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Krista

Krista lives in New York with her husband, their 4 year old daughter and 1 year old son. She teaches English at a local college and loves to read, shop, and cook. She enjoys blogging about motherhood at The Quinntessential Mommy. You can contact her via email, twitter or visit her blog.

Oatmeal All Day

Oatmeal All Day

It’s no secret that oatmeal is a breakfast favorite for healthy eaters everywhere. It’s packed with fiber and good carbohydrates, so it helps you feel fuller longer. And it can even help reduce cholesterol. But the best part is oatmeal is super-versatile. Throw in your favorite fruit and some nuts and you’ve got a great breakfast. But did you know oatmeal can even be savory, making it a delicious lunch or dinner option? Read on for two easy and yummy recipes to keep you eating this superfood all day long!

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What is the Theory of Multiple Intelligences?

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Unless you’re a teacher, you’ve likely never heard of Howard Gardner and The Theory of Multiples Intelligences. But, this theory is one of the most important theories about intelligence and it has influenced the way educators, psychologists and sociologists view intelligence–especially the intelligence of kids. Read on to find out what exactly the theory is and how it can give you new insight about your child’s strengths and weaknesses!

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10 Chores for Big Kids

10 Chores for Big Kids

As parents one of the things we want to teach our children is responsibility. But how can we do this? Well, doing chores is a start! Kids, just like adults, want to feel needed and to feel like they’ve made a contribution to the family and chores can help in this arena.  But, you might be wondering what are some things your kids can help out with around the house. And what age is appropriate for them to start chores? Read on for some chores your kids can start as young as 3 –with help! — and continue to do as they get older.

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Baby Monitor Guide: Levana Sophia

Baby Monitor Guide Levana Sophia

When it comes to baby gear, most moms will agree that a video monitor is a necessity. Even if your baby’s room is right across the hall, having a video monitor offers peace of mind and let’s you keep a watchful eye on your little one, even when you’re not in the room! If you’re looking for a quality video monitor with many awesome features for an affordable price, the Levana Sophia is the monitor for you!

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Welcome Ariana Rose!

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Here at Daily Mom we’re no strangers when it comes to newborns! Since our launch nearly half our team has given birth or is currently expecting! Our latest Daily Mom Baby is the adorable Ariana Rose.  Editor Kristy, her husband Brian, and big sister Alexa, welcomed little Ariana on July 21st; she weighed 7 lbs 5 oz and was 19 inches long.

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Car Seat Guide: Combi Kobuk Air-Thru Booster Seat

Car Seat Guide Combi Kobuk Air-Thru Booster Seat
Once your child outgrows the height or weight limit on the five-point harness convertible car seat, you will need to transition to a booster seat to keep them safe in the car.   The Combi Kobuk Air-Thru Booster Seat is a comfortable, stylish, high back booster that provides both the best in safety and comfort in an affordable way! The Combi Kobuk Air-Thru Booster Seat is for children ages 3 and up, from 33-120 pounds, and from 33 to 57 inches tall. However, we recommend that you keep your child rear facing in a convertible seat, and then forward facing in the same seat until they outgrow the limits before switching them to a booster.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Everyday Manners

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Everyone loves the child who says please before every request and thank you after it’s complete. But kids aren’t born knowing what’s polite and what isn’t.  One of your many jobs as a parent is to teach your children how to act in certain situations. In other words, you need to teach them some basic manners! Once your child is old enough to talk and observe the world around him or her, it’s time to start with the basics. Follow our guidelines and you’ll have the most polite kid on the block!

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Exclusively Pumping: Breastfeeding Through a Bottle

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For many moms breastfeeding is a dream come true. But for others, it’s a dream never realized. There are many situations that may arise that can prevent a mom from breastfeeding her baby. And, there are some moms who want their babies to have all of the amazing benefits of breast milk but who are simply not comfortable breastfeeding.  Luckily, there’s another option: exclusively pumping your breast milk and bottle feeding it to baby.  Read on for more information about how to be successful exclusively pumping!

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DIY Yogurt Melts for Baby

DIY Yogurt Melts for Baby

When your little one is starting solids you’ll probably be looking for a variety of finger foods for him or her to practice self feeding with. However, it’s not always easy to find something that’s yummy and readily available, but not full of chemicals. Try making these homemade yogurt melts! This recipe makes a bunch for you to store in the freezer, so you’ll always have a few on hand. And, they’re super easy to make –they have just 2 ingredients and no added sugar! We know your little one will love them!

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A Beginner’s Guide to Manners: Invitations and RSVPs

A Beginners Guide to Manners Invitations & RSVPs

The world of kids’ parties can be tricky to navigate, especially if this is your first child.  Who should you invite? When should you send out invitations? Should you ask people to RSVP or try “Regrets Only”?  Unless your child is older, most of the planning will land on your shoulders, so be sure you’re up to date about invitation etiquette! And, planning the party, is also a good time to teach your kids about the manners and etiquette of invitations. Read on for our guide to invitations and RSVPs!

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A Beginner’s Guide to Manners: Thank You Notes

A Beginners Guide to Manners Thank You Notes

In the digital age, where emails and texts are commonplace, it can be hard to stress the importance of a handwritten thank note to your children. But expressing thanks is an important part of being a polite and courteous human being, and it’s a skill kids need to be taught. Sure, a thank you text is nice, but nothing beats a personal, handwritten note of thanks.  If you’re wondering about the basics of Thank You Note etiquette and how to get your kids involved in the process of writing thank you notes, read on for some helpful tips!

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Welcome Roman!

Welcome Roman Michael

Since Daily Mom’s launch, we’ve had quite the baby boom and recently, the 8th Daily Mom baby was born! Writer Ariel gave birth to her third child, Roman Michael, on June 30, 2014 at at 8:50pm. Roman was 6 lbs 13 oz and 19 inches long. He was welcomed into the world by his loving family: dad Andy, and older siblings Leila and Landon.

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Happy Father’s Day: A Look at the ‘Daily Dads’

Happy Fathers Day    A Look at the Daily Dads

In 2014 dads are more than just providers for their families; they’re true parenting partners. So, today, in honor of Father’s Day, let’s take a moment to thank our kids’ dads for all that they do for them.  We, at Daily Mom, would like to wish all the fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day and we’d like to let you into our lives by taking a moment to reflect on our children’s dads.

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