Tag: toddlers

Road Trip Essentials When Traveling With A Baby And Toddler

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Road trips can be a wonderful way to create memories, but let’s be real: although trips can be fun, they can be challenging, especially...

Terrible Twos are a Lie!

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My middle child is three years old and this has been the hardest year of both of our lives.  I think about how with my...

The Best Advice My Pediatrician Gave Me

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When our second child was born, we were so excited to introduce him to his big brother, who was just shy of 3 years old. Suuuure,...

5 Ways to Help Your Toddler Prepare for and Adjust to...

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Yay! You're having another baby! This can be a thoroughly exciting but also emotional and terrifying moment in a parent's life. I will always...

10 Ways to Encourage Your Toddler’s Speech Development

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Isn't it amazing watching your little one's communication skills develop? Toddlers are going through a stage of rapid brain development which provides the perfect...

10 Easy and Fun Indoor Activities

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Summer break in Scottsdale is upon us and the extremely high temperatures can make for some of the LONGEST days with little ones. Sure,...

5 Father’s Day Crafts Including a Free Printable

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Father's day is coming up and Dads love homemade and thoughtful gifts too. Here's 5 Father's Days crafts that are fun for children to...

Five Ways To Entertain Toddlers in the Air Conditioning

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Summer brings a smile to a Mom’s face in most states, but here it’s the dreaded months where we have to find alternatives to...

5 Reasons to Visit The Scottsdale Public Library With Your Children

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I love to read and public libraries hold a special place in my heart. I remember going to libraries as a child feeling so...

Friday Favorites {Sara}

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I'm only two kids in, but I definitely have preferences and favorites for baby and toddler products. Here are a few of my favorites. Burt's...

Mom turned Mompreneur: Building a Business With Babies

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Say Hi to Beth! She is a new contributor and local "boy mom" with two busy little ones and ready to share her wisdom...

Our Day At Gymboree

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  I have a climber. For anyone else who has a climber, you know what that means - for those who don’t, I can sum...

5 ways I stopped taking myself so seriously, and became a...

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Like many of you, before becoming a mom I was a part of corporate America. A place where nearly everything you do is scrutinized....

I Don’t Want to be an Angry Mom

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I’ll admit it. My kids periodically push me to the point of yelling. I don’t mean to reach the point of anger, but I...

The Costco Item That Lies

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You may have read my litany of reasons why I should hate Costco, but can't. This week, Costco made that juuuuust a little easier --...

Hello my name is: The mom whose child hits others

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I see you across the playground. You look over and smile. Our kids are similar ages, and shoot, we might just have a chance...

My Sweet Boys, You’re Making Me A Better Woman

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Darling boys, you are still little. And though you couldn't possibly know it yet, you're making me so much better. I'm a better wife. ...because I am...

A Day In My Life… With Two Toddlers

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I'm at stay-at-home mom with two toddlers - Carter is 3.5 and Mackenzie is 1.5 years old.  I feel so lucky and grateful to spend every...

Hugs for Huggies: “The Huggies Campaign” {Sponsored Post}

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Huggies generously offered one SMB Contributor some coveted Little Snugglers as a swap for an honest review. So easy!!! Let us tell you why they're the best!

The Kiddie Style Files: Unwritten Rules of Childhood Fashion

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I'm mentally admiring the now-famous Instagram account of the little girl who, with the help of her super-creative mom, created adorable outfits out of paper that...

Mom’s Morning Out. AKA: Heaven on Thursday.

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Oh haaai, friend. Pull up a chair. La ti da. That? Oh, nothing. Just the remnants of a cinnamon bun that baby-in-the-tummy and I consumed without...

Time to Keep Calm and Get Pampered

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  You survived the summer, hooray! The kids are back in school and hopefully that means at least a few more moments to yourself. Take...

The Next Vacation You Need

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It's no secret. You guys know how I feel about summertime around here. And you can sugar coat it all you want with your talk...

Sunday Meal Planning Series {Blueberry Oatmeal Toddler Muffins}

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  One of my favorite toddler snacks is homemade mini muffins.  Small enough to fit into tiny hands, "toddler muffins” make great finger foods for little ones....

Check ‘Em Out! Free Summer Library Programs for Kids

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Like many Valley moms, I panicked as summer approached. How would I keep my kids occupied? I needed free, indoor activities we could attend when we...

Four Seasons Giveaway and Getaway Review

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My family and I recently had the opportunity to stay at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. With a toddler in tow,...

The Messy Years: Advice for Surviving with Toddlers

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I am knee deep in toddler life. My oldest is at the end of the toddler spectrum, while my younger one is just learning...

A Few of My Favorite Toddler Items {Gifts for One-Year-Olds and...

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Just last month, I shared my favorite baby items that made life with a new little one a bit easier. Now, two years in to that...

Confessions of a Toddler Mom

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Motherhood.   You don't get it until you do it.   Several times I've called my dear friends (who all had kids before me), simply to...

New Year’s Resolutions {of a 2-YEAR-OLD}

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New Year's Resolutions. They aren't just for grown-ups. Ah, a brand new year. A clean slate. Fresh beginnings.  A chance to cast off the old and put...