52 Things To Do With A Toddler

52 Things To Do With A Toddler

On January 1 of this year, I announced on my Instagram that I was going to go somewhere or do something new with my son every week of 2017. At first, I had to be intentional about planning an outing or a new activity but eventually, it just became second nature to plan something new and fun to do. But new experiences aren't just fun and games, they are important for helping toddlers build important skills and are also great for speech development. Since we enjoyed our adventures so much, I decided to make a list of 52 things to do with toddlers in the coming year! 

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What Every Kid Needs To Know About Adoption

What Every Kid Needs To Know About Adoption

When we neglect to teach our children about adoption, we are leaving too much room for our child to crush another child's spirit. Of course, there is no way to guarantee your child won't say something insensitive to another child but I believe that there are certain things every kid needs to know about adoption. Hopefully, by teaching them these things, it will decrease the chances of them saying something hurtful to another child.

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How To Recycle When You Have Non-recyclable Items

How To Recycle When You Have Non-recyclable Items

I don't claim to be extremely crunchy but I do believe in doing what we can to take care of the environment and ourselves. For me this means, limiting the using products that are free of dangerous chemicals, reducing water/electricity usage and, recycling. I believe these are all pretty easy ways to contribute to a healthier environment. But what do you do when you have non-recyclable items? 

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How to Play With Your Infant From 4 To 6 Months Old

How to Play With Your Infant From 4 To 6 Months Old

Playtime with your baby is far more than fun and games. As I mentioned in How to Play With Your Baby From Birth To 3 Months, playing with your baby is crucial to his developing mind and body. And it's also wonderful for bonding. Making time to play with your little one is extremely important. Plus, you know, itโ€™s fun!

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The 10 Ugliest of The Ugly Christmas Sweaters on Amazon

The 10 Ugliest of The Ugly Christmas Sweaters on Amazon

Will you be attending an ugly sweater Christmas party this year? Don't have time to scour every thrift store in town or make your own? Well, then, you've come to the right place! I've spent entirely too much time on Amazon (like I have nothing better to do) to round up the ugliest of the ugly Christmas sweaters. 

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Toys That Encourage Fine Motor Skill Development

Toys That Encourage Fine Motor Skill Development

Developing fine motor skills is crucial for little ones in their early childhood years but that doesn't mean it has to be a chore. There are many things you can do around the house to promote fine motor skills and there are also many toys that encourage fine motor development in children... while they play! 

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Simple Self Care When You Work From Home

Simple Self Care When You Work From Home

Making self care a priority is a challenge for most moms - stay at home, working outside of the home and work at home moms - it really doesn't matter which category you fall under. I think the unique challenge for moms that work from home is that the boundary between work and home is easily blurred... because, well, there's no actual physical boundary. This makes it much too easy to "go" to work every chance you get like when your child is finally playing contently alone! Of course, doing your job is important but it's nowhere near as important as taking care of yourself. Here are a few easy ways for a work at home mom to make self care a priority: 

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