Babies & Toddlers

Super Simple Advent with Toddlers

Keep Advent with Toddlers simple & teach your little ones about Jesus' birth. Here are no-prep activity ideas, a free calendar, and Bible stories.

I’ve grown to really like celebrating Advent the past several years. The word “Advent” comes from a Latin word meaning “coming.” There’s something about the anticipation. The set-aside time and space to look at the Giver of all good gifts. To remember that He became the greatest Gift we’ve ever known. I want my little […]

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Infant Sleep Training: A Way-Too-Long Guide to Everything We’ve Ever Learned About Getting Babies to Sleep Through the Night by 3 Months

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I’ve been wondering how I could contribute to starting the third world war. I decided that blogging about infant sleep training would be a good next step. I mean, if there is anything that can get some mommas’ panties in a bunch, it’s talking about sleep training or breastfeeding philosophies. But seriously. Here’s my disclaimer. […]

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21 Cheap Homemade Toddler Toys & Activities (AKA: My Kids Play with Trash)

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Our zero-degree-freeze-the-snot-inside-your-nose midwestern winters are in full swing, and we are officially hibernating. I bought 3 months worth of food and we’re not leaving the house until April. The freezing weeks of winter here cause us to get a little bit creative with our indoor activities. And by creative, I mean, my kids play with our trash. […]

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Want to Start Sleep Training your Newborn? Here are 10 Reasons to Start Sooner than Later

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There are a million articles, books, and blog posts about sleep training on the internet. With a million different thoughts and opinions. Much of parenting boils down to personal preference, and our personal preference has been to sleep train our 4 kids from birth. We recommend sleep training your newborn! (Good thing we did… because […]

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Life Long Readers

10 easy, specific ideas for helping your littles learn to love reading! Importance of reading to kids, toddlers; reading readiness; love of learning; reading to kids facts, tips, reading to toddlers

One of our goals for our kids is that they develop a love for reading and maintain it throughout their entire lives. To that end, here are 10 specific ways we encourage reading in our home: 1. BECOME LIBRARY NERDS We go to the library almost every week. When the girls were 1 and 3 […]

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