A Painting with Ice Activity for Toddlers


This summer we've managed to do a number of Pinterest-inspired activities from sensory bin exploration to DIY crafts -- and most of these outdoors! My toddler can't get enough of them, so I have to test my creativity each day. In keeping with the sensory exploration theme, this week we decided to try those painting with ice activities I first heard via the Kids Activities Blog. I thought this was such a fun way to let my toddler cool off from the heat while exploring his artistic side, so we took it a step further and added our favorite kid-friendly ingredient, Kool-Aid! Here's … [Read more...]

A Leak-Proof Sippy Cup That Keeps Drinks Cool {Review + Giveaway}

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It sure is challenging to keep drinks fresh and cool while out and about with little ones on these hot summer days. Unless we've packed a cooler or lunch box, I end up with a warm drink which won't sit well with a sweaty toddler. That's why I LOVE the No-Spill Insulated Cool Sipper -- a product that I was lucky enough to review as a Nuby Mommy Blogger! It's the one sippy cup I can toss in my bag on our way out the door and not have to worry too much about the temperature changing. That's because the sipper is insulated to keep liquids cool, just like I prepared them. The cool sipper is … [Read more...]

Omni 3-in-1 Stroller: Taking Baby from Infant to Toddler


I participated in a Blog Blast on behalf of Mom Central for Urbini. I received information from Urbini to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. When you're a new mom, you want to be sure you get all the must-have products your new bundle of joy will need now or eventually down the road.The Omni 3-in-1 Travel System by Urbini is one of those products - making the transition from infant to toddler that much easier. Baby can quickly move from the detachable Petal Infant Car Seat to stroller without being disturbed and then take a comfortable nap in … [Read more...]

A Promise to My Babies With Johnson’s By My Side

a promise johnsons baby

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® Baby and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all statements and opinions are my own. As a mother, we make promises to our precious babies from the moment they enter the world - to keep them safe, to nourish them to love them unconditionally. It is a duty we happily accept. I've made these promises to my children from the moment they were expected. And they continue... I promise to love you with all my heart. I promise to protect you whenever I can. I promise to teach you right from wrong. I promise to care for you and … [Read more...]

Super Simple Sailboat Craft

sailboat craft

We love getting into the arts and crafts these days, and will take a shot at almost anything to keep our toddler busy.  But sometimes it's tough to get to the craft store so we  just have to make do with whatever is in front of us. And that's what today's sailboat craft is all about. Since our toddler loves exploring in the backyard, I decided it would be fun to have him gather up a few twigs and turn them into a sailboat! To make our super simple wooden sailboat craft, we gathered up a handful of sticks, a large leaf and a few garbage bag twisties. I  intertwined the twisties … [Read more...]

Dinosaur Swamp Sensory Bin Activity

dinosaur sensory activity

There are a few things my 2 year-old son can't get enough of: dinosaurs and playing outdoors.  Seriously.  Dinosaurs are a big deal to him, so I wanted to find an easy activity that involved these very two things to keep him occupied. And because we've been all over sensory play lately, I decided to take some inspiration from a dino lagoon idea I found and create our very own dino sensory activity using a few simple items we had in the yard and house. Here's what we used A handful of small plastic dinosaurs Small/medium size storage bin Few cups of water Green food … [Read more...]

Sparkler-Inspired 4th of July Craft

4th of july craft

Although I don't really consider myself a crafty person, I couldn't resist the urge to take a stab at a DIY project with my 2 year-old, especially as the 4th of July draws nearer. He's been all over arts and crafts ever since we enrolled him in a toddler program for a few weeks. We didn't have much of an art supply in stock but I decided to just go with it and experiment with whatever we could use.  (You should do the same if your kid has the urge to try something new...all it takes is a little creativity!) I really wanted to make use of all those left-over paper towel rolls lying … [Read more...]

Cool Off This Summer With A Margarita {Giveaway}


Now that the much-anticipated summer weather is here, most of us are looking for a way to cool off and survive the recent heat-waves hitting the country. So why not opt for a refreshing homemade margarita?? Ahh, yes. Just the sound of an ice-cold drink can drift you off to paradise.  Well, I'm SO excited to join a great group of bloggers to bring you this special Margaritaville giveaway! Why You Need One In just one touch, the fully automatic Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker dispenses perfectly mixed drinks from Hurricane Punch to a Tropical Ritas. Simply choose a drink by making … [Read more...]

Fish Swoosh Bath Time Play Set {Review + Giveaway}

fish swoosh review & giveaway

After seeing how much fun my toddler had with the bath tub foam letters and numbers, I figured it was only fitting to keep with the bath theme and do a review of Nuby's Fish Swoosh Play Set this time. Thank you to Nuby for providing the product to review. The Product The Fish Swoosh™ is a another interactive bath time toy that provides endless fun in the tub for ages 18+. Essentially, this toy makes for a very fun game of basketball to help develop and improve your child’s motor skills as well as hand eye coordination. It consists of three brightly colored fish balls, a net and sturdy … [Read more...]

Celebrating Fútbol with Pampers & Family {Giveaway}


Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers. All opinions are 100% mine. As a mom of boys, and wife to an avid sports fan and former athlete, I know how big a role sports will undoubtedly play in our lives.  My husband is always tuning in to watch his favorite teams go at it throughout the year -- I tell you, he even manages a fantasy football group!  He and our toddler, Chili, can spend hours in the yard running around, wrestling and taking turns throwing and kicking balls.  Our newest little bundle of joy is also proving to be an … [Read more...]