one of the those moms that waited as LONG as I could to change Cody over from a crib to a big boy bed. In my opinion, why let them out of their cage crib until you have to?! lol!! […]

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What is a Lip Tie?

by Jennie November 15, 2012

Lip Tie

You are looking at it. As you read this we will be heading on a plane from Albany, NY to home. Why you ask? WELL, a few weeks ago I read an article from Ashley (an AMAZING Lactation Consultant, owner of Blue Cocoon) about Tongue Ties. I think we have all heard about this, but […]

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THANKFUL that life is back to business as usual :)

by Jennie October 18, 2012

Schappacher Farm Pumpkin Patch

I have mentioned here and there that we were having some backyard renovations done, but I chose NOT to go into it until after project completion. Want the REAL reason why??! I didn’t want every post to be a moan and groan session! I try hard to keep things and myself upbeat and positive and […]

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