Nutritional Benefits of Easter Foods and Tips to Avoid Overindulging

Easter is often a time family’s come together to celebrate, have fun, and enjoy a meal or two together. Most people may not realize that some of their favorite Easter foods have nutritional benefits. Although, no matter how much healthy food you have, if you or your family over indulges it can negate any benefits. […]

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Understanding Nutrition Labels: What You Need to Know

Lately, in the media, there has been a lot of press about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updating the nutritional labels and the use of some unregulated words like “natural.” But what does this mean for you and your family? Well for starters, it means that any product with a nutritional label is going to […]

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How to read to your toddler!

Out of all of the things you do with your kids reading with them is one of the greatest gifts you can give. It’s such a special way to strengthen your bond and learn and grow together. You will get so much more then just a story out of it. 🙂 Here are a few […]

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Tips and Tricks to Declutter Toys!

Whether it is the beginning of a New Year or season, I vow to deep clean my house. The day arrives for me to clean my house top to bottom and I spend a good amount of time decluttering. To be honest, more time is spent on that than actually cleaning. This got me thinking, […]

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Toddler Bedtime Tips & Tricks!

When it comes to Bean and bedtime it’s either a total hit or a complete miss.. We like to keep Bean on a regular schedule. There are snafus here and there but for the most part she goes up to bed at 7:30pm reads a couple of books and is out by 8. It’s taken […]

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Top 10 books for Toddlers!

Since Bean was very small her favorite go-to toys have been her books. She loves for us to read them to her and she loves to “read” to us in her own language we refer to as “Beanglish.” Here is a list of the Top 10 books we feel are must haves. Most of these […]

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Nancy Terry Guest Blogger: Essential Oils and How to Use Them with your Toddler

Our guest Blogger, Nancy Terry is back! Over the summer she gave all the ins and outs of Camping with your Toddler, which Nancy mentioned using essential oils with Hunter. None of the Beanster’s Bytes crew knew much about them, so we asked Nancy to fill us in on their uses and her experience. I […]

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Toddler Safe Cleaning Products and Practices

While cleaning is a part of most households, it becomes essential in homes with children. Many toddlers are especially good at creating messes, which happens as they go about their daily activities of playing, exploring, and “helping” out. While picking up toys, clothes, and other items around the house is pretty straightforward, the actual act […]

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Toddlers and Bug Repellents: What You Need to Know

There are many great and wonderful things about summer, such as swimming, going to the park, and being outdoors in evenings. And these are especially fun to share with family and your little ones. However, a common complaint during the summer is bugs… flies, mosquitos, yellow jackets, and bees. While most bugs are harmless and […]

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Sarah’s Pantry Staples for Quick Week Night Meals

Have you ever come home from work and are just not in the mood to cook? Me too! I however, try to keep my pantry and fridge stocked with a few staples to make a quick week night dinner that the whole family will love. I meal plan each week, but sometimes I’m exhausted from […]

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