Online Resources for At-Home Preschool

This school year I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old. My three year old just barely turned that age, so I think it is best if I wait until next school year to possibly send her to a preschool. Until that time I would like to teach her at home. We… Keep reading →

Fourth of July Fun for Toddlers

Summer and Independence Day go hand-in-hand, don’t you think? I think summer would be unbearable without a grand holiday such as the Fourth of July, complete with fireworks, BBQs, and parades. For parents of toddlers, it can be tough to fully participate in these activities. Some kids hate loud noises, while others can’t make it… Keep reading →

5 {Compelling} Reasons to Teach Your Child Baby Sign Language

My first baby, Sofía, learned many baby signs and still uses some of them at nearly 3 years old. Her younger sister, Bella, on the other hand, has learned very little and I regret not taking the time to teach her like I did with Sofía. Bella is probably the one that could use it… Keep reading →

How to Celebrate Father’s Day without Spending Much Money

I have a father and a husband who are both very non-materialistic. Neither of them like receiving gifts, so it can be hard to know how to honor them for birthdays and Father’s Day. Although, I guess at a time when we can’t spend money, I’m very grateful that they are both like this! So… Keep reading →

The Most Personalized Children’s Book Ever

A couple weeks ago I received an email from a very humble husband and father asking if I could share some details about his first ever children’s book. I was amazed at his kindness, and I couldn’t get over the quality of the children’s book. So, of course, I said Yes! Personalized Children’s Book Doesn’t every child… Keep reading →

Songs We Love: “Rain, Rain, Go Away”

I currently have a 2 year old (almost 3) and a 15 month old. Those ages are tough, let me tell ya. There’s the constant fighting, hitting, scratching, wailing, falling, and so many more negative things that I guess I should just stop there. But there’s also another more beautiful side to these ages. There’s the… Keep reading →

Super Simple Spring Cleaning with Young Children

Last year I got a really bad case of spring cleaning fever. I’m the kind of person that doesn’t get the urge to clean very often, so when I do, I know I better run with it or I won’t do it. At the time, my girls were 19 months and 1 month old. I… Keep reading →

Dinner Prep CAN Be Manageable with Young Children

It’s that dreaded time of day, 4 o’clock, and you’re like, Oh, crap, what am I making for dinner? Just when you remember what you were going to make or when you decide what exactly to throw together, you’re reminded that you have little kids by a THUD! and a really loud WAAAAHHHH! That’s right…. Keep reading →

Songs We Love: “A Bushel and a Peck”

One of my most favorite things about my 2 1/2 year old is that she sings full songs. Sometimes she even changes the lyrics just like her papi does! She sings the alphabet, “You Are My Sunshine”, “B-I-N-G-O”, and “Mary Had a Little Lamb” all without skipping a beat. I LOVE it! One of our… Keep reading →

How to Get Started with Baby Sign Language

I’m one of those stay-at-home moms that likes doing things the old-school way, like cloth diapering and making baby food. Makes sense then that I couldn’t help myself when I heard about baby sign language the first time. My baby was going to learn it and we were going to communicate before she could ever talk. So… Keep reading →

36+ Affordable Handmade Gift Ideas for Young Children

Our Christmas last year was pretty stark…when it comes to gift-giving. César got me nil, I gave César a coupon book that I made (which he still has never used!), and we gave Sofía cozy pajamas and a pink rolling backpack that came with a bear. That’s it. We didn’t even have a tree until… Keep reading →

Songs We Love: “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”

The past few weeks have been a joy to see Bella join me and Sofía in our action songs. She started clapping on her own, and she even grooves to the songs by moving her little body back and forth. So precious! © evgeniya_m / Dollar Photo Club Since it’s Halloween, I thought it would… Keep reading →

26 Awesome Halloween-Themed YouTube Shows for Toddlers and Preschoolers

I currently breastfeed my 9 month old about 3 hours each day. That’s 12.5% of my day! Now I understand why I can’t find time to scrub the floors and polish the silver! (hm hm, kidding. only kidding.) My toddler is awake during those three hours, and I’m a very unprepared mama. She’s not capable of… Keep reading →

Songs We Love: “The Wheels on the Bus”

You know the kind. The high school losers seniors who had to take the bus to school. Because their parents didn’t love them enough have money to buy them a car on their 16th birthday. And they had absolutely no life besides homework and a job. That was me! (Shyly raising my hand and sinking… Keep reading →

Volunteering for The Festival of Trees When You Have Young Kids

The Festival of Trees in Salt Lake City is a perfect event for a family of any size to help with. We have two young children this year, but we plan to do what we can to serve since it helps so many children who are at Primary Children’s Hospital. Our firstborn was a NICU… Keep reading →