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View from the App Store: My Favorite Breast Feeding App

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Ok folks I tried a lot of breast feeding apps since I’ve had my little one.  I’ve gone through pretty much every free trial not ready to commit.  And I found my favorite one about 6 months into my breast feeding journey.  One of my major complaints about breast feeding apps was that they got to bight.  I wanted to keep the room dark while I was feeding my little one back to sleep in the night.  So when I found FeedBaby I was soooo excited that it actually had a dark screen!

Of course it has other features as well, though since I don’t pay for it I only can use the feeds part.  If I had started with this app when little one was first born I probably would have purchased to record everything but since he was older I really only needed the feed function.  But it really has so many screens- Feeds, Diapers, Sleeps, Pumping, Medicines, Growths, Journals, Baths, Vaccinations, Temperatures, Teeth.  You can add more than one baby, a reports feature, alarms and even timelines.  I haven’t tried all of these out because I’ve only accessed the free portion but I think it would be truly worth it for a new mom or dad.

Check out some screen shots below and if you’re looking for a baby tracking app definitely give this one a try.  I promise I’m not being paid to say nice things about this app I really just use it!

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View from the Home: DIY Playdough

This weekend I decided to try out something new with my 17 month old.  Some homemade DIY Playdough and it was a huge success!!! So much so I wanted to share it with you! Check out all of the information below!

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Step 1: Add all of the following ingredients into a pot on the stove:
2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Warm Water
1 Cup Salt
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar (optional)

Step 2: Mix the ingredients together, and stir over low heat.  When the dough begins to pull away from the edges it is ready to be removed from the heat.

Step 3: Keep stirring and cooking until the dough is dry and feels
like playdough.  If your dough still feels sticky keep cooking it a bit longer and it will soon feel like play dough

Step 4: Place the dough on a clean surface and knead it until it becomes smooth. Divide into balls.  Color by poking a whole in the middle of your ball and placing dye  in the center.   Use gloves or a bag to keep your hands dye free

Step 5: Time to play with your play dough.  If you don’t have a playdough toy kit, look around your house and find fun objects that might make fun shapes or stick in your dough.

Step 6: When you’re done, store your playdough in an air-tight container. If it begins to dry out,  knead a bit of water in again. If it gets soggy, you can re-heat it to drive off the extra water the dough.

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5 Great Valentines Day Kids Craft Decorations

Need something to do with your kiddo’s this valentines day? Check out this list of crafts from our sister site easyeventideas.com!!!

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If you’re celebrating valentines day with some little ones this year.  Why not do some fun crafts to get them in the holiday spirit!  Here are a list of our favorite kid crafts that you can use to decorate for your celebration!

Valentines Day Sign Card from marthastewart.com Valentines Day Sign Card from marthastewart.com

Create this card or large sign by making signs out of construction paper, doilies, and adhesive letters from any craft or office supply shop or Amazon. Photograph your child holding the signs, then tape the pictures to construction paper and fold the card accordion-style.

Paper Heart Wreath from thehybridchick.com Paper Heart Wreath from thehybridchick.com

This adorable craft is made with printing photo paper but you can always use scrapbook paper or card stock to complete this adorable look.  You just need a little weight to the paper and then of course the ribbon to tie it off.  Check out instructions here at thehybridchick.com

Bonbon-Filled Hearts from marthastewart.com Bonbon-Filled Hearts from marthastewart.com

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