Hey ya’ll! Wow, we are already having temperatures of 100 degrees here! So we are trying to enjoy being outside in the mornings before it gets to 100. I’ll have to look at a few ideas to do with my son when it is super hot outside. But I usually try to keep his preschool time in the afternoon so we have things to keep him busy during the hottest part of the day. Anyway, moving on.
Anyone else so ready for summer already!? We have actually already had a few pretty warm days and have been enjoying marking things off of our spring bucket list. My parents got our little guy a sand and water table for Easter and he loves it! It’s great because if it’s a colder day I can just not fill up the water part and he can play in the sand and if it’s hotter that day, we just fill up the water side and splash away! It is a perfect toy to have in a tiny back patio area.
Since I’ve got summer on my mind, I wanted to share a few things that I believe to be toddler summer must haves!READ MORE
I love throwing a good party! Last year when my son turned one, I began planning his birthday party when he turned six months old. I was really excited at the thought of being able to throw my child a birthday party especially since he is my first baby. So I began the planning process very early. I searched on Pinterest for the perfect theme and then once I found that, I began looking at different DIY décor ideas and planning the menu, games, and party favors.
It was all going well until about a month before he turned one. I began realizing that I didn’t have much time left for all the projects I wanted to complete.READ MORE
My son has not been the best napper. Ever since he was a newborn, he always had very short or non-existent naps. He has to be in a very dark and quiet room to sleep (unless we were driving and he just couldn’t stay awake any longer). Since I was nursing, I would just nurse him to sleep, because it was really the only way he would nap. He has never been the child that falls asleep in the middle of the living room surrounded by his toys. He couldn’t be rocked to sleep by his dad. He refused to put himself to sleep and it just broke my heart to hear him screaming for so long whenever I tried to get him to put himself to sleep. So, I continued to nurse him to sleep for naps. It just felt right to me and to him.READ MORE
You can check out the first part of this post where I talk about our journey with Baby Led Weaning (BLW) here. Like I mentioned before, we started BLW with my son when he was 6 months old. It has now been one and a half years since then.
Looking Back Now: Thoughts, Tips, and Triumphs with BLW
-Ok so first off, like I mentioned, I was terrifiedREAD MORE
Wait what? Weaning? Didn’t she just write a post about how she isn’t going to wean her son from nursing? Yes, I did.
Baby Led Weaning has nothing to do with weaning your baby from nursing, but adding solid foods and allowing them to feed themselves from the beginning of when you introduce solids. Basically, you are not feeding your child mushed baby food. My son’s first solid food was steamed broccoli in pieces that were big enough for him to pick up and eat on his own. You can read a little more about baby led weaning (BLW) here.
I have had it on my mind for a while now to tell you about our adventures with feeding my son. READ MORE
A while back I posted about our daily schedule. I mentioned that I love to go on Pinterest and see how other toddler mamas schedule their day. I love the idea of a well-scheduled day that goes exactly as I have written down. However, any mom can tell you, that is not realistic. ChildrenREAD MORE
This post is sponsored by The Baby Cubby. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
During the holiday season, you will probably find yourself traveling at some point. I don’t know about you, but ever since having my son, we suddenly have a TON of things to pack anytime we leave the house. My husband and I joke that it probably looks like we are moving out every time we leave because of everything we take with us. I don’t know how they do it, but somehow those tiny humans need so many things, haha.READ MORE
*This post is sponsored by SoCozy. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
It’s the holiday season! So you will probably have at least one or two places that you will get all dressed up to go to. That means that you will probably want your toddler looking nice as well. For us that means putting on nice clothes not play clothes and making sure his hair is not sticking up all over the place.READ MORE