Christy Garrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'how' (45)

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

20 Fun Ways to Teach Children Their Colors

Did you know that you can teach your child how to sort by color without spending a ton of money?  Look around your house and you can easily find a wide variety of items that you can use to teach your child their colors.  For example you can use cereal, gummy bears, articles of clothing, blocks, construction paper, and a variety of other object around…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Smoking During Pregnancy – What Risks Are Involved For Me and My Baby?

I remember when I found out that I was pregnant with my youngest son, I stumbled upon the pregnancy forum on Baby Center.  Baby center has a birth club for the birth month and year that my baby was due so that you could connect with mothers who were experiencing the same things that you were.  It almost seems like yesterday that I was busy surfing through the forums and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 22, 2014 at 3:32pm — 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

#ASKAWAYFriday With Sarah at The Small Town Iowa Family

This week has flown by and I can’t believe that tomorrow is Friday.  I started participating in #ASKAWAYFriday and I have enjoyed it. I love connecting with other bloggers and learning more about them. I wanted to participate in this blog hop because I don’t always share a ton of information about myself.  I thought #ASKAWAYFriday was the perfect way for everyone to get to know me on a personal basis. For those who don’t know what #ASKAWAYFriday is, you exchange a set of 10 questions for…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 8:03pm — No Comments

The Salt and Ice Challenge – Kids Are Using Table Salt and Ice to Cause Painful Burns to Their Skin

Yesterday afternoon when my son got into the car, he was asking his sister if she ever put salt on ice.  I didn’t realize that he was talking about putting the salt and ice combination on his skin.  I just assumed that his science teacher was teaching them about temperature changes using salt and ice.  Then this afternoon, I noticed a huge red spot…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — 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

Smoking During Pregnancy – What Risks Are Involved For Me and My Baby?

I remember when I found out that I was pregnant with my youngest son, I stumbled upon the pregnancy forum on Baby Center.  Baby center has a birth club for the birth month and year that my baby was due so that you could connect with mothers who were experiencing the same things that you were.  It almost seems like yesterday that I was busy surfing through the forums and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 8, 2014 at 3:23pm — 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

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

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

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

Parenting Tips for Combating the Terrible Two’s and Temper Tantrums

A few weeks ago my son moved to a new room at daycare and every since it seems as if he is throwing more fits and tantrums at home.  I know that there is a stigma attached to two year old children and parents must realize that all two year old’s go through a phase often referred to as the terrible twos.  I never really cared for that name…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 17, 2013 at 10:03pm — 1 Comment

18 Tips to Ease the Symptoms of Morning Sickness

Many mothers who have been pregnant before will tell you that morning sickness usually hits around the sixth week of pregnancy and it typically goes away during the twelfth week of pregnancy.  There are a few unlucky women who have to deal with the symptoms of morning sickness throughout their entire pregnancy and doesn’t go away until they give birth…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 10, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments

5 Ways To Get Your Children to Help With the Household Chores

When my daughter was born, I knew that I wanted to do things differently than my parents and I wanted to teach my own children the value of helping around the house.  Children are capable of doing simple chores and most of the time they are willing to help.  Giving your child small chores or tasks can help them learn life skills while teaching…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 8, 2013 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

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

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 22, 2013 at 2:21pm — No Comments

15 Ways to Protect Your Home and Family from Burglary

Do crime rates decrease during the summertime?  Most people would assume that crime rates would decrease during the summer since families are more active, plan vacations, and aren’t always at home.  You might be surprised but …

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 21, 2013 at 5:31pm — 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 21, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments

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