How to Get Your Baby & Toddler to Nap at the Same Time

Need to get your baby and toddler to nap at the same time? Start doing these 5 things now!

Picture this: You're relaxing on the couch, feet propped up, sipping your favorite iced beverage and snuggling up to your favorite book, right before dozing off and getting some much needed rest. All because you got BOTH kids down for a nap simultaneously! Ahhh, life is good. Isn’t it every mother’s dream to nap while her children nap? Or perhaps it’s her dream to simply revel in the quietude and tackle that never-ending to do list. Whatever the reason for wanting your children to nap at the same time, believe me, every other mother in the world understands it. If you have a new baby or … [Read more...]

Winter Art: Tape-Resist Snowflake Painting

Winter Art for Toddlers

If you've been stuck indoors for the last few weeks due to frigid temperatures or sicknesses that run prevalent this time of year, you'll love this easy winter art craft for the kids. It makes a beautiful wintery wonderland painting to add to your list of indoor activities when you just can't get outside. This post may contain affiliate links. We loved creating a super easy icicle craft and snow sensory bin, and knew this snowflake art craft a friend mentioned was a must to add to our list! Tape-Resist Winter Painting for Toddlers Supplies: Painter's tape Scissors Washable paints … [Read more...]

5 Must-Haves for a No-Fuss Toddler Bath

Make bath time easy for parents and fun for kids with these essential items!

You anxiously turn on the faucet filling the tub with warm water, rubber duckies and all the necessary body washes...calling out to your kids for "bath time." Then you hear it: footsteps darting in the opposite direction, with screaming wails, "Noooo!" as you struggle to undress your toddler for a simple bath.... No one wants to picture that dreaded scene during bath time, especially when your toddler really needs to get clean. Luckily, I've found a few tips that have helped end our bath time struggles. In fact, nowadays when we utter "bath" our two boys jump for joy and race to find … [Read more...]

Top Beauty Trends to Avoid During Pregnancy

If you're pregnant, and looking to keep your beauty routine safe for baby, avoid these trends like the plague!

Let's face it: pregnancy on it's own is a monumental experience. Your body is going through so many physical and hormonal changes to make room for the growing life inside you...which often comes with many symptoms. You're fighting exhaustion, morning sickness and trying to follow a healthy prenatal plan. The last thing you want to see is another long list of things to avoid when pregnant. I get it. It's overwhelming. But the first trimester is a really major phase of pregnancy. It's when your body and the new life forming inside you needs the most attention and care. That's why … [Read more...]

What Every Parent of a Preemie Needs to Know

Prevent RSV in babies: Wash clothes, sheets and toys often.

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with AstraZeneca and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Do you have a premature baby or know someone with one? Then please listen closely to these three words: Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV. It may sound like a serious mouthful...because it is! RSV is the leading cause of infant hospitalizations in the US, with approximately 125,000 hospitalizations and up to 200 infant deaths each year! Those staggering statistics are very sad indeed. What is RSV? RSV is actually a common virus that is highly contagious. The disease … [Read more...]

Fingerprint Heart Frame: Easy Valentine’s Craft for Kids

This kid-made Valentines fingerprint frame is such a hit! Makes a fun kid's craft and activity for toddlers and preschoolers!

My toddler loves any craft involving paints. And I love his enthusiasm for "hanpaint" as he calls it :)! Of course with painting and little ones things are bound to get messy...but these moments won't last forever. I have to indulge him whenever I can. This fingerprint heart frame is the perfect way to let little ones play with paint while creating their own Valentine's craft! This post contains affiliate links. Related: Handprint Valentine & Printable Kid-made Fingerprint Frame Instructions For this kid's craft, you will only need two ingredients: washable paints and a picture frame. … [Read more...]

7 Small Changes to Make at the Grocery Store for Pregnancy Health

If you're looking for ways to eat healthy during pregnancy, make these easy changes when you shop for groceries!

Sifting through all those must-have foods for a healthy pregnancy can be a little daunting. You want to buy fresh and organic for your developing baby...when possible, and get all the necessary nutrients for your own body to sustain a pregnancy. But sometimes there's just so much to remember: What you should be eating daily. What you shouldn't be. And what you should avoid at all costs. The list goes on and on. When I think back to my shopping habits during pregnancy a few things come to mind. Each time I went to the grocery store to buy the essentials, I learned to make small changes … [Read more...]

Best Parenting Tips of the Year from Mommy’s Bundle

Best positive parenting posts of the year from MommysBundle.com

Whether you're a mom to one or mom to many, this parenting thing isn't always an easy journey. Recommendations from fellow moms can be a life-saver when it comes to helping us find solutions to many of our daily struggles. Everything from finding the best baby products for making life easier to finding activities to keep our babies and toddlers occupied while we do some housework -- we all like to know what has helped! That's why today, in conjunction with some amazing parenting bloggers in the Jenny Evolution Series, we're bringing you the best positive parenting posts of the year -- … [Read more...]

Icicle Craft: Easy Winter Activity for Toddlers

This easy icicle å is perfect for teaching toddlers about winter. Just grab some glitter and glue to make this winter art piece.

My 3 year-old is always looking for an excuse to dump glitter or salt all over the table. It must be the excited rush he gets from doing what he's forbidden, like making a mess to see mommy's reaction. What can I say, he knows how to push my buttons. But with the cold winter keeping us indoors more and more these days, I thought I would give him the chance to dump as much glitter as he desires with a fun icicle craft. We had so much fun exploring snow with our winter sensory bin, that I figured it was only fitting to continue the pattern. This post contains affiliate links. Simple … [Read more...]

Winter Sensory Bin Activity

This fun winter sensory bin is an easy indoor activity to help kids practice fine-motor skills and play with pretend snow when it's too cold for outdoor play.

It's the middle of January with freezing temperatures every day. But the kids don't mind. They're still looking for fun ways to play outside with snow even though it hasn't actually snowed yet.... Of course, as a reasonable parent the last thing you want to do is take them out to play in the bitter cold. So why not bring the fun inside with some easy indoor winter sensory play? Our winter sensory bin includes a variety of items that serve as pretend snow when the real thing isn't available.  All you need is a few supplies to keep the kids entertained and learning.This post contains … [Read more...]