I am an avid reader of lift-the-flap books. "Where's Spot?" He's in the kitchen! What does the zoo finally send the narrator of "Dear Zoo"? A puppy! These books and more have become a staple of our daily routine. This morning it came to my attention, however, that these books may not provide the developmental … Continue reading Are Lift the Flap Books Helping Your Toddler’s Development?
Have you ever gone to open the door while leaving Starbucks, pushing the stroller with one hand and holding a steaming (and usually spilling over) cup of coffee in the other, scoping out the crowd to see if any other moms are out there to offer a helping hand? Since this type of scenario happens … Continue reading Lending Mom a Hand
If you saw this recent Martha Stewart profile of a LumberJack Birthday Party, you will probably think I riffed off of Martha's idea. But alas, our party came before Martha's, meaning...Martha Stewart stole my idea! (and the hundreds of other creative people who've had lumberjack themed parties, but clearly she only copied mine.) Of course … Continue reading How to Throw One Kick-Butt Lumberjack First Birthday Party.
Yesterday was one of those days. The dogs got into a fight ending with one with a tear in his ear and blood spatter everywhere like some sort of crime scene. It was a no day care day so while scrubbing the walls and rugs on my hands and knees, Baby was getting into the … Continue reading One of those days…
The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of planes, trains and automobiles. We took Baby (/Toddler?) on a six hour flight and he made us pay for it the rest of the time. Forget the fact that I am a terrified flier, being responsible for a teething, (kind of walking) toddler for multiple 6 … Continue reading Travels with a Toddler: 3 Things We Don’t Leave Home Without
Have you heard about Cat & Nat? No? Well, neither had I until the Today Show introduced me to this incredibly hilarious, honest mom pair that makes you feel like you're their best friend through their Friday #momtruth youtube vlogs and Facebook live videos. You can check out their FB account here , website, and youtube … Continue reading #momtruths for the WIN
Oh Fisher-Price, my life wouldn't be complete without your catchy songs and character voices. Do I sometimes catch myself playing with Baby's FP toys when he is off at day care? I'll never tell. But what I will tell is that if you haven't brought Fisher-Price's Little People into you and your toddler's lives yet, … Continue reading The 4 Little People Toys Your Toddler Can’t Live Without