Encourage Brain Growth with these 50+ Gifts for Babies and Toddlers

50+ gifts that are developmentally matched to encourage brain growth AND hours of fun! Perfect gifts for babies and toddlers, from 0 months to 2 years old. Gift guide for babies, gifts for toddlers, one year old birthday gifts, two year old birthday gifts, christmas gifts for babies and toddlers

Babies and toddlers learn through play!  When we use games that target developmental skills- It’s a win win. I’m not saying we don’t have the flashing Paw Patrol toys, but it’s essential that I have at least some open ended and educational toys. For Christmas and birthdays, I love to focus on the gifts for babies and toddlers that help… Read More

Ramblings about my Third Pregnancy and Feelings about Gender

third pregnancy, third boy announcement, gender disappointment, three brothers, pregnancy announcement

There are some aspects of my third pregnancy that have been pretty magical, especially my oldest being aware of what’s happening. And then there are some symptoms that are still incredibly real and heightened miserably- especially with two toddlers running around. As I write this, I’m entering my second trimester and already feeling the symptoms of the first trimester fade… Read More

Make a Great Toddler Baby Schedule that Works for You!

Make a great toddler baby schedule that works best for you and your family! Includes sample schedule and steps for creating your own baby toddler schedule.

A routine or schedule isn’t a regimented, strict schedule for every minute of your day.  It won’t make your life mundane or boring.  Actually having a routine will help you NOT have to plan every single minute, because your organization helps free up some time.  It also contributes to being a happier stay at home mom when your day has… Read More

How to Learn the Most about your Baby’s Sleep

Keeping a baby sleep log or tracking your baby's sleep can help you see patterns and trends to improve their sleep schedule! Journaling your baby's sleep with notes can help you learn a lot over 1-2 weeks than can transform your baby's sleep for the better!

There’s so much to think about and consider when taking care of a baby. Whenever you can use a simple system that helps the day to day, it is very appreciated!  Keeping a baby sleep log is a great way to track how your baby is sleeping.  You don’t have to wait until there are “problems”.  Using it right away… Read More

10 Best Children’s Books to Diversify your Library

10 best children's books to diversify your library! Expose your babies and toddlers to new worlds through these beautiful characters from this collection of multicultural children's books, perfect for babies and toddlers.

Love trumps hate, right?  This is a pivotal time in our world, I think our kids are going to be even more vocal about sensitive topics than ever before.  And more aware.  I strongly think hate comes from lack of knowledge and awareness. For our kids to love, to truly love beyond what is  familiar, they need exposure to worlds… Read More

Perfect Mother’s Day Gift – Get Her in the Pictures!

Moms are not in pictures enough! The perfect Mother's Day gift for the mom in your life is a way she can document the year with beautiful photos.

Alright moms, pick up your phone and go to your pictures.  Scroll back through the last few events that you attended with your kids.  How many were you “there” for? Meaning, actually in the pictures.  I wasn’t at the park with my family, or at the Bubbles playspace, or art class, or building a snowman (except that I built the… Read More

Newborn Sleep Training & The Most Important Tip for Good Sleep

Newborn Sleep Training that you can start from Day 1. The most important tip for good sleep that prevents future sleep problems.

First things first. There are no universally right or wrong ways to raise kids, or to sleep train kids.  After I had my first son Miles, and he only wanted to sleep by being held- I became really passionate about sleep.  In a really dorky, read too many books on newborn sleep training, kind of way.  After some knowledge coupled… Read More