If you have ever visited the toy store, it can be very overwhelming especially if you are searching for the perfect gift for your toddler. If fact, I feel that some of the toys available on the market are geared either for babies or older children. I decided to create a list of my favorite toys for toddlers this Holiday season and take some of the guess work out of your holiday shopping. Check out these great ideas to make finding that perfect gift easier for toddlers.
Added by Christy Garrett on November 17, 2013 at 5:53pm — No Comments
When toddler girl was fifteen months old I began sitting her on the potty before every bath. The one day she quite happily sat on the potty and did a poo. When she had finished she got up and clapped her hands. Feeling…
Added by Tracy Garbett on October 11, 2013 at 4:53pm — No Comments
I was thrilled to be included in the Super Baby Food, 3rd edition Blog Tour! If you know me, you know that I love amazing resources to #1 make my life easier and #2 are healthy for my family. This book does BOTH! Written by Ruth Yaron, a nationally recognized author and media veteran. She is known…Continue
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Added by Kristi Bernard on September 18, 2013 at 7:38pm — No Comments
One of the hardest things for me about parenthood is the constant change. I like a slow, easy schedule that is both flexible and predictable. My mornings need to be quiet. I need to get all my work done before 3. I need to get dressed early or it will never happen. All of these things are not what parenthood is about, and I constantly struggle with getting my head back in the game.
Things are not working for our family right now. Ben is getting older, and Baby Sister is getting older,…Continue
Added by Mary Thomas on September 17, 2013 at 2:03am — No Comments
Today I took my son to visit the local library for the very first time. I wasn’t sure what to expect because the library close to our house is fairly small. When we went into the library, I was amazed by the amount of books and activities that our local library has to offer the children. Every week our library has a scheduled…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 13, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments
As a mom, I know how quickly laundry can pile up especially if you have children in your house. This morning I asked toddler to help me pick up the laundry so that I could start a load of laundry today. After we completed got the laundry sorted and a load of laundry started, I had a fantastic idea popped into my head and I wanted to share my…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 10:47pm — No Comments
As a mom, I know how important it is for your children to learn new things at an early age. Children typically learn very quickly and easily during those early years especially their language skills. I also knew that I needed to find some preschool teaching materials and tools to help keep him occupied and to make learning fun. I…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 9, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments
Last week, we made the decision to withdraw my son from daycare. I am sure that he will miss his friends at daycare; however, he will get plenty of social interaction several times a week at church. He is excited that he is going to be able to spend all of his time with mommy. I asked him if he wanted to go to “Mommy’s Preschool” and he…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 3, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments
Many parents often times pressure their children to start potty training their child before they are fully ready. Potty training before your child is ready can cause unnecessary stress for both you and your toddler. With all three of my kids, I waited until they were ready to potty train before I even attempted it. A…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 16, 2013 at 11:56pm — No Comments
This was going to be a post about our experience painting with tennis balls. But there's not much to say, because we never got very far.
I put some paint on a paper plate and Kay rolled the tennis ball in it, then bounced it hard onto the paper I'd placed on the ground. She bounced it one more time, then said, "It makes an ugly design." Then, "Can I paint with my feet?" Does all of our painting projects have to devolve into body painting? Apparently. …
Added by Emma Craig on August 3, 2013 at 7:31pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago my son moved to a new room at daycare and every since it seems as if he is throwing more fits and tantrums at home. I know that there is a stigma attached to two year old children and parents must realize that all two year old’s go through a phase often referred to as the terrible twos. I never really cared for that name…Continue
Is your child attached to a certain stuffed animal, lovey, or a blanket? Do they love to carry it around every where they go? Most toddlers go through a phase where they are attached to a a stuffed animal, lovey, or blanket. They want to take their security object with them everywhere that they go. When my son was born he was given several of those new…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 7, 2013 at 7:36pm — No Comments
Parents/primary caregivers are the most important advocate for their children in all areas of their development, including social-emotional. May is Mental Health Awareness month. Children as young as newborns can have social-emotional issues. Research shows, behavior problems that surface in early childhood are the single best predictor for several long-term outcomes, such as adolescent delinquency, gang involvement, incarceration, substance abuse, divorce, unemployment (Center for…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on May 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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Do you remember playing Ring Around the Rosie as a child? I do! I remember playing this game when I was fairly young. When my son came home from daycare a few days ago saying “posies, posies” while grabbing his older brother’s hand. I was trying to figure out what he was talking about. My son…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 8, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments
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Added by Kristi Bernard on April 29, 2013 at 9:22pm — No Comments
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I recently spent an afternoon with a good friend, who has a toddler. While we were talking about parenting she told me her son has started biting his baby brother. My friend said nothing she or her husband had tried is working. Her son bit another child at childcare this week for the first time
Biting is a behavior that many toddlers display at one time or another. It can be something that makes the adults feel frustrated and helpless. There is hope!
Whenever a child is…Continue
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Alright it's official, I am joining the ranks of all of the baby mamas making (unsolicited) shares around baby bodily functions. eww. Why would anyone do that? I'm aware, and apologizing. Hopefully that does something for you.
Just this once. I can't help myself.
So, Mateo isn't potty trained. But he is hilarious. This little anecdote…Continue
Added by Henna Blossom on April 8, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments