Surviving long flights with a toddler

Long flights with a toddler

Several months ago my mom asked me if I wanted to go to Vietnam.  I looked into the flights and couldn’t for the life of me get excited about taking such long flights  with a toddler. The only other time I have been on a plane

Read More »
Monster Cut Out Photo Prop and Bean Bag Toss Game

Monster Cut Outs and Bean Bag Toss

I made these monster cut outs for photo props at my son’s monster themed birthday party.  As a bonus the monster cut outs also served as a bean bag toss game.  I only had nap times to work on these so they took a few days to make.

Read More »

Learn Words With This Matching Game

Help your toddler learn words with this matching game.  This activity is very easy to set up and is a great way to introduce sight words.  For this activity to learn words you will need: Stickers of familiar things (cow, dog, pig, sheep, lemon, watermelon, apple,

Read More »
framed tiny handprint keepsake

Framed Tiny Handprint Keepsake

This framed tiny handprint keepsake project has been occupying all the space on my mantle for over a week.  The tracing and cutting of the handprint is the easy part.  What comes after that is 72 hours of waiting for the handprint to dry.  And

Read More »

A Toddler Matching Game to Learn Numbers

This is an easy way to learn numbers.  This activity helps toddlers practice counting and recognizing the written and numerical number.   We have done this activities lots of different ways and it is always a lot of fun. My toddler feels so proud of himself

Read More »

Make Your Own Giant Building Blocks

Giant building blocks are so much fun!  If your house is anything like mine then you go through lots of boxes.  We get boxes from Amazon and that box has boxes in it, there are wipe boxes and pull up boxes, cereal boxes, shoe boxes.. the list

Read More »

Paper Chains – Fun for Chirpy Toddlers

Paper chains are a fun, quick and inexpensive activity to keep your toddler chirpy.  This activity was a lot of fun that went on and on!  All you need is paper and tape (or glue or a stapler) to start making chains.  We picked two points

Read More »

Do-a-Dot Art Bingo Daubers for Toddlers

I bought this do-a-dot art kit and planned on taking it with us on vacation.  My toddler was yearning for attention or something fabulous to do and I needed to finish cooking dinner.  So, reluctantly, I dipped into my vacation stash and got out this

Read More »
Sorting flowers into petals, stems, and leaves

Flower Part Sorting

We are in Thailand for one month and  brought a suitcase full of things to do.   But after two weeks here we already need more things to do.  So I set up a flower part sorting activity using flowers from some bushes outside.  There are

Read More »

Turkey Sweet Potato Nuggets

This turkey sweet potato nuggets recipe is one of my favorite toddler foods.  As a mom, I am constantly negotiating with my toddler to eat something other than meat or cheese.  Luckily, these turkey sweet potato nuggets have it all.  They are a good source

Read More »
Starting February 1st until Valentine's Day, write a reason you love your child on a heart and put it on their bedroom door.

Why I Love You Door For Valentine’s Day

A Why I Love You Door is the perfect way to show your toddler some love this Valentine’s Day.  Starting February 1st until Valentine’s Day, write a reason you love your child on a heart and put it on their bedroom door.  On Valentine’s Day they will have

Read More »

Yogurt Play Putty

When I saw marshmallow play dough I couldn’t wait to make it! It looked so gooey and different and fun.  I always use the same play dough recipe so I thought this would be a fun way to mix things up.  Oh how wrong I

Read More »
8 tips for flying alone with an infant

Tips For Flying Alone With An Infant

Flying alone with an infant can be terrifying, especially the first time.  Okay, traveling with an infant anytime can be terrifying!  You never know what you are going to get and on top of it the GEAR! There is so much stuff you need to

Read More »

Create a Free Digital Baby Book

My mom kept a baby book for me and I love that such a thing exists.  I always look through it when I visit her house.  The moments and milestones my mom recorded are even more special to me now that I am a mom.

Read More »
Noggle back seat cooling for kids and pets

Keep Your Back Seat Cool with the Noggle

The Noggle is a personal cooling device that works better than expected to keep your back seat cool.  I have been using the Noggle for over two years to keep the back seat cool for my toddler.   This is a quality product that has held

Read More »

Stair Slide Becomes a Climbing Wall

The stair slide kept my toddler’s attention for a few rides.  What brought his interest back was when I cut hand and foot holes in the cardboard and converted our stair slide into a climbing wall.  To make the stair slide you will need: lots

Read More »
Sticker removal hack for little fingers

Easy Sticker Removal Hack For Little Fingers

My toddler loves playing with stickers, but removing stickers can be really tough sometimes.  I’ve watched him get frustrated because his little fingers can’t get the stickers off.  There are times I even have a hard time getting stickers off the sheet.  Then one day

Read More »

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Double chocolate zucchini muffins are something I wish I had discovered years ago! I would of been eating them all this time.  Turns out my toddler is also very fond of them and we had lots of fun making them together.  My toddler was obsessively talking

Read More »

Leaf Painting Activity for Fall Weather

The leaves in the Pacific Northwest are starting to change colors and everyday my toddler notices more have fallen to the ground.  I wanted an activity that would take up the better part of the morning, get us out into the beautiful fall weather, and give

Read More »

Fold Away 3D Cardboard Busy Town

My toddlers books have been kept stacked in baskets since the beginning of his time.  I wanted his books on a bookshelf but I could never decide on one I liked.  Finally, I picked one that was good enough.  He is really pleased with being

Read More »
Rubber Mulch hassle free alternative to dirt

Rubber Mulch: Hassle Free Alternative to Dirt

I happened upon this rubber mulch purely by accident.  We were using it to fill a punching bag and  my toddler could not resist playing with it.  Fortunately, this stuff is the greatest alternative to dirt and so easy to clean up.  I keep it in a plastic pail

Read More »

Candy Cane Hunt with Letters and Numbers

Have fun with your little ones on a candy cane hunt.  This winter outdoor activity is a blast!  Going on a candy cane hunt gave us a fun reason to get outside and play in the snow.  I even incorporated the alphabet and numbers 1-9. 

Read More »

A Digger Costume Can’t Be Bought

Someone asked my toddler what he was going to be for Halloween and he said, “A digger.”  Surely there was some type of digger costume I could buy.  I started looking for something and I couldn’t find anything.  I figured he would forget about it

Read More »

Toddler Size Miniature Golf Course

At our favorite place for random items, the dollar store, we found a plastic putter and golf ball.  On our last road trip we stayed at a “motel” that had a miniature golf course.  My toddler had fun running around on it and he hit

Read More »
DIY Slide Under Bed Train Table

DIY Slide Under the Bed Train Table

My toddler really wanted a train table, but the last thing I wanted was another thing taking up space in my house.  The best solution was to build a train table that fit perfectly under his bed.  This way we could roll the train table away

Read More »
Popsicle Stick Valentine Puzzles

Easy To Make Popsicle Stick Valentine Puzzles

My son went to a Valentine’s party and we made these popsicle stick Valentine puzzles.  These popsicle stick Valentine puzzles are easy to make and are super cute.  Once we painted them, and it took a couple coats because the wooden sticks eat the paint

Read More »

A Toddler Matching Game to Learn Letters

Learn letters with this toddler matching game.  We have done this activities lots of different ways and it is always a lot of fun.  My toddler feels so proud of himself when he matches up all the lower-case letters to the upper case letters.  For

Read More »
Breakfast Popsicles

Breakfast Popsicles

Breakfast Popsicles are a delicious and wholesome snack to have on hand when you want to give your toddler something healthy to eat.   These are also really fun to make with the help of your toddler.  I get the ingredients ready and let my

Read More »