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

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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

8 Tips to Prepare your Toddler for New Baby

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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

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

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

Modern Superhero Themed Room for Toddlers

One of the best things of moving into a new house is all the opportunities for makeovers and room designs! I decided that my sons’ room was a priority because they were enduring lots of changes at the same time. Our 2 and 4 year old boys were about to share a room, when they were separate before. I wanted… Read More

Ramblings about my Third Pregnancy and Feelings about Gender

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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