Christy Garrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'a' (52)

The Tacky Box Can Help Parents Take Charge of A Potty Mouth or Stop Kids Saying Hurtful Things

Have you ever slipped and said a tacky word in front of your child?  I know that I am guilty of this of accidentally saying something I will regret later or said something that wasn't appropriate for my children to hear.  I have always tried to be aware and watch what I say and do in front of them.  I want to make sure that my kids aren't picking up bad habits.  Believe it or…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 13, 2014 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Is it Safe to Use a Baltic Amber Teething Necklace to Reduce Teething Symptoms?

When your child starts teething, typically around 4 to 6 months of age, your baby will probably be…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 13, 2014 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Update on My Daughter's New Cochlear Implant

Early last year we started investigating the idea of adding a second cochlear implant because we were having issues with my daughter being able to hear us when we were…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:09pm — No Comments

5 Ways Be a Better Parent If You Are Suffering with Chronic Pain

Mom Explaining to Chronic Pain to Her Children Last fall we decided to take my youngest son out of daycare so that he could stay at home with me during the day.  At first I was nervous because I wasn’t sure how I was going to care for him during the day.  I am thankful that he has started learning how to play independently and can entertain himself for a few minutes.  During those first several weeks, I was so excited and wanted to continue teaching him the things that he was currently learning in daycare.  Things changed…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Establish a Bed Time Routine for Your Child and Calm Their Fears With Monster Defense Spray

Over the last several weeks, I have noticed that my youngest son doesn’t like to go to bed at night.  I am not sure if he is scared of the dark, terrified to be alone, dealing with separation anxiety, if he is just going through a phase where he wants to be independent, or he is afraid of “monsters” hiding under his bed or in his closet.   Every night we go through the same exact routine, my youngest son will throw a fit and he will tell me that he doesn’t want to go to bed.  Each night we…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 8, 2014 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Turn a Deaf Ear By Janet Fiore Honger & Linda Fiore Sanders

Turn a Deaf Ear Book review My daughter was born deaf and wears two cochlear implants.  While the cochlear implants have changed her life, she is still considered deaf and relies on sign language when her batteries or if there is something wrong with her implants.  It wasn’t unheard of my daughter going without an implant for several weeks when she only had one implant.  We decided to get her a …

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 2, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

My Breastfeeding Journey After I Returned to Work After My Youngest Son Was Born – Breastfeeding and Working Moms

I was bummed with the thought of having to return to work after I had my baby.  Due to the circumstances, I was unable to stay at home with my baby after my maternity leave was over.  I remember counting down the days until I returned and I felt a deepening sadness overwhelm me.  Once, I returned to work…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 17, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

How Can I Determine If My Baby Is Getting Enough Breast Milk?

Many Mother’s Are Often Left Wondering if Their Baby is Getting Enough Breast Milk?

It is difficult to determine how much milk your baby is drinking while on the breast. This causes some moms to become concerned and then they get worried that their baby isn’t getting enough to eat.  If your baby is gaining weight and seems satisfied after a feeding session then you…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments

Learn a New Way to Get Your Kids to Help With the Laundry

Do you have a laundry basket full of clothes?  If so, grab your toddler or young child’s hand and take them into the laundry room with you.  Did you know that  you can teach them how to help with the laundry?  Most children are eager and willing to help their parents with new things.  Have your child take the sorted laundry from the laundry basket and they can…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 25, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments

How to Turn Laundry Into a Learning Opportunity

As a mom, I know how quickly laundry can pile up especially if you have children in your house.  This morning I asked toddler to help me pick up the laundry so that I could start a load of laundry today.  After we completed got the laundry sorted and a load of laundry started, I had a fantastic idea popped into my head and I wanted to share my…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 10:47pm — No Comments

7 Tips To Successfully Start a Preschool Curriculum At Home

As a mom, I know how important it is for your children to learn new things at an early age.  Children typically learn very quickly and easily during those early years especially their language skills.  I also knew that I needed to find some preschool teaching materials and tools to help keep him occupied and to make learning fun.  I…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 9, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Backpack Misuse Can Lead to Long-Term Health Problems or Injuries

As your kids are heading back to school and stuffing their backpack full of school supplies and books, it is important for parents to make sure that their backpack isn’t too heavy.  Did you know that most children carry their backpack improperly? Misusing a backpack and wearing it improperly can lead to long-term health problems or injuries.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 21, 2013 at 12:37am — No Comments

Uplifting Families Was Established to Help Other Families – What I Want People to Remember When They See Uplifting Families

Welcome to my page!  Thank you for stopping by Uplifting Families.  I wanted to take the time and thank all of those people that have made Uplifting Families successful.  Without your love and support, my blog wouldn’t be where it is today.  I started blogging in November of 2011, shortly after my youngest son was born, because I wanted to help other mother’s…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 13, 2013 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Prepare Yourself Mentally and Emotionally Before Trying Get Out of an Abusive Relationship

Are you a victim of domestic violence or stuck in an abusive relationship?  Abuse comes in many including: physical, emotional, verbal, economic, mental, and sexual abuse.  Remember that abuse can happen to anyone.  Often times there are red flags early on in the relationship and most people tend to ignore them.  When someone is…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 12, 2013 at 10:53pm — No Comments

10 Tips to Successfully Potty Train Your Toddler

A few months ago we purchased a potty seat for my son, he was starting to show interest in potty training.  He has been watching other kids and following us to the restroom for a few months now.  After I purchased the potty seat a few months ago, I tried putting my son on the potty.  I knew that it was still a bit early and didn’t quite show all of the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 5, 2013 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Finding Quality Before and After School Childcare Options

As the new school year is quickly approaching, parents are often scrambling to get their child ready for the start of a new school year.  If your child is starting school in a few weeks, now is the time to start looking for your child before and after school care.  There are plenty of options when it comes to…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 1, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments

3 Ways to Lose the Baby Weight

Pregnancy weight is a touchy subject for many new mother’s.  No matter how much you gain soon after your baby is born most mom’s are ready to get the extra weight off.  Many mother’s typically lose a small amount of weight after having their baby.  However, I often hear mom’s talk about losing the baby weight a few weeks after they have given birth.  Rapid weight…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 18, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Best Breast Pump Reviews: Selecting a Breast Pump That Is Right For You

Breastfeeding mothers often need a breast pump for a variety of different reasons.  Finding a quality breast pump doesn’t have to be difficult.  There are a wide variety of breast pumps available on the market to choose from to meet your needs and budget.  Before, choosing a breast pump you should decide what your going to use it for and how often you will use it.

Can't decide what type of breast pump that you need to buy?  Need help figuring out what type of breast pump to…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 12, 2013 at 10:56am — No Comments

9 Interesting Facts About Human Trafficking – Protect Your Children Today

Slavery was abolished December 6th, 1865, when congress passed the 13th Amendment, part of the United States Constitution which freed the last of the American slaves.  Many people felt that this would put an end to slavery and that people would no longer be forced to work for free in the United States of America, this was supposed to remain an issue for those people…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 5, 2013 at 4:54pm — No Comments

How Can I Determine If My Baby Is Getting Enough Breast Milk?

Many Mother’s Are Often Left Wondering if Their Baby is Getting Enough Breast Milk?

It is difficult to determine how much milk your baby is drinking while on the breast. This causes some moms to become concerned and then they get worried that their baby isn’t getting enough to eat.  If your baby is gaining weight and seems satisfied after a feeding session then you…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 30, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

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