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

Mothering Two: Acknowledging the Bad and Celebrating the Good

Mothering two kids or becoming a mom of two is tough and exhausting work. Thinking about the best moments siblings have together helps celebrate the joys of motherhood and acknowledge what all this hard work is for.

Motherhood can be tough! Going from one to a mom of two is definitely an adjustment. There are truly lots of positives of becoming a mom the second time around, as I mentioned in things that are easier with your second baby.  Those are still very true.  But there are also lots and lots of new situations and personalities to… Read More

Vision Plan 2018: Making Goals for the New Year

Creating a vision plan is perfect for making goals for the new year. You can set it as a screensaver so that you never forget what you are working toward!

A clean slate is a great feeling.  The new year does that for us. Making goals for the new year and feeling refreshed for what is ahead.  But as I reflect on last year, it’s made me think about how we approach goals and changes.  We put a lot of pressure on ourselves with resolutions, and right when real life… Read More

How to Positively Discipline your Two Year Old

6 tips and strategies to help discipline your two year old. Help your toddler listen, cooperate and handle their emotions in order to avoid power struggles. toddler temper tantrums, positive discipline, stop tantrums. toddler behavior, two year old behavior

When my son Miles was two, (and actually still now at 3) he loved oatmeal for breakfast. It was the go to.  I always give him a choice of something else, but he usually chooses oatmeal. One morning, he chose oatmeal as expected.  But then when he got it in front of him, he gave it a big push away … Read More

12 Entertaining Travel Busy Bags for Toddlers

Travel busy bags for toddlers will make your next trip much better! They are fun, educational, & easy to make. Perfect toys for a flight, road trip or restaurant.

As we head into the holiday travel season, I started to prepare a packing list and a plan for everything we need. It helps for a smooth flight…or as smooth a flight you can get with two little toddlers.  Thinking back to our most successful moments (that I outlined in our toddler and baby travel tips), our best times on… Read More

10 Toddler and Baby Travel Tips for Flying with Ease

Toddler and baby travel tips for a stress free flying experience- babies from 0 months to 5 year old toddlers. How to keep them entertained and happy!

People consistently gasped when we told them we weren’t just flying with our toddler and  baby, but that our dog Nahla also had to come for Thanksgiving in Texas. We felt the same at first, but after much trepidation, this became our normal holiday bunch. These toddler and baby travel tips we have learned along the way will hopefully add… Read More

How to Go All Out for a Rockstar Birthday Party

How to put together a rockstar birthday your music loving toddlers will love! Including a DIY stage and backdrop, decorations, activities food & game ideas.

If you have an avid music lover like I do, a rockstar party could be the perfect theme for your next birthday! It’s been almost 2 months since Miles’ 3rd birthday party. So it’s about time that I told you guys all about how to put together an amazing rockstar birthday party.  Miles took the lead on some of the… Read More

First Day of School Signs- Free Printables!

Free Printable First Day of School Signs to use as photo props. Two versions on chalkboard with and without color. Great idea to take the cutest pictures!

I can’t believe my oldest is about to start Preschool!  I was thinking about everything we needed to do to get Miles ready for school. Getting his health form filled out by the doctor, copying his birth certificate and finding other supplies. Of course instead of working on any of those things, I settled on doing this fun DIY project.… Read More

Find out the Truth- Why Don’t I Love My Postpartum Body?

Finding the truth on how to dig deep into your self talk to develop a positive body image and finally say I "love my postpartum body"! 8 Tips Included!

Many of us have struggled accepting our postpartum bodies. Regardless of the truly miraculous things our bodies just accomplished. In the same instance, for many of us, it’s not the first time we have hated on ourselves. After struggling to lose all of the weight of my second pregnancy and feeling badly about myself, I finally got to the point… Read More