LinnieLou Adventures

It’s 5 p.m. and you have 30 minutes to get dinner on the table. Your 3-year-old makes it clear she wants to play, but you can’t cook and build legos at the same time. You need her distracted. Do you give her a few more minutes of screen-time? Afterall, what’s the harm? 

It’s safe to say that screens are a part of our everyday lives, but if you’ve wondered how to find balance, this blog post is for you.

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You’re pregnant again! Congratulations! And if you’re like a lot of parents, you might be wondering how to prepare your older child for a new baby.

Well, you’re in luck! LinnieLou spoke with Indianapolis-based parenting coach Michelle Gambs to get the inside scoop on how to prepare kids for the arrival of a new sibling.

Keep reading to learn about the challenges associated with bringing a new baby home, how to prepare your older child for a little brother or sister, and how to address behavior problems after your baby is born.

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LinnieLou interviewed parenting expert Sharon Mazel to get her take on car seat safety–including proper car seat installation and how to help children who fight their seats.

And get this: Sharon spent more than 20 years as co-writer of the “What To Expect” book series and is a contributing writer and editor for She knows her stuff!

Keep reading to learn more about car seat safety from one of the country’s leading parenting experts.

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Completing a baby registry can be overwhelming. You might wonder, “What do I really need beyond diapers and bottles?”

LinnieLou spoke with new mom and blogger Kelley Wilds, who gave us her best tips and tricks for completing a baby registry without the stress. 

Keep reading to learn more! 

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