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Moody Baby, Author at Mood Baby
Deal alert: Hunter boots for kids are 50% off right now

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Deal alert: Hunter boots for kids are 50% off right now,29 Jan 2020 in Tips

https://www.mother.ly/shop/deal-alert-hunter-boots-for-kids-are-50-off-right-now

It’s time to go shopping for your little ones mama. Not long ago we shared the super sale on Hunter boots for us moms, and now the super colorful and water proof boots are on sale for kids! Perfect timing as Spring is approaching and there will be a lot of puddle jumping in our futures.

The sale is up to 50% off in select styles, but in all the colors of the rainbow! We don’t know how long the sale will last so act fast because some sizes are already on low stock!

Here are our favorite styles to shop from the sale:

The original grab handle boot in light blue

Original Kids First Classic Grab Handle

Originally $55, the original Grab Handle boot is 50% off right now.

The classic gloss boot in blue

Original Kids First Classic Gloss Rain

Originally $55, the original Classic Gloss boot is 40% off right now.

Chelsea boot in yellow 

Original Big Kids' Gloss Chelsea Boots

Originally $75, the Chelsea boot is 40% off right now.

The original grab handle boot in pink

Original Kids First Classic Grab Handle

Originally $55, the original Grab Handle boot is 40% off right now.

The classic gloss boot in yellow

Originally $55, the original Classic Gloss boot is 40% off right now.

The camo boots

Original Little Kids Storm Camo Rain Boots

Originally $75, the camo boot is 50% off right now.

We independently select and share the products we love—and may receive a commission if you choose to buy. You’ve got this.



Baby Naming Issue: Are Sophie and Josie Too Close? How About Sophie and Zoey?,29 Jan 2020 in Tips

https://www.swistle.com/babynames/2020/01/28/baby-naming-issue-are-sophie-and-josie-too-close-how-about-sophie-and-zoey/

Dear Swistle, Is Josie too close of a sibling name for Sophie? What about Zoey with Sophie? Too similar? I like names that end in the long-e sound (ie, y) but don’t want to end up with names that sound too similar.

 

They’re too close for my own personal taste—but it’s easy to think of tons of families I know who have used two names that are closer than I’d like, and it isn’t the sort of thing that is causing shock-waves throughout our community.

It’s not just matching endings but also a matching dominant vowel sound: both pairings of names include a matching OH-EE. Calling one of those names from a distance, I think you’re going to get both kids answering.

Sophie and Zoey are even closer than Sophie and Josie, because S and Z are very similar: S is the unvoiced version of the sound, and Z is the voiced one. So then it’s more like two and a half points of overlap: half a point for the first sound, then the OH, and then the EE—and with the same number of syllables in the same order. Well, and if you’re saying Josie JO-see instead of JO-zee, then that matches an S sound with Sophie, though in a different part of the name.

But lots of people LOVE similar sibling names and do it on purpose! There are people who have an Ella and an Emma! A Noah and an Owen! A James and a Jane! An Emily and an Amelia! So if you love the names, and you love them together, and you won’t be bothered by other people’s occasional confusion, then I don’t think there’s anything wrong with going ahead with it. They ARE different names, they just SOUND similar.



“I’ve had 8 babies and here’s how I got them to sleep …”,29 Jan 2020 in Tips

https://babyology.com.au/baby/sleeping/ive-had-8-babies-and-heres-how-i-got-them-to-sleep/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ive-had-8-babies-and-heres-how-i-got-them-to-sleep

Australia’s quintuplet mum Kim Tucci is actually a mother of eight. In her new book I’ve had 8 babies and if there’s one thing I’ve learned…  she shares over one hundred parenting tips, including some brilliant advice on getting kids to sleep and helping them stay in bed. Don’t creep around Allow normal household noises […]

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Jessica Simpson is refreshingly honest about how alcohol impacted her motherhood,29 Jan 2020 in Tips

https://www.mother.ly/news/jessica-simpson-gets-real-about-her-sobriety

Jessica Simpson’s life seems perfect. She has three beautiful kids, a wildly successful career, a seemingly solid marriage…she has it all, at least as far as we can see. But recent revelations prove that no one really knows what anyone else is secretly dealing with—and Jessica, by her own admission, has been struggling with alcohol issues.

