You are my perfect… and other lessons of a first time parent

first time parent advice

Okay, yeah. I knew parenthood was no walk in the park, but boy was I in for a surprise when my little one was born! These are 10 things I learned as a first-time Parent. Any of these ring a bell? First Time Parent 101 The sleep deprivation is REAL! You don’t sleep longer than 2 hours […]

20 Ways to Rock Parenthood

20 Ways to Rock Parenthood

Parenthood can be hard–we’ve all had days we wish we could do over. But, whether you’re a stay-at-home, work-at-home mom or a 9-5 working dad, we’ve got over 100 helpful tips and 20 ways for you to rock it. 20 Ways to Rock Parenthood Teach your kids to be honest with these brilliant ideas. Don’t […]

Sanity Hacks for Parents of Littles

Sanity Hacks for Parents of Littles

As a mom of four kids, age 5 and under, these sanity hacks have kept me from pulling my hair out more times than I can count. Sure, there’s lots of parenting advice out there, but with the special kind of crazy that comes from a house full of littles, sometimes we need some extra […]

Soft and Smiley DIY Baby Toy

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This easy to make DIY baby toy is sure to your little one’s favorite.  It is simply perfect for baby play.  Babies love faces!  They are drawn to wide eyes and broad grins.  They also love high contrast images.  All of these loves collide in one soft and snuggly, friendly face toy.  All you need […]

3-Minute DIY Nursery Night Lights

3-Minute DIY Nursery Night Lights

The baby is sound asleep but you forgot your (insert “darn it” item here) in his room. The problem? There’s no night light, it’s dark and the last thing you want to do is flip on the bedroom light. With just a few supplies, you can make these do-it-yourself night lights, perfect for baby’s room. […]

Natural Solutions for Your Teething Baby

Teething Baby - Kids Activities Blog

A teething baby is one of the most challenging times for both mama and baby! We have shared our top 10 baby teething products, but today we wanted to share some more unconventional teething hacks to help your teething baby using natural things from around your house or in your freezer!   Please keep in mind […]

30+ One Year Old Activities in Baskets, Bottles, and Bins

one year old activities that are in baskets, bottles, and bins. There such easy ways to keep babies busy and learning, too!

We are constantly coming up with (and cleaning up!) one year old activities in my house. That’s why I’m excited to share these one year old activities that are in baskets, bottles, and bins because they are so easy to put out for little ones.  We put baskets and bins of toys out for my son to explore […]

Our Top 10 Baby Teething Products

Our Top 10 Baby Teething Products

Baby teething is so painful.  It’s rough on them and on mom and dad who are trying desperately to help their little ones feel better and who are getting little to no sleep.  As a mom, teething is something I most definitely dreaded. There were a few products that helped us the most and offered […]

DIY Toys for Babies

homemade baby toys

I gathered this list of DIY Toys for Babies for a good reason. Did you know that babies are learning more in the first 3 years then during the rest of their lives?  This is a very busy time for them. There are a lot of “windows of opportunity” where they develop certain behaviors. The […]

How Can I Keep My Baby Warm In The Pool?


Babies can be very sensitive to temperature changes.  And often their little bodies respond with skin color changes immediately. The first time I saw my baby chilly, it was a little disturbing…he literally looked blue! Living in Texas, we appreciate a trip to the pool on a warm day.  It is one of the few […]

My Baby Insists on Being Held for Naps

My Baby Insists on Being Held for Naps

My baby wants to be held all the time! It happened to me with my first.  On one hand, I had waited so long to have him, I was thrilled to hold him day and night.  On the other hand, at some point…I needed to sleep! We settled into a system where he slept in […]

How To Keep Baby Occupied All Day

What to do with baby all day long

How do I keep my baby occupied all day?  It was a question that I asked myself about a million times during the 9 months leading up to my firstborn’s birth.  I mean, they are a baby!  They don’t DO anything! Keep Baby Occupied Once the baby came, the first few months were completely filled […]

5 Ways your Preschooler Can Help with the New Baby

Preschooler Helps with Baby

Here are a few tried and true ways your preschooler can help with the new baby. Welcoming a new baby can be a challenge for older siblings.  When I was pregnant with my second child I worried, as many of us do, about how my son would handle the transition.  I realized that my preschooler […]

Simple Baby Games: Think Outside of the Box!

Set up simple baby games

My son adores simple baby games. In fact, he’s taken several boxes from around the house and tried to play this game again!  We’ve played spinning baby games with him before, but this was even easier to set up.  All I had to do was flip over a box. My one-year-old has learned the joys of […]

15 {Precious} Homemade Gifts for a 1 Year Old

15 homemade gifts you can make for one year old babies. Great ideas for older kids to make for their younger sibling too

Homemade gifts mean a lot, they mean you spent your time and your energies on the person you are creating the gift for.  And for young children you can often get the same thrill with a simple mom-made gift as you can with elaborate and often expensive toys.  For even more ideas check out our […]

Top Pinterest Boards for Babies

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Here are our picks for the Top Pinterest Boards for Babies.  Babies love to play and I love Pinterest! This past week we have been focusing on babies, ways that they develop play, and activities for our one year olds.  I Love how I am able to go find inspiration of ways I can connect […]

Games for Baby: Muffin Tin Fun

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I love making toys out of  random things we have around the house.  I also love repurposing the toys we do have, mixing up parts etc. Often some of the actual toys become much more fun when mixed with some of the non-toy items. The other day it occurred to me that those little plastic […]

Mom: Bonding

While pregnant with my first son, I read everything I could find concerning babies. I wanted to be über prepared. Let’s all take a break for a good chuckle. There was, however, one question for which I could never locate the answer. A topic that was so dark and scary that no book would broach […]

Easy Solution for Colicky Baby: Make them Poo


My oldest child had horrid gas and was colicky for her first few months.  My husband and I remember hours of pacing, desperate for a solution to her discomfort.  We eventually found one!  Someone showed us how to press her knees into her chest and help our little girl release extra gas.  With our subsequent […]