Tag: Toddlers

Teach Kids about Dental Health and Risks of Sneaking Treats with Cami Kangaroo

Teach Kids about Dental Health and Risks of Sneaking Treats with Cami Kangaroo

  *We received this lovely book complimentary for our review and activity time.  Cami Kangaroo loves sweets. She can’t stop thinking about them. Even after Mommy catches her locked in the playroom eating out of a bucket of ice cream, she still finds ways to sneak them. What could possibly go wrong? Based on true-life stories of the author’s own daughter, Cami, this book will have you and your children laughing as well as learning a valuable lesson. This is the first book in the series “Cami Kangaroo and Wyatt Too.” Read more about the lovely author at her website: www.stacycbauer.com. […]

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Mess-Free Toddler Crafts for Summer

Mess-Free Toddler Crafts for Summer

I love to do really easy crafts with my 3-year-old. I have shared quite a few already, and you can see they are stress-free and easy to do when you have a few minutes to grab the supplies and let the kiddo at it. These types of activities are perfect for us to do when we come home from work and daycare. Thanks to The Pencil Grip for sponsoring this fun summer craft time. Since my kiddo loves to paint, and I don’t love to clean up a mess, I was thrilled to come across Kwik Stix at the store. […]

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How to pick the best Preschool for Your Child

How to pick the best Preschool for Your Child

As a working mom, childcare is a vital part of our day, and an important topic to consider. How does one family pick the right daycare or preschool for their children? My son has had three different types of childcare, and the first two played an influential role in selecting his current preschool. Here I am sharing the factors I found to be important when deciding on the preschool for our son. This post is sponsored by KinderCare. All opinions are my own.   Childcare that makes a Working Mom’s Life Easier Being a working parent means our schedules are […]

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Books and Songs to Cultivate Kindness in Toddlers

Books and Songs to Cultivate Kindness in Toddlers

My toddler is a bit of a tornado and has been having a lot of trouble keeping his hands to himself. We’ve had issues with complaints from school, and not to mention all the biting and hitting he’s been doing to dear old mama (aka me).  So I’ve been working with him on that behavior with transferring the need to touch other people onto another activity and learning to control the outbursts. Teaching kindness is so important in this because a child who wishes to be kind will not want to harm his friends or his mommy. Right? So I […]

Posted June 19, 2018 by Julie in Parenting, / 8 Comments
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Head Injuries in Children: What to do if your Toddler Falls and Hits his Head

Head Injuries in Children: What to do if your Toddler Falls and Hits his Head

The other day we had a scary situation with our son.  We were actually out celebrating our anniversary, and all went to sushi after work/daycare pickup. After that, we decided to walk next door and get some ice cream. Because there’s always time for ice cream. Well, this time my son was so hyper and kept bouncing in his chair. He just couldn’t sit still. One of those bounces resulted in him sliding out of his chair and landing on the ground. He didn’t fall far, and it looked like his butt hit first, but he was lying there with […]

Posted June 17, 2018 by Julie in Health, Parenting, TopPosts, / 8 Comments
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6 things you should try if your toddler is coughing non-stop

6 things you should try if your toddler is coughing non-stop

  Here are the 6 things you should try if your toddler is coughing non-stop Your child falling sick can be your worst nightmare. While we may all be okay when we’re hit with the occasional flu, the sight of your ailing child will almost always make you feel depressed. One occasion where you’ll feel this sense of desperation and anxiety is when your toddler is coughing non-stop, especially when they can’t sleep during the night. Unfortunately, you can’t offer them over-the-counter medicine as well because according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children under 4-6 years shouldn’t be given […]

Posted May 21, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Health, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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10+ Tips to Survive Separation Anxiety in Babies and Toddlers

10+ Tips to Survive Separation Anxiety in Babies and Toddlers

How to deal with Separation Anxiety in Babies and Toddlers   I know you might feel trapped when your baby wails every time you try to step away. Yes, it is rough. Yes, it makes you want to cry when your toddler is screaming for you to stay when you need to do daycare drop off and make it to work on time. But know that separation anxiety is a natural and temporary stage in child development.  Try some of these suggestions to help you and your family survive this separation anxiety period more comfortably. Understand Separation Anxiety What is […]

Posted April 25, 2018 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 2 Comments
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Earth Day Toddler and Preschooler Crafts

Earth Day Toddler and Preschooler Crafts

We are so excited that spring is here! The flowers are blooming and the Earth is looking lovely. So we wanted to share some fun kid crafts we can all try to celebrate Earth Day and spring! Earth Day Paper Plate Toddler Craft I love doing paper plate crafts with my toddler! They are always easy ’cause that’s how I roll and he enjoys them. Supplies: Paper Plates Blue and green or tissue paper Scissors () Glue Newspaper or packing paper for a mess-free workspace Steps: We did this one as a two-part project. First, we cut up green and […]

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The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Older toddlers and preschoolers are in a very special part of their lives – everything is a toy, it is always playtime, and everywhere is an opportunity to learn.  Being this age is so much fun, and learning through play is the best way to build young minds. Giving toddlers and preschoolers educational toys also keeps them occupied longer as these are active toys that engage their imaginations and they don’t get bored as quickly as with passive toys. So not only is the little one learning and benefiting, mom gets a break, too. Win-win! Here are some wonderful educational […]

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Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Spring has sprung, and your energetic toddler or preschooler is ready to play in the warming weather!  Both of you have been cooped up inside all winter, staying warm but contained.  With the temperature on the rise, more activities for toddlers and young children present themselves.  Why not take advantage of it to help them develop their fine motor skills? Fine motor skills refer to the more concentrated efforts we make to maneuver through everyday life.  Some of the most important tasks that require fine motor skills include writing and using flatware for eating, so strengthening the muscles that perform […]

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