7 Words to Use with Your Child Instead of "Butt"


Lately, being around my daughter is like living with a parrot.  Anything I say is bound to be repeated at the most inopportune moments.  And that has started to make me more aware of the words I use.

If you are new to using soft words with you kids, or just want to mix things up a little, here are 7 words that you can use instead of the word, "Butt".

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How to Shop For A Baby Shower

If you're a mom, you probably have a list of things you think would be useful for your mom-to-be, but if you're not a parent, sometimes shopping for a baby shower can be difficult.  Since we are planning to welcome a new niece or nephew into our family, I've been thinking a lot about how the things I buy for baby showers has changed since I've become a mom.  Here's how to pick out the perfect gift (or gifts) for your new mommy friend.

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Story of My Life: A Day at the Farmer's Market

Reading about Dragons and Princesses is a fun way for your child to use her imagination, but sometimes it's fun to read about things your child is already familiar with.  "Story of My Life" is an on-going series focusing on events and activities that children are likely to experience.  Each post is paired with a story to read with your child to spark conversation about their own lives.


My daughter and I are big fans of the farmer's market.  She has been going to the market since before she could walk!  I would load her up in her little red wagon and pull her down to the park where the vendors set up.  There were lots of people to visit and lots of things to see.  We would pick up okra, zucchini, or spaghetti squash to take back home for dinner.

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12 Months of Christmas: September

12 Months of Christmas, September: Shoeboxes | Higdons' Happy Home

This month we're going to focus on something you may not have given much thought to--the shoeboxes themselves!  Your shoebox isn't just a shipping container for all the items you've collected this year.  It is a treasure box for the child who receives it.  So why not take the time to make it something extra special?  Here are some things other bloggers have done with their shoeboxes.

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Why I Don't Worry About My Kid Watching TV

This morning, while I was getting ready for the day, my daughter came into my room and said, "Mommy!  Skye!"  This is code for, "Mommy, I want to watch Paw Patrol!".  So, I tossed her up on my bed and turned on "Zoboomafoo" instead, because she's already seen the pups rescue Timmy's tooth four times this week.  There was a time when I swore this would never happen.  I would not let the TV babysit my kid.  But I don't really worry about it anymore.  Here's why:

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