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Creative Child

Sarah Lyons

Sarah Lyons is a stay at home wife and mother of six children, including 18 month old triplets. Using creative consequences with her kids has improved their behavior and encourages healthy relationships with each other.

Articles by Sarah

9 Ways to Support a Family in Need

Often the families that need the most help are reluctant to ask for it, which makes it hard to know exactly how to help a friend.

When Your Best Doesn’t Feel Like Enough

Parents want to do the best they can when it comes to their kids. The majority of our time and effort goes towards supporting and taking care of their children.

Exercise with Mommy and Me

It’s simple to add exercise time to the time you already spend playing with your baby or toddler.

12 Ways to Support a New Mom

Adjusting to having a new baby in the house can be difficult for the whole family. Sleepless nights and a change in routine can leave mom feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Offering support to a family with a new baby can help them adjust to their new normal. Often when you ask, mom isn’t able to think of the exact way she needs help.

7 Common Feelings of NICU Parents

Sitting beside your baby in the NICU can bring an array of emotions for parents. Seeing your child hooked up to machines with wires attached to their body can be scary and overwhelming. The majority of babies are in the NICU due to premature birth (born prior to 37 weeks gestation) but babies can be admitted for other reasons such as breathing problems low birth weight, heart conditions, and other complications. This experience can bring a variety of emotions that are normal, yet often confusing for parents.

Do Away with Diaper Rash

As parents we do everything in our power to avoid putting our little ones in any pain or discomfort. While even the most diligent parent has to deal with diaper rash in the early years, knowing the common culprits and how to treat it can significantly reduce the frequency of pain and discomfort.

5 Tips for Choosing a Pediatrician

After your baby is born, you will visit the pediatrician often. In the first year, your baby will have seven well visits. Studies show that first time parents may visit their child’s pediatrician up to sixteen times before baby’s first birthday.

8 Tips for Surviving Bed Rest

For a busy mom, laying in bed and relaxing may sound appealing, but a mom who has experienced bed rest will tell you it is not all she had dreamed it would be. I spent five weeks on bed rest prior to the birth of our triplets and it was an emotionally exhausting and humbling experience.

Budgeting After Baby

Babies cost a lot of money! Diapers, formula, clothes, and baby gear can take a huge chunk out of your monthly budget. The cost of childcare or reducing from two incomes to a single income can make the adjustment even more difficult. Here are some tips to cut down on spending.

7 Priceless Tips for NICU Parents

When I found out I was expecting triplets, I was told it was highly likely they would spend time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) due to premature birth. I had absolutely no idea how to prepare; the information was overwhelming, and the uncertainty was frightening.

Halloween Safety Tips for Babies

Pumpkins, costumes, and candy... Halloween is a fun time of year for kids of all ages, but as you gear up for your baby or toddler’s first Halloween, keep these safety tips in mind to keep everyone happy and ready for trick-or-treating.
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