Now that my Littlest is out of diapers, I wanted to share my thoughts on “diaper free by two.” I’ll talk about how I’ve set flexible expectations, and changed my definition of the words “potty trained.” I like to tell people my son isn’t potty trained, but I am. Last summer we did the three day method, and packed away daytime diapers to begin potty training. But it doesn’t mean he does it all on his own and never has accidents, it just means I’ve changed the way I am managing his pee and poop from diapers to the potty.
Here are my favourite low-key activities to do with your kids when you are stuck inside or need some down time due to chronic illness.
Do you find yourself saying “But they don’t need anymore toys for Christmas!” Just like I do each year? We’ll this new tradition might be worth looking into! It’s called Santa’s Toy Bag and basically, you just fill a bag up with toys that your children no longer need and send it off to Santa’s workshop where he and the elves can spruce them up and give them to other children!
I can’t believe the thought of giving birth to four babies at once! My girl Lindsay over at Maman Loup’s Den shares with us her blog post introducing The Simms Family and their Quadruplets born October 30 in Calgary Alberta. Here’s her post!
Not every baby magically figures out sleep on their own. Really, they sometimes just don’t. If you are suffering the effects of staying up all night with a sleepless baby, you are not alone. This Guest Post by Christine McCutcheon is worth the read. As a sleep consultant, she helps parents like you every single day to achieve restful nights for the whole family. Hiring a sleep consultant is not about what you’ve got to lose, but how much there is to gain!
Is your baby chewing on everything they can get their hands on? Including you, your hair and your baby carrier? There’s special teething jewelry you can wear that’s baby safe and gives them something to chew on that isn’t you! But with so much different chew-able jewelry out there, which ones should you choose? In today’s article, I’ll investigates all their features and provides you with a guide on what to look for.
I’m sure you don’t know many moms in wheelchairs, but I am one. In fact, I became a wheelchair user the day I became a Mom. It was October 2004, and I received an epidural injury during the birth of my first child. My left leg is paralyzed and I use a wheelchair as my primary source of mobility.
What are your kids doing this Summer? For many of us Summer time with the kids is a time to enjoy the outdoors, the sunshine and if you’re lucky the lake or ocean. As much as kids love Summer holidays, keeping them busy can be a real chore! If you don’t have the luxury of a Summer camp, then it’s up to you as a parent to find things for the youngsters to keep busy with. While I’m a big supporter of free play, and letting my children come up with their own activities without my prompting- there is something…
If you ask my toddler what his favourite things are he will answer Hockey and Paw Patrol. He embraces both of these with the joy and abandon that toddlers are known for. But I don’t just want him to wear Calgary Flames pajamas and sleep on Paw Patrol bed sheets, I want him to truly connect with the things he loves on more than just a merchandising level. This means diving deeper into the subjects and building on them.
It’s the second Friday night in March, and Sunday is coming. Daylight Savings is upon us and that means our precious sleep schedules are under threat! Here are some great tips to optimize survival.