Tips for Traveling with a Child Who Wets the Bed

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It’s bad enough when bed wetting happens at home, but it just seems so much worse to my child to have an accident while traveling. There’s not much more embarrassing than admitting to a friend while on the road that your child accidentally wet the bed. Unless you happen to be the kid who wet the bed. And then it’s downright humiliating.   L uckily, I don’t have this problem anymore, but I did. For several years. And since we travel a lot, I had to come up with a solution to keep the bed wetting accidents to a minimum.

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Limit liquids after a certain time in the evening

I’ve found it’s possible to decrease bed wetting incidences by limiting food and water a couple hours before bed. My kids get plenty of food and drink throughout the day so I don’t think it’s bad for them to stop drinking a bit before bed. I do allow them to have a few sips if they want, but we try really hard to cut out big drinks or snacks that will make the kids thirsty before bed. Also, don’t forgot that one last potty trip right before bed! Sometimes we forget and that’s when the accidents are sure to happen!

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Use helpful products like  Pampers Underjams and chux pads or disposable bed pads.

I find Pampers Underjams to be very helpful, because they actually come in sizes large enough for my child who still wet the bed at a more advanced age. Plus, they don’t have the stigma like diapers do. Pampers Underjams are made from comfort wear quiet, cloth-like materials for privacy, have a low waist so only your child knows they are wearing them, and are available in sizes S/M and L/XL to fit children up to 85lbs.

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15 Budget Friendly & Healthy Snacks for Kids from ALDI

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15 Budget Friendly & Healthy Snacks for Kids from Aldi

I’ve been an ALDI shopper for years, ever since I was a young child in Germany, and I know you will love these budget friendly snack ideas! None of the snacks on this list require too much effort on my part – a must have when it comes to kids’ snacks.

School will be out soon and the hungry vultures will start circling! I don’t know about you, but I need ready to go snacks for my kids. Snacks that I don’t have prepare in my kitchen. But they also have to healthy and budget friendly. I’m glad to have a local ALDI to help me keep my hungry four fed, and I’m excited to share my top picks for healthy snacks for kids with you today.

15 Budget Friendly & Healthy Snacks for Kids from Aldi

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Our eating habits have changed a lot over the years – from pretty healthy, to coupons and price-matching and not so healthy, and back to very healthy again – but I have always shopped at ALDI. I was so pleased earlier this year when I heard that ALDI is committed to removing all artificial food dyes, trans fat, and MSG from the food they sell!

That means I can buy even more of the healthy choices I want for my kids at Aldi! It takes a lot of food to feed my four growing kids, and while I do strive to feed them an overall very healthy diet, I like to do so without breaking the bank. Now my kids are homeschooled so I feed them this stuff all the time. But if your kids are gone most of the day and you’re looking healthy foods to feed them this summer – look no further! ALDI’s got you covered.
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Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 5/05/2015

Happy Tuesday, garden buddies! It’s time for the Tuesday Garden Party and this week’s dose of garden inspiration. How did it get to be May already? I don’t have a lot to update about my own garden, because I’ve been on the road again, but I did get go to the Baker Creek Spring Planting Festival this past weekend and thought I’d show you a few pictures from my visit!!Baker Creek Seeds Spring Planting FestivalEver since I started ordering seeds from Baker Creek several years ago, I have wanted to go to their Spring Festival. It turns out, the festival is located outside the same town in Missouri where Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Rocky Ridge Farm is located: Mansfield. My parents happen to live only two hours away, so I’ve been planning this trip for a long time, as I’m also a HUGE Laura Ingalls Wilder fan. A good friend and I decided to plan a trip to the Springfield, Missouri area for a little homeschooling on the road with our collective seven children.

Baker Creek Seed Planting Festival

The Spring Planting Festival was only one of the places we visited, and it was amazing. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and was very surprised by the number of people there. It was very crowded with lots of vendors selling wonderful plant starts, homemade pottery, and crafts of all sort. Speakers and musicians educated and entertained, and there were lots of activities for the kids, including digging in a huge sand pit for real money and bean bag tosses with organic candy as the prize!

The highlight of my day was visiting the Baker Creek Seed Store – but it was so crowded that I didn’t buy anything. I would love to go back one of these days for a real tour without the crowds, so I’m going to have to figure out how to make that happen! But for now, enjoy the  Tuesday Garden Party!

Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 5/5/2015

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It’s Tuesday and time for the Garden Party! Read on to link up your garden inspired posts – recipes, diy, tutorials, and tips & tricks! If you don’t have posts to link up, come keep reading for a big dose of garden inspiration!

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Make a Meaningful Mother’s Day Gift for the Mom Who Has it All

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How do you make a meaningful Mother’s Day Gift for the mom who has it all? My mother is a pretty special lady. She raised two successful kids who she helps selflessly now. Whenever we need her, she drops most anything and heads to either Iowa to help me, or Seattle to help my sister. She was there shortly after the birth of each of our collective six children and tirelessly cooked, cleaned, took care of the other children, and did laundry while we snuggled and enjoyed lovely baby-moons.  When I had back surgery several years ago, my mom was there. And when my youngest daughter needed not one, but three hip surgeries, I could always count on my mother. She was there. Every. Single. Time. She’s really been a life saver for me, and trust me, I know what a handful my FOUR kids are for my mother!
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