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The Secret to Sleeping Through the Night

The Secret to Sleeping Through the Night

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Need More Sleep? Here’s what you need to know: The Secret to Sleeping Through the Night I have found that the secret to sleeping through the night is that it is a learned skill that some babies just…

Toot Scoot Toddler Bike

Toot Scoot Toddler Bike

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Toot Scoot Toddler Balance Bike My two year old loves riding around on his Toot Scoot. It’s a great tool for learning to ride a bike, and he is so happy scooting around the neighborhood independently! He has…

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…

When Sleeping through the Night Can Wait

When Sleeping through the Night Can Wait

I believe that sleep is a learned skill. That teaching your baby to sleep is a gift you are giving him — when he is well-rested, he is happier, more alert, better able to learn new skills, and fully present in the world around him.…

Traveling with Littles Tips and Tricks + Printable Packing List!

Traveling with Littles Tips and Tricks + Printable Packing List!

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Pictured Above: Must-haves for flying with 2: Baby Carrier and Toddler Headphones Traveling with Littles Traveling with little ones is not easy. Anyone who says otherwise either isn’t telling the truth or hasn’t done it… However, for many…

For the Luck of the Irish: Blarney Stones

For the Luck of the Irish: Blarney Stones

This post contains affiliate links. See more information.  Blarney Stones Every year on St. Patrick’s day, my grandma makes Blarney Stones. I remember being at home one year when a package from her arrived in the mail: it was a box full of these unique treats!…

4 Unique Personalized Big Brother – Little Brother Gift Ideas

4 Unique Personalized Big Brother – Little Brother Gift Ideas

This post contains affiliate links. See more information.  Matching Big Brother – Little Brother shirts (also comes in sister varieties!) – This is now my son’s favorite shirt! We have had it for almost 9 months and it has been through countless washes and still looks great!…

Spring Books and Fingerplays for Babies and Toddlers

Spring Books and Fingerplays for Babies and Toddlers

This post contains affiliate links. See more information.  Spring Books and Fingerplays Spring is just around the corner! Talking to babies and children about the changing seasons prepares them for the changes and gets them excited for what’s to come! A fun theme to explore in…

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…

Baby-proofing Tips and Tricks

Baby-proofing Tips and Tricks

This post contains affiliate links. See more information.  Baby-Proofing Time! When your baby starts crawling, cruising, and exploring, it’s time to start thinking about baby-proofing! These are some tips and tricks that worked for us, but by no means is this a comprehensive list or guide…

How to find Great Stroller Deals: Amazon Warehouse Deals

How to find Great Stroller Deals: Amazon Warehouse Deals

This post contains affiliate links. See more information.  Amazon Warehouse Stroller Deals Above is a flash-back to our first stroller! Back then, I would have never guessed that we would over the course of 2.5 years own 5 different strollers. I thought it was a “you…

Building a Toddler Library

Building a Toddler Library

This post contains affiliate links. See more information.  Reading to your child is one of the best things you can do for them. Through books, children learn valuable lessons about the world, themselves, and others. It can be a challenge to find high-quality literature that both…

2 under 2: Baby and Toddler Schedule

2 under 2: Baby and Toddler Schedule

This post contains affiliate links. See more information.  2 under 2: Everyone seems to be doing it, but no one is talking about how HARD it is. Taking care of these two has me feeling like we are a circus parade. Nevertheless we keep on keepin’…

Breastfeeding is Hard

Breastfeeding is Hard

Breastfeeding is hard. Momming is hard, too, but breastfeeding is a huge endeavor on its own. Breastfeeding could easily be considered a full-time job in itself, with all of the time and energy it consumes from us, but most breastfeeding mothers are also taking care…

Game Changer Resources For Moms

Game Changer Resources For Moms

This post contains affiliate links. See more information.  The back-splash pictured above is a sticker – that’s a game changer! Game Changer Resources for Moms The following resources have been “game changers” for me – at the exact time I needed them, they provided me with support…

Favorite Baby Books for Valentine’s Day

Favorite Baby Books for Valentine’s Day

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Valentine’s Day Books These books are all perfect to read to babies for Valentine’s Day. They aren’t too long, so perfect for the little ones, and explore themes of love or Valentine’s Day! Nancy Tillman Books All The…

The Baby Stuff List: What Do I Really Need?

The Baby Stuff List: What Do I Really Need?

