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How to Perfectly Potty Train Your Toddler

Potty Train Your ToddlerIt’s that time! My 2 year old is ready, I don’t know if I am, but she is! Potty training is not my favorite thing to do…but it has to be done. This being my third child to potty train, I have learn a few things. Here are my words of wisdom so that you too can perfectly potty train your toddler! PS, if you know anything about potty training…nothing about it is perfect. I hope you caught the sarcasm. If this is your first time potty training, good luck! I hope my experience helps you! (more…)

Effective Incentives for Potty Training

effective incentives for potty trainingHaving trained 2 kids how to use the potty and now on my third, I will say that one of the most important parts is the reward system that you set up. Kids like to be praised and they like rewards. Come on, who doesn’t like rewards? I love them! Here are some things to keep in mind when setting up the reward system for your child that is potty training. (more…)

10 Great Gifts for Kids This Holiday Season

great-gift-guideIt’s the most wonderful time of the year. Time for cheer, family and friends, and presents! I love finding the perfect gift for everyone on my list. The best part of giving a gift is having the person opening it. And my favorite people to give gifts to are Tiny Humans! Tiny humans (aka children) are the best. They are so happy and excited to get a gift. The joy and excitement on their face is the best part. This year I put together a fun list of items any child would love! The ages for these items are babies to about 6 years old. Enjoy the list and happy shopping!

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11 Things No One Tells You About Disney

11-things-no-one-tells-you-about-disneyGoing to Disney has the same affect on a person that giving birth does. During the experience, it is painful and tough…there are moments that you are not sure you are going to survive. Tears and sweat flow from your body uncontrollably. There are also magical and joyful moments. During the whole thing, you think to yourself (and may even shout to your partner) “I will never do this again”. But once it is all over, you forget. You forget the tears, the sweat, the anxiety, and the pain…you look at the pictures and smile. You remember the happiness that went along with the moments and forget the bad. This…this is Disney. Disney will do this to you. It did it to me. I am only a few days Post Disney Vacation and I have already started to plan our return visit. So, here they are…what you should know, but no one tells you! (more…)

Tips to Make Flying with Kids Easier!

tips-for-flying-with-kidsWe are going to Disney in less then 2 weeks! I seriously can not wait. I have been to Disney several times in my life and I LOVE it there. My husband has been a few times also. But our girls, have never been! I seriously tear up just thinking about them walking into the park for the first time. Everything about Disney is so magical! Everything, except the idea of flying with 3 little kids! This will be the first time my 4 year old and 2 year old have been on a plane. Are you traveling with little ones? Want some tips? Check these out! (more…)

10 Easy to Make Halloween Treats

c5f4d5a52ea5d2f77e61e7bc4401439fHalloween parties are coming! Are you hosting a Halloween party? Or maybe you are the class parent for your child’s class. Halloween is a great time to create fun treats for the kids! I have put together a list of easy to make treats…yes, easy to make. Because as a working mom with 3 kids, I don’t have time to make fondant broom sticks or time to dip anything in chocolate…or whatever it is that other really creative moms do! Not bashing the super creative moms, but I just can’t…if you can, then work it mama!! If you are looking for a quick and easy thing to show up to a class party with, I got you covered! (more…)

Why Do Toddlers Wake Up In the Middle of the Night?

why-toddlers-wake-up-in-middle-of-nightThis may be one of the great mysteries of the world. Why do toddlers wake up in the middle of the night…3:00 am to be exact. For some reason, 3:00 am is the time they like to wake up. I remember growing up, my grandmother would call 3:00 am the “witching hour”. I never understood that until I had my own kids. They get up at 3:00 am and I turn into a witch! But why do they get up? There are several reasons your toddler could be getting up in the middle of the night.  (more…)

Toddler Wandering Into Your Bed At Night? Read this…

get-your-toddler-back-in-their-bedFor some reason, there are several times throughout their lives when children forget how to sleep through the night. The first few times happen during infancy. Babies usually start sleeping through the night for longer stretches of time and then BAM around 4 months, they regress. Parents are baffled by this. But, like everything else, it passes and all is restored to normal. Babies wake up a lot at night. Whoever said “sleep like a baby” needs a reality check. So once your child has grown past the baby stage, you think you are in the clear. Well, I am sorry to say it, but some toddlers wake up in the middle of the night too. Don’t freak out! I promise it is a phase. And, if handled correctly, it will be a phase that will end quickly….if not handled correctly, it could cause some bad habits, for you or your child.  (more…)