Parenting and Motherhood

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10 Ways to Raise A Compassionate Child

Posted on Sep 12th, 2017

10 Ways to Raise A Compassionate ChildThe other day, I read an article called "Being Left out Hurts: Moms, stop the social…

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14 Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas with Children

Posted on Dec 9th, 2013

How will we worship Him this season? Endlessly shopping? Hustling about and adorning our homes? Will that be our tribute to our Savior? Or will we…

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15 Ways to Ask Your Child How Their Day Went

Posted on Sep 5th, 2017

  With two young children in school I'm constantly wondering how their day is going. "Are they playing with friends at recess?" "Did…

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3 Secrets to Raising Polite Children

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2016

Having polite children doesn't really happen by chance - here are three "secrets" on how to raise polite children Both Forrest and I have always…

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6 Ways To Beat School Break Boredom

Posted on Nov 13th, 2017

This post was sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in…

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7 Tips To Keep Your Kids Healthy This Summer

Posted on May 29th, 2017

By the time summer hits I am so ready for my kids to be out of school and look forward to the fun days ahead. This post was sponsored by Align as…

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9 Tips For Taking a New Mom Meals

Posted on Jun 10th, 2013

I think that any new mom will agree that in those first few days after bringing home a new baby, cooking is the last thing on your mind. I know it…

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9 Truths About a Strong-Willed Toddler

Posted on Oct 24th, 2017

All toddlers have melt downs...but it's a whole new ball game with a strong-willed toddler. Here is my experience from parenting a strong-willed…

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A Mistake No Parent Wants to Make

Posted on Nov 18th, 2015

Babies make you tired. And when you're tired, well, sometimes you don't always make the best decisions - or even remember making them. Especially…

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Are You a Bad Mom for Sending Your Baby to the Hospital Nursery?

Posted on Jun 16th, 2015

Rooming in or hospital nursery at night? Does choosing one over the other make you a better mom? Here's my (unscientific) thoughts on the…

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Awesome Box of Sunshine Ideas

Posted on May 5th, 2017

Awesome Box of Sunshine Ideas. We all have really hard times in our life- including me- but one thing that has helped me through those times is…

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Awesome Dollar Tree Easter Basket Ideas

Posted on Mar 8th, 2017

Dollar Tree Easter Basket Ideas Easter Basket goodies don't need to break the bank. I love finding fun things and yummy treats to put in my two…

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Childhood Memories Every Child Should Have

Posted on Mar 12th, 2017

Making childhood memories and having long-standing traditions have always been so important to me. I have so many from when I was a child that I…

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Chores for Kids 101: What You Should Know

Posted on Sep 26th, 2017

Age Appropriate Chores, Allowance for Kids, and More When should you start giving your kids chores? Should you tie allowance to chores? These…

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Comcast Xfinity: The Cable Provider for Families

Posted on Aug 15th, 2013

Disclosure: Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC, through its contractor, Mom Central Consulting, provided a promotional item as a thank you…

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DIY Moby Wrap

Posted on Jun 13th, 2013

Today is National Sewing Day! Have you been anxiously awaiting this day all year? Yeah, me either. I didn't even know it was until this morning when…

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Easy and Expandable “Who Loves Baby” Book

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2013

  Since we've lived in Utah for the majority of Jack's life, we don't live near a lot of family. While we love everyone that lives nearby…

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Eight Tips for Finding A Good Pediatrician

Posted on Feb 18th, 2013

Before Jack was born, I didn't put one ounce of thought into his pediatrician. For some reason, I was under the impression that there was just one…

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Eight Tried and True Tips For Helping Kids With Nighttime Fears

Posted on Aug 24th, 2015

Thank you to Jennifer from Mom Tricks for writing this great post on helping kids with nighttime fears! I was never afraid of the dark when I was…

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Five Tips For Summer Sun Safety For Kids

Posted on Jun 17th, 2013

Well, last night Jack got his second hair cut. If you've been reading Clarks Condensed for awhile, you may remember this post all about his first…

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Five Ways to Make Your iPad Toddler Friendly

Posted on Jun 24th, 2013

I had these grand plans before Jack was born, that he wouldn't get to play with electronics, watch cartoons, and play outside all day long.  That…

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Gift Ideas for Toddler Boys

Posted on Mar 4th, 2014

One thing about Jack being so little is that he doesn't know how to read, therefore, he doesn't read this blog...and I can do posts about presents he…

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Helpful Apps for Parents

Posted on Dec 12th, 2014

I love downloading apps onto my phone and tablet. It's kind of addicting! There really is an app for just about everything. When I was pregnant with…

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How I Discovered My Kindergartner Couldn’t See

Posted on Aug 20th, 2016

This post was sponsored by Think About Your Eyes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions are…

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How to Clean Throw Up Out of Carpet Naturally (Including the Smell!)

