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Mommy VS. Toddler: Tantrums

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It's been a while since I wrote one of these posts, it's not that I didn't want to, or that life magically became perfect, life just got in the way and so here I am writing furiously while the Little Guy gobbles down his snack. 

Something that all kids go through is Tantrums. These began shortly before the little guy turned two. I like to think that these tantrums can be put into 2 categories: Tiny Tantrums and Explosive Tantrums. Tiny Tantrums only last a few seconds where as the Explosive Tantrums last for what seems like forever.

It's hard for little ones to express themselves before they can really talk. They may have a few words in their ever growing vocabulary but often it isn't enough to get their point across. In our house when the little guy gets frustrated he screams. By screaming I mean blood curdling screams that you would swear were the end of the world. 

At first the screams started out because he discovered that he had a voice and could change the pitch…

D.I.Y Easter Decor Ideas

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It's hard to believe that we are already halfway through March. Where did the time go? Easter is just around the corner and now that March Break is over and we are back to our regularly scheduled lives I busted out the Easter Decor and this place is now ready for the Easter Bunny and the celebrations to begin.

Like every other holiday or season to decorate I turned to my good old pal Pinterest for some inspiration and got to work. I admittedly don't have a ton of Easter Decor. I always got so wrapped up in the other holidays I slacked on this one. I also didn't want to spend a fortune on decor items and I lack the space to store it all. I love a good D.I.Y project and got to work on my list for Easter Decor that was super budget friendly and stores easily in the very small storage bin that I have allotted.

Every year I try to be as prepared as possible for Easter. I never want to be one of those last minute parents, the thought actually gives me anxiety. Last year we actuall…

St. Patrick's Day - Why we Celebrate

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St. Patrick's Day holds a special place in my heart. We have always celebrated it (at least I have as an adult). My mother never really acknowledged it when I was younger. I remember while growing up that my best friends birthday was on that day so I always celebrated with her (until sadly we drifted apart as some friendships do). Getting back to it, as an adult I would of course go out and Drink Green beer and cocktails with my friends sporting those "Kiss me I'm Irish" shirts, even though I'm not Irish. I never even really understood why it was celebrated. It wasn't until I googled it that I learned it was both a Cultural and Religious Celebration. 

All that aside, the reason it holds such a dear place in my heart is that on St. Patrick's Day 12 Years ago I had my first date with my now Husband. I remember most of it like it was yesterday. I was closing up at work and he was the last customer that evening, I remember convincing him to come over to the lo…

Why YouTube is "Banned" from our Kids and How it Helped

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You are probably thinking "Whoa hold up!" You have "banned" YouTube from your home kids!?! I put the word Banned in quotations because I'm using the term loosely. YouTube has been a valuable asset. It has been a place that has taught me many things and provided hours of entertainment over the years. We live in a time of technology. Many of you may very well be reading this from a smart phone or tablet. There are many people who you use YouTube to Vlog, create tutorials and share videos of funny things and memories. It can be great asset, however for us as family it became a source of contention and questions. So the "Ban" was put in place. 

Like many things screen time for children is a controversial subject. We decided as a family that we would allow our children to have access to screens, but it would be limited and we would determine what they were allowed to do and watch. Like any matter in regards to parenting it truly up to the parents of each ch…