Christy Garrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'with' (29)

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

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

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

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

Frito Pie With Rice Recipe

I love meals that are easy to fix so that I don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen.  One Sunday afternoon, we were trying to figure out what we wanted to eat for lunch on the way home from church.  My husband suggested that we…

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Added by Christy Garrett on October 21, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments

DIY Despicable Me Minion Twinkie Cakes Craft Idea

Are you planning on having a minion party?  If so, here is an easy edible craft that you can make at your party.  You will need to pick up the following ingredients from the store:

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Added by Christy Garrett on October 21, 2013 at 2:59pm — 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

How to Co Sleep With Your Baby Safely

Co-sleeping is a fairly common practice and many parents sleep in the same bed or room with their young baby or toddler.  This is a very controversial topic in the United States and most people think co-sleeping is completely dangerous and that it should be avoided.  However, as a mom I know how hard it is to be able to get a good night sleep especially…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 7:40am — 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

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

Gestational Diabetes in Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that affects pregnant women typically during the third trimester.  Most women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes have never experienced or are predisposed to having symptoms of diabetes.  In fact, all of a sudden pregnant women may have an excessive amount of glucose in their bloodstream.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 16, 2013 at 11:16pm — 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

Prevent Heat Related Car Accidents This Summer

Each summer I always cringe when I hear sad stories on the new about parents or daycare workers accidentally leaving a child inside of a hot car, in some cases the child was only left alone few minutes.  As a mom, I always wondered how and why these kind of things happen to an infant or child.  I know that I personally make sure that my kids are out of the car…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 12, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Dad’s Guide to Survive Active Labor

Many new dads don’t know what to expect during the labor and delivery process, especially, if they are a first time dad.  If you have ever seen a tv show or movie that shows a woman giving birth, let me assure you that most labors don’t look anything like what you have seen on television.  A woman typically labors for many hours before she is ready to deliver her baby and it…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 22, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

What to Expect When Your Child May Be Getting Their Two Year Molars?

Today my youngest got to spend the day with me, he started running a low grade fever last night and acted like he didn’t feel very good.  I decided that is was best to keep him home from daycare so that he could get some extra rest while I monitored his fever.  It was nice being able to spend some one on one time with my baby.  We enjoyed the extra snuggles and cuddles, we watched a few of his favorite shows on TV, and spent some time …

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 14, 2013 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Failed Newborn Hearing Screening – My Daughter’s Story

Once I received news that my daughter failed her repeat newborn hearing screening, we were quickly referred to the local children’s hospital and to an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor for further evaluation.  Things moved fairly quickly and my daughter was scheduled to have another type of hearing test to determine how much hearing loss she had so that they could determine what course of action that we needed to take.  The next hearing test was more extensive and my daughter had to…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 1, 2013 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Why Do Puzzles Make Great Learning Tools?

Yesterday when I went to pick up my son from daycare, he was playing and having a great time.  The teacher was letting all of the kids in his classroom play with puzzles and my son was trying very hard to get the puzzle pieces into the right spot.  It was fun to watch him play and learn a new skill.  I…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 24, 2013 at 4:39pm — No Comments

15 Tips for Dad To Bond With Their Newborn Baby

Dad, do you feel as if you are having trouble bonding with your baby?  Many dad’s feel as if it is harder to bond with their newborn baby, especially, if mom chooses to breast feed their baby.  If you are feeling left out and can’t participate in your baby’s feedings, use these 15 tips to help bond with your…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 15, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Surviving a Miscarriage

Finding out that you are expecting is the most exciting news that a mother to be will ever get, aside from getting married.  After getting a positive pregnancy test, most women call the doctors office immediately to get prenatal care so that they can determine how far along that they are.  Once you have a…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 4, 2013 at 8:41pm — No Comments

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