When my kids were little, another mom and I started swapping babysitting for date nights. We could have some dates with our husbands and wouldn't have to spend a dime on babysitting! It seemed like a great solution and it worked really well for a few months... but it wasn't perfect. Sometimes I wanted a date night and she didn't need a sitter for a couple months. I also wanted … [Read more...] about How to Get FREE Babysitting With a Babysitting Co-op
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Why you need a car box I mentioned in my post about baby supplies that I feel a diaper bag is unnecessary, especially if you mostly travel in your car. If you're in a car, you can keep a box full of supplies available without having to carry them everywhere. Although a car box is especially useful when you have babies & toddlers, I feel they're useful for all families. A … [Read more...] about How to Pack a Car Box to Be Prepared, Save Money, and Have Fun!
A friend recently became an aunt again and we were talking about how it's nice to now be in the position of being the "wise aunt". My friend and I both have elementary-aged kids now. We're moms who have survived the infant, toddler, and preschool years but we're also still close enough to those years that we remember vividly what's it's like. We're no longer clueless new … [Read more...] about What Do You REALLY Need for a Baby?