Things that are Better & Easier with the Second Baby

Things that are Easier and Better with the Second Baby, Second baby concerns, toddler ready for second baby, pregnancy

Some things ARE easier with more kids! The anticipation of the second baby does bring a whole new set of worries, that did not exist the first time. We just got used to taking care of one baby, how are we supposed to take care of two??!! How can I give the second baby enough attention? Will my toddler be… Read More

DIY Kid’s Craft Table Makeover

DIY Kid's Craft Play Table Makeover Painter's Tape Design Teal Blue Playroom Toddler Room

Craft corners are a perfect addition to any toddler or play room! I’ve been wanting to put one together since Miles turned 2 (like 6 months ago :-)).  The thing is I didn’t really want to spend a lot of money, nor do we really have a lot of disposable income since I quit my job.   Thankfully, my mother… Read More

10 Nursery Inspirations: Baby Name with Stripes!

10 Nursery Inspirations Baby Names Wall Stripes Decor Design

Are you looking for some easy and fun nursery inspirations? There are sooo many cute ways to incorporate your child’s name or initials into their nursery.  And there are even more cute ways to add stripes with their name!  Stripes are a perfect way to add some creativity and fun into a space, in a very simple way.  I knew… Read More

What You Need to Throw the Perfect Ball Themed Birthday Party

what you need to throw the perfect ball themed party at your toddler's next birthday.

Leading up to his second birthday, Miles’ toy obsession  was everything involving a ball.  And I know he’s not the only obsessed toddler out there! Since I love a good theme, I thought I’d run with a ball inspired birthday.  He had an amazing time! I definitely recommend a ball themed birthday party for your toddler that loves to play ball.… Read More

Mom Tales: Toddler Emotions at the Playground

Observations of toddler emotions and developing personalities!

Apparently, a large garbage truck is the most coveted toy amongst toddler boys at the playground.  It can stir big toddler emotions! I personally have never had any inclination to play with anything resembling a garbage truck, but to each their own.   Since it’s winter in Chicago, we’ve gone to a couple of different indoor playspaces. When Miles finds… Read More

Gray and Yellow Nursery with Easy DIY Wall Art

DIY Nursery wall art, gray and yellow nursery, nursery decor design, gender neutral

Dear Moms- the nursery is for you! And the baby of course :-), but  you are the one that will be there in the middle of the night breastfeeding, changing diapers, and generally spending most of the time with your baby.  If it’s your first baby, it can also be a very stressful and sleep deprived time.  This is why… Read More

20 Free or Cheap Toddler Outings to Beat Winter Cabin Fever!

20 Free or Cheap Toddler Outings to Beat Winter Cabin Fever! Ideas to get out of the house with your little ones!

February is tough!  The excitement of Christmas and the New Year has subsided and we are still left with the blistering cold weather.  As February begins, we all need a fresh list of ideas for things to do with our little ones! There are many activities and projects you can plan inside with your toddler. But sometimes you just need… Read More

Beginners Meal Planning on a Budget: With Sample Menu!

Beginners Meal Planning on a Budget with Two Week Sample Menu.

I’ve been cooking and meal planning for a while.  Not always consistently though.  As part of our save money live on one income mission 2017, we decided that our food budget needed the most work.  Like a lot of work!  So I set off to learn more and truly create a plan, a beginners meal planning guide that includes everything we… Read More