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 

5 Easy Ways to Teach Your Toddler at Home

5 Easy Ways to Teach Your Toddler at Home

Last year, I enrolled Chulengo in preschool to encourage him to socialize with kids his age. He was making friends, learning new skills, and blossoming. I was relying on his part-time preschool gig to give me some time alone to bond with our new baby, 

How to Keep Your Toddler Busy While Nursing Your Infant

How to Keep Your Toddler Busy While Nursing Your Infant

Ok, if you have followed this blog for any time, you know I can be pretty Type-A. I love to plan ahead and always be prepared. Sometimes it works out in my favor, other times it doesn’t. As I prepared for Bambino’s arrival, Chulengo was 

16 Ways to Help Your Toddler Adjust to a New Baby

16 Ways to Help Your Toddler Adjust to a New Baby

As we prepared for our second child, Bambino, to arrive, I was petrified of how Chulengo, our toddler, was going to adjust to the new baby. I was worried about how my relationship with him would change. We had finally gotten into a good routine. 

Stuck Inside: 50+ Items to Entertain a Toddler

Stuck Inside: 50+ Items to Entertain a Toddler

There is one rule I have followed since my son was born. I will get out of the house every single day, even if it is just for five minutes in our backyard. It’s easy to entertain outside. Play at the park, go for a 

15 Essentials For Your DIY Postpartum Kit

15 Essentials For Your DIY Postpartum Kit

Okay, mama-to-be, you have your hospital bag packed, your birth plan printed out, and your labor playlist set up. You have washed and folded all the baby clothes, set up the nursery, and installed the car seat. You are all set for baby to come 

How to Find the Right Diaper for Your Baby

How to Find the Right Diaper for Your Baby

With a new baby in the house, there is one thing we used more than anything else — diapers, diapers, diapers. So many diapers. Some parents opt for a cloth diapering system while others prefer disposable diapers. Every day, I see moms online seeking answers 

Halloween Books Your Toddler Will Love

Halloween Books Your Toddler Will Love

Halloween is just around the corner. And if your kid is anything like mine, you talk about Halloween all of the time. Chulengo is obsessed with Halloween. We walk through the neighborhood, looking at decorations. We play dress-up regularly. We “look for zombies” outside after 

Potty Training:  Tips & Gear

Potty Training: Tips & Gear

Ok, so we are 60 days out from starting potty training and I finally have the guts to talk about it publicly. Lol. Let me preface this article with; I tried to do as much research as I could beforehand. I read “Oh Crap Potty 

36 Tips To Prepare For Your C-Section

36 Tips To Prepare For Your C-Section

After taking 12 weeks of natural birthing classes, we received news that Chulengo was breech. After a failed version, and weeks of baby flipping exercises, Chulengo didn’t budge, and I surrendered to the idea that he would arrive via c-section. I had spent so much