To Spy Or Not To Spy: Should You Use A Babysitter Cam?

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If you’re like me, then you’ve heard all the stories. You know, the ones of the bad babysitters caught on the nanny cam? It’s enough to make any mama’s blood boil – and become incredibly selective when they’re bringing a new babysitter into the house. To be honest, I’ve actually only used babysitters that I know super well – either a teenage neighbor who has a great track record (and parents that I see on a regular basis) or someone recommended by my son’s school. But knowing that this isn’t an option for everyone – and we all do have to get out of the house without the kiddos from time to time – we have to have some options. And that’s where the babysitter cam comes into play. So what is this hot must-have item and how do you decide if you really need one? We’ll explore all of this below.

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7 Fun Lunches For Kids

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As a veteran mom, I can attest to the fact that sometimes, getting your kids to actually sit down and eat is one hundred times harder than it sounds. In fact, sometimes I just feel like giving up when my toddler refuses to eat. And I do live by the idea that as long as I can get something healthy into him, clearing his plate isn’t such a big deal. But along the way, I’ve also learned some pretty fantastic tricks to making fun lunches for kids – and today, I’m going to share all of my secrets with you!

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Push Gifts For New Moms

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During my first pregnancy, I had no idea what a push present was. Until one day, a girlfriend who was also pregnant asked if I had picked one out yet. She laughed when I told her I had no idea what she was talking about. And so began my education on push presents: gifts from your husband for having a baby. And I began to question, what are good push gifts for new moms?

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Why You Should Get A Flu Shot For Your Child

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There’s been a lot of interesting talk among moms about whether children should get a flu shot or not. My son, Ricky, was born in September of 2012, and I remember thinking that he didn’t need a flu shot – we just weren’t going to leave the house for the winter. And while that would have been a highly ideal situation, it just wasn’t very realistic. After all, we live in Minnesota, land of the ten thousand snows. Winter lasts about five months out of the year – I would go crazy if I stayed inside our little house for that many days on end. Not to mention we’d likely run out of groceries.

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