Children’s Books for Celebrating Spring

Books are an amazing way to welcome a new season. They can communicate with children what a changing season looks like and talk about the possible experiences they may have during that season. This spring I picked out nine books for my daughter. These books talk about the transition from winter to spring, gardening, bugs, […]

Car Seat on an Airplane

Does taking a car seat on an airplane seem like a bad idea? I proposed this question to my followers on Instagram and to my surprise the overwhelming majority responded, yes it is a bad idea. Despite the results my poll I decided to continue with my experiment. It is another item to carry around […]

Bedtime Routine

A bedtime routine should be essential in every household. It can change a tantruming two year old into a peaceful child. It takes time and discipline to develop a great bedtime routine, but once it is established and everyone gets the hang of it, putting your children to bed will be a breeze. Related Article: […]

Painting with Water

A few months ago we happened upon a large pack of painting tools while shopping at Micheal’s. The whole pack, of about 20 items, was on sale for $2.99. That led us down a path of Baby T asking to paint every single day. While I love that she loves painting, I do not always […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]