Educational and Entertaining YouTube Channels for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Screen time is a hot topic. I’m not going to debate the benefits and drawbacks of screen time today, though. I’d rather focus on giving you a solid list of educational YouTube shows for toddlers and preschoolers. Because screen time is inevitable whether you are for it or against it. My oldest is just 7… Keep reading →

A Special Christmas Tradition: How to Make Ornaments with Your Kids

Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me the products in this post to review. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was a kid, my mom’s friend would send each of us a special Hallmark ornament for Christmas. I have 18 of these ornaments, and I still can’t believe the flood of memories that rush back whenever… Keep reading →

How to Minimize Diaper Rash for a Happy and Healthy Baby

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Huggies, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #KrogerLittleSnugglers Imagine this: you’ve been so busy all day you have all but forgotten to change your 16 month old’s diaper. By the time you wrangle him, put him… Keep reading →

Road Trippin’ with a 1 Year Old

Traveling – especially road trippin’ – with a 1 year old can be tons of fun, but it can also take a turn for the worst if you don’t prepare for it properly. We took our first family road trip with our oldest daughter when she was one and we had one baby on the… Keep reading →

6 Ways to Help Your Kids Nap at the Same Time

If there’s one thing I crave as an introverted mom of two girls, it’s a little peace and quiet now and then. With my husband running his own business, I’m often the one to get the girls ready in the morning, feed them all their meals, put them down for naps, and put them to… Keep reading →

10 Fun Movement Songs for Toddlers on YouTube

Being cooped up indoors most of the winter means my girls are itching to run around and jump on everything from the couch to my bed! But with so many fun movement songs for toddlers on YouTube, it can be easy to keep the energy contained to just the living room (or at least the vicinity). It… Keep reading →

Winter Bucket List for Babies and Toddlers

It’s so easy for me to keep my toddler girls indoors during the winter because we’re usually dealing with sickness or it’s just too darn cold out there! I’m sure if they were older, they’d be begging me to go play in the snow. © Sunny studio / Dollar Photo Club Of course if I… Keep reading →

The Hardest Part of Raising Two Kids Under the Age of 2

I looked at my sweet baby girl, just two months old, and I realized that I didn’t know her. These past months I had been feeding her, rocking her to sleep, and changing her diaper, but she still felt so distant. It was almost like I was just a caretaker and not her mom. Disclosure: This post… Keep reading →

The Best Way to Teach a Child Gratitude

I was a wretched, ungrateful teenager. So many times my parents would ask me to do something – a chore or some help with a quick task – and I made a huge fuss. © famveldman / Dollar Photo Club “I have homework! Do I really have to help you right now?” I don’t even… Keep reading →

Family Halloween Costume Idea – Robbing the Bank

I am not one to enjoy a scary movie, a haunted house, or a creepy gorilla man chasing after me with a chainsaw in a spooky corn maze. These things cause me to shake uncontrollably and give me recurring nightmares that last for years. Not even kidding. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (I’ve put… Keep reading →