20 Quick and Toddler Friendly Instant Pot Dinners

toddler friendly dinners for your instant pot, toddler approved meals

I didn’t jump on the Instant Pot band wagon right away.  I figured I already had a crockpot and a rice cooker, why did I need something else? After this thought process for a while, I saw one at a price I couldn’t resist.  Guys, the hype is legit- there’s so much you can do with it.  It’s been fun… Read More

What You Really Need to Buy New for a Second Baby

What do you actually need to buy for a second baby? Items to buy new, re stock on and which things can be reused.

My third baby boy is officially 2 months old.  It’s been a whirlwind of course, because life with newborns is just that. Finally, we have a rhythm to our days and our 2 year old is adjusted to having him around.  Since I am in the trenches of the newborn phase for the third time, these are my recommendations for… Read More

How to Succeed at Potty Training for Poop

Tips and Strategies for Potty Training for Poop.

Potty training isn’t something that happened quickly or seamlessly at our home.  So this isn’t a post about how to potty train in 3 days.  We definitely had our successes and I’ll share how we accomplished those.  But ultimately, we went through a year where my oldest son was fully potty trained for pee, but not poop.   After seeing endless… Read More

Cholestasis of Pregnancy and a Positive Induction Story

cholestasis of pregnancy, pregnancy induction, positive induction story, 37 week induction, rhys' birth story, icp

My third pregnancy was vastly different than my first two. Even though I was having a third boy. There were new challenges that I hadn’t experienced before.  First, nausea took over my first two trimesters, and fatigue seemed stronger this time around as I mentioned previously in my first trimester reflections.  And of course, I was taking care of a… Read More

Free Printable Chore List by Age- From Toddlers to Teens!

What are some ways you teach your kids responsibility? Or ownership of their home? My husband and I were discussing this the other day. We want to make sure our kids contribute to the household, well because it is their home also.  They have pretty great lives and we don’t want them to take that for granted.  In thinking this… Read More

20 Simple Gifts Toddlers Can Make at Christmas

There is something so special about homemade gifts! Get your toddlers involved in the season of giving with these 20 gifts toddlers can make.

As we get closer to Christmas, my son Miles keeps talking about Santa and the presents he is getting. He is 4 so it’s the first year he can really anticipate Christmas and is getting crazy excited.  It’s cute and all….I love experiencing the wonder and magic of the holiday through my boys’ eyes, but it did make me reflect… Read More

Best Black Friday Deals for Parents!

If you are looking for some great deals today, I will keep updating this list as I see more that may interest you as parents. I like to share specific products from Amazon that will save you at least 30%- because they have a lot of products on sale but some are more worth it than others. Happy Shopping! Diono… Read More

The Ultimate List of Preschool Gift Ideas

Ultimate list of preschool gift ideas includes toys in various categories for your science enthusiast, builders, creatives and masters of imaginative play.

We know young kids learn through play and having some of these in your repertoire can spark those little minds even more.   There are so many toys out there for preschoolers, but as I think about what gifts to buy my 4 year old this year- I want them to meet some basic criteria. Don’t get me wrong, he is… Read More

8 Tips to Prepare your Toddler for New Baby

Prepare toddler for new baby, tips, ideas for newborns

Do you remember the fear you felt while pregnant with your first baby? So many things that were new! Not just the changes with your body, but also mentally preparing to take care of a new little being. I read a lot of different pregnancy books and that definitely helped ease some of my fears. But when that little baby… Read More