Category: Family

Paper Plate Rain Cloud Toddler Craft to Promote Fine Motor Skills

Paper Plate Rain Cloud Toddler Craft to Promote Fine Motor Skills

I came up with this fun rain cloud toddler craft as a follow up to our paper plate spider activity due to my toddler’s obsession with the Itsy Bitsy Spider song. I figured since the rain in the song is an interesting topic, why not make a fun activity he can do and we can pretend its raining on the spider. I know, I know, the things mom life reduces you into haha! Paper Plate Rain Cloud Toddler Craft Activity This craft/activity includes different skills and lets your child practice various new abilities. These include: cutting, gluing, and stringing.   […]

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How to Keep Your Toddler Busy When It’s Too Cold to Go Outside

How to Keep Your Toddler Busy When It’s Too Cold to Go Outside

As a parent, winter break doesn’t feel like much of a break at all. But for parents of school-age kids, it’s a struggle that’s over in a matter of weeks. When you have toddlers and preschoolers, on the other hand, you have to find ways to keep them happy through to spring — which, when you’re in the depths of January, seems impossibly far away. But keeping your little ones entertained doesn’t have to mean bundling up to brave the cold or spending tons of money on outings. With technology, you can keep your young children entertained even when it’s […]

Posted February 8, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, , / 0 Comments
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Is your Toddler Obsessed with The Itsy Bitsy Spider song?

Is your Toddler Obsessed with The Itsy Bitsy Spider song?

There was a time when my toddler would cry out: “Mommy, spider!” and I would scream “where??” Now, I know he is demanding the song, and not informing me that a creepy crawly is about to get me. But what do you do when your toddler is obsessed with the Itsy Bitsy Spider song? You give in and play along, of course! First I want to give props to my friend for her inspiring post, what to do when your toddler is obsessed with the Daddy Finger song. Mine is crazy about that one as well, see? But nothing is […]

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A Mother in India shares her Child Care Experience

A Mother in India shares her Child Care Experience

A typical Indian Bollywood movie would have to believe that Indian mother-in-laws and daughter-in-laws are forever at logger heads! While there is a grain of truth in there somewhere, most of the time it is as functional or as emotional as any other familial bond. Indian family systems Indian family system is a little different than an American or British one. We sometimes have two to three generations living together under the same roof. Eating from the same kitchen, communal bathrooms and cousins are sometimes even lumped together in the same bedrooms! Yes, it’s a madhouse at times and with so […]

Posted January 29, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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Some of the Worst Advice You Could Ever Get About Parenting

Some of the Worst Advice You Could Ever Get About Parenting

The Worst Advice You Could Ever Get About Parenting Raising children is the hardest job there is. And you’re getting advice everywhere. From your parents, your neighbor, the lady at the supermarket. Everyone seems to have advice about how you should raise your children. This is some of the worst advice you could ever get as a parent: Keep your baby on a strict schedule Many ‘experts,’ family members and possibly your barber will tell you that you should create a strict sleeping and feeding schedule for your little one. But they forget: babies can’t tell time. They can, however, […]

Posted January 22, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 3 Comments
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How to Prevent Crying When Baby is Put Down

How to Prevent Crying When Baby is Put Down

For an already tired mother, dealing with a crying baby can be exhausting. If your baby cries when put down consistently, you’re probably ready to try nearly anything to break the habit. Luckily, there are plenty of tried and true options for dealing with a baby crying when put down, helping your child, and regaining your sanity in the process. Strategies for Dealing with a Crying Baby When Put Down Know You’re Not Alone It’s incredibly common for infants and toddlers to have a strong attachment to parents, especially mothers. Infants will need some time to feel comfortable with detaching […]

Posted January 18, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 3 Comments
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Funny Items Toddlers Want to Sleep With in their Beds

Funny Items Toddlers Want to Sleep With in their Beds

Toddlers are a silly creature, and we can best learn about their mannerisms and interests when observing them in their natural habitat. Sometimes they do funny things that we adults might not understand, and yet we sure have a chuckle at them. Here is one opportunity to share a chuckle while we explore what funny items toddlers want to sleep with, in their beds.   Random Items My Toddler Takes to Bed My son sleeps in a full-size bed now. He went straight from crib to a big adult human bed, since we never had a true toddler bed and didn’t […]

Posted January 17, 2018 by Julie in Parenting, / 5 Comments
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How to Integrate Work, Marriage, and Motherhood for a Successful Multi-Paycheck Household

How to Integrate Work, Marriage, and Motherhood for a Successful Multi-Paycheck Household

How to Integrate Work, Marriage, and Motherhood for a Successful Multi-Paycheck Household As a woman, you are a multifaceted taskmaster. On any given day you wear the crown of a loving wife, doting mother, and successful career woman. All these are titles you would love to be associated with. The real trick is learning how to mix them all together. It is estimated that 65% of all mothers in the United States are part of the workforce. There is no sure-fire recipe to integrate work, marriage, and motherhood for a successful multi-paycheck household. But, there are a couple tips and […]

Posted January 15, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Working Mom, / 2 Comments
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Valentine’s Day Activities your Toddlers and Preschoolers will Love

Valentine’s Day Activities your Toddlers and Preschoolers will Love

Valentine’s day is about love in general. It can be shared with your spouse (I did get proposed to around Valentine’s day). It is called Galentine’s for the single ladies who get together and have a girl’s night. And it can also be a fun way to teach a young child about love and caring for each other. There’s something about calendar holidays that make us want to do fun activities with our toddlers! Here are two fun valentine’s day activities you can do with your toddler or preschooler right now with supplies you likely already have on hand.  I […]

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The 7 Different Types of Parents: Which One are You?

The 7 Different Types of Parents: Which One are You?

Have you ever heard that voice inside your head saying that you’re a worthless parent? That you’re too soft or too strict, buying too much or working too much, involved too much or not involved enough? People parent their children differently. Some good, some bad, some not at all, but the bottom-line is, we all have our own soundtrack, our own styles when it comes to parenting. And our parenting style affects everything, from how kids feel about themselves to even how much they weigh. It’s important to ensure that your parenting style is supporting healthy child development — physically, […]

Posted January 8, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 3 Comments
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