Babies and Toddlers · DIY Projects

DIY Color Sorting Activity

Sorting colors is a great skill to practice with toddlers and preschoolers. To make the process fun, I whipped up this color sorting tray to use with Reagan and she picked it up so quickly! (Bonus, it's also a great fine motor skill builder!) This literally took me about ten minutes to put together, and… Continue reading DIY Color Sorting Activity

Babies and Toddlers · Motherhood

Real Moms Dish: Things I said Before I had kids…

"Everyone is a perfect parent before they have kids..." Truer words have never been spoken. Do you remember back in the days before you had kids and you got all judge-y watching moms in public with screaming, writhing children? "My children will never behave that way. They will act appropriate when we are in a… Continue reading Real Moms Dish: Things I said Before I had kids…

Babies and Toddlers · Holidays · Motherhood

New Year’s Celebrations with Kids

Once you join the parenthood club, New Year's Eve tends to look a little different...as in no high heels, last calls, and dance clubs. But that doesn't mean we have to stop celebrating altogether! Whether your kiddos are old enough to remember it or if they honestly couldn't care less, it's just a great opportunity… Continue reading New Year’s Celebrations with Kids

Babies and Toddlers · Holidays

51 Toddler Stocking Stuffers

Christmas is by far my favorite holiday, and being a parent adds a completely different level of magic to the fun. Reagan will be a few months shy of 2 years old this Christmas and she's starting to enjoy the process of unwrapping gifts. (Or so I've learned watching her try to open other people's… Continue reading 51 Toddler Stocking Stuffers

Babies and Toddlers · DIY Projects · Holidays

No-Carve Pumpkins for Toddlers

In my opinion, there really isn't another decoration that screams "fall" more than pumpkins! Carved, painted, or just piled in a stack, they just add the perfect autumnal touch to any home! Traditionally my husband and I carve pumpkins each year, but we sort of figured toddlers and knives don't really mix. So we decided… Continue reading No-Carve Pumpkins for Toddlers

Babies and Toddlers · Holidays

Toddler-Friendly Fall Bucket List

While we seem to be having a heat wave here, (seriously, 92 degrees in late September?) the leaves have started to change and fall is in the air. I love the sun and heat as much as anyone, but I am so ready for boots, cozy sweaters, and chilly air. Now is the time to… Continue reading Toddler-Friendly Fall Bucket List

Babies and Toddlers · Motherhood

What’s in my Toddler Diaper Bag?

What's In My Toddler Diaper Bag? Now that Reagan is almost a year and a half...(um, what?) there are a lot of baby things that we don't need to carry in the diaper bag anymore, like a nursing cover, burp cloths, bottles... But an un-potty trained wee one still comes with a lot of literal… Continue reading What’s in my Toddler Diaper Bag?

Motherhood

Self Care tips for Mamas

Whether you have one baby or 13 like my grandmother, whether you stay home or work in an office, if you have a partner or are going at it alone, being a Mom is hard work. It can sometimes feel like your sole purpose in life is caring for others, and some days you feel… Continue reading Self Care tips for Mamas

Babies and Toddlers · Motherhood

Beach Day Mom Hacks for Toddlers

Remember back in your pre-kid days when going to the beach meant throwing a towel, a trashy book, and a couple of beers┬ásodas in your bag and walking out the door? Ah, simpler times... Although throwing a baby into the mix definitely changes the beach-going process, it really doesn't have to be a nightmare. It… Continue reading Beach Day Mom Hacks for Toddlers

Babies and Toddlers · Motherhood

Tips for Road Tripping with a Toddler

Since our daughter Reagan was born, we've made the drive to Syracuse, NY once every couple months or so to see my hub's family. When she was an infant, although it took a little longer because we stopped for a few breastfeeding pit stops, she was a total champ in the car. Now that she… Continue reading Tips for Road Tripping with a Toddler