Everything you need to know before Transitioning to a Toddler Bed

Everything you need to know before transitioning to a toddler bed. Steps to take before making the move to a big boy bed, and solutions for common hurdles that arise.

It’s a scary thought. Moving your child from a crib to a toddler bed.  I’m sure you are dreading the amount of destruction your toddler will cause when they have free rein in their room! And them being able to leave their room and roam the house on their own! The anticipation of transitioning to a toddler bed can sometimes… 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

20 Free or Cheap Toddler Activities 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 toddler activities and projects you can plan inside, but sometimes you just need to get… Read More

4 Tips For a Calm and Spectacular Family Photo Shoot

4 Tips that are a must read before going to your next family photo shoot!

Halfway through our very first family photo shoot, Jordan looks at me and says, “Should we just call it? Let’s just put it down as a loss.”  I was right there with him and strongly considered it.  That is how badly our photo shoot went and how overwhelmed we were at the time. We learned some valuable lessons that will… Read More