• Toddler

    Encourage Independence in Toddlers with These 7 Easy Tips

    Toddlers are like a species all on their own; they are tiny humans who don’t have control over anything yet, but they want to do everything. It is especially difficult for toddlers to wait on you (the parent/caregiver) to do something for them when they want to do it independently. Maybe it is time to start considering how you can encourage independence in your toddler. Coming from a mother of an almost two year old and someone who has years of experience teaching the toddler age group, I can tell you just how challenging and fun this age group can be! There are some big emotions in toddlers which are…

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    Motherhood,  Toddler

    Mom Hacks: Tips and Tricks for Moms with Toddlers

    “Parenting is hard, especially trying to be patient with little versions of impatient you.” No truer words have ever been spoken! Life with a toddler is ever changing and without much notice. One day your toddler likes things one way and the next day, that method no longer works. It’s no wonder moms are continuously searching for the perfect mom hacks for life with a toddler! I have a toddler boy who is currently 20 months old. Life can be hectic some days trying to do all the things with a mini tornado running around the house. It is especially challenging (but manageable) being that I am a work-at-home-mom. I…

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    Sick Day Activities for Toddlers: 7 Ways to Entertain

    Toddlers are little super humans; they get sick and nothing seems to phase them! They are still running at full steam ahead regardless of that runny nose or fever. At least, this is what I’ve experienced with my own toddler. On the days when I’m sick, I keep trudging along because I’m a mom! There are no sick days for mamas. However, I would give my right arm for a nap or to have a day to just sit and do nothing when I am sick. My toddler on the other hand doesn’t even realize he is sick and refuses to take a day to rest. On the days when…

  • Toddler

    Letter Recognition: Language Building Activities for Toddlers

    Letter recognition for children is crucial to their development and success in their education. However, what you won’t hear from others is that being a parent and trying to make sure your child is meeting every developmental milestone by “X” number of months or years is EXHAUSTING. Do you ever feel this way? Recently, I talked to a very good friend of mine. Our children are six months apart so it is interesting to see the developmental milestones they are meeting and what a difference those six months can make. What I noticed during our nearly hour and a half phone call was that we are both just trying our…

  • Christmas,  Toddler

    The Four Gift Christmas Tradition: Christmas with a Toddler

    “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.” -Bob Hope Christmas is a time when we give to others and find ourselves with gifts in return. This is a loving time of the year and many want to shower their loved ones with gifts, especially our children. We want to give them the jolliest, brightest, and happiest Christmas! We find this joy in their eyes on Christmas morning. While doing a little home reorganization a couple weekends ago, I found many of my son’s toys scattered everywhere. We found them underneath couches and hidden in corners of a room. Some toys just hadn’t been touched…