How To Potty Train a Baby in 2020

Early potty training, because potty training is a marathon. it's a long learning experience. Learn how to potty train your toddler or baby. It's easy and fun. Lots of bonding time. Easy to do. Great for the family. you will be shocked at how well your child responds and how proud you all are! Early potty training, because potty training is a marathon. it's a long learning experience. Learn how to potty train your toddler or baby. It's easy and fun. Lots of bonding time. Easy to do. Great for the family. you will be shocked at how well your child responds and how proud you all are!

Even before I became pregnant for the first time I knew I didn't want to be the family that had the 3 year old in diapers.  Early potty training, to me, was just going to be potty training.  I didn't consider it a “fad” or a “thing”.  It was just the way we were going to do it.

Fast forward to the delivery room, take 1.  I distinctly recall, with a slimy newborn on my chest, talking to the nurse about how we'll start training Sweet Girl at 9 months old.  Her reply was along the lines of “oh, you're one of those.”

Excuse me?

I didn't realize there were “those” to be categorized.  But, as I soon found out, with any parenting decision there will be distinct divisions and “sides”.  And yes, a lot of the time we are “those” parents.

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How to Turn a Onesie Into a T-Shirt

As parents we know the trouble that comes with onesies. By 9 months old, most kids are too old to be wearing them and they just become this massive hassle that is so not worth it. Ease some of the annoyance in your life by turning a onesie into a T-shirt. You’ll get more use out of it and it will save you time and energy during dressing and diaper changes. Win-win!
As parents we know the trouble that comes with onesies. By 9 months old, most kids are too old to be wearing them and they just become this massive hassle that is so not worth it. Ease some of the annoyance in your life by turning a onesie into a T-shirt. You’ll get more use out of it and it will save you time and energy during dressing and diaper changes. Win-win! As parents we know the trouble that comes with onesies. By 9 months old, most kids are too old to be wearing them and they just become this massive hassle that is so not worth it. Ease some of the annoyance in your life by turning a onesie into a T-shirt. You’ll get more use out of it and it will save you time and energy during dressing and diaper changes. Win-win! As parents we know the trouble that comes with onesies. By 9 months old, most kids are too old to be wearing them and they just become this massive hassle that is so not worth it. Ease some of the annoyance in your life by turning a onesie into a T-shirt. You’ll get more use out of it and it will save you time and energy during dressing and diaper changes. Win-win!

Can we dedicate today's post to one of the most adorable things on the planet?  No, I'm not talking about all the cute trick-or-treaters you had your way last night.  I'm talkin' about baby clothes!  All those teensy-weensy little garments that really have no reason for being so adorable other than they're, well, teensy-weensy.  Specifically, shirts.  We're going to talk about turning a onesie into a T-shirt!

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7 Ways Pregnancy 2 Differed from Pregnancy 1

Pregnancy differences between my first and second pregnancies. 7 elements that were different between baby 1 and baby 2 and what it meant for the sex of the babies. See what the different symptoms meant for me and my experience for being pregnant twice. Plus a FREE hospital bag checklist. If you’re expecting or hoping to become pregnant, this post is for you.
Pregnancy differences between my first and second pregnancies. 7 elements that were different between baby 1 and baby 2 and what it meant for the sex of the babies. See what the different symptoms meant for me and my experience for being pregnant twice. Plus a FREE hospital bag checklist. If you’re expecting or hoping to become pregnant, this post is for you. Pregnancy differences between my first and second pregnancies. 7 elements that were different between baby 1 and baby 2 and what it meant for the sex of the babies. See what the different symptoms meant for me and my experience for being pregnant twice. Plus a FREE hospital bag checklist. If you’re expecting or hoping to become pregnant, this post is for you. Pregnancy differences between my first and second pregnancies. 7 elements that were different between baby 1 and baby 2 and what it meant for the sex of the babies. See what the different symptoms meant for me and my experience for being pregnant twice. Plus a FREE hospital bag checklist. If you’re expecting or hoping to become pregnant, this post is for you.

If you're new to hampersandhiccups.com, let me catch you up.  I have a 17  month old Sweet Girl, and we just welcomed our new bundle of joy – Pipsqueak.  You probably don't want to do the math, so I'll tell ya – that equates to me being pregnant for roughly 18 months out of the last 26.  69%!  While both pregnancies were relatively uneventful and, dare I say, easy, they were still pregnancies!  As I'm sure you've heard, no two pregnancies, births or babies are the same.  I can agree with this and I'm going to share with you 7 of my pregnancy differences.

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How to Survive the Final Month of Pregnancy

FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here.

FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here. FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here. FREE Hospital Bag Checklist! What my final month of pregnancy looks like. What I’m doing, how I’m coping. Preparing for baby, getting the house ready. Awaiting baby’s arrival. It’s the end of pregnancy and I’m full of energy. Find inspiration for your own final month of pregnancy here.

Hey all!  This is an exciting post for me!  I'm writing it at 36+1 which means I'm about 4 weeks from the estimated due date of our second baby, and officially in the final month of pregnancy!  To say the time has flown by would be an understatement.  There was so much I wanted to have done before #2 comes along, and it doesn't seem like the To-Do list has gotten any shorter, even though I've been running around like a crazy person for the last 6 weeks.  In my final month of pregnancy I'm dedicated to tackling the list and getting everything ready for our sweet new arrival.

The final month of pregnancy is fraught with apprehension, curiosity, excitement, and an overwhelming need to get shit done!  Each day I'm hyper-aware of every little movement and feeling, wondering if it's time.  This excitement is immediately followed by slight panic when I realize I have virtually nothing ready for going to the hospital!

