Tummy Time Activities for Your Teething Baby

Teething is such an excruciating time for both baby and mommy. Obviously, your little bundle of joy is going through a lot of physical pain as a new tooth makes it's way through the gums, causing excessive drooling, fussiness and even more diaper rashes! So it's no surprise mommy is suffering watching her baby go through the process for months! When our little boys were going through the teething process, we made tummy time a playful moment to alleviate baby's pain with some fun sensory exploration. Tummy time is an essential part of baby's development that our pediatrician recommended … [Read more...]

Baby’s First Easter Basket Ideas

Find cute and practical ideas for baby's first Easter basket with our fun-filled list below! This post contains affiliate links. Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. Even as a kid, I remember the excitement each Spring when the flowers started to bloom and we would get to wear fancy Easter bonnets and dresses to church. But one of the MOST exciting things about Easter as a kid was definitely the egg hunts and fun Easter goodies we would get in our baskets. That's why as a parent now, I am always looking for fun ways to decorate and fill up Easter baskets for my own kids. … [Read more...]

21+ St Patrick’s Day Crafts, Activities and Treats for Kids

Looking for fun St. Patrick's crafts and activities to do with your kids? Well if you're like us, and love simple ways to keep the kids busy during the holidays, we have a perfect mix of ideas sure to please. So many fun options, whether you're looking for rainbow and green theme crafts or some easy St. Paddy's treats to share with toddlers and preschoolers! What I love about St. Patrick's Day, is simply the colorful array of activities and possibilities to make crafting and play time a learning moment. With rainbow crafts, you have the opportunity to teach or reinforce colors and … [Read more...]

Fish School Printable Valentine Card

Looking for a cute, last-minute Valentine card for the kids to handout? Today I'm sharing a super cute fish Valentine perfect for those last-minute class exchanges...just in case the winter weather had you trapped indoors all weekend or if the closest store is actually sold out, like in our case! It's funny how I've seen Valentines cards and goodies all over the place for months, but of course the day before Valentine's day, when you actually decide to pick up a few things, there's nothing in sight. That's when the DIY and printable Valentine ideas come in super handy. With my … [Read more...]

10 Breastfeeding Hacks the Nursing Mom Needs in Her Life

Any breastfeeding mother will tell you there are just some things she wish she knew sooner - breastfeeding hacks or tips and tricks that made nursing a little easier. Because let's face it, breastfeeding can come with its share of challenges. From best ways to store breast milk and increase milk supply to relieving engorgement and pumping like a pro, I'm sharing a few nursing tips moms will truly appreciate. Such genius ways to make life easier for nursing moms and a must-read for moms who feed on demand or moms who want to keep baby full. This post may contain affiliate links. How … [Read more...]

30+ Adorable Printable Valentines for Kids

If you have a school-age child, you know how much fun it is for them to exchange Valentines cards with classmates. It's a great excuse to get crafty with kids when you make them your own too! Last year was our first go at it with my preschooler, where we decided to try our DIY version with flower lollipops -- a sweet treat indeed. They were so much fun to make especially as a last-minute Valentine idea. This year, with Valentine's Day around the corner, I decided to share some of my favorite Valentines ideas you can make at home. All you need is a printer and some quality paper -- adding … [Read more...]

Pregnancy-Safe Cleaning Products for the Expectant Mom

Looking for baby-safe cleaning products okay to use when you're pregnant? Find the best products for your family, without all the toxins with these must-have cleaning tips. This post may contain affiliate links. I've been pregnant a grand total of three times. And each time cleaning the house was a task I absolutely dreaded. Let’s get real. Putting away laundry, cleaning toilets and doing dishes are tasks most people dislike in general. But when you’re expecting a baby, finding cleaning products that are safe for your unborn child is even more of a challenge. While most household … [Read more...]

Finding Dory Valentine – Free Printable

If your kids loved the Finding Nemo & Finding Dory movies, this adorable printable Dory Valentine is the perfect way to help them celebrate Valentine's Day with friends or classmates. This post may contain affiliate links. I'm always on the hunt for the easiest (but cutest) ways to celebrate holidays with my kids. They are still very young, so I know easier is always the best choice for us, especially when it comes to crafts or activities we do together. Valentine's day is no exception. Our heart crafts, bug crafts and love potion activities tend to be fun but simple too - it's what … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding Truths: The Pros & Cons Every Mom Should Know

Breastfeeding a baby is a very personal choice. It’s something that every mom needs to decide on her own and figure out what works for her as parent, as well as for her entire family. I breastfed all three of my children and do think it’s one of the greatest things a mother can do for her child, but I also know the very real struggles it entails and can understand why some women choose not to do it (or simply cannot do it). This post is not here to discourage or bash you for breastfeeding or not breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing, but there are times when it’s not so … [Read more...]

18+ Fun Valentine’s Crafts & Activities for Toddlers

The start of the new year is the perfect time to spread love with your children as Valentine's day draws nearer. For parents of toddlers and preschoolers, spending time creating Valentine's crafts and activities is the perfect way to introduce the holidays at home. At the 2-4 year old range, little kids love working with paint, glue, scissors and paper -- all the easy to find and readily available supplies. So focusing on arts and crafts that use those materials is best and provides tons of fun without getting too messy. The result will be a fun playful experience for your toddler AND a … [Read more...]