Five Ways to Cope with an Impatient Toddler

Toddlers are notoriously impatient. First it was waiting for the bottle. Then, waiting to be unbuckled from the car seat or waiting for dinner to cool so they don’t get burned. It’s frustrating and overwhelming when your toddler is constantly screaming for their wants to be met. It can be a grueling process, but they […]

10 Tips for Babies Who Hate Tummy Time

Does your baby protest every time you lay him on his tummy? It can be so hard to watch your precious baby scream when you’re just trying to do what the doctor recommended to avoid torticollis and to improve neck muscle strength. Early intervention has been an invaluable asset in working with my premature daughter, […]

Does your toddler pull the removable tray off their high chair? {Dollar Store Fix!}

My daughter is in the phase where she is taking lids on and off of things, seeing how they fit and putting them back together. I love seeing her hit her milestones and it makes me happy that she is starting to figure these things out. However, it’s not working so well at meal times […]

How to Get Your Toddler to Tolerate Stroller Time {tips and alternatives}

I think toddlers in general hate stroller time. Before Livvy could walk, she loved going out in the stroller. So many new things to check out! Now that she’s actually able to walk on her own, what fun is being strapped into a stroller being forced to sit still? Even before my daughter was walking, […]

How to Feel a Little Less Guilty about Feeding Your Kids Macaroni and Cheese (or other fattening comfort foods)

My daughter, and most kids I am sure, loves macaroni and cheese. Heck, I love macaroni and cheese. It’s a great comfort food and so easy to make. I usually make a skinny version, but sometimes I’m lazy and sometimes I’m craving full fat cheesy goodness. It’s 12° today, I’m cold and I have a […]

Keurig Bottle Warmer Hack

This probably applies to all babies, but my daughter has never been patient when it comes to waiting for a bottle to warm. In fact, she becomes a screaming banshee. I tried a few different bottle warmers before settling on Dr. Brown’s. I love that bottle warmer,  but it still takes five minutes or more […]

Tips for Preventing Diaper Rash

Some babies are so prone to diaper rash, it seems nothing you do can prevent it from happening to your precious little one. While this is true for some, there are a few tips I learned while my daughter was in the NICU to help protect that sensitive baby bottom. Add purple Desitin at bedtime to […]

7 Ways to Save Money on Formula

Formula is expensive, easily costing hundreds per month. This is particularly true for babies with allergies who need special formula and preemies who require specific extra calorie formula (and may even have to put more than indicated in each bottle until the baby gains weight).  Even if you are supplementing with formula, it is an […]

New Mom’s Guide to Shopping for Baby Clothes

Babies can wear anywhere between newborn and 12 months on average, and therefore when shopping for your bundle of joy’s clothes, it is important to look for shops that stock clothes for that age bracket. The following is a must-have list of baby clothes that first-time parents will need: Mittens or socks to put on […]

Baby Girl’s First Birthday Party Ideas + Free Silhouette Cut File

I can’t believe Olivia turned one! She is actually 10 months adjusted, which made it tricky in terms of participating in some of the traditional activities. We had a wonderful family party which we decided to keep inside as she’s not walking yet. We will save the park for next year. I really wanted to […]