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Fun and Fantastic Gift Ideas for Toddlers for $25 or less

Fun and Fantastic Gift Ideas for Toddlers for $25 or less

Gift giving season is upon us! Here are some fun ideas for gifts for the silly, funny, rambunctious toddlers in your life.   Note: These were all $25 or less at the time of this post, but prices can change at any time. Fine Motor and Sorting Toys Busy books with fine motor skill practice are a total hit with toddlers! My son is obsessed with buckles currently so he would love this one:   My toddler loves loves loves shape shorter toys. We seriously have one in every room he hangs out in. I recently got him this one and […]

Posted October 24, 2016 by Julie in Gift Guides, / 11 Comments
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How to Transition a Toddler from a Crib to a Big Kid Bed, even if you’re not ready

How to Transition a Toddler from a Crib to a Big Kid Bed, even if you’re not ready

Every night there are tears. Every night a battle. I find myself repeating the same phrases. “Please go to sleep,” I say pleading. “Lay down” and “stop jumping” I beg, as I am worried he may hurt himself. I may not want to admit it, but it is time. My son has informed me that he no longer intends to sleep in his crib, and now I must face a scary milestone: transitioning my toddler from his crib to a bed. Crib to Toddler Bed Transition This is a scary milestone, isn’t it? Taking a child from a confined safe place like […]

Posted October 10, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, , / 50 Comments
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The cutest Infant & Toddler Halloween costumes for under $15!

The cutest Infant & Toddler Halloween costumes for under $15!

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I absolutely love all the dressing up, decorations, and all the exciting celebrations going on around town – pumpkin patches, trunk or treat events, etc. Now that  I have a baby, Halloween is all the more fun because I get to dress him up! Kids grow super fast, and I certainly don’t want to spend a fortune on a costume he can only wear the one time.  So I have put together this fun collection of adorable Halloween costumes for infants and toddlers that cost under $15! Infant and Toddler Halloween Costumes for under $15 […]

Posted September 27, 2016 by Julie in Entertainment, , / 5 Comments
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How to Survive Flying with a Toddler with your Sanity Intact

How to Survive Flying with a Toddler with your Sanity Intact

I just want to close my eyes and rest. But beside me, there is screaming. And kicking. And things being thrown at me. I quickly realize that as a mom of a toddler, there will be no sleeping on the plane for me. Flying with a Toddler has to be considered cruel and unusual punishment. And not just for the other passengers. Having to entertain a cranky, bored little human is not only difficult but exhausting. Flying with a toddler is very different than flying with an infant. I recently had to fly with my little hurricane, and I wanted to share some […]

Posted September 26, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, Travel, , / 42 Comments
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DIY a Long Distance Care Package for your Spouse

DIY a Long Distance Care Package for your Spouse

“You just want a boyfriend in a jar,” my friends would say to me. This was in back high school when all I really wanted was a boyfriend, but also my own life. So my friends would tease me that I needed a boyfriend I could store in a jar, and take out to play with whenever I wanted, and then put back on the shelf whenever I wanted to spend time with them instead. It was funny at the time, but the concept stuck in my mind. Do I want a husband in a jar? Is that what I have […]

Posted September 15, 2016 by Julie in Giveaways, Love, Military, / 20 Comments
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How to Prepare Freezer Meals to make Dinner Time Easy

How to Prepare Freezer Meals to make Dinner Time Easy

Why does dinner always seem like an oversight and something that we rush to throw together on an almost daily basis? I’ve struggled with coming up with a family meal plan, but we just end up scrambling on weekends to come up with our food plan and shopping list. Sometimes we do well and pull together a list of recipes that are easy to double, and we have leftovers for lunch the next day or even two nights of food. But we still are not organized enough, and every week we have to go through the same process. Are you […]

Posted August 12, 2016 by Julie in Food, Reviews, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 28 Comments
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How I Exponentially Increased my Pageviews using Pinterest

How I Exponentially Increased my Pageviews using Pinterest

To be taken seriously as a blogger, you need page views.  Lots of page views. But visitors don’t magically show up; they need to be lured over to our wonderful creations on the web. While there are many avenues our ideal readers can take before finding themselves hanging out on our blogs, I found that Pinterest has consistently been my top performer. At least 80% of my visitors arrive via a Pin either I or someone else has shared. Using Google Analytics, you can find out if Pinterest is a huge traffic source for your blog, too. Go to Google Analytics […]

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140 Simple and Amazing Learning Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

140 Simple and Amazing Learning Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

As a busy working mom, I just don’t have the time to come up with intricate and exciting learning activities for my toddler. It is one of my sources of mom guilt, but there is just not enough time in the day, nor do I have the energy left by the time the weekend rolls around. Many stay at home moms take their sweet babies to children’s museums and playgrounds and libraries for toddler time and have the toddlers practice fine motor skills. Us working moms, though, we just do the best we can on weekends – when most of these […]

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How to make the best No-Guilt Breakfast: Strawberry Blondie Bars mix

How to make the best No-Guilt Breakfast: Strawberry Blondie Bars mix

Thank you to Silver Fern Brands for facilitating this conversation.  Affiliate links are used in this post, earning me a small commission at no cost to you. All opinions are my own. Does your toddler have a sweet tooth? You know where the little one got it from, right? Raise your hand if you have a sweet tooth, too! One of the biggest struggles I have is feeding my little guy. He used to be a fantastic eater. He used to sit with his mouth open in a “food goes in here” gesture. Now, he just takes and throws everything […]

Posted June 20, 2016 by Julie in Food, Sponsored, , , / 36 Comments
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Toys always end up in landfills. Celebrate Earth Day and rent them instead!

Toys always end up in landfills. Celebrate Earth Day and rent them instead!

Thanks Pley for sponsoring this conversation. My baby is not even two years old and already he has collected more toys than I thought possible. My living room looks like a multi-colored toy fairy exploded all over it, and I bet you’re nodding because your living room or play room is littered with toys as well. I actually hid some of the toys that my son got for his first birthday in order to introduce them slowly so he doesn’t get bored with them all at once. I’m thankful we received so many gifts because collecting all of them can […]

Posted April 20, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, / 9 Comments
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