Toy Tuesday: LeapFrog Line Up!

There are a lot of LeapFrog products out there. These are my current top favorite LeapFrog Products for the holidays and for birthday gifts throughout the year: LeapFrog TV, LeapPad Platinum or Epic, The LeapFrog Word Whammer, The LeapFrog Number Lovin’ Oven, and the LeapFrog Build and Discover Tool Box. You can see my whole […]

Potty Training Toys and Tools

fisher price cheer for me potty copy

I won’t bore you with the details (or the battles) but potty training my son has been one of the toughest challenges. I’ve used a lot of things in my attempts and there are two that have been very helpful. The Fisher Price Cheer for Me Potty and the Corolle Potty Doll. Corolle Les Classiques […]

Corolle Babicorolle Babipouce Dolls

baby corolle copy

If you have a little girl, you know her life will probably be filled with dolls and one of the first dolls that many girls have is one by Corolle. It was my daughter’s first doll and I am looking forward to adding more as she gets older! We currently have the Corolle Babicorolle Babipouce […]

First Haircut at Disney World

My daughter has the most amazing curly hair. Of course, when she is a teenager, she may not think it is amazing, but I digress. I think it is beautiful. Yet, because of the curls and because I love it so, I have been hesitant to cut it. Besides, she is a girl, right? And […]

Smuggler’s Notch Resort Review

Smuggs Digs

When I was invited to Smugglers Notch in Vermont for a Bloggers Weekend with my family,  I thought. “Neat”.  When I started looking into the resort amenities, I thought, “Wow.” After experiencing a long weekend there? One word: “Amazing”. So how do you put words into describing “Amazing”? Therein lies the problem. I have been […]

Decorating My Toddler’s Room

I’m calling it the “Great Migration“: where my toddler moves out of the nursery to his big boy room and the baby moves out of our room to the nursery. Granted the baby isn’t here yet and none of this will take place until September or October, but I like to plan. Plus, I like […]

Preparing a Toddler for a New Sibling


There has been a lot I’ve been doing to prepare for baby #2: reinstalling the infant car seat, dusting off the pack-in-play, and pulling baby clothes out of storage. But the one thing I didn’t have to do the first time around is to prepare a toddler for baby #2. So we have been in […]

Sibling Preparation Classes and Books

This past weekend, we took a sibling preparation tour at our local hospital because we are expecting baby number two this summer, and thought we would be responsible and overly concerned parents to our 2.5 year old toddler. It cost $20 and lasted one hour. However, when we left, I felt like it was the biggest waste […]

Tooth Fairy Kids Club

In preparation for my MAM Baby party, I learned a lot about teeth, oral products, and educational resources to help parents (and kids) establish good oral hygiene. If you read my post-party blog post, I had mentioned the program called the America’s ToothFairy Kids Club by the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF), and I wanted to […]

Quick Zip Sheet Review

Changing crib sheets can be such a pain! Especially when the mattress is on the lowest setting. Trying to reach in to get the mattress, taking the sheet off and then putting it back on, is a challenge. Then add the fact that us Moms often have to do all of this in the middle […]

Dr. Panda Teach Me! App Review

Disney Story App

Here is another cool iPhone/iPad app for your toddler or preschooler to try out. It’s called Dr. Panda Teach Me! by Tribe Play. The general premise of the app is that Dr. Panda (a lovable, fluffy cartoony-kind of Panda) visits four different lands (Meadow, Jungle, Farm and the Arctic) where he meets different animals that […]

Answering a Toddler’s Question

My toddler’s reasoning has really taken off. Everything is “Why?” Thus, I try, as the modern-doting mother that I am, to answer my toddler’s questions to the best of my ability. I realized that approach, however, can backfire. Being a boy, he is very interested in boy things. Cars, trucks, the remote control and yes, […]

Toddler Teeth

Having a toddler presents many challenges. The most unique one, that I didn’t see coming, had to do with oral development (aka Teeth). On the one hand, a toddler is still teething (those nasty molars!). On the other hand, they are old enough to start brushing their teeth. As always, it is up to us […]

Toddler Friendly Banana Protein Shake

Last week, my Pumpkin Smoothie recipe was featured on the Isis Parenting Blog. Not only because it is healthy, but because it is something that even your toddler can enjoy. A lot of people loved it, so I wanted to share another smoothie recipe that has a great amount of protein and is tasty enough […]

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Disney Moms Panel Rejection Letter

The day I came back from my Disney Vacation with my husband and toddler, I got this email. (Ironic, isn’t it.) Yup. Rejected. Again. This is the third time I have applied. I am not sure what I am saying (or not saying) that is not getting me to the next round, but I have […]

The Similarities Between Puppies and Babies

Reading Woman

When I pulled out the puppy books again this past weekend after we picked up our third family dog (first-post baby), I came to the startling realization that these “How-To” puppy and baby books are similar in many ways. After my son was born, I read lots of books about how to have a happy baby, […]

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