Gift Guide for Toddlers

Gift Guide for Toddlers

It's that time of the year again!  Christmas is here and looking for the best gifts for toddlers can be difficult sometimes.  You want to give gifts not only that they will enjoy but that can develop their motor skills, promote learning and facilitate their creativity.  Here are the top 6 Christmas gifts for toddlers.

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7 Simple Road Trip Hacks When Traveling With Toddlers

7 Simple Road Trip Hacks  When Traveling With Toddlers

Taking a road trip with an infant is pretty easy.  We drove about 6 hours once  when our baby girl was only four months old.  It was pretty uneventful.  She wasn't walking or potty trained obviously...easy.  The only thing we needed to think about was changing her diaper and feeding her a bottle.  But the thought of a road trip as a toddler kind of freaked me out.  We finally did a 4.5 hour trip the other day and it wasn't bad at all. I guess you can say we were well prepared.  You don't need a ton of STUFF....just a few essentials.  This is a list of things you might want to consider taking on your next toddler-family road trip.  You might noticed that iPads, phones and DVDs players are not included.  We decided that our little one would experience road trips like her parents did....no 21st century electronics.  

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4 Reasons Why Moms Should Join Amazon Prime

4 Reasons Why Moms Should Join Amazon Prime

Who doesn't love Amazon.  I mean where can you get basically everything you need all in one place.  You can virtually look around, checkout the bestsellers, read reviews, ask questions and if you have prime, get free 2-day shipping.  I personally have had prime since I got pregnant and still have it.  Our family uses it alot; from buying baby wipes, vitamins, cleaning supplies and so much. I don't know what we would do without it.  Besides the free shipping I absolutely love the movie streaming which is free.  Listed below are the top four reasons Amazon Prime is great for moms and families.

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11 Important Baby Beach Essentials You Need To Have

11 Important Baby Beach Essentials You Need To Have

As a first time new mom taking out your baby to the beach or lake you want to make sure you take the essentials and not be unprepared or over whelmed with too many items or the wrong things.  This list details the top 11 items you need before heading out your first time beach/lake adventure with you baby.

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5 Minimalist Non-Toxic Beauty Products For Moms

5 Minimalist Non-Toxic Beauty Products For Moms

Earlier I wrote a post called 30 Minimalist Challenge for Moms and in that post I suggested that you take a few minutes and get rid of items you haven't used and that aren't good for you.  A couple of years ago when I was trying to get pregnant I actually threw everything out, did some research on the products I was using and what to replace them with.  These are the non-toxic daily beauty care products I use that will get you started on minimalist and healthy beauty regime. 

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30 Day Minimalist Challenge For Moms

30 Day Minimalist Challenge For Moms

As moms we sometimes can't find the time to organize and much less discard the items we don't need anymore.  This 30 day challenge will help to start minimizing your life and de-clutter your precious space.  There is a task for each day and all you need are trash bags.  Download the guide pictured below  and use a a guide and read the tips below. I started this minimalist journey after reading  Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism.   It spoke about the results of being a minimalist.  Some of those results include less time cleaning, less chores, spending less money and shopping less, focusing on what is important, no more comparing yourself to others and what they have and having more time for what yo

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5 DIY Beach Photography Ideas For New Moms

Summer is here and most of us will be going to a beach at some point during the summer.  Whether, it's a repeat trip to the beach with your baby or first time taking your toddler the beach is an amazing setting for some do-it-yourself baby photography.  I'm sure you've seen your own beach pictures when you were a toddler and thought, that's awful.  Of course our parents did their best with the primitive tools they had.  And some of you might not even know where to begin or what shots to take.  Well, I'm here to tell you it's not hard!!  All you need is a camera, the beach, a few props and your baby.  Further down you can see some prop ideas but for now here are five posses you can try.

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Why I Actually Started A Mom Blog And Why You Can Too

Why I Actually Started A Mom Blog And Why You Can Too

Blogging, really?  This was the second thought that popped into my head after I thought, I want to start a mom blog!  It's not like I had extra time on my hands.  I was a first time new mom at the age of 42, full-time accountant (real job), had three Etsy shops and an Amazon store and had dozens on books on my night stand to read.  So where in the heck was I going to find the time?! 

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3 Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Recipes For Your Baby

3 Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Recipes For Your Baby

When it comes to raising my baby girl, one of the things that gives me great pleasure is that fact that I make her homemade foods.  I know that I am providing her with the best nutrition possible and I know what her baby food comes from and what ingredients it contains.  Plus, all her food is made with LOVE.  Sweet potatoes was one of the first foods she tried but didn't like. A few weeks later she loved it.  

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Baby Easter Photography Ideas For The New Mom

Easter is just around the corner and it's a great opportunity for some new baby photos.  I am all into diy photography or do-it-yourself types of photography and believe that you can create some awesome photos of your baby or toddler with some simple and accessible props.   Below are just a few props I bought to create these fun baby photos. 

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5 Effective Ways To Use Coconut Oil On Your Baby You Need To Know

5 Effective Ways To Use Coconut Oil On Your Baby You Need To Know

Being that I became a new mom at the age of 42 and after several tries I wanted to try any and all natural remedies if our baby girl ever came down with anything. Sooo....

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5 Easy And Useful Tips You Need To Know On How The French Parent

Being a first time mom at the age of 42 has come with a lot of challenges. I have been use to living my life on my own terms and without having someone dependent on me, let alone a baby. So while I was pregnant I read a lot of baby books and how to books on babies. One that I found very interesting and funny was Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman. I actually loved this book and highly recommend it.

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