Toddler Carry-on Checklist

Here my checklist for my toddler’s carry-on bag to give you an idea of what to include. Bag: If you don’t already have one you might consider a backpack diaper bag (such as this Fisher Price Backpack Diaper Bag) for this trip.  This way you can put it on your back and have one less thing Read More

Toddler Mess or Something Else?

On November 30, 2018 I learned a new definition of mess and fear 🙁  Anchorage, Alaska had a big earthquake that was enough to do damage to many buildings and make a mess out of everything.  Earthquakes and kids don’t mix for me.  The earthquake occurred at 8:29 am and while most people where already Read More

Life with a Toddler in our Crazy House

There is no such thing as a “normal” day when it comes to life with a toddler.  Now I am fully aware that no two toddlers are alike and no two lives are the same.  We are a bit of a abnormal family in the fact that we don’t put munchkin down to bed until Read More

Tips for Camping with a Toddler

Do you have a camping with a toddler experience to share?  Go ahead and comment your story.  Let me share some tips for camping with a toddler.         Camping with a toddler can be fun but also a little stressful.  Hopefully these tips will help make your first camping trip with your toddler Read More

Give the gift of an Experience

Instead of just giving a gift for a birthday or holiday’s or fill a basket with candy, give an experience.  Use what your child is interested in and give them some books to encourage their interest and then give them an experience to go with it.  I want to share a few examples of some Read More

Finding Activities for Small Spaces

Finding activities to do with a toddler when you live in a small home takes creativity.  We live in a 2-bedroom condo on the 3rd floor.  We have a small balcony but no yard to put toys.  I keep finding neat activity toys that Ashlyn would love, but we don’t have the room.  I have Read More

How to Prevent Summer Slide

What is Summer Slide and how to prevent Summer slide.  “Summer Slide” is when children forget skills they learned at school during summer break.  This is especially true for students who may have struggled during the school year.  I wanted to share a few tips on how to prevent Summer Slide from happening to your Read More

Traveling During the Summer and Surviving

Yaaaa school is out … said very few parents 🙂 For many families summer means vacation and vacation means traveling.  Now coming along to help with the kids is not an option … however if you want to fly me in … LOL, but what I can do is offer some tips to make traveling a Read More