Tag: toddler

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 

10 Tips for Traveling to Yosemite with a Toddler

10 Tips for Traveling to Yosemite with a Toddler

1. Make a plan to not really have a plan Beforehand, pick out the activities you are interested in doing. Loosely plan to do one activity each day. For example, we were in Yosemite for three days, so we picked three activities to do while 

A Weekend in Yosemite, with a Toddler

A Weekend in Yosemite, with a Toddler

As Chulengo has gotten into his toddler years, we have found that traveling far from home can often be exhausting. Finding a destination that will entertain him while also allowing us to relax a bit is quite challenging. But this past fall, we discovered that 

Halloween Books Your Toddler Will Enjoy

Halloween Books Your Toddler Will Enjoy

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 

The Ideal Toddler Activity Schedule

The Ideal Toddler Activity Schedule

After staying home with my son for the past year and a half, I have realized one thing.  As much as I want to embrace the ambiguity of the day, have a free spirit, and fly by the seat of my pants, I need SOME 

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 

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. 

Cake Smash Session:  Homemade Banner

Cake Smash Session: Homemade Banner

This year, we wanted to celebrate Chulengo’s first birthday in a special way.  Unfortunately, we planned to be out of town for Chulengo’s birthday, so we didn’t throw a party here at home.  Instead, we opted to do a cake smash session for him.  He had