How To Keep Your Kids’ Routine Over the Holidays

With a free printable!! All kids need some sort of routine and structure for their day. The holiday season can be rough on that. Try these tips and pieces of advice to keep your family in a happy mood all Christmas. With a few simple planning strategies, your children will go from the naughty list to the nice list in no-time flat. You’ll be more prepared and organized, leaving little room for stress and anxiety. Christmas will become a pleasant experience for everyone involved.With a free printable!! All kids need some sort of routine and structure for their day. The holiday season can be rough on that. Try these tips and pieces of advice to keep your family in a happy mood all Christmas. With a few simple planning strategies, your children will go from the naughty list to the nice list in no-time flat. You’ll be more prepared and organized, leaving little room for stress and anxiety. Christmas will become a pleasant experience for everyone involved.With a free printable!! All kids need some sort of routine and structure for their day. The holiday season can be rough on that. Try these tips and pieces of advice to keep your family in a happy mood all Christmas. With a few simple planning strategies, your children will go from the naughty list to the nice list in no-time flat. You’ll be more prepared and organized, leaving little room for stress and anxiety. Christmas will become a pleasant experience for everyone involved.

As I'm writing this I'm marveling at the fact that we're already at week 3 of my September Christmas series!  Which has me realizing…less than three weeks from now is the expected due date of our second sweet baby!  Meaning – I will have 2 kids to keep on track this Christmas.  2 kids with different routines, nap times, etc.  It's bringing me up to some tips and advice for keeping your kids' routine somewhat normal over the holiday season.

Week 1 – Adorable Christmas Treats

Week 2 – Christmas Mess

Special Post – DIY Christmas Gifts

Routine is super important with babies and children.  While older kids can handle it a little better, all little ones need structure in their lives.  It doesn't take long to notice when your children have been out of sorts for a few days.  They become grumpy, non-compliant, tired, and easily irritable.

Last year was our first holiday season with Sweet Girl.  Before she was born I had decided I wanted to try sleep training via The Baby Whisperer method – highly recommend.  I'll explain in a future post, but we had her sleeping through the night after 5 days of trying this at 2+ weeks old.  Because of our structured routine, Christmas was slightly nerve-inducing for me.  I wasn't uptight about it, but I knew I wanted to keep some semblance of normal in her little 8-month-old life to avoid a set back.

Since we were paranoid first time parents, we implemented a few strategies to help keep her on routine.  And, lucky for you, I'm here to share them!

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How to Have a Stress-free Holiday

Start your Thanksgiving Preparations now. Whether you're hosting for the first time, do it every other year, have to travel, or have a family to lug around, I've got some tips for you! Maybe you're a new mama and this is your first holiday with that sweet baby tagging along. You'll find some simple tips here to make your holiday go more smoothly and be less stressful. You'll be so prepared! It will feel like an ACTUAL holiday! Happy Thanksgiving!
Start your Thanksgiving Preparations now. Whether you're hosting for the first time, do it every other year, have to travel, or have a family to lug around, I've got some tips for you! Maybe you're a new mama and this is your first holiday with that sweet baby tagging along. You'll find some simple tips here to make your holiday go more smoothly and be less stressful. You'll be so prepared! It will feel like an ACTUAL holiday! Happy Thanksgiving! Start your Thanksgiving Preparations now. Whether you're hosting for the first time, do it every other year, have to travel, or have a family to lug around, I've got some tips for you! Maybe you're a new mama and this is your first holiday with that sweet baby tagging along. You'll find some simple tips here to make your holiday go more smoothly and be less stressful. You'll be so prepared! It will feel like an ACTUAL holiday! Happy Thanksgiving!

Start your Thanksgiving Preparations now. Whether you're hosting for the first time, do it every other year, have to travel, or have a family to lug around, I've got some tips for you! Maybe you're a new mama and this is your first holiday with that sweet baby tagging along. You'll find some simple tips here to make your holiday go more smoothly and be less stressful. You'll be so prepared! It will feel like an ACTUAL holiday! Happy Thanksgiving!With fall upon us, my thoughts are gravitating towards Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Tips.  This year is going to be a little different for us since New Baby's due date is on Canadian Thanksgiving!  While I'm super excited that it is approaching quickly, it also means we may miss out on all the awesome grub family gatherings.  Either way, it's going to be hectic 'round here.

The holidays are a busy time for many of us, especially with the discovery of “Friendsgiving”.  Our family, in particular, usually has roughly 4 gatherings to attend.  Neither of our parents are divorced.  If you think that's a lot you should hear our Christmas plans.  Phew!

Any way you can get ahead or make life easier you should, so listen up!  I'm here to help.  I'll be offering up some Thanksgiving tips for you to follow if you don't know where to start, are hosting for the first time, or are feeling overwhelmed at the thought of running here, there & everywhere.  Maybe it's your first holiday with a new baby.  Maybe you have to travel this year.  I'll provide some ideas that can hopefully let you enjoy your holiday and not be stressed out.

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How to Hand Wash Cloth Diapers Quickly + Easily in 2020

Why you should hand wash your cloth diapers. Hand washing cloth diapers saves you money, time, resources. It helps the environment, is better for your diapers, and saves you lots in the long run! Find out how to handwash your cloth diaper stash here, and why you want to!

“EW!  There is no way I am going to hand wash poopy diapers!”

This was my reaction when my mother suggested a vacation washing method.

Continue reading to find out how I overcame my disgust, what I did to learn more about how to hand wash cloth diapers, and my personal hand washing routine.  Plus all the benefits along the way!

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