Road Trip With Kids: Tips, Games, Car Hacks to Save Your Sanity

Thank you to those brands who provided samples for this Road Trip with Kids article. Our collective sanity thanks you! Going on a road trip with kids can be overwhelming for parents, particularly if your kids don’t have a lot of practice spending hours or days upon end in the car. As spring turns to… [read more]

The NEW Boon SPAN and FORB MINI + Apple Crisp Muffin Recipe

I may be alone in this, but cleaning dishes relaxes me! What does not relax me: gross sponges and dishwasher water filled dishes! Ew! Now that I have a toddler (who LOVES to eat!) I find myself doing more and more dishes. Our dishwasher is now always filled with adorable little multicolored bowls and cups,… [read more]

Skip the Training Wheels! Strider Balance Bike Review

A sample product was provided at no cost to facilitate this STRIDER Balance Bike review. STRIDER Balance Bike Review We are a big outdoors family, which means my husband is excited for when our son can go out and do things with us, especially bike riding. So, when our son started getting older and enjoyed… [read more]

The Importance of a Sleep Schedule for Your Infant and Toddler + Candide Baby Crib Mattress Review

Sleep Schedule for Your Infant or Toddler A lot of modern parents balk when they hear the words “sleep schedule”. Actually, I’m not sure balk is strong enough language. How about this: A lot of modern parents scorn the phrase “sleep schedule for your infant”. I think of myself as a balance between the progressive parent… [read more]

Is Your Child’s Development on Track? Answers from an Expert + Giveaway!

Disclosure: Thank you to VTech for providing a sample for review. One of my favorite parts of parenthood is watching my children hit their developmental milestones. Occasionally, if you’re paying attention, you can see them make a cognitive or developmental leap. Our youngest, for example, has been a relatively late (compared to his two older… [read more]

5 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Household for Baby and You

While you’re busy making sure that you get all your bases covered for baby’s daily care regimen, feeding, bedding, and more, don’t forget his environment. Newborns quickly turn into toddlers, and you’ll find it will greatly benefit both you and baby to be prepared. One of the best ways to ensure that you’re providing a… [read more]

Finally, a Mess-Free Way for Babies and Toddlers to Eat Independently! Pouch Pal Review

Thank you to Pouch Pal for sponsoring this post and sending a sample for review. All opinions expressed here are honest and are my own. It was one of those days when I was trying to fit all my weekly errands in before lunch time and my toddler’s nap time. I had to go to the… [read more]

A $49 Extended Rear Facing Car Seat?! Cosco Scenera NEXT Review

Disclosure: Cosco sent me the Cosco Scenera NEXT convertible car seat to review and a gift card to thank me for my time in writing this post. Any opinions expressed are mine alone. Parents, especially first-time parents, are often stressed out by the flood of information they receive regarding how to keep their new bundle… [read more]

Give the Gift of Warmth! Merino Kids Sleep Sack for Toddlers #HolidayGiftGuide

Baby it’s cold outside! And it’s just going to keep getting colder…for a few months anyway. Last year I reviewed my all time favorite sleep sack (I’ve tried a LOT of sleep sacks so that’s saying something).  Look at that little guy. I know I’m biased, but he’s pretty darn cute!  In the picture above, Little… [read more]

Baby Led Weaning First Foods

“Now that your baby is 6 months old you can start introducing baby food.” Ugh! Even before I got pregnant with Baby Z I was so not looking forward to the baby food stage.  Spending an arm and a leg on store bought baby food is not how I wanted to spend our hard-earned income…. [read more]

Why my toddler goes commando…in other words “Naked Potty Training”

I apologize that this final post in my tips for potty training series was so long in coming! The following is my potty training secret weapon… It is especially helpful with younger potty learners. Naked Potty Training For the majority of potty training children there will be accidents.  (Please note, I am referring to pee… [read more]

Baby Signing Time Review

I first discovered Baby Signing Time on YouTube when Big Brother was about thirteen months old.  I knew I wanted to teach him to sign, but I didn’t know any signs so to the internet I went.  I searched “baby signing” and watched a few of the videos that came up.  There are some pretty… [read more]

Why Teaching Babies Sign Language Makes Life Easier for Parents

I know that some people, upon hearing about teaching babies sign language, roll their eyes and conjure an image of a child development zealot frenetically showing their child flash cards of black and white images and making signings for every word imaginable while Mozart plays in the background (think Kari from The Incredibles). <—I’m think of a… [read more]