If you’ve never had a toddler playdate before, it can be more stressful than you’d think. Toddlers by themselves are unpredictable, and you’re going to put at least two of them together! They’re just learning how to socialize with others so they’re new at this. Here are some tips on how to survive toddler playdates.
I love Fall, y’all. There are so many seasonal things to do and make and CELEBRATE! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I also can’t get enough pumpkin! As Iliza Schlesinger would say, PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!
So get out your Pumpkin spice, rake your leaves, and get some orange craft supplies, we’re doin’ Fall stuff!
I had heard of ABCmouse.com before Toot was even born, and I was patiently waiting for her to be old enough to use it. I had assumed it was for preschoolers and school age kids. Then I found out that the suggested starting age is actually two years old! I thought “Can my two-year-old use […]
So you got about a billion receiving blankets from your baby shower. Awesome. Now what do you do with them? What’s cool about receiving blankets is how versatile they are. You’re probably thinking you’ll just need them while your baby is a newborn, but they can actually be useful through toddlerhood and even beyond. The possibilities are endless, but here are ten ideas to get you started.
Taking a toddler shopping can be torture. Not just for you but for your toddler, too. They get bored easily and constantly need attention or snacks. Here are my favorite mom hacks for taking a toddler shopping at the mall without either one of you screaming.
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!