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So, instead of actually getting this stuff done, I'm writing about it – haha.  I'm bringing you into my home for a glimpse at what my final month of pregnancy is looking like in hopes that you can find some motivation and comfort in your own final month of pregnancy.

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The Most Delicious Holiday Leftovers Round Up in 2020

Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first!

Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first! Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first! Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first!

It's here already!  No, not my latest amazon parcel.  Although that was pretty exciting, too.  I'm talking about the final post of my September Christmas Series!!  Wow did that month go by fast.  Meaning, our new baby is due to arrive, like, any time.  EEK!  Okay, before I get sidetracked with onesies and little hats, let's talk about Holiday Leftovers.

Yep, this week we're talkin' food.  And oh. em. gee. let me tell ya, I had a helluva time staying on task when I was doing this round up.  Do you know how freakin' awesome food bloggers are at photography?!  Seriously.  If the recipe is good, there's no need to torture us with the tantalizing pictures.  Not to mention the drool on my laptop.  Oops.

Lucky for you, I'm sharing all those photos here!  Don't worry, I won't judge if your tongue hangs out the whole time and your phone screen ends up soaking wet.

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The Best Ways to Keep Up On Holiday Mess in 2020

Deal with Christmas Mess. Follow these tips and pointers to keep up with your clutter, gifts, and guests. When you find yourself zapped from running here, there and everywhere, you'll be glad you've implemented these quick and easy ideas to keep your house tidy, mind sane, and family happy. Let me know how they worked for you. Got any more to add? I'd love to hear them!
Deal with Christmas Mess. Follow these tips and pointers to keep up with your clutter, gifts, and guests. When you find yourself zapped from running here, there and everywhere, you'll be glad you've implemented these quick and easy ideas to keep your house tidy, mind sane, and family happy. Let me know how they worked for you. Got any more to add? I'd love to hear them! Deal with Christmas Mess. Follow these tips and pointers to keep up with your clutter, gifts, and guests. When you find yourself zapped from running here, there and everywhere, you'll be glad you've implemented these quick and easy ideas to keep your house tidy, mind sane, and family happy. Let me know how they worked for you. Got any more to add? I'd love to hear them! Deal with Christmas Mess. Follow these tips and pointers to keep up with your clutter, gifts, and guests. When you find yourself zapped from running here, there and everywhere, you'll be glad you've implemented these quick and easy ideas to keep your house tidy, mind sane, and family happy. Let me know how they worked for you. Got any more to add? I'd love to hear them!

Here we are at week 2 of my September Christmas series.  In case you missed it, last week I posted a quick roundup of some adorable Christmas Treats.  Today we're going to tackle the dreaded Christmas Mess.

Arguably the busiest time of year for a lot of families, it seems like the Christmas season has become synonymous with clutter, mess, and havoc.  Because we're running here, there and everywhere, we have little time and energy to clean up around us.  Not to mention all the new items coming into our homes.

If this isn't you and your family, please, tell us your secrets!  The rest of us struggle year after year with energy-zapping Christmas mess.  I'm going to help you by outlining a few strategies to implement in attempt to keep the clutter and mess to a minimum.

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The Absolute Cutest Christmas Treats

Adorable Christmas Treat ideas. Fun for any gathering this holiday season. Simple and more labour intense projects for every skill set. Get your kids and husband involved for some great family memories. Maybe you'll even start a new tradition! Fun Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Send them to any party for easy guest favourites. Christmas is coming so start thinking about what you want to make this holiday season for your friends and family.
Adorable Christmas Treat ideas. Fun for any gathering this holiday season. Simple and more labour intense projects for every skill set. Get your kids and husband involved for some great family memories. Maybe you'll even start a new tradition! Fun Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Send them to any party for easy guest favourites. Christmas is coming so start thinking about what you want to make this holiday season for your friends and family. Adorable Christmas Treat ideas. Fun for any gathering this holiday season. Simple and more labour intense projects for every skill set. Get your kids and husband involved for some great family memories. Maybe you'll even start a new tradition! Fun Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Send them to any party for easy guest favourites. Christmas is coming so start thinking about what you want to make this holiday season for your friends and family. Adorable Christmas Treat ideas. Fun for any gathering this holiday season. Simple and more labour intense projects for every skill set. Get your kids and husband involved for some great family memories. Maybe you'll even start a new tradition! Fun Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Send them to any party for easy guest favourites. Christmas is coming so start thinking about what you want to make this holiday season for your friends and family. Adorable Christmas Treat ideas. Fun for any gathering this holiday season. Simple and more labour intense projects for every skill set. Get your kids and husband involved for some great family memories. Maybe you'll even start a new tradition! Fun Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Send them to any party for easy guest favourites. Christmas is coming so start thinking about what you want to make this holiday season for your friends and family.

Happy Fall Y'all!  Here we are in September and all I can think about is Christmas.  Yes, you read that right.  I'm dreaming of sugar plumbs and pretty wrapping paper.  Today, specifically, I'm thinking about Cute Christmas Treats!  All the yummy goodies we get to indulge in during the holiday season.

And it's totally acceptable because it's the holidays!  And that New Year's Resolution is right around the corner.

This month I'm taking a break from the regular fall work to post solely about the Christmas season.  Yep, September is Christmas month over here at Hampers&Hiccups.  Imagine garland and tinsel strewn about my office, Christmas carols blasting from my speakers, and bells a jinglin' as I dance around my sewing studio.

Hey, I need to do something to get me in the spirit of things!

To kick off this month-long series, I've rounded up some adorable ideas for Christmas Treats.  They're so cute you'll be dying to try them all.

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