Valentines Day Kids Books

    Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and I feel it’s one of the more cute and adorable festivals. Valentines Day Kids books are great for introducing love, generosity, and friendship to kids added with some crafts and a little baking. Perfect for the month of February. As the month of January begun we went to the library and checked out a good bunch…

Benefits of Baby led weaning: From six months into the toddler years

Baby-led weaning is a relatively new way of introducing solids to the baby. Many mothers who hear of this concept wonder about the benefits of baby led weaning over the traditional method. But before we get to baby led weaning benefits, lets first understand what exactly is baby led weaning. Baby-led weaning is a method of weaning where the baby is encouraged to self-feed family foods. No…

What to do When Kids Say Hurtful Words?

“I want daddy. I don’t like you!” or vice versa. It is very difficult to hear such sentences; they punch you right in the gut. Especially when you are physically and emotionally exhausted after running around them making sure of their safety and well being. There is nothing more heartbreaking and emotionally depriving situation than this. Hugs momma; trust me they don’t mean it; not this time…

Terrible Twos or Tough Twos?

Almost any mom of a two yr old child you talk to, the common consensus is; a switch flips at the age of 2 and kids seem to get very unpredictable, demanding and cranky at this age. Those sweet little babies turn into curious toddlers and the toddlers turn into little people with never exhausting demands; we’ll call them two yr olds instead of terrible twos. I really think…

Letting kids see our vulnerabilities

Let’s talk about vulnerability. Whether its short-comings in our personalities, our indulgences or our desires we all have some kind of vulnerability. But we desperately wish we didn’t have them, so we try to hide them; from the world and especially from our kids. Letting our vulnerabilities to be seen actually brings about connection, honesty, and compassion; while the fear is exactly the opposite. Vulnerabilities can be…

Wooden toys for 2 year old (under $25)

  Wood to me is an ideal material to make toys. I love wooden toys for my kids. They’ve got a texture to them, they’re closer to nature, durable and free from chemicals (mostly). Also, they are simple and don’t have a lot of bells and whistles to them, other than the musical toys of course. So, I made a list of wooden toys for 2…

All You Need To Know About Hitting and Pushing In Toddlers

Hitting, pushing, pulling is a part of playdates or almost any area where you put 3 kids together with some toys. It’s one behavior moms screech about, and often this is the behavior that makes us lose our temper the most. Even the smartest know-it-all moms feel lost when it comes to their toddler hitting and pushing another child.  Here’s a recent incident; I…

10 Ways to Calm an upset child

It’s difficult to deal with children when they are upset not just for parents but for everyone and we want to calm them down as soon as possible. We all have one trick or the other to stop them from crying. However, it’s very important to make sure the methods that we deploy actually help them feel good and attend to their needs, instead of just suppressing…

How to stop your toddler from spitting

It’s been quite frustrating in this household with my toddler having learned the new trick of spitting! Which he’s been “practicing” around the house, when he’s angry, playful, upset, wants attention… You name it! The most interesting thing is, he knows when he wants to spit he’s only supposed to spit in the sink or in the bathtub. Yet, he chooses to not follow this rule…

Why Do Kids Break House Rules And How To Redirect Them

Kids break the house rules quite often. Most of the times, kids understand us in the first time when we tell them what is expected of them. Yet, they test our limits. Why? Every house has different rules. Could be; no running, no jumping on furniture, no yelling, no horse play, outdoor toys stay outside… But kids break these rules quite often, and it’s especially difficult for toddlers to…