3 09, 2020

5 Toddler Teeth Brushing Tips

2020-09-03T10:11:41-07:00September 3rd, 2020|Family, Toddlers|0 Comments

Why do some seemingly simple things have to be so hard with kids 😩 You would think toddler teeth brushing is a simple quick thing to get done, but somehow it can turn into a straight up WWE smack down leaving everyone stressed and crying. That was us for 2 years and it was f'ing terrible! I felt like I tried every tip I saw but nothing seemed to work more than [...]

14 08, 2020

Toddler Activities for 12 – 18 Month Olds

2020-08-13T22:37:13-07:00August 14th, 2020|Activities, Family, Toddlers|1 Comment

I am so excited to have teamed up with a local Early Childhood Educator, Carly from Mindful Education, to show you a bunch of new kids' activities! Today she's sharing 3 fun sensory filled activities for 12 - 18 month olds, and stay tuned for new activities coming every 2 weeks! Carly loves being able to support each unique child to be fully themselves. Using your child's interests, she creates "learning plans" [...]

8 05, 2020

DIY Playroom Teepee Makeover

2020-05-08T10:35:29-07:00May 8th, 2020|Home, Toddlers|0 Comments

The kid's playroom has never quite felt right for me. It's an awkward space with a huge baby gate wrapping around our wood stove making the actual play space quite narrow. Previously our playroom teepee was in the corner but it felt like it took up more room. Moving it to the center has actually made it feel more open and given us some usable space on each side for toy storage. [...]

2 04, 2020

Best Educational Apps for Toddlers

2020-04-01T23:59:38-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Activities, Family, Toddlers|5 Comments

Screen time can be such a controversial topic for some, but whether your kid is in front of a screen for hours a day, or closely monitored and time restricted, I think we can all agree that it's great when they're engaging with something that's educational. But, not all apps are created equal and it's surprisingly hard to find good ones that are age appropriate. That's why I've compiled this list of [...]

29 01, 2020

6 Tips For Surviving 2 Under 2

2020-02-17T23:46:02-08:00January 29th, 2020|Babies, Family, Toddlers|11 Comments

Two under two is no joke. The adjustment period pushed me to a point of exhaustion I didn't know was possible, and every day felt like chaos. I was scared to be left alone with the 2 kids for more than a couple of hours. How would I handle naps? What if the baby is crying and my toddler needs me at the same time? How do I go to the bathroom? [...]

2 01, 2020

5 Toddler Activities for 18 – 24 Month Olds

2020-03-30T23:08:10-07:00January 2nd, 2020|Activities, Family, Toddlers|10 Comments

Kids are serious nutcases and when they're so little their attention spans can be so short so they get bored easily and tug on your pant leg to entertain them for a while. As much as I love playing with my kids, I can't do it all the time, cause this mama needs to get shit done and have a moment to breathe and finish a coffee while it's hot. That's why [...]

22 10, 2019

Our Experience Sleep Training a Toddler with Sweet Sleep Sierra

2020-02-17T23:46:33-08:00October 22nd, 2019|Family, Partnerships, Toddlers|1 Comment

Working with Sierra has been truly life changing for our family. I've heard so many bad things about sleep training a toddler and was very relieved with how our gentle sleep training program went with Sierra from Sweet Sleep. She was able to help us turn things around with our toddler and set our newborn up for sleeping success (read more about how to get a newborn to sleep). Full disclosure, I [...]

3 04, 2019

Easter Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers That aren’t Junk

2020-03-27T14:12:08-07:00April 3rd, 2019|Babies, Easter, Family, Gift Guide, Holidays, Toddlers|2 Comments

Before kids, I was never big on holidays, but now that I have a toddler with a baby on the way I love the excuse to spoil them with something small and have some family time. As much as I like spoiling my little guy, I think it’s important to be intentional and not buy a bunch of junk that he’ll lose interest in. These Easter gift ideas are all items that are [...]