Starting Strong: Tips for Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child

Starting Strong: Tips for Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child

Choosing the right preschool is a pivotal decision for parents, marking the beginning of their child’s educational journey.  Photo by Gautam Arora on Unsplash Early childhood education sets the foundation for lifelong learning, social interaction, and personal growth. The significance of these formative years cannot be 

12 Ways to Involve Your Kids in the Kitchen

12 Ways to Involve Your Kids in the Kitchen

In today’s fast-paced world, finding meaningful activities that engage and educate can often feel challenging. The kitchen, however, provides a perfect setting for my kids to explore their creativity, learn essential life skills, and hopefully develop a love for food and nutrition. Getting our kids 

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 gifts. Some toys 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 

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.

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 

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. One of our kids’ favorite activities is getting to play with counting bears. This set of 

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 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 anxious about the change. How was I supposed to help our toddler adjust to a new baby. I was worried about how my relationship with him would change. We had finally gotten into 

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 a toddler outside. Play at the park, go