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25 Advent Calendar Activities for Toddlers + Free Printable

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This holiday season has been especially fun for my family. It is the first time our daughter (3) has recognized the lights on houses, decorations around the house, presents under the tree, and all of the other fun Christmas traditions. So, we’ve decided to start a tradition of doing one special Christmas activity each day during December. It may be a small activity like reading Christmas stories, or it might be something more involved like building a gingerbread house.(Scroll down to see my detailed list and your free printable below!)I am so excited to slow down and have some extra time to spend as a family creating memories that we will have forever! We have decided that right when my husband gets home from work we will spend the first hour doing the activity of the day. Not only will the kids look forward to seeing daddy, but they will look forward to the activity we have planned!Here are the activities we are planning to do in the month of December. (Some will require supplies which I have linked within the activity.) We do not necessarily plan to do the activities in order but we will…

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Four Toddler Chores That Feel Like Play – Guest Post

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I am learning how to keep a clean house as a stay-at-home mom. On the one hand, you think, I’m staying home, will have so much time to clean! But on the other hand, you also have tiny humans running around the house all day undoing everything you’ve done.In this guest post, Tammy Tilley from Parent Cabin is sharing some fun little tricks to make cleaning seem like play.We had just brought home baby number two when baby number one was three years old, a toddler. I distinctly remember worrying about how I could divide my time between the two. I certainly didn’t want the toddler to feel overlooked, as he had been “the baby” for three years. At the same time, I knew the newborn would need attention. For that matter, I realized I would need help with a variety of tasks. How could I get the toddler involved? Even more, what were appropriate tasks for him to help with? I was clueless. Turns out, the solution was simpler than I had initially realized. I just had to help the toddler think he wasn’t “working.” I had to make…

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Cutest Baby and Toddler Halloween Costumes for under $30

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I don’t know about you but Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays. I always end up waiting until the last minute to get a costume. Not to mention, I really dislike spending money on something my kids will only wear once! Oh, and I am not one of those moms that can whip up a homemade costume either. So, if you are like me, I hope this can help you find a last minute costume at a good price! This post contains affiliate links. I will receive a small fee for anything purchased through these links at no extra cost to you! Noah’s Ark Lion Cub Romper Ages 12-18 MonthsHot Dog Toddler CostumeLittle Stripe Kitten Ages 12-24 MonthsNinja Turtle RomperLittle Red Riding Hood CostumeMuscle Chest Superman CostumeYoda 12-24 Months CostumeBaby Tiger 18 Months to 2TMischievous Monkey CostumeBaby’s Dinky Dino Dinosaur CostumeBaby’s Pink Elephant CostumeBaby’s Puppy Love CostumeBaby Girl’s Magical Unicorn Costume  Now, if you’re really excited about Halloween and don’t mind spending a few extra dollars, here are some other cute…

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Best Toys for Traveling with Toddlers

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Are you planning a family road trip this summer? Do you have little ones that need to be entertained?

I am planning to embark on a 10-hour road trip with my toddlers next week. In preparation, I have searched (and searched) for the best toys for car rides. You see, I have found that you can’t just bring any old toys on long car trips. Last week we took a 1 1/2 hour trip to visit family. My son cried most of the way, and was inconsolable. The only toy that made him happy was a ball, which he kept throwing overboard.

We do have a DVD player in the car, but I really don’t want my daughter watching it the whole time! My plan is to get some new DVDs at the library, watch one DVD and then listen to music while playing with a new toy. I notice that she learns a lot in the car when she is not watching the DVD player. So, I hope to keep the TV watching at a minimum.

So, in preparation for our big trip, I bought some toys that are made specifically for traveling. Here are some of the best ones I have found so far!

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15 Bucket List Activities for Toddlers in Kansas City

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Are you looking for things to do with your toddler in the Kansas City area? Here are 15 activities around Kansas City you don’t want to miss!

If you are looking for activities to do at home you can see my post 50 Outdoor Activities to do with your Toddler. However, we all know sometimes you just need to get out of the house!

If you are a mom, grandparent, or babysitter these are great ideas to get you out and about!

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13 Ways to Keep Your Potty Training Toddler Busy

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Do you have a potty training toddler? If yours is anything like mine, you have to sit with her most of the time, waiting for the potty to come. Sometimes she can be on the potty for a very long time! If I don’t keep her busy she doesn’t like to sit for very long. So, I’ve come up with 13 ideas to do with your toddler while they sit on the potty. I have also listed 11 things YOU can do while your toddler is on the potty. Enjoy!The links listed below are affiliate links, meaning I will earn a small fee (at no extra charge to you) if you click the link and buy a product. Please know that these are my personal opinions and I only recommend products that I know and love. Please visit my Disclosure and Privacy Policy Page for more information! Read books. We love to use this time to read books. I put a basket of books in the bathroom that she can choose from. I put it on her stool so that when she is sitting on the potty, she can reach her books by herself. Sometimes I…