This is the list of resources I send to my pregnant friends whenever I find out they are expecting! You can view all of the other sections through these links: Pregnancy Resources, The Baby Stuff List, What Do I Really Need?, Nursery Gear, For Baby, Big Purchases, For Mom, Save, Spend,…

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,…

How to Find the Best Deals on Baby Food Pouches

How to Find the Best Deals on Baby Food Pouches

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. How to Shop for Pouches Pouches are just so convenient and easy for on the go eating as well as at home when you are in a pinch! However, finding deals on them can be tricky, and I’ve…

Trader Joe’s Seafood Gnocchi

Trader Joe’s Seafood Gnocchi

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Seafood Gnocchi I got the inspiration for this recipe from a group on Facebook called Trader Joe’s Meal Ideas for Busy Moms. Someone there suggested a scallop, spinach, and tomato saute. I switched it up a bit and…

Chicken in a Bucket

Chicken in a Bucket

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Chicken in a Bucket This is one of the easiest recipes I know how to make. Aunt Mary made this for us approximately 8 years ago, and I have been making it ever since. When she told us…

Finding Stroller Love

Finding Stroller Love

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Stroller Love I didn’t know there was such a thing as stroller love before I became a mom, but it is a thing that exists! It is when the push and functionality of your stroller bring you so…

Potty Training

Potty Training

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Potty Training On an incredibly cold December day we decided to start potty training our 2.5 year old. I had told myself I would just wait until he was completely ready, but we were at a point where…

Toddler Activity Time

Toddler Activity Time

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Toddler Activity Time We’ve tried a few Pinterest activities this week and some were really fun! For more great “real mom tested” ideas, please join and contribute to our Preschool Activity Time group on Facebook! We also have…

Building a Baby Library

Building a Baby Library

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Reading to your baby may seem silly but it is SO important! As a teacher, I know how important it is to set the stage for later literacy skills, and reading every day provides a great activity for…

5 Favorite Baby Toys

5 Favorite Baby Toys

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. My little man just turned 7 months this weekend, so I thought I’d make a list of our current favorites! 1. Melissa and Doug Pullback Cars | These soft cars are lots of fun at different ages – right…

Grandma’s Rolls

Grandma’s Rolls

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Grandma’s Rolls We (and by we I mostly just mean my amazing sister and two year old) made these rolls for Christmas Eve/Christmas and they were/are delicious! This is my grandmother’s recipe, and she has been making them…

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…

How & Why I Schedule

How & Why I Schedule

Find more sleep schedules and sleep stories here. How & Why I Schedule In my current season of life, the schedule has almost driven me insane, but at the same time, it is the only thing that keeps me sane! When I began this motherhood journey…

6 Month Schedule & Second Sleep Story Update

6 Month Schedule & Second Sleep Story Update

This is Part 2 of my Second Sleep Story. Read Part 1 Here. Learn to teach your baby to sleep here. And, find more sleep schedules and sleep stories here. This post contains affiliate links. See more information. 6 Month Update Here we are, at 6.5 months…

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…

The Best Unique Baby Shower Gifts

The Best Unique Baby Shower Gifts

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Baby Shower Gift Ideas When buying a gift for a soon-to-be mom, taking a look at her registry is always appreciated! But if you are looking for a unique idea, here are some great ones! One of the…

Five Favorite Baby Items

Five Favorite Baby Items

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Here are some of my favorite baby items/toys from the first year! Birth – crawling (0-6 months) Before your baby can crawl, an activity mat is the perfect place for him or her to play! Our baby loved…

Holiday Books

Holiday Books

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. I’m sharing some favorites from my holiday book collection! Just click on the images below to learn more about each book!    1. Llama Llama Holiday Drama – a great addition to any Llama Lama collection 2. Auntie…

A Second Sleep Story & 3-4 Month Schedules

A Second Sleep Story & 3-4 Month Schedules

This is Part 1 of my second baby’s sleep story. You can find the update/Part 2 here. And, find more sleep schedules here. This post contains affiliate links. See more information. A Second Sleep Story The moral of the story is…. there’s no such thing as a…

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…

Super Easy 5 Minute Vegetarian Roasted Red Pepper Enchiladas

Super Easy 5 Minute Vegetarian Roasted Red Pepper Enchiladas

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. I use the nonstick mats pictured above and everything always comes off the pan so easily! This is a recipe you can put together in 5 minutes if you roast the peppers ahead of time! My whole family…

A Second Baby Story

A Second Baby Story

This is the story of the birth of my second child. You can read my first birth story here.  My blood pressure had been climbing up with the low number hovering in the high 80s and they had a protein level come back high so…

Trader Joe’s Crock Pot Meatballs

Trader Joe’s Crock Pot Meatballs

This post contains affiliate links. See more information. Having two kids two and under makes for a new kind of meal prep. I need easy and fast recipes, and I mean they need to be really easy and really fast. I either need to be able…

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…