Throwing a first birthday party was extremely overwhelming for us. So for Toot’s second birthday, we decided to keep it low-key and stress-free. She’s not yet old enough for a party at Chuck-E-Cheese or any of those other kid places. Instead, we went with a casual, laid-back party at home. Here’s how we kept the stress away, and just enjoyed the party.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood was the first show I let Toot watch when she was a baby. I knew that it was a reincarnation of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood so I figured it would be a good place to start. Little did I know, it wasn’t just going to teach my child about feelings, it was also going to teach me how to be a better parent.
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.
Back in the day, scrapbooks were all the rage. Now we’re all too busy to deal with that. Luckily, the new thing is keepsake books! They’re either filled with prompts or even just fill in the blanks for busy moms like me. I’ve always loved going back through my old books that my mom put together for me so I’m writing in a few of these in hopes that Toot will also enjoy looking back on our lives. Here are 7 awesome keepsake books that I’ve found!
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.
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!
Picking out things to go in a toddler’s Easter basket can be tricky. You don’t want to go all out like you do for Christmas, but you want to get them something special other than just chocolate and candy. Here are 21 relatively cheap ideas to help you out!
Buying gifts for a baby is easy. But what about when they turn one? Suddenly your baby is a toddler! But not a big toddler like a two or three-year-old. It’s sort of a transition phase between baby and toddler. Between 12 and 18 months is basically the baby version of tweens. So what do you get a baby for their first birthday? Here are a few ideas for you!
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!
Diapers are a necessary evil. You need them and you need a lot of them. (Unless you’re a superhero and use cloth diapers. Go you but I have no energy or time for that.) So since you need a bunch of them, you’re probably wondering how to save money on them. Here’s the one thing I do.
I have found my favorite brand of toys, and it’s Melissa and Doug. Their toys are so simple and allow your child to use their imagination while they’re playing and learning. They have a such a wide variety of options. Let me show you a few of my favorites.
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.