18 Tips for Going to the Beach with a Baby

18 Tips for Going to the Beach with a Baby

Since having a baby, our vacations have drastically changed. Now, beach trips are dictated by nap times, making sure to pack enough snacks and toys, and finding the closest playground.   As much as I always hope that it will be a stress-free, relaxing trip, it...

Easter Egg Water Scoop Activity for Babies and Toddlers

Easter Egg Water Scoop Activity for Babies and Toddlers

With Easter around the corner, I've been looking for some new springtime activities to keep my toddler entertained. I love activities that are simple to set up and use inexpensive household items that I already have.  This Easter egg scoop activity was definitely...

20 Social & Language Skills Your Baby Should Have By 1

20 Social & Language Skills Your Baby Should Have By 1

Your baby has come a long way from that tiny little newborn who could barely open his eyes or hold your hand to an active, loving, almost-toddler. The changes you’ve witnessed in the past few months have probably amazed you. As they get closer to 1, they have become...

Best Educational Toys for 9-12-Month-Old​s

Best Educational Toys for 9-12-Month-Old​s

At this age, babies are so curious about the world around them. They will be opening doors, drawers, boxes, toilet lids, garbage cans, etc. You name it, they will be into it! Their exploration has reached an all-time high as they are understanding and making sense of...

6 Things Our Kids Need From Us (and It’s Not a Clean House)

6 Things Our Kids Need From Us (and It’s Not a Clean House)

Once we have children, our lives change dramatically. Our previously typical routines and daily life have been altered to completely revolve around our kids. From the baby stage through toddler years and beyond, our goals and regimens evolve to fit the needs of our...

How to Play With a Newborn

How to Play With a Newborn

Oh, those sweet little newborn coos and wiggly movements that come from a fresh new baby. Those adorable sounds won't last for long. Just within a couple of months, you're wondering where that tiny baby went. After having my second recently, I realize how fast this...

The Benefits of Tummy Time and 11 Ways to Get Your Baby to Enjoy It

The Benefits of Tummy Time and 11 Ways to Get Your Baby to Enjoy It

There is now widespread knowledge of the importance of tummy time for babies.  Since the increase of newborns and infants sleeping on their back due to the risk of SIDs, they are not receiving as much time on their bellies in order to stimulate the muscles needed...

Best Infant Toys For Development and Stimulation

Best Infant 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...

15 Things To Do Before Your Baby Turns 1

15 Things To Do Before Your Baby Turns 1

There's a big change that happens somewhere between 10 and 14 months. This is when your baby begins to act more like a toddler than an infant. You've come a long way from those sleepless nights, newborn cries, rocking until your arms got tired, and melting over that...

19 Summer Must-Haves For Your Baby

19 Summer Must-Haves For Your Baby

Summer is right around the corner and I can't wait to get outside and soak up some sunshine with my family. It gets pretty hot here in the summer so it can be tough to be outside for too long, especially with a young baby. I had a 9-13 month old last summer and I'll...

21 Play Ideas and Activities for 6 to 9-Month-Old Baby

21 Play Ideas and Activities for 6 to 9-Month-Old Baby

By 6 months old, your baby is now much more interested in the world around him. He's probably easily distracted and always trying to get your attention, grabbing at anything within his reach, and babbling a ton with more consonant sounds (ma, ba, da). In this...

22 Chic Playroom Inspirations That Even Mom Would Love to Play In

22 Chic Playroom Inspirations That Even Mom Would Love to Play In

Oh, toddlers. They have more toys and gadgets than we know what to do with, but they would certainly be happy playing in a cardboard box- Literally! Even though our little ones can be fulfilled by raiding our Tupperware drawers, we still need a place for them to play....

11 Tips and Ideas for Being Outside with a Baby

11 Tips and Ideas for Being Outside with a Baby

With the beautiful spring weather finally upon us, you probably can't wait to get outdoors with family and little ones. Whether it's bringing your children to the park, sitting out by the pool, or just enjoying a grilled hamburger on your patio, there's so much more...

Top 10 Must Have Baby Toys for Your Newborn to 6 month Old

Top 10 Must Have Baby Toys for Your Newborn to 6 month Old

Although infants don't have fully developed senses and motor skills yet, they are still learning quickly about the new world around them.  There are a few must have toys for your baby that will help to promote their senses, motor skills, and cognition. It's...

12 Simple Activities to Help Your Baby Sit Up on Their Own

12 Simple Activities to Help Your Baby Sit Up on Their Own

Infants are quickly learning so much about the world around them. They are taking every opportunity to practice new skills in order to explore their bodies and surroundings. They pass through each milestone so fast and then on to the next one right away. Help your...

Fine Motor Play for 3-6 Month Old Babies

Fine Motor Play for 3-6 Month Old Babies

Your baby's development is getting a quick jump start right about now. You're probably noticing them finding their hands and feet, grabbing for anything in their reach, bringing objects to their mouths and really taking a keen interest in toys, objects, and the world...

Create Your Own Family Book for Baby

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...