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Mon, 01-11-2010 - 12:33pm
I was just reviewing a slideshow about the Biggest Parenting Trends of 2010.

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Tue, 01-12-2010 - 9:11pm
I have been looking at simplifying things and getting rid of some of our stuff. Part of it is nesting already and the rest is trying to figure out how to fit the baby stuff in with the toddler stuff.
We also do the food in pouches. LOL. I love that I can give him healthy fruit for snacks, but not worry about taking fresh fruit with us. Plus it's less mess, and he LOVES them.



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Wed, 01-13-2010 - 8:53am
definitely hoping for a more simplistic/minimalistic approach to parenting (much to my MIL's dismay, lol...i hate clutter and "stuff" and all she wants to do is shop shop shop!), and camping will most definitely not be taken off the weekend trip list. :) might have to wait a year though...it might be a tad ambitious to want to take a 3mo old baby camping.







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Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 01-13-2010 - 10:14am
I think that food in the pouch is a wonderful idea, it's the first time I've seen it.

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Wed, 01-13-2010 - 10:16am

That could be ambitious, but I guess it depends on the campsite and the facilities you have.

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Wed, 01-13-2010 - 11:04am

I really like the idea of date night. I agree that it is a good thing for a relationship. As one other poster on WTTG said that most people think baby should be first but if you don't take care of the relationship then baby doesn't have the family you pictured. I agree completly. I have seen to many of my friends that started their families young ignore couple time and it is hurting their marriage. DH and I plan to do take date nights on a regular basis even if its just going out t dinner or for a walk while someone else watches our LO.


I wouldn't call camping a trend in our house just because its something both DH and I did growing up and its something we have done quite a bit of through our marriage thus far. We actually put a larger tent on the baby registry because the current one we have is only for 2 people and with LO on the way we figured we needed a larger one. We are really excited to be able to take our little one camping this summer even if he is only 6ish months. We want our children to respect the outdoors and enjoy the activites it has to offer.


I like the simplistic parenting idea as well. While I think a few classes are good once kids get older I don't think that every minute of their day should be scheduled. It is good to give them a taste of different things to see what they are interested in but don't over load them all at once. I also agree that kids need to be able to entertain themselves without the TV and the games. We were the last kids on the block growing up to get a game system, and while we enjoyed it I think outside and making imagination was more entertaining.

 Cassie