33 Healthy Halloween Treats and Snacks for Kids and Adults

33 Healthy Halloween Treats and Snacks for Kids and Adults

Halloween is always filled with chocolate, sugar, and sweets for young kids. There's really no way to say no to all of it. However, we can try our best to still make this fall season as festive and tasty as possible for them, while still providing healthy treats. If...

The Two-Year-Old Sleep Regression: What Causes It and How To Fix It

The Two-Year-Old Sleep Regression: What Causes It and How To Fix It

Just when you think a peaceful slumber is in your near future, your two-year-old has decided to disrupt those dreamy plans! True story: the two-year-old sleep regression is real and it can be classified as a nightmare if it’s not handled properly and with urgency!...

Helping Your Toddler Manage Their Emotions

Helping Your Toddler Manage Their Emotions

Toddler's emotional development can be very frustrating for parents. Suddenly your baby has grown up a little, has their own feelings and is clearly trying to work out how to manage them. It's a difficult time for all parents and children. There are a few things to...

11 Potty Training Mistakes Every Mom Should Avoid

11 Potty Training Mistakes Every Mom Should Avoid

If somebody asks me what is the hardest stage of motherhood? I would say potty training. The potty training stage is a difficult one for sure, but during all this mess, moms forget that this is equally daunting for kids as well. They go through one of the biggest...

10 Good Habits You Can Teach Your Toddler Early On

10 Good Habits You Can Teach 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 flexible at this age and we need to take advantage of that by molding them into good humans now. You...

Co-sleeping Safety Tips and the Benefits It May Have For You and Baby

Co-sleeping Safety Tips and the Benefits It May Have For You and Baby

Co-sleeping or the practice of sharing a bed with your baby is certainly not a new concept. Plenty of parents are choosing this type of sleeping arrangement, especially because new moms are often reminded that “mom sleeps when the baby is sleeping”. There are numerous...

1 Year Old Milestones: Typical Development in Your New Toddler

1 Year Old Milestones: Typical Development in Your New Toddler

As your baby has been learning and growing rapidly, you've probably been seeing big changes in their development. Most toddlers reach the typical 1-year-old milestones at various times from 9-15 months. As you've watched your baby grow over the past year, you've...

23 Tips for How to Potty Train Your Toddler BEFORE 2 Years Old

23 Tips for How to Potty Train Your Toddler BEFORE 2 Years Old

Potty training can be a tough and stressful process for both a child and their parents, but there are ways to make it much easier. If you're desperate to figure out how to potty train your toddler, look no further! This is a great guide to give you all the tips and...

The Ultimate Guide to Home Preschool

The Ultimate Guide to Home Preschool

Preschool is an essential period for all young learners. In preschool, kids learn the basic structures and skills required to enter the formal education system. They develop important pre-reading skills like familiarizing sounds and rhymes as well as pre-math and...

25 Outdoor Summer Must-Haves for Your Toddler

25 Outdoor Summer Must-Haves for Your Toddler

Summer is almost here and I'm so excited to get outside and soak up some sunshine with my kids. There are a ton of fun activities to do outside and enjoy the warm weather while staying protected from the sun. Currently, we're experiencing the need to stay at home due...

Why Your Toddler or Young Child Needs a Daily Routine

Why Your Toddler or Young Child Needs a Daily Routine

If you're reading this post around the time of publication, you're probably stuck at home with nowhere to go and running out of ways to entertain your toddler. Being out of their normal routine for so long is probably driving both of you a little stir crazy, but there...

14 Things To Easily Teach Your 1-Year-Old​ Through Play

14 Things To Easily Teach Your 1-Year-Old​ Through Play

If you're like me, it's always on your mind- Am I teaching my child enough? Am I giving her enough attention? Should I be doing more to help her learn? Could I be a better mom?? The mom guilt is REAL and it's totally normal. We always feel like we could be doing more...

116 Fun Toddler Activities When Stuck At Home

116 Fun Toddler Activities When Stuck At Home

It's only been a couple of days since we have been stuck inside indefinitely and the kids (and parents) are already going stir crazy! With this virus forcing events and activities to be canceled and school and work to be closed, I think we're all in desperation for...

Quarantine Paper Chain Toddler Indoor Activity

Quarantine Paper Chain Toddler Indoor Activity

Since we're all stuck inside looking for ways to keep our children entertained, I thought this was a fun activity for the kids. When I was a child, I remember making paper chains in school to lead up to the 100th day. Then we would also make paper chains and tear a...

