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Tag Archive: toddler

Snack in Style: Boon Snack Ball
September 7, 2017 1:15 pm | by
Boon Snack Ball

Sometimes it looks like I am going on vacation when we are going for a simple outing. I have snacks packed, water bottles, sippy cup, cloth diapers, a change of clothes or 2 for both kids, blankets, burp cloths, toys, car seats, strollers, baby carriers and so on. It can be a bit much, so I am always looking for ways to simplify things and use products that work. It is infuriating when I reach into the diaper bag and feel a lid has popped off a cup of cereal and now it’s on EVERYTHING. Once something spills, it seems

 
Tula Standard Baby Carrier Review
January 9, 2017 12:00 pm | by

I’ll admit it: I’ve been a Tula carrier girl since the first time I put one on. I had been carrying my snuggle bug of a daughter in ring slings and an inexpensive mei tai carrier for months, but as she approached the six-month mark, it was getting hard to carry her everywhere all the time. Five minutes with her in a Tula that I “just wanted to try on,” and I was handing over my credit card. I’m not the only mom who has found the Tula love. There are plenty of moms out there who can’t wait to

 
My Christmas Wish List: A Gift Guide for a Toddler
December 5, 2016 8:00 am | by

It’s hard to believe it, but my little girl is almost 2! She loves playing with her baby dolls, coloring, and reading books. Every time I go to make a Christmas wish list for her, it seems to grow and grow and grow. She’s my first kiddo, and it’s SO much fun to shop for her! My Christmas Wish List for Jane includes: 1. ERGObaby Doll Carrier  She seriously LOVES her babies and it warms my heart. We’re starting babywearing early in this family. 2. Green Toys – Cookware and Dining Set This cooking set is adorable! Jane is really into opening our kitchen cabinets

 
REVIEW: Green Toys Race Car
December 3, 2015 8:34 pm | by

It’s that time of year again! And the most wonderful time, if that! I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy holiday shopping and snagging a few different things I know my little guy will love. With that being said I always try to shop as eco-friendly as possible. So many toys on the market are made with harsh chemicals and non-recyclable goods. Knowing that I can fill my little guy’s stocking with environmentally-friendly options always makes me feel better, an one toy brand that I’ve grown to absolutely love is Green Toys. Here’s why I adore this wonderful brand —

 
Real Mom Talk: Meal Planning Made Easy
April 6, 2015 8:25 pm | by

Pop quiz: What’s worse than staring blankly at your pantry each night, wondering what on earth you’re going to cook for dinner? Answer: Nothing! At least, that’s how I feel! And about 7 years ago I realized something had to change. I had just returned to work after having my first child, and I was desperately looking for ways to streamline our evening routine. By the time I got home from work, tried to think of something to make for dinner, cooked, cleaned up, then my baby was ready for bed! I felt like I wasn’t getting any quality time with

 
Real Mom Talk: Bunny Snacks!
March 30, 2015 8:18 pm | by

With Easter right around the corner, I wanted to share a fun and easy snack mix recipe perfect for anytime of the year! We are big snack/trail mix eaters around here and this little snack is fun to make and delicious to eat. Not to mention it’s quite a handy little snack for the busy parent. I will usually make a large batch and store some for later! Here’s how to make this fun Easter-inspired snack mix!  Ingredients  6c. Plain Chex Mix  2c. Pretzels  2c. Annie’s Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies (you can find these in most grocery stores)  1c. Nuts (I

 
Real Mom Talk: Traveling with Children
December 16, 2014 8:30 pm | by

When it comes to traveling with a baby/toddler, I think I’ve become quite the pro at it. Recently, we traveled 25+ hours, by car — with an energetic 2 year old. What an experience that was. With the holidays in full swing, I know many of you will be busy traveling with your own children. Here are a few helpful tips to make getting to your destination a little smoother.  Create a “Fun Box.” This was a lifesaver on our trip. I picked up a small plastic basket from the store and filled it with things that were fun like

 
Real Mom Talk: Springtime Activites
April 1, 2014 7:27 pm | by

Hopefully it’s starting to warm up a little bit wherever you are! Spring is finally here in most parts of the U.S. and winter is sticking around a little longer in others. I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the beautiful weather to get outside and have some fun! Here are a few fun ideas for spring: Visit a local park. You can have a lot of fun at the park around the corner! My husband and I each have a bike with baby seats on the back so we enjoy going on the bike trails with our kids. If

 
Real Mom Talk: Handmade Holiday Crafts
December 10, 2013 6:02 pm | by

The holidays are by far my favorite time of year. I love all the baking, crafting, and gathering that it brings. With the holidays, there’s gifts. And what better way to show your appreciation for someone you love than with something handmade. DIY Salt Dough Ornaments are not only a perfect keepsake, but a great little present.  As always, if you don’t have the time to create a unique gift at home, a Cotton Babies gift certificate is a thoughtful solution. Here’s What You Will Need: 4c. All Purpose Flower 1c. Salt 1 1/2c. Warm Water (gradually added, as needed)       Directions:

 
This Just In: Plan Toys Push-Along Duck
June 14, 2013 10:55 am | by
Amber Teething Necklaces

One little duck went out one day. Over the hills and far away.. into your home! The Plan Toys Push-Along Duck will allow your little one to have a blast! This adorable little ducky allows children to improve balance and directional skills during play. Push toys like the Plan Toys Push-Along Duck are also a great way for babies and toddlers to learn to walk because they serve as aids. With the friendly and familiar look of the duck, a “quack” sound is created from its feet when it moves. This toy is made of natural, chemical free recycled rubberwood and