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Surviving the Chaos of Toddlers, making it to nap time, one day at a time!

10 Easy Summer Activities for Toddlers

10 Easy Summer Activities for Toddlers

Here we are, already mid-summer!  I cannot believe how fast this summer is going.  Although as the years go by, they seem to go faster and faster.  I don’t know about you, but I try to soak up all of the sun during summer days and my kids do too.  I try to schedule a...

Summer Sleep Tips for Kids

Summer Sleep Tips for Kids

Summer is only a few weeks away and routines are about to go out the window! Summer is a busy time for many families as they spend their evenings at the sports fields, and weekends are spent cottaging and camping making it very difficult to keep a regular routine....

The HUGE List Of Free Knitted Hat Patterns For Boys

The HUGE List Of Free Knitted Hat Patterns For Boys

If you love to knit and are looking for a great variety of FREE Knitted Hat Patterns For Boys then look no further.  Sometimes when looking for knitting ideas it seems like so many of them are focused on girls, as a mom of 2 boys I thought I would put together a list...

The HUGE List Of Free Knitting Patterns for Boys

The HUGE List Of Free Knitting Patterns for Boys

Feeling crafty today??? If you are a knitter do I have a list of projects for you!  Sometimes it can feel like all of the craft projects are focused on girls, but boys like to make and be given handmade items too so I created a list of Free Knitting Patterns for...

The HUGE list of Free Crochet Patterns For Boys

The HUGE list of Free Crochet Patterns For Boys

For Christmas last year I shopped a lot of craft sales and bought some really adorable handmade items for the kids.  While I don't crochet there are lots of talented people out there who do, and wow you made some beautiful things.  I have compiled a list of FREE...

3-Step Bedtime Routine – Get Ready to Sleep Better

3-Step Bedtime Routine – Get Ready to Sleep Better

Oh bedtime, how it has changed.  Before children I used to stay up late and wander to bed after 11:00 p.m. every night.  Now, as a mother of two (adorable girls worth every sleepless night I might add) I'm in bed around 9:00 p.m...9:30 if I'm lucky.  There are several...

10 Tips for Surviving Two Under Two

10 Tips for Surviving Two Under Two

My experience with two under two was short, compared to some, but it was still challenging!  My girls are 20 months apart.  Currently WeeBee is just over 1 and Bee is just under 3.  Although, having two under two was a blur, I can still remember how difficult things...

5 Reasons Boys Should Sit During Potty Training

5 Reasons Boys Should Sit During Potty Training

  Potty training, the things nightmares are made of!  A treacherous right of passage for parents into the world of being diaper free.  I have had the... opportunity... to potty train 2 boys so far.  And while it is not a walk in the park, potty training boys does...

5 Reasons to Never Potty Train Your Child

5 Reasons to Never Potty Train Your Child

  There are few things that parents fear more then potty training.  Diapers are comfortable, the parent is in control.  Having a potty trained child sounds wonderful, but the messy wet road to get there is enough to make any Mom or Dad run for the hills!  Don't...

How To Make Brushing Teeth Fun For A Toddler

How To Make Brushing Teeth Fun For A Toddler

As a parent in the evenings after a loooong day at work or play the last thing you feel like doing is stepping onto the battlefield with your toddler. Lips clamped shut, head shaking side to side no, no, no, refusing to brush their teeth is a dreaded part of any...

10 Tips to connect Kids and Grandparents (Near or Far) #ThankFall

10 Tips to connect Kids and Grandparents (Near or Far) #ThankFall

Growing up I was very close with my family, many of my grandparents and Aunts & Uncles all lived in the same city.  I would see my grandparents, and cousins on a weekly, if not daily basis, which meant I had a childhood filled with tea parties, making crafts and...

Helping Children Grow – A little encouragement goes a long way

Helping Children Grow – A little encouragement goes a long way

I believe that helping give our children the confidence to try new things, and support them along the way is one of the most important jobs we have as parents.  A gift we can give is to build them up using their strengths, not tear them down for their failures....