Daily Schedule for Work at Home With Toddlers + Free Printable

Daily Schedule for Work at Home With Toddlers + Free Printable

In the midst of the incomprehensible times that we are currently facing, our daily lives have been thrown for a loop. As we try to navigate our way through working, teaching, and parenting all at the same time, in the same place, it's totally normal to feel...

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...

Best Toys for 1 Year Olds That Make Great Gifts

Best Toys for 1 Year Olds That Make Great Gifts

As a pediatric occupational therapist and mom, I'm always on the look out for toys that are geared toward learning new skills, concepts, and vocabulary.  Pretty much all toddler toys (and even household objects) will provide numerous avenues of learning because...

How to Handle Toddler Tantrums and Stop Them Before They Start

How to Handle Toddler Tantrums and Stop Them Before They Start

If you're stuck in the stage of terrible twos, threenagers, or the effing fours, you're probably desperate for some advice on how to handle toddler tantrums. These are the years where your child is constantly learning and changing. They're testing their limits, their...

13 Quick and Healthy Toddler Snack Ideas

13 Quick and Healthy Toddler Snack Ideas

Providing healthy snacks to those little people you love can often be challenging. Sometimes you'll be torn between offering the expensive, wholesome, organic snacks or saving a little money and opting for other inexpensive, but still nutritious options. This list of...

14 Lessons to Teach Your Toddler

14 Lessons to Teach Your Toddler

As a toddler's brain grows rapidly, they are learning and understanding a wide array of information. They're taking in everything from their day-to-day world and finally making sense of it all. As a parent, our hope is that our children grow up to be happy,...

22 Easy and Adorable Toddler Girl Hairstyles for Medium to Long Hair

22 Easy and Adorable Toddler Girl Hairstyles for Medium to Long Hair

I think every woman dreams of having a little girl to dress up in adorable outfits, tutus, and bows. It's been one of my dreams since the moment I decided to have a baby. Now that my daughter has long enough hair to braid and style, I love playing around with all the...

How to Teach Your Baby to Walk

How to Teach Your Baby to Walk

Some of the most exciting moments as a parent are watching your little one learn and grow. Whether that means cracking their first smile, saying a new word, or discovering how to work a new gadget, your baby is learning so much every day. The baby and toddler years...

8 Reasons Your Toddler is Hitting or Biting and How to Stop It

8 Reasons Your Toddler is Hitting or Biting and How to Stop It

Around 18 months old, I started noticing my daughter exhibiting offensive behaviors to other children. Whether it was hitting, hair pulling, biting, or kicking, she always found a way to get her hands on other children. It would come out of nowhere: at a play date,...

How to Get Your Toddler to Brush Their Teeth

How to Get Your Toddler to Brush Their Teeth

Is your strong willed toddler putting up a massive struggle when you attempt to brush their teeth? Trying to get a 1 year old to do anything that they don't want to can be nearly impossible. The struggle of brushing your toddler's teeth may just be one of the most...

5 Tips to Gently Potty Train Your Toddler

5 Tips to Gently Potty Train Your Toddler

Potty training can be difficult. Most of us want it to be a smooth and quick process, but in reality, it isn’t. There is no tried and true method to potty training and it’s not going to happen unless your toddler is ready. There are a lot of different posts you’ll...

3 Ways to Reduce Power Struggles with Your Toddler

3 Ways to Reduce Power Struggles with Your Toddler

As a mom who’s been through the toddler years three times, I can give you all the words of wisdom about how the years go too quickly. But when you’re in the middle of toddler life, all you want is to make it through a day, an hour, or just a minute without a meltdown,...

Free Printable Potty Training Chart

Free Printable Potty Training Chart

If you're just starting to potty train your toddler (or have been unsuccessfully trying for a while), using a potty training chart is a great way to get your child interested and eager to participate. The process can take time so starting off with all the tools...

How to Teach Your Toddler to Talk

How to Teach Your Toddler to Talk

In my experience, life as a parent got a whole lot easier once my daughter started talking. Not just saying simple words, but actually speaking in 2-3 word phrases and full sentences. When she could express herself to get her wants and needs met, it made her much more...

Christmas Pompom Push Activity

Christmas Pompom Push Activity

The Christmas pompom push activity is a festive fine motor task. It requires a little bit of set up, but uses items you should have around the house.   It only requires them to follow 1 step directions so it's great for younger toddlers and even older...

Handmade Gift Ideas for Toddler Girls

Handmade Gift Ideas for Toddler Girls

You may feel like your child has every toy and clothing that they could possibly need, so what's left to buy them for the holidays? At this age, you really have to think about their interests and the things that make them happy. Instead of just hitting Amazon or the...