We make it a habit to read daily, usually right before bed for a quiet activity. We definitely have our seasonal favorites. Here are our favorite Halloween books. They are appropriate for toddlers and preschool aged children.
Are you looking for a cute idea for baby or toddler to make as a gift for the holidays? We made this cute plaque for Grandparent's Day and our family loved it. I love doing projects with my daughter's handprints and footprints. She's already growing up way to fast and I know I'll love looking back on how tiny her hands and feet used to be. Your loved ones are sure to adore this footprint LOVE plaque.
I often imagine how I am going to answer difficult questions and explain confusing and complex issues to my daughter as she gets older. Where do babies come from? What is the difference between boys and girls? Why do I have to go to school? Why do I have to get shots?
Are you running out of indoor play ideas for cold and rainy days? Winter is coming and our warm days are limited. I love sensory play for indoor entertainment. We started using sensory play techniques with our daughter when she was just a couple months old. Here I introduce over 15 indoor sensory play ideas for infants and toddlers.
One tradition in my family is going to a local apple orchard and picking our own apples. I have three go-to recipes that I make each year with the apples we pick. Every family should make visiting an apple orchard a yearly family tradition. Here are the reasons why:
I LOVE that my daughter does not behave perfectly all of the time! Do you think I'm crazy? Let me explain. I don't love disciplining my daughter, it breaks my heart. What I do love is that she has the opportunity to learn from mistakes and that there are consequences for her actions when she is in the safety of my care and those consequences are small.
Sometimes I feel like I am being repetitive with the snacks that I give my one year old daughter. It is really important to me for her to enjoy a variety of healthy foods. I am constantly looking for new snack ideas to avoid her getting tired of the same old things. Here are some snack ideas that my daughter loves.
My complete baby care log package includes a title page to slip in the plastic sleeve of a binder with room to write in baby's name and date of birth, an about baby page for important information, the actual baby care log page, a sick day care log, and a new food log. These printables are designed to make your life easier and more organized. Once purchased, you print as often as you need.
There is nothing worse than your baby feeling poorly. It is so, so, SO very important to keep track of when the last dose of a medication was given. This is easy to miscommunicate with the stress of having a sick child and balancing work and other daily stressors. I threw together a daily care log.
Any of us who have little ones have heard our child's healthcare provider say to introduce one solid food at a time and to wait at least 3 days before introducing another. This helps us isolate which food could be causing allergic symptoms,