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Thoughts From My Run…Thankful

So this morning I went out on a run and it was just beautiful, albeit cold (about 30 degrees), but beautiful! And it just reminded me of how blessed I am! I’m blessed in so many ways, but today I’m referring to the fact that I’m able to enjoy a peaceful run outside in such an amazing setting, for which I’m so thankful. I love seeing the white caps in the ocean as I run down a hill and the views of Boston so clear…

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5 ways to be an awesome stay-at-home mom while still rockin’ your former self!

It’s taken me a long time to figure it out: Being a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) doesn’t mean that the self you once knew and loved has to be virtually unrecognizable. And once you find that former self, you’re going to realize that she is an entirely different person than you remembered—she’s so much stronger and more stylish, confident, fun, smart, giving. Most important she’s ever-changing! If you’re like most SAHMs today, you had a career before kids and knew a different life. You worked hard…

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Don’t have pool hair – Try Monat!

There is a great article I read about keeping your family same from the harsh chemicals in pool, check it out with the link below…you will see me lathering my kids with coconut oil before and shampooing with Monat after, excellent tips! “4 Cheap and Easy Ways to Protect Against Swimming Pool Chemicals” For more information on Monat’s awesome anti-aging hair care systems click here or contact me at kori.s.stack@gmail.com

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How to ditch the diaper bag!

When our first was born, like most new parents, we didn’t leave the house without a stocked diaper bag.  Similar to college, how you can always spot freshmen because they travel in packs…you can always spot new parents by the size of their diaper bag!  We’ve all been there!  But after countless outings of carrying extra stuff, that I never used, I figured there had to be a way to streamline this whole massive diaper bag thing.  So this is what I came up with.…

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Quiet Time Activity Bins

Once my daughter stopped napping I had to come up with something to keep her occupied so that she was quiet while my other kids napped and also so that I could have a few precious moments of quiet during the day.  I had seen the concept of ‘quiet time activity bins‘ online and thought it was a great idea! THE CONCEPT: Create 3 to 5 bins of various activities that your child will enjoy, each bin being different.  Then, during the time that your…

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Organic Mattress – Worth the Money?

  In one word…YES!! Buying an organic crib mattress is my #1 happiest baby purchase (we now have 4 of these mattresses).  Babies sleep at least 14-17+ hours a day on them so it’s important that they are not breathing in chemicals during that time, details below. WHY BUY AN ORGANIC MATTRESS? Conventional mattresses are made from polyurethane foam and polyester (made from petroleum products that emit toxic fumes known to cause serious allergies and problems in immune and reproductive systems), also made of toluene…

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Convertible Crib vs. Standard

When you begin looking into buying a crib the first question you will likely come across is whether or not you want a convertible crib.  A convertible crib is just a normal crib while your little one is an infant, but later it will convert into a toddler bed (and then later to a full size bed).  For some people they are a great option, especially if you only plan to have one child.  They are all the rage and that’s great if you are…

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Cloth Diapering 101

Before we talk about the basics of cloth diapering, you need to consider if it is practical for you.  Mainly, are you planning to send your kid(s) to daycare?  If so, most daycares will not use cloth diapers.  There are some that will, but it’s just something that you would want to look into prior to spending money on cloth diapers.  This is true for glass bottles too, just fyi. Now, if you’re considering cloth diapering, but don’t know much (or anything) about it, then…

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Why Eco-Friendly Disposables Are Worth It

  Eco-friendly, more natural, disposable diapers are worth it because of the long term potential health risks that conventional disposables carry. Conventional disposable diapers contain traces of dioxin, which is a toxic product of paper bleaching process.  It is carcinogenic and listed by the EPA as most toxic of all cancer-linked chemicals.  For this reason, you want to look for disposable diapers that are 100% chlorine-free.   Conventional disposable diapers also contain tributyl-tin, a toxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problems.  Finally, they contain sodium…

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Bottles

GLASS vs. PLASTIC Simply put, go with glass if possible!  Glass doesn’t have any of the harmful chemicals that plastic has. There are a few reasons you may need to get a few plastic bottles.  One big reason is that some daycares will not accept glass bottles or jars of any kind.  Another reason for plastic (I have a few for this reason), is if we’re traveling I don’t want to risk breaking the glass bottle and not having back up, so instead I’ll just…

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