Tag: Toddlers

7 Tips To Tame a Toddler Tantrum

7 Tips To Tame a Toddler Tantrum

How to Tame a Toddler Tantrum Toddler tantrums are scary, and sometimes there’s so much crying and screaming going on, you don’t know who’s making more noise — you or your child. It’s a whirlwind ride in which you live in fear of someone one-third your size. If you haven’t experienced a toddler tantrum yet, here’s the lowdown on what happens. Your child can be incredibly sweet and happy one moment, and in the next breath turn into a raving lunatic. The worst part is even if you see a tantrum brewing, it can be too late to contain it. […]

Posted April 3, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Spring has sprung, and your energetic toddler or preschooler is ready to play in the warming weather!  Both of you have been cooped up inside all winter, staying warm but contained.  With the temperature on the rise, more activities for toddlers and young children present themselves.  Why not take advantage of it to help them develop their fine motor skills? Fine motor skills refer to the more concentrated efforts we make to maneuver through everyday life.  Some of the most important tasks that require fine motor skills include writing and using flatware for eating, so strengthening the muscles that perform […]

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Easy Toddler Activity: Pouch Cap Color Match

Easy Toddler Activity: Pouch Cap Color Match

Toddlers are such curious creatures. Full of energy, everything they see is a toy, and they soak up their surroundings like a sponge. They are at a perfect age to try new activities to enrich their minds, practice their skills, and learn something new. This busy working mom is always on the look out for simple, and I mean simple activities I can do with my toddler on weekends. Something fun to teach him a new skill or concept, but easy for me to put together. This past weekend I came up with one such idea. I have been hoarding […]

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The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Older toddlers and preschoolers are in a very special part of their lives – everything is a toy, it is always playtime, and everywhere is an opportunity to learn.  Here are some wonderful educational toys to help enrich their minds while giving their little bodies something fun to do.   Toys for Building Building toys, such as blocks, are wonderful for little minds and tiny hands. Not only do they help build motor skills, but these activities develop critical thinking as well.         Toys that are Active Toys that promote movement and an active play time are […]

Posted December 5, 2016 by Julie in Gift Guides, Parenting, , / 6 Comments
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How to Care for Children’s Teeth

How to Care for Children’s Teeth

Thanks to TUNG Brush for sponsoring this conversation. My little one is working on some molars, as the perfect teeth marks on my shoulder are hinting at. Tiny humans grow a mouth full of teeth fast, but it will still be years before they learn all the necessary skills and can care for their teeth properly. This is where we as parents need to teach good practices early and help our little ones in their oral hygiene. Start Young, Start Early Toddlers are ever so curious over what we adults are doing and that includes brushing teeth. I have an extra […]

Posted November 15, 2016 by Julie in Health, Parenting, Sponsored, / 13 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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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, , / 40 Comments
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Simple Toddler Activities you can do Right Now with what you have on hand

Simple Toddler Activities you can do Right Now with what you have on hand

As a working mom, the time I do get to spend with my son is very precious. I’m always on the look out for very simple activities we can do together at home, preferably with stuff we already have on hand. One of my goals is to be more present with him and not just let the weekends pass us by. I even mentioned this in a recent IG post. In fact, I’ll just let IG show off what we did this weekend.   What fun things do you have planned with your kids this weekend? One of my goals […]

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Feeding Toddlers Review

Feeding Toddlers Review

I can hear it now. The screams, the protests. I can see him shaking his head. Yep, you guessed it. It is meal time with my toddler. Feeding my toddler is a battle. A battle I usually lose, as my toddler’s will is apparently stronger than mine. Not every meal, as sometimes he absolutely devours his food. But often times the food ends on the floor, with both mom and toddler flustered and upset. Healthy Eating for Toddlers I’m excited to have this chance to read Feeding Toddlers: A Pediatrician’s Guide to Happy and Healthy Mealtimes and participate in the […]

Posted August 22, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Reviews, / 13 Comments
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Tips to Survive Your Child’s First Haircut

Tips to Survive Your Child’s First Haircut

Last weekend my son got his first haircut. At the tender age of 21 months old, it was time. It was beyond time. My darling son has inherited my hair. He has inherited the curl and the fullness, but also the instant puff-out-in-all-directions head that happens any time you step outside into the humid Texas day. And if it is raining even a little? Fuhgetaboutit. We like to go for walks after I get home from work, and the temperatures have calmed to a balmy but no longer surface-of-the-sun level. Or, I should say, my toddler demands we got outside […]

Posted August 19, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, / 31 Comments
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