Baby & Toddler Activities Seasonal

Christmas Bow Wall Stick Toddler Activity

This wall stick activity is very simple to and will keep your toddler busy for some time (in toddler world, a few minutes is a lot of time!).  It’s a festive way for your child to play with items that they usually don’t get to play with. You can incorporate …

toddler using sensory bin
Baby & Toddler Activities Seasonal

Christmas Sensory Bin for Toddlers

Toddlers love sensory bins.  They are super simple to create and make great activities for toddlers to explore different textures, develop language, and improve fine motor skills.  This Christmas sensory bin incorporates auditory, visual, and tactile stimulation. There are red & green colors, soft and hard objects, and bells that …

Family & Motherhood

Guide to Packing a Diaper Bag Like a Pro

The diaper bag is a mom’s personal survival kit and will also double as your everyday purse. It has to go everywhere with us so you’re not going to want to carry a separate purse with you, as well. That’s why we want it to be stylish, versatile, spacious, and comfortable. …

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How to Get Your Home Toddler-Ready

There’s a huge difference from that little baby we used to have who could barely sit up and just reaches for things to the energetic firecracker of a toddler whose goal is to explore each and every inch of our home while leaving a disaster in her tracks.  Our 1 …

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Best Unique Gifts For Your Toddler That Aren’t Toys

At this age, your 1 or 2 year old probably hasn’t completely grasped the concept of presents.  For my 1 year old, I could wrap an empty box up and she would have a blast playing with the wrapping paper and box without a toy even in sight! Since my …

Money Saving Tips Seasonal

How to Save Money This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us (and starting even earlier year after year) and it’s time to start shopping for our loved ones.  It’s the time where you want to show your love with thoughtfulness and generosity through gift giving, but of course that comes with hefty price tags. It …

Baby & Toddler Activities

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Toys for 1 Year Olds

As an occupational therapist mom, I’m always on the look out for toys that are geared toward learning and fine motor skills.  Although pretty much all toddler toys (and even household objects) are going to provide numerous avenues of learning because children are little sponges at this age, absorbing all …

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Unique Gift Ideas For Men – Under $35

Some of the hardest people to shop for on your list are probably the men. They are just tough to know what to get for and they won’t give you a straight answer when you ask. As much as I love the holiday season and the joy it seems to …

Baby & Toddler Activities

7 Simple Leaf Activities For Toddlers

This is the season when leaves are in abundance.  I’m sure you’re looking for an easy way to get them all off your lawn, as well!  Here are some simple leaf activities for your toddler to participate in that can help to develop language skills and sensory processing. This is …

Baby & Toddler Activities

Create Your Own Family Book for Baby

All of our family and friends live over an hour away, in different states and even different countries. I designed a little book for my daughter so she could see her family anytime she wants and quickly learn names and faces of relatives. This is an idea I wanted to …