Tips & Life Hacks

So you're probably already aware of the free two-day shipping that comes with Amazon Prime. That's like one of the main Amazon Prime Benefits that people sign up for. And you probably knew about Prime video because they have some amazing original shows. That's another huge reason to get it. But there are a lot more that you probably didn't know about! Here are nine more benefits that Amazon Prime offers.

9 Amazon Prime Benefits You Probably Don’t Know About

How to Nurture a Love of Arts from the Earliest Age 1
Guest Post: Could your mini edition be the new Michelangelo or Mozart? He may well be, but it’s up to you as his proud caretaker to discover his talents and foster the love of arts in his heart from earliest age. As noble a task as this may sound, it’s often difficult to achieve: getting a small child to calm down and be still for a few minutes is sometimes a mission impossible, let alone cajoling them to take part in a structured, constructive art-focused activity. The good news is there are several easy ways to foster a strong bond with arts in young kids – and an even better piece of news is you can find a few of the handpicked tricks right here.

How to Nurture a Love of Arts in Your Kids ...

Where to Get Cheap or Free Kids Books 6
Kids books are so expensive that you wonder why you haven’t written an 8 page book with 20 words in it to sell for $14.99. And of course, your child will read it once and toss it to the side or just completely destroy it. Even if your kid loves books, she’ll keep wanting more and more. So how do you afford all of these kids books? Well, friend, you get thrifty and find ways of getting free or cheap kids books. Here are some good places to start.  

Where to Get Cheap or Free Kids Books

7 Tips on Buying Gender Neutral for Your Baby | How to buy gender neutral clothes for your baby, why you should buy gender neutral, waiting to be surprised baby gender, gender neutral baby shower, parenting tips, baby hacks, mom hack, babies 3
Let's face it, babies don't care what you put them in. They know they're cute. So why do we bother buying clothes specifically for boys or girls? Yes, we like cute clothes, but how practical is a pink onesie when you're done with it and all of your friends just had boys? There are many reasons why you would want to buy gender neutral for your baby, and I'll give you 7 tips on what to look for and what to avoid.

7 Tips on How to Buy Gender Neutral for Your ...

It IS Possible to Have Healthy Toddlers 3
Guest Post: I know how rough it can be. Toddlers are so sweet, chubby and adorable; but they’re also fickle little things. We finally get them to eat the broccoli on their plate, and it seems like they can’t get enough of it! Yes! Mom win! And then just as suddenly as they started liking this new food, they now refuse it. It leaves us wondering what on earth just happened, and we are back to square one in the fight to help our toddlers eat healthier.

It IS Possible to Have Healthy Toddlers

How to Soundtrack Your Baby's Life 3
What is soundtracking? You know how in movies there's a song that goes along with what's going on? It may be in the background and instrumental but it subconsciously tells your brain something about what's going on. Or it may be a full-on musical and they're signing about what is going on.You can do this with your own life to teach your baby to respond to the music you play or sing!

Why You Should Soundtrack Your Baby’s Life

Realistic Toddler Breakfast Ideas for Busy Moms 14
I am not a Pinterest Mom or a Crunchy Mom. I'm not going to make anything that has kale or quinoa in it. I don't have a lot of time in the morning to make breakfast because I have to get ready for work. And on the weekends, I'm just too tired to cook a whole big breakfast. So here are my go-to toddler breakfast ideas that real moms can do!

Realistic Toddler Breakfast Ideas For Busy Moms

The process of introducing your baby to your cat is a lot longer than you think. It’s not just a howdy-do here’s your new roommate type of situation. Since your baby is going to grow so fast, your cat is going to have to get used to each stage of the baby’s life just like you do. Spoiler alert: your cat will hate your child as a toddler. Here’s how to introduce your baby to your cat.     { Post contains affiliate links }

Introducing Your Baby to Your Cat

GUEST POST | I’m at that age when all of my friends are getting married and having babies. While I’m waiting for my own little ones, I am having a lot of fun being the awesome aunt. For my part, I have a ‘niece’ and a ‘nephew’ whom I love dearly, and for whom I would do (or buy) just about anything. And with Christmas fast approaching, I need a lot of different ideas.

5 Ways to Spoil Your Nieces and Nephews

Is Your Child Behind in Development? A Helpful Guide | Toot's Mom is Tired 13
One of the first questions on every parent's mind is: "is my child behind in development?" It's a big fear that we have. We want our kids to excel and be ahead of the curve but we also worry that they are falling behind. But how are you supposed to know what skills they're supposed to develop and when they should be fully developed? Luckily, your doctor will keep you on track. Here's how they assess your child's skill development.

Is Your Child Behind in Development?

After your little one is finished with their stuff, you have to get rid of it somehow. Most of it has only been used a few times since babies grow so quickly. So why not resell it to make some extra money to then spend on new stuff for your toddler? There are a few different ways you can sell your baby stuff. They each have their pros and cons so figure out what works best for you and even for each type of item.

How to Sell Your Old Baby Stuff

5 Things You Can Do with Ball Pit Balls | Toot's Mom is Tired 9
What's one of the most fun memories of your childhood? I bet it involved ball pits. All kids love ball pits. Did you know you can get the same kind of balls for your own home so you don't have to deal with smelly kid feet at McDonald's or Chuck E. Cheese? You totally can. And there's more than just one use for them! Here are 5 things you can do with ball pit balls.

5 Things You Can Do with Ball Pit Balls