How to Clean Velcro Quickly and Easily

Especially now that I have kids, figuring out how to clean velcro became very important. From cloth diapers to coats, there is velcro on so many things in our home. But having long hair and two dogs, there are lots of thing that get into the hook and loop fasteners that I don’t want there. Not only does it look awful, but it makes the velcro not work properly. So here’s a quick and easy way to improve the function of your hook and loop velcro and get out the lint and other unwanted and unsightly visitors.

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After Birth Must Haves – the unglamorous postpartum list

Everyone seems to prepare for a new baby by gathering up things for a hospital bag and collecting baby toys and clothes. But rarely do we stop to think about the post-baby and after birth must haves. Maybe it’s because no one really talks about it. Maybe because we’re consumed in the moment of having our baby that we forget about ourselves. Or maybe because it’s a really unglamorous postpartum list. Really, it’s not pretty, but it is so essential!

Post Baby must have list - 20 things for a care package or to prep before birth | ALLterNATIVElearning

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Winter Craft Ideas for Toddlers

As a part of gearing up for my maternity leave and having baby number two, I have been blessed with the opportunity to share some awesome guest posts from fellow bloggers that I love. Today, Monique from Living Life and Learning has compiled a wonderful list of winter craft ideas for toddlers! This would be great for learning the seasons in tot school and a way to enjoy this time of year with your little ones!

Super fun and easy winter craft ideas for toddlers

Winter is fast approaching and we already have tons of snow where we are so what better way to enjoy the snow then to jump into some winter crafts. If you’re running out of ideas for toddler activities then these winter crafts will spark your creativity…. 

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Teaching the Alphabet

Teaching the alphabet is part of every parent-child relationship. Whether we just feel inclined to sing the ABCs constantly, or make it more fun, it is something that we all do regardless of whether we even intend on implementing more of a tot school routine. For us, when we took time to focus on the alphabet itself, we did not do much of it in order. Even if it’s great for children to know and recite the song, letter recognition is far more important to me. Keep reading to find some of our favorite activities, books, and even a free printable I made to share with you!
Free Printable and other ideas for teaching the alphabet | ALLterNATIVElearning
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