Tag: toddlers

Understanding My High Needs/Spirited Child

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This is my story. The story about how I explained to my husband, family, and friends that my child was "high needs" (or "spirited") and...

SC Picture Book Award Nominees I’m Excited About

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Each spring the South Carolina Association of School Librarians announces lists of the best books for grades K-12. There are four lists total, each...

Toddler Approved Christmas Crafts

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So far this year, winter weather has been just as unpredictable as usual. One day it’s sunny and the next the temperature drops and...

I Can Wait :: Please God, Let Me Wait

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It happens so fast. I know you've heard it a million times; kids grow up in the blink of an eye. However, as cliche...

10 Toddler Activities That Will Keep Your Kiddos Occupied

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As a mom of three children, I have found an increasing need for things to keep my youngest busy. I’ve tried (to no avail)...

Toddlers Are My Favorite

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When I was pregnant, lots of well-meaning people told me how great babies were. They remembered with fondness on the days of rocking a...

The Day I Let My Toddler Go to Bed Hungry

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In my house, if you say it, you stick to it. That's why, as a parent, my own parents taught me to be very...

We Will Overcome :: The Toddler Tantrum Years

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My son is two and a half years old, and has been pretty consistently angelic for the majority of his life. Lately, he's showing...

Realistic Toddler Affirmations

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Do you remember seeing that viral video of a little girl shouting affirmations to herself in the mirror? If you missed it, take 50...

15 Baby Products Upcycled for Toddlers

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I swear I woke up one morning to find I no longer had a baby, I had a toddler, but I still had so...

3 Must-Have Books for New Moms

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New moms get loads of advice, whether they ask for it or not! Personally, I'm not a fan of unsolicited advice, but IF asked,...

Foolproof Tantrum Stoppers

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If you're here looking for foolproof tantrum stoppers, you must have hit at least 18 months and the tantrums have begun. But, if you...

How I Survived the First Two Years of Motherhood

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Recently I've been reflecting on the past two years raising my daughter and I've come to a conclusion: this motherhood thing is not easy....
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Tips for Survival from a Hot Mess Mom

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I have been a mom for more than two years, so I guess you could call me an expert at the parenting thing. Or...