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

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

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

2 year old refuses to eat? Try these Super Helpful Tips

The problem with feeding kids is that it’s constantly changing. Right when you figure how to feed your baby, they grow into one year olds needing completely new foods. They develop a favorite food, to then completely dislike it a few months later.  Then there are the phases when they refuse to eat complete food groups… or forget food groups-… Read More

Party Planning with a Kids’ Birthday Checklist!

Kids' birthday party planning guide with a birthday checklist, a brainstorming page and an organized shopping list. birthday party checklist, birthday party list, party planning ideas

I’ve wanted to share these planning checklists with you all for some time! Now that we just wrapped up another birthday party, it was all fresh on the brain again, so a perfect time to write it out. Having a birthday checklist going into your party planning process is really really helpful. Just like any to do lists and writing… Read More

Daily Toddler Schedule to Combat that Summer Chaos

Create a daily toddler schedule to combat summer chaos. Includes tips for adjusting your routines, simple dinner ideas and a daily example schedule.

This post is sponsored by Red Baron but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Summer is fun and exciting, making room for vacations, pool days and excursions. But it can also get a little chaotic. With school and other times of year, there is more routine and structure to the day and as we know, really helps… Read More

Make Memories with a Summer Bucket List for Toddlers!

Having a summer bucket list and a plan of summer activities for toddlers is a perfect way to make lasting memories and get the most of your summer as a family!

Summer makes me so giddy!  And not just because I live in Chicago with super long winters. When I think of my childhood, I have so many fond memories that revolved around summer- like jumping through sprinklers, watching fireworks on the 4th, eating ice cream at a shop and playing kickball in a friend’s yard.  Summer is all about memories,… Read More