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How to Entertain Your Older Kids When You Have a Newborn

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How to Entertain Your Older Kids When You Have a Newborn
 

Having three kids is taking some getting used to.

It’s not the newborn that is the problem (except at night, but that’s to be expected). It’s the other two monsters and their constant need for attention at the exact moment that I sit down to feed or change the baby.

So what’s a mom to do? Experiment with the various options for how to entertain your older kids when you have a newborn. Here are my results so far… Read More »

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Hospital Bag Checklist

Hospital Bag Checklist - TheNaughtyMommy.com

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If you believe what you see on Pinterest, your hospital bag is actually the size of a suitcase and needs to be filled with designer birthing gowns, books and toys for your newborn who can’t even see yet, and a white noise machine.

Don’t get me started on the fact that almost every Pin has a section on what you should be packing for your husband. Can he not handle the simple task of throwing some boxers, a clean outfit, and a toothbrush into his own backpack? I mean, honestly.

Now I’m not saying that if a designer birthing gown showed up on my doorstep, I’d turn it away. I’d pack it in my bag. But it’s not something I would call a hospital bag essential. And that’s what I tried to make this list– just the essentials. 

I polled my Facebook fan page community and got tons of responses when I inquired about hospital bag must-haves. So thank you, ladies, I couldn’t have done this post without you all!

Note: Printable version of the checklist is at the end of the post. Read More »