The singer-turned-business-woman recently sat down with TODAY’s Hoda Kotb, and it will air on NBC’s TODAY Wednesday morning.

“I had started a spiral and I couldn’t catch up with myself…and that was with alcohol,” Jessica explained. “I would say it openly to everyone. ‘I know. I know, I’ll stop soon. I’ll cut back’,” Jessica continued when asked if she realized things were getting out of control. “For me to cut back, like I’m an all or nothing girl, and so I didn’t know it was a problem until it was…I completely didn’t recognize myself…I always had a glitter cup. It was always filled to the rim with alcohol.”

She’s hardly alone. The rise of #winemom phenomenon is well documented and many parents struggle with substance abuse problems. But Simpson’s story proves there is a way to get your life back.

Simpson quit drinking in 2017 after she found herself unable to get her kids ready for a Halloween party. She says she’d started drinking before 7:30 in the morning, before accompanying her husband, Eric Johnson, to a school assembly for their oldest daughter. Later that night she was unable to get her kids dressed in their Halloween costumes. The next morning she was so ashamed. Feeling like she had failed her kids she slept until they left the house, then got up and drank some more.

That episode was her tipping point. She quit drinking (as did her husband, Eric Johnson, who supports her in her sobriety.)

As parents, we know how overwhelming the demands can be…and how easy it is to sink into habits that don’t ultimately serve us well. For Jessica, the way to heal was to sever her relationship with alcohol.

“I had to give [drinking] up,” Jessica said. “I’m not going to miss another day. I’m not going to miss another Halloween. I’m not going to miss another Christmas. I’m going to be present.”



9 ways to create the perfect sleep environment for your baby,28 Jan 2020 in Tips

https://babyology.com.au/baby/sleeping/9-ways-to-create-the-perfect-sleep-environment-for-your-baby/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=9-ways-to-create-the-perfect-sleep-environment-for-your-baby

For some reasons babies don’t seem to go to sleep as easily as they do in the movies. Expectation is that you put them in their cot and they doze off with a sweet smile on their face. Reality? Most babies need a little more encouragement than that. That’s where our handy-dandy guide to getting […]

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Are Men Really Having A 'Friendship Crisis'?,28 Jan 2020 in Tips

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/men-friendship-crisis_l_5dbc9aa7e4b0576b62a1e90f

It’s lonely being a dude, but it doesn’t have to be.



What’s really happening when you’re sleep deprived,28 Jan 2020 in Tips

https://babyology.com.au/podcasts/feedplaylove/whats-really-happening-when-youre-sleep-deprived/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=whats-really-happening-when-youre-sleep-deprived

Sleep deprivation is a given when you’re a new parent. You may be lucky, but babies are born to feed, not sleep. And so it is that many of us spend the first months walking around in a daze. Gemma Paech is a Senior Sleep Specialist at the University of Newcastle. She explains what’s happening […]

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50% Off PJs and Free Shipping at Carter’s Today,28 Jan 2020 in Tips

http://www.babycheapskate.com/2020/01/28/50-off-pjs-and-free-shipping-at-carters-today/

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Save 50% on all PJs at Carters online today.

Save up to 60% on sets, tees, tops, and pants, too.

Clearance starts at $2.99.

Shipping is free on all orders today.

 

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10 important things I wish primary schools could do differently,28 Jan 2020 in Tips

https://babyology.com.au/parenting/school/10-important-things-i-wish-primary-schools-could-do-differently/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=10-important-things-i-wish-primary-schools-could-do-differently

My third and last kid finished primary school last year. It’s a mixed bag of emotions, this end of an era. “Unyielding support” She is ready to move on and excited to start high school, but our family is well-aware that the decade-long relationship we’ve had with our little school has just ended. Despite knowing […]

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50 Hilarious Tweets From Parents About 'Sesame Street',28 Jan 2020 in Tips

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/sesame-street-tweets-parents_l_5e1a8026c5b6640ec3d566fb

“Every parent is basically Oscar the Grouch: cranky, unshowered, and living in a trash can.”