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How to Take Infant Passport Photos

How to Take Infant Passport Photos

We have an international trip coming up, and Aidan needed a passport. For adults, getting passport photos is easy. You go to Walgreens, get your photo taken in front of a white background, and fork over $14.99. How do you take infant passport photos though? I knew it was possible to take your own passport photos, but it seemed too complicated so I ignored this task on my to-do list for months. When it got uncomfortably close to our trip,…

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Baby Essentials: Five Favorites

Baby Essentials: Five Favorites

Like Mrs. Frugalwoods, I fought back against The Baby Industrial Complex. I tried to purchase sensible items that would do the job without draining Aidan’s college fund before he even made it to preschool. Here are my five favorite baby essentials: Zobo EasyLight Stroller I will never understand why people pay hundreds of dollars for an all-terrain, four-wheel drive, SUV-size stroller with six cup holders. Maybe my lifestyle just doesn’t call for such a stroller, but I suspect very few…

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Tips for Creating a Baby Registry

Tips for Creating a Baby Registry

The first time Mr. MLM and I went to Babies R Us, we had to leave because it was just too much. I didn’t know what we truly needed or where to begin. As someone who likes to research every purchase, I was overwhelmed with the amount of time this project would take. Here are the steps I took to create a baby registry while suffering from paralysis of the analysis: I talked to one friend about her recommendations. My…

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Review of Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

Review of Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr. Marc Weissbluth is easily one of the top five best gifts I’ve ever received. Well, it was technically a gift to my son, but he can’t sit up yet let alone read so we’ll call it a gift to me. As we hear so often that it’s become cliché, babies do not come with instruction manuals. Hospitals could change that by giving out copies of this book to new parents. It’s that helpful!…

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