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50 Toddler Gifts Under $50 – No Batteries Required!

50 Toddler Gifts Under $50 – No Batteries Required!

The holidays are right around the corner!  Are you shopping for a toddler?  Here is a list of 50 gifts for that special toddler, all under $50 for the budget savvy shoppers!  The best part?  None of these gifts require batteries! Sit N Spin Slide Water […]

15 Must-Haves When Traveling with a Toddler

15 Must-Haves When Traveling with a Toddler

Traveling with a little one is no easy task.  After surviving over 15 flights with our one-year-old, I have come up with a list of 15 items that have made our trips more comfortable, efficient, and enjoyable.  I have learned to pack smart to prepare […]

5 Things From Europe I Want to Use in My Everyday Life

5 Things From Europe I Want to Use in My Everyday Life

As a mama, I am always looking for ways to make life a little bit easier and more predictable.  Haha…predictable, yeah right!  No, but seriously, I am always trying to find ways to make raising a small child a little bit easier.  When we traveled […]

A 13-hour Flight:  This Mom’s Hour by Hour Perspective

A 13-hour Flight: This Mom’s Hour by Hour Perspective

Hour 0 Why are all these people glaring at me as I board the plane with my sweet little 1-year-old?  It is not THAT big of a deal.  We’ve taken a dozen flights with him.  What’s one more? Hour 1 Oh, this isn’t so bad. […]

10 Tips to Enjoy Rome with a Toddler

10 Tips to Enjoy Rome with a Toddler

After spending five days in Tuscany and we headed to Rome for five days.  I won’t lie and tell you that I was excited about the idea of vacationing in Rome with a toddler.  But, it seemed like a crime to travel to Italy and […]

Touring Tuscany with a Toddler

Touring Tuscany with a Toddler

We just returned from our first international trip with Chulengo.  We explored Switzerland and Italy for two weeks.  And we… SURVIVED!  The flights were a bit challenging, with one being 10 hours and the other being 13 hours.  But we made it.  Traveling with a […]

Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List

If you know me, you know I am a list girl!  I love a good list.  Fall just snuck up on us and I am worried the season will pass before I got to really enjoy the Fall Season.  So, I made a list of things […]

Getting Through A Nursing Strike

Getting Through A Nursing Strike

This past week was one of the toughest emotional weeks since Chulengo was born.  He was sick and had Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.  He didn’t want to eat or drink anything.  When the poor guy would swallow food, he would screech in pain.  I knew […]

10 Engagement Gift Ideas From Etsy

10 Engagement Gift Ideas From Etsy

Okay, if you know me, I looooooooove giving a fun and creative gift.  Lucky for me, my best friend just got engaged!  Woo!  I am excited for her and her hubby-to-be.  As soon as called me with the news, I was on Etsy looking for the […]

Review:  Bumkins Splat Mat & Sleeved Bib

Review: Bumkins Splat Mat & Sleeved Bib

We’ve been using both the mat & the bib since Chulengo started eating table food.  I have grouped them together because they are from the same company and easily bought together.  The pros and cons of each one are very similar. Pros Variety of fun […]