Strap In

Tonight I sat in the bathroom with Cee as she sat on her potty. We do this pretty much every day, although I’ll admit that my potty-training skills leave much to be desired over the weekends.We sat and we waited. And waited. And waited. After 25 minutes, we packed it in....more

Never Gonna Let You Down

I hate it when the Internet makes me think. What's even worse is when it makes me feel. This is what happened a couple of weeks ago. I was scrolling through Facebook when I came across a link with a Buzzfeedy vibe to it, boasting 27 facts that are sure to blow my mind. Ever the sucker for any article with an odd number assigned to it, I nibbled at the bait. Two weeks later, I don’t remember any of the facts that the article included in its rundown except one. ...more
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When Toddlers are Right!

Moments with Maisy: Maisy Day at Walt Disney World

Sometimes I have to remind myself to stop rushing around, to look away from whatever virtual screen I'm staring at, to make time to be with Maisy. In a little over two weeks my sweet little Peanut will be turning two, and I will cease to have a baby as she toddles off into the world of Big Kid-dom....more

Can a Toddler Learn Anything from Yoga Class?

My daughter Emma and I attended her first toddler yoga class last week. The class was pretty much what you would expect for a course designed for 1-3 year olds. We barked as we did our downward dogs and alternated between mooing and meowing during cat-cow. The moms sang a cute song with “OM” in the chorus. Emma pushed me off the mat and tried to imitate the poses. The toddlers stole water bottles from each other. I laid quietly during savasana while Emma ran around the room, screaming at the top of her lungs. ...more
DoTryThisAtHome thank you!  i think its great too and am optimistic that at least some of it is ...more

Potty Training with sticker bribes

1+1+1=1 Preschool Learning Resources

1+1+1=1 is a terrific website/blog with tons and tons of fabulous free ideas, activities, tot and preschool packs, tot trays and printables. They also have resources for kindergarten and first grade as well as lapbook templates. I have found some awesome learning tools to use with the kids. This is definitely a bookmark-worthy site. ...more

Healthy Skincare for Toddlers for Moms on a Budget

When I first had Avery I knew absolutely nothing about health. During her first year she had multiple ear infections. So many that she eventually ended up with tubes by her sixth month. She also suffered from allergies just like I do. ...more

Transitioning to a Toddler Bed

My toddler, Emme, has typically been a pretty good night sleeper (naps have been another story). She sleeps 11-12 hours, goes down early and relatively easily, and sleeps through the night. We go through phases—some are harder, some are easier—but for about a year now, we’ve laid our little angel in her crib at 6:45 p.m., knowing that 9.9 times out of 10, she’ll sleep peacefully until 6:30 a.m.“Nigh nigh Mommy. Nigh nigh Daddy,” she says as we turn off the lights, exit her room, and smugly pat ourselves on the back for another easy, breezy toddler bedtime routine....more

Toys to Grow with your Baby and Toddler

Many toys seem to come and go in our house, but it is so nice when I see my kids (now 4 and almost 2) continue to play with certain toys months-- or even years-- after they first receive them.  I love it even more if both of my kids will play with a toy at the same time. ...more