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

Last Day of School Signs- Including Montessori. Free Printables!

Free Printables of last day of school signs! Grab them today to take the cutest pictures of your little ones' milestones. Available in color or black and white, from Preschool to 8th grade. And Montessori! Perfect way to capture changes in growth and confidence.

To continue the tradition of taking first and last day of school pictures, the last day signs are here for you to download!  I can’t believe another year has passed, alas here we are. This was my son’s first year of school and he has grown so much- his independence and confidence are out of this world.  It’s been amazing… Read More

Weekly Cleaning Schedule Printable- FREE

Get super organized with this pretty and easy to use cleaning schedule printable. It is a weekly cleaning schedule but also lists daily, biweekly and monthly tasks. Each weekday is assigned a room in your house to keep you focused and ease the overwhelm of maintaining a clean and beautiful home.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may have picked up on a couple things.  Cleaning is my arch nemesis weakness and getting my kids on a schedule has been one of my strengths.  As the new year has settled in and spring cleaning is on the horizon, I decided it was time to really tackle my… 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

Winter Boredom Busters with these Top Indoor Toddler Activities

Feeling cabin fever in the winter? Try these proven indoor toddler activities to keep your little ones engaged and having fun!

Last winter around this time I was on a mission to get my boys out and about as much as possible.  It was February, the heavy winter was upon us and I was determined to avoid cabin fever. This year we need some indoor toddler activities in our list of things to do. Related Post: Free or Cheap Toddler Outings… Read More

Easy & Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep for a Month On the Go

Breakfast meal prep for an easy and healthy month of morning. Make ahead breakfast 3 types of oatmeal muffins and 2 kinds of egg muffins in this meal plan. They are kid friendly and delicious! Stress free weekday mornings are in your future. Breakfast on the go or at home.

Fast, healthy, make ahead breakfast? Yes, please! This breakfast meal prep is going to make life sooo much easier.  Mornings are a little crazy around here.  As I’m sure it is for many families heading out the door for school or daycare drop off or work. Or all of the above. Of course my 3 year old Miles has no… Read More

Actually Conquer Clutter with Living Room Toy Organization

When you don't have a playroom, smart living room toy organization is key! Labels to put toys in categories and create clean up routines for your kids.

We’ve come to terms that our living room is also our playroom.  That when we have adults over, it is very likely they can trip over a toy truck.  Our friends understand the dangers also. This is the condo city life we are currently living, but there are ways to utilize the space in a better way! We had developed… 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

Skip the Terrible with this Easy Two Year Old Schedule

Skip the tantrums with this easy two year old schedule for a happy toddler. Reinforces what they need- consistency, boundaries, repetition & understanding. Toddler schedule, activities for 2 year olds, 2 year old toys, toddler activities, toddler schedule

2 year olds have a bad rap. There were times when I laughed at my two year olds’ logic and other times when I wanted him to just do what I wanted!  We had him on a pretty regular schedule, but there were other elements we needed to add at this age.  I’ll include everything we have learned in this… Read More