5 Nice Things Parents Can’t Have

So you just had a baby? Congrats! Welcome to parenthood. Being a parent is wonderful! Your home will now be filled with more love than you could ever imagine. And also more diapers, wipes, bottles, toys, burp cloths, and tons of other baby and kid gear that you never even knew existed… But that’s another post for another day.

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Oh, by the way, you’re also going to lose a lot, now that you’re a parent. I’m sure you know the nights of a full 8-10 hours of sleep are gone, as well as the lazy Saturday mornings drinking coffee and catching up on the DVR until noon.

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But you might not have thought about a few other things you’ll no longer get to have now that you’ve been initiated into your role as mom or dad. Here’s a list of a few things you may have to give up, if you have kids like mine.

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5 Nice Things Parents Can’t Have

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Create a Super Room for Your Little Super Hero

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Little boys’ rooms aren’t just a place to lay their head at the end of each day. They’re a place to play, explore, hide, learn and be Batman!  It’s a place where they can feel safe and secure, where they can hide under the blanket and call for mom or dad to chase away any shadows or lurking monsters. Once they’re no longer babies and the crib is gone, they start to have their favorite tv programs, films, toys and stuffed animals. You can often get a glimpse of their personality and see who their favorite characters are by looking on the floor of the playroom or in the toy boxes. If you want to create an awesome room, there are a selection of things to consider when you are about to re-decorate your little guy’s room.  

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Homemade Pasta Using the KitchenAid Mixer

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I mentioned in the recipe for my caramelized onion bolognese that we served the sauce over homemade pasta. If you’ve never made homemade pasta – you should at least try it once. It’s not that hard – I promise! Our kids love helping us make pasta, almost as much as they love eating it!

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Although on this day, Maddie was the only one interested in cooking. Graham decided he would rather play on the iPad. Silly boy.

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Rustic Fairy Garden Kid’s Activity

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I was shopping at Michael’s a few weeks ago and saw they were having a half-off sale on all of their fairy garden accessories. They had a few pieces that were labeled “rustic garden” and they reminded me so much of my mother-in-law! She loves rustic/antique things. I decided to grab a few and have the kids help me make a rustic fairy garden for her for Mother’s Day.

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3 Tricks to Get Your Child to Pick Up Toys

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I’ll be honest – I’m a terrible housekeeper.

I hate cleaning. I hate tidying up. So it’s no wonder that my kids are the same way. My son in particular throws extremely emotional tantrums when I ask him to pick up toys. “I can’t do it! There’s too many toys! I’m too tired to pick up!” (I was trying to quote my son there,  but those sound like things I would say too!) Over the years I’ve figured out a couple of strategies to use to get my kids to clean. Here are my top 3 tricks to get your child to pick up toys.

 

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“I don’t wanna pick up toys!!!”

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