Posted on Sep 13th, 2017

As a parent you deal with a lot of bodily functions when it comes to your kids. I am at the point where it doesn't really phase me anymore when…

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How to Get Your Toddler to Sleep

Posted on Apr 13th, 2015

Do you have a toddler who has trouble sleeping? Here's 15 simple ways to help solve toddler sleep problems and get your toddler to sleep, so everyone…

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How To Help Manage Seasonal Allergies in Children

Posted on May 18th, 2017

I am participating in Influence Central’s Ambassador program on behalf of Claritin®. This program is paid for by the Makers of Claritin® and I…

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How To Prepare For Your First Babysitter

Posted on Feb 10th, 2018

I firmly believe in dating your spouse. This post was sponsored Tai Pei, all opinions expressed in my post are my own Once you say "I do" it is…

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Huggies SlipOn Review & Target Giveaway

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2013

Disclosure: This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Huggies, but all my opinions are my…

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It’s Okay To Be Shy: Raising a Shy Child

Posted on Jul 8th, 2013

Hiya Everyone! My name is Autumn and I'm super excited to be guest posting for Katie on Clarks Condensed today!! I run the blog My Kind Of…

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Kid-friendly Christmas Tree

Posted on Nov 25th, 2014

Hello Clarks Condensed readers! I am Melissa from My Mommy Style and I am so excited to be here today to share a Christmas craft with you. Over at My…

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Loving Your Newborn’s Siblings

Posted on Jul 1st, 2013

Katelyn is a wife to a graduate student and a stay-at-home mother to fraternal twin three-year-old girls and a new baby boy, and is in love with them…

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Motherhood Is

Posted on May 12th, 2017

 Mother's Day.  This post was sponsored by Halestorm as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my…

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Preparing Children for Daylight Saving

Posted on Mar 5th, 2014

I never liked the beginning of Daylight Saving when I was growing up, especially when we had church at 8:30 in the morning. I've never been a morning…

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Surviving Pregnancy: The Third Trimester

Posted on Mar 25th, 2013

If you have any questions regarding pregnancy or labor and delivery, leave it in the comments, or send it to katie @ clarkscondensed (dot) com, and…

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Taste of Colorado and SmartStrand Silk Carpet

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2013

Even though I grew up in Colorado, I have only attended the Taste of Colorado once. And that was when I was super little and I don't even remember it…

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The Best Dollar Tree Disney Souvenirs to Buy BEFORE your Trip

Posted on Oct 15th, 2017

Are you heading to Disney sometime soon? Here are the best souvenirs to buy BEFORE Disney - all of these can be found at the Dollar…

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The Best Tips for Packing a School Lunch

Posted on Feb 7th, 2017

My daughter started first grade this past school year. Not only does that mean she is in school all-day but it also means that she…

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The Hidden Dangers of Family Fun in the Sun

Posted on Jun 30th, 2016

As parents we do everything we can to keep our children safe and healthy. But even the parent with the best of intentions or the parent who is very…

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The Secret to Grocery Shopping with Kids but Without the Tantrums

Posted on Oct 27th, 2014

I have three young children, including a set of twins. Grocery shopping with twins, and then later with another child, has taught me a thing or two…

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The Secret to Potty Training Success

Posted on Apr 27th, 2015

Before Jack was even born, there was one thing I was already dreading. Potty training. Although I had worked at a daycare for several years…

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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

Posted on Jun 5th, 2017

If your kids are anything like my kids they are more than excited for school to be out and summer to begin! Even if you have babies and toddlers…

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Tips for Cutting a Baby Boy’s Hair

Posted on Mar 21st, 2013

Cutting a baby boy's hair can be tricky - here are some tips for success! Whenever I get my haircut, I usually go to a local beauty school. It's…

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Tips for Flying With a Baby (and Not Totally Losing It!)

Posted on May 2nd, 2018

Flying with a baby for the first time can be nerve wracking - but it doesn't have to be hard! We've flown many times with infants, and it's always…

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Tips for Flying With A Toddler

Posted on Jul 15th, 2013

So, I admit, when I wrote this post about flying with a baby, I thought that people with toddlers could benefit from it as well. And while I still…

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Tips for Managing Morning Sickness

Posted on Jan 13th, 2014

I vote that they rename morning sickness.It really gives people false expectations that once they get through the sickness in the morning, it won't…

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Tips for Overcoming a Child’s Fear of Bath Time (Featuring Disney Pixar Films)

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2013

Jack has been the perfect child, mostly. There are two things that make him just slightly not-perfect; but who wants to be totally perfect anyways?…

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Tips for Preventing and Treating Diaper Rash

Posted on Jun 4th, 2015

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balmex for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. All babies and toddlers will get a diaper rash at…

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To The Mom Pregnant with Her Second

Posted on Jan 4th, 2016

"All Hell breaks loose when you have your second baby." At least, that's what an article said that I read shortly before Oliver was born. I…

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To the Mom Sending Her Last Baby to School: Tips to Nourish Your Soul Everyday

Posted on Sep 6th, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NourishWhatsNext #CollectiveBias Unlike…

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Using White Noise to Help a Child Sleep

Posted on Jan 26th, 2014

  Thank you to Mom It Forward Blogger Network and Marpac for inspiring this conversation and allowing us the chance to review the Dohm. I was…

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What To Pack In Hospital Bag When Having a Baby

Posted on Apr 1st, 2013

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Where Would We Be Without Good Fathers?

Posted on Jun 16th, 2013

I just wanted to take a quick moment to say Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful fathers out there. I love this video on fathers, and as the video…

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Why It’s Important to Have “Me Time”

Posted on Jun 21st, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Find Your #Aah #CollectiveBias Having…

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Why You Should Put That Swim Suit on In Front Of Your Kids

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2017

One of the things children will remember the most about their childhood are the times their parents played with them. Whether it's getting down on…

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Why You Should Take Your Kids to the Dentist

Posted on Feb 17th, 2017

Since they were born, both my daughters have gone to their well-check ups at their pediatrician regularly. I religiously set up their appointments…

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