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First Birthday Tradition: Birthday Book

First Birthday Tradition: Birthday Book

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. First Birthday Tradition We started a tradition at my son’s first birthday where we had a book sitting out at his party for everyone to write messages to him in. It is really special to look back and […]

On the Airplane: What Worked For Me

On the Airplane: What Worked For Me

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Little Airport Sticker Book (pictured above) On the Airplane Here are some photos and notes from our latest airplane trip. For more travel tips, check out Traveling with Littles: Tips and Tricks! These activities kept the littles entertained […]

Teaching Kindness to Toddlers

Teaching Kindness to Toddlers

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Have You Filled a Bucket Today? I recently pulled Have You Filled a Bucket Today? off the shelf to help my toddler understand why it is important to be kind to others. I wasn’t quite sure if it was […]

Tumbleleaf Coloring Activity

Tumbleleaf Coloring Activity

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Tumbleleaf Coloring Activity My son’s favorite shows right now are Tumbleleaf and “Mouse-Cookie.” His cousin was so sweet and sent him these finger puppets (pictured above) of the characters of Tumbleleaf and we have been having so much […]

Traveling with a Two Year Old

Traveling with a Two Year Old

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Traveling at age 2 Traveling at age 2 (he was 2.5 when we traveled) was the easiest age yet! I already posted about our airport and airplane experiences here, but I thought I would do a little follow […]

Potty Training Essentials and Update

Potty Training Essentials and Update

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Update Potty training has gone well for us! Of course there have been accidents here and there, but overall, 3 months in, I am happy we did it when we did and am confident that he was ready […]

Daniel Tiger Episode List

Daniel Tiger Episode List

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Daniel Tiger Episode List Sometimes I want to watch a specific Daniel Tiger episode (doctor, birthday, new baby, feelings, school, etc.) with my son, and it is hard for me to find it. So, I made this list […]

12 Sensory Activities You Can Buy on Amazon

12 Sensory Activities You Can Buy on Amazon

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Something very similar to the above popped up on my Instagram feed this week. And while I will admit that most of the time I want to be a Pinterest mom, and sometimes I even try Pinterest activities, […]

Kiddie Videos based on Kiddie Lit (Children’s Literature)

Kiddie Videos based on Kiddie Lit (Children’s Literature)

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Kiddie Videos based on Kiddie Lit We all need a little break sometimes! And screen time for your kids is an easy way to catch a break and get a few things done for yourself! Here is a […]

Choosing the Best Toys for Toddlers

Choosing the Best Toys for Toddlers

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. The Best Toddler Toys We live in a small space and don’t have room for a lot of toys, so it is really important to us that all of our toys are engaging, interactive, and fun! The best […]

2 year old schedule

2 year old schedule

Find more sleep schedules and sleep stories here. 2 Year Old Schedule These are the key points that I think are most important to maintaining peace with my 2 year old. It was a long journey with him to get to this point but it was […]

How to Start a Baby Book Club

How to Start a Baby Book Club

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Baby Book Club When my little one was about 18 months old, I really wanted him to have experiences socializing with other kids as well as engage in interactive literacy activities. I also wanted to socialize with other […]

Naptime Deal: How to watch Daniel Tiger episodes online for FREE!

Naptime Deal: How to watch Daniel Tiger episodes online for FREE!

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. For the longest time, we were using the same few episodes on YouTube and then we found out that Amazon Prime has all of the Daniel Tiger episodes from the first 7 seasons (Update: As of 2019, only […]

How to do Stamp Art without the Mess!

How to do Stamp Art without the Mess!

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. My two year old loves stamps! Particularly, he loves the vehicle stamps, but he has these too. When he gets a little older, I will let him start using the stamps with paper and ink, but for right […]

10 Rainy Day Toddler Activities

10 Rainy Day Toddler Activities

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Here are some ideas for rainy days, OR you could just turn on Daniel Tiger and call it a day! 1. Go to the bookstore or library (pictured is the bookstore 2 blocks away from my apartment!) 2. […]

13 Month Schedule

13 Month Schedule

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Find more sleep schedules and sleep stories here.  13 Months This is the schedule I followed with my now 2 year old and he is still an excellent sleeper! Times can be changed, but what I think is […]