How I Sleep Trained My Baby at 5 months Old

My daughter started off being a great sleeper. She slept through the night by about 8 weeks, put herself right to sleep when we put her down, and gave us long stretches of naps. After a few great weeks, the downfall started. She had always used a pacifier to soothe, …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Best Developmental 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 …

Quick & Simple First Foods For Your Baby

I started my daughter eating solid foods at 6 months old following the baby led weaning (BLW) approach.  BLW is a more natural, independent way for babies to learn to self feed by offering regular table foods, instead of pureed baby food.  Despite the fear that many parents may have against …

DIY Baby Photos

                       From engagements to weddings and having your first baby, you could spend a ton of money on photography. They’re all exciting life events that you want to document and have beautiful photos to display around your house.  However, professional …

6 Good Habits You Should Be Teaching Your Toddler Early On

Toddlers can definitely be a handful, but we can’t blame them.  They still haven’t learned the rules of the world yet.  However, their little brains are so pliable at this age and we need to take advantage of that by molding them into good humans now. You can start teaching …

How To Introduce New Foods To Your Picky Toddler

I started my daughter on solid foods at 6 months old, following the Baby Led Weaning approach to feeding.  This is a more natural, independent way for babies to learn to self feed by offering regular table foods, instead of pureed baby food.  Despite the fear that many parents may …

Best Newborn Toys For Development and Stimulation

Although newborns don’t have fully developed senses and motor skills yet, they are still learning quickly about the new world around them.  It’s important to offer different sensory activities for them to explore and discover and start their journey toward developing so many new skills. There are a variety of …