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Five Recommendations

In Recommendations on February 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm

It’s been brought to my attention that referrals are really the only true way to spread the word. I know I might be a little late joining the game here but it is proving itself over and over again. So here are some suggestions that I’ve compiled from friends asking advice and asking how we handled things in our family:

  1. Having help around the house to clean isn’t something to be ashamed of, nor is it for the rich and famous. Hire some help in any increment that you can afford so that you can spend more time with your precious family.
  2. Putting a camera in your house to take a peek on what’s happening is not only a great idea but also a huge relief when you’re away from the house as much as I am. A camera that I’m using and am very happy with is Foscam. It has an app available for purchase that I use on the iPad at home but it’s also accessible via a URL at no cost.
  3. Childcare is the most important expense in my opinion so do what makes you feel most comfortable. If that’s in home care, do it. If it’s a daycare center, do it. Do whatever it takes to make you feel at ease while you’re away from the house.
  4. A carpet cleaner is your best friend when potty training, more on this later!
  5. And one more for today courtesy of my husband… we don’t always have to do big elaborate things on the weekends to make them special, a simple trip to the park is transformed when it’s with Mummy and Daddy. This is a hard one for me because I like to go to special places like Glazer Children’s Museum or Fantasy of Flight when I’m home with my little ones but sometimes it’s not as easy to do or affordable as our family grows. Thank you Ted for reminding me that I am the special part of the fun times our babies have, not the event itself.

So that’s it for now… more as they come up so stay tuned!