15 Helpful Tips for Flying with Toddlers

15 Helpful Tips for Flying with Toddlers

Flying with toddlers is hard. And each state of childhood presents its challenges. Babies require a lot of stuff that takes up space, like diapers, bottles, and swaddles. Toddlers + preschoolers need a lot of patience and pre-planning to set them up for success on 

How to Have 5 Easy Days In Maui With Young Kids

How to Have 5 Easy Days In Maui With Young Kids

Traveling with a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old can be challenging. But traveling is a bucket-filler for my husband and me. So, we figure out how to make it work with the kids. Last month we were able to get away for a quick 5-day trip 

50 Awesome Toddler Gifts Under $50: No Batteries Required!

50 Awesome Toddler Gifts Under $50: No Batteries Required!

Now that my youngest is almost three years old, we’ve had a lot of experience with toddler toys. Some gifts were a huge hit and still have a front row seat in the playroom. Other toys were given away, or tossed after a short period 

Flying with an Infant:  15 Tips to Make It Easier

Flying with an Infant: 15 Tips to Make It Easier

Preparing to take a flight with an infant is no easy task.  Chulengo joined us on over a dozen round-trip flights in his first ten months of life.  Because we moved when Chulengo was only seven months old, we took many trips to our new 

Developmental Milestone: 6 Tips to Help Your Baby Walk

Developmental Milestone: 6 Tips to Help Your Baby Walk

Pandemic isolation is causing developmental delays in infants. For the first time in 20 years, the CDC has even updated the ages at which babies should reach milestones. For example, instead of walking by 12 months, the CDC now says parents shouldn’t expect that milestone until 18 months.

4 Things I am doing for myself this year

4 Things I am doing for myself this year

As a mom, it’s so easy to put everyone else’s needs before mine. When I let my kids or spouse down, it means a lot to me. They are my whole world, and it’s essential that they know I am there for them. But, I also can’t be the best mom and wife…

How to Make Playing Preschool Homeschool Work For You

How to Make Playing Preschool Homeschool Work For You

Last month, we completed our first year of the Playing Preschool homeschool curriculum created by Susie at Busy Toddler. I did something I never thought I would be able to do: I taught my toddler at home, during a pandemic, with a new baby…and my 

The Best Blueberry-Themed First Birthday Party Ideas

The Best Blueberry-Themed First Birthday Party Ideas

I love throwing parties. I love themes. I love decorating. I love meal planning. So, when it comes to birthday parties for our kiddos, I get pretty excited. Bambino’s birthday was going to be unique this year, as it was just the four of us 

10 Unique & Personalized Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Baby

10 Unique & Personalized Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Baby

With the Holiday sneaking up on us, Finding the perfect gift for a baby can be tough. There are so many options, and if you’re like me, you want to find a personable, useful, and unique gift. Etsy has been my go-to for baby gifts… 

15 Simple Ways to Play with Counting Bears

15 Simple Ways to Play with Counting Bears

I am a big fan of multi-functional toys for our kids. A versatile toy cuts down on clutter, saves us money, and keeps Chulengo entertained for more extended periods. This set of counting bears has been a regular favorite in our house. Why is this