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 

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 With a Nursing Basket While Nursing Your Infant

How to Keep Your Toddler Busy With a Nursing Basket 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 caught 

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