With a newborn baby keeping me up all night, I knew I needed to find a strategy to keep my toddler content in the morning and from waking up far too early. While I obviously couldn't force her to stay asleep, I was determined to find a way to stop her from forcing everyone else awake in the household as well.
The days are getting longer, the weather warmer and beach toys are lining the isles at the store. I think it is safe to say that summer is on its way! However, before those summer days can commence, the school year must wrap up! What better way to remember your little one's "Last Day of School" with my free printable signs!
Books, books and more books. It is safe to say we are a tad bit obsessed with books in our household. Having both a toddler and a baby, books (specifically children's books) are a HUGE part of our everyday lives. Find out how we not only grew our children's book collection, but also excited our young reader.
Enjoy six FREE mom inspired coloring pages ideal for adults and children alike. These coloring pages make the perfect cards for Mother's Day and birthdays. Fun ideas to turn coloring pages into gifts are included as well.
If you have exhausted the same gift ideas, have difficulty pinpointing her style to shop on your own, or just want something that will make her know you have her utmost joy at heart, then this guide is for you! I have compiled a list of what I have found to be some of the most unique and creative ideas for moms.
Whenever we are on-the-go and my daughter has that desire to bring her coloring books and crayons along, she simply grabs her crafted coloring bag. Not only does this allow her to carry her own bag, but it also cuts down on the time of having to pack an art bag. Enjoy a step-by-step free tutorial on how to create your own children's coloring bag.
The truth is, we can try to do it all. We can try to be that mythical "super mom" until we reach that final straw and we burn out. And as ironic as it may be, it is usually the smallest thing that puts us over the edge. I once had a complete meltdown because the tab on the diaper I was changing broke. Of course it had nothing to do with the tab, but I had reached my boiling point. And once we do burn out and hit that metaphorical boiling point, even the "best" moms become useless to their children.
Having dedicated our oldest daughter just two years prior, we knew that our minister would deliver a heartfelt and personalized dedication speech in honor of our daughter. Afterwards, all of our loved ones would reconvene at our house for a celebratory lunch and party. As wonderful as this day was the first time around, if I could have changed one factor, it would have been allowing our closest loved ones in attendance to have had a larger role in blessing our baby girl. This was when a "balloon prayer party" came to mind!
Every year some of my closest friends and I get together around the holiday season and share laughs, food and gifts along the way. I needed to find the PERFECT DIY gift. This was when I decided to make state specific personalized pillows!
When my oldest daughter was around six months old, she began to sit independently. As wonderful as it was to witness her meeting a new milestone, I very quickly learned that this new skill came with its own set of obstacles. No longer was my little lady content to play with her infant toys.