Potty Training Regression

Potty Training Regression

Baby T was “fully” potty trained in August with the exception of still wearing diapers to bed. I did not have the expectation for a one year old to be accident free throughout the night. In October, we took a trip to Washington to visit my best friend (Baby T’s Godmother). Baby T did not … Read More

My Daughter, A Letter To You

My Daughter, A Letter To You

Dear Baby Girl, Today you turn two years old. Where has the time gone? Two years ago at 3 am in the morning I held you for the first time. My miracle. My little angel, My daughter. My life, identity, and purpose forever change in that moment. Before you were born everyone questioned your name. … Read More

Sensory Bin

Sensory Bin

Having a sensory bin has been a game changer in our house. Any activity that goes in the bin is guaranteed to be time consuming and help with a range of developmental skills. Most sensory activities work best partnered with a sensory bin. Related Article: Sensory Play What is a Sensory Bin? A sensory bin … Read More

Sensory Play: Why is it Important for Child Development

Sensory Play: Why is it Important for Child Development

Starting at birth, babies constantly engage their senses to discover the world around them. As parents and caretakers it is our job to encourage and challenge their senses to promote growth in every area. Sensory play is an incredible tool for early childhood development. What is Sensory Play Sensory play is any activity that stimulates … Read More

Sensory Boards

Sensory Boards

This article is in partnership with The Accidental Toy Makers. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Do you constantly find yourself telling your child “no”? “No, don’t pull on the plugin” “No, stop pushing the TV buttons” “Don’t mess with that lock”. Children are constantly trying to challenge themselves to improve all of their … Read More

23 Month Old Update

23 Month Old Update

Baby T is now 23 months old! I cannot believe how quickly it happened. My goal is to do updates on her more often, so I (and Baby T) can have an account of our most celebrated and frustrating moments. She is totally in the “two year old” phase of life (and has been for … Read More

10 Simple Ways to Prevent Colds and the Flu

10 Simple Ways to Prevent Colds and the Flu

Its the middle of winter here in Alaska and flu/cold season is in full swing! It is this time of year that I find myself bundling my daughter up a little tighter and becoming more strict about hand washing to avoid as many germs as possible. Every parent hates when their child is sick. Here … Read More

Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt Dough Ornaments

Making ornaments has become one of my favorite Christmas traditions to do with my daughter. This is something I plan to continue with her every year. They are extremely easy to make, smells good and a great sensory activity for her. When looking for recipes online I was disappointed to find that most of them … Read More

Gift Guide: Low Tech Toys

Gift Guide: Low Tech Toys

In our house low tech toys are the way to go! I believe they inspire a child’s imagination and allows them to be more creative than a toy that flashes and makes noise. This gift guide was inspired by my daughter who is currently 20 months old (I even ordered her some of these for … Read More