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This blog is for all those mothers, like myself, who need all the help they can get...because.. toddler sanity pills do not exist. Come visit when you need a reprieve, have questions or need some.. ideas to keep you sane.

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  • Teaching Charity & Dollars For Diapers
    on Aug 5, 2010
    Toddlers and I had just finished a picnic, and found ourselves picking up sticks for amusement. Suddenly, my toddler runs over to find a great big stick, runs back to me and pokes me with it saying, "die mama!" Wakeup! "where di...
  • Lead and Toddler Juices
    on Jul 30, 2010 in Health
    gardenplants.co.uk Prancing with my bare feet, I loved nothing more than being outside in the garden. Feeling the dirt between my toes as I went from one source of food to the next, eating whatever was available right from where it came from. I had...
  • Teaching a Toddler to Put Toys Away
    on Jul 28, 2010 in behavior Teaching Toddlers
    Teaching a toddler to put away their toys is exasperating. Toys I end up helping to put away (trying to be a good example), end up being the toys they want to play with all the sudden.  After I nag for a second, threaten time...
  • Pretend Play Tote and Toddlers
    on Jul 27, 2010 in Pretend Play
    Pretend play was my favorite activity as a little kid. For toddlers playing pretend helps them understand the world around them. They also like that there are very little rules when it comes to pretend. This will really help them be creative ind...
  • Teaching toddlers about Pioneers
    on Jul 26, 2010 in Family Nights (FHE)
    Teaching a toddler about pioneers is a really fun family night activity. There are many ideas you could use from crafts to playing pretend,. I am sure you can find a story you would like to share as an example of what a pioneer is, there ar...
  • Where did I go?
    on Jul 23, 2010
    I have been working on the not-so-fun part of blogging, which includes: editing my html, getting my blog loader friendly, phone friendly for those who want to look at my blog on their phone and more...so techno. Not really, I have no idea what I am d...
  • Diaper Pails and Dollar Signs
    on Jul 15, 2010 in Health Potty Training
    I asked a friend about cloth diapers and it just happened that she had a friend who had a post about cloth diapers! It was so interesting that I wanted to share it with all my readers. Kimber the author of this post is also a reader as well, Thank Yo...
  • Vacation with a Toddler
    on Jul 12, 2010 in Car Rides Family Nights (FHE)
     I know it seems crazy to some to go on a vacation with your toddler. It is ok with me if you think I am a little nuts. We have actually planned a vacation for a while and things like money, pregnancy, work...you know all that LIFE stuff has got...
  • Regression-Progression
    on Jul 10, 2010 in behavior
    2 steps forward 1 step back is what sums up my toddler experiences. Just the other day, my toddler was putting someone else in time out. Saying, poop dog, poop wall, poop _____, anything poop. I of course would never teach my toddler that, when I say...
  • Story of Abraham
    on Jul 5, 2010 in Religious Family Nights (FHE)
    I love the story of Abraham, it teaches many lessons like: patience, serving, trusting God and sacrifice are to name a few. Your toddler might not understand all the lessons, but you can focus on the story and give just one example of a les...
  • Toddlers Who Like To Drink, Don't Drink and Toddle
    on Jul 1, 2010 in Health behavior Snacks
    Some toddlers would rather drink their meals than eat them. This is a stage and they will grow out of it. I haven't seen an adult yet who would prefer to drink some fish or chicken (barf). Here are some reasons for the drinki...
  • Beginning Readers
    on Jun 26, 2010 in Reading Teaching Toddlers
    My friend Cheri, who is a mother of four and believe me has lots of experience as being a mom of a toddlers, did this guest post for me on reading. It is a wonderful post, and I plan to use her advice on helping my toddler's reading skills. I hope yo...
  • Here, Eat My Moisturizer
    on Jun 23, 2010 in Time For Yourself
     As soon as I open the bathroom door, my two little side-kicks come following behind. Ooh, the bathroom...what fun! I dig in my drawer for my paint the face products and one toddler runs away with the mascara while the other one gets a hold of m...
  • What a Dip!
    on Jun 22, 2010 in Picky Eaters
     My toddler had an apple in mouth, an entire slice...which is big. Why not one bite, who knows. Next thing I know my toddler is spitting the chewed pieces out into my hand...because of course my toddler doesn't want it in their hand. My hand bec...
  • A Families History
    on Jun 21, 2010 in Family Nights (FHE)
     One easy family night activity we enjoy (because sometimes we just need something fast), is getting out the photo albums. Kids love to see their parents as babies, growing up from picture to picture. We also look at our extended family, na...
  • Father's Day Crafts for Toddlers
    on Jun 17, 2010 in Crafts Holidays
    I would love to do a craft for Father's Day with my toddler. Instead of creating the project mostly by myself, I wanted to find a craft that my TODDLER could do, with little help from me. So I found some ideas at these sites: Handprint Suncatcher De...
  • Veggie Tells
    on Jun 16, 2010 in Health Picky Eaters
    Just the other day I was pondering this subject...How many vegetable servings does a toddler need? I wondered if any of you had the same question, or if I am just a vegetable ponderer, alone in my own little corner while the popular fruit peopl...
  • Drive to No-Where
    on Jun 14, 2010 in Family Nights (FHE)
     We got the kids in their PJ's, grabbed snacks and drinks, and set out for our adventure...not knowing how long it would take, or where we would go. Getting away from the house can be very delightful, and delightful we were going to make it...
  • You Get What You Get & You Don't Get Upset!
    on Jun 11, 2010 in Health behavior Picky Eaters
      My husband's eyes went buggy when I said "Come Eat" and he saw what was for dinner. I didn't find it unusual, but of course that is me...who is by far not normal. "This is what we are eating?" he said with a slight irritated, slight bewildered...
  • Scissor-Toddler Love
    on Jun 9, 2010 in Crafts behavior Safety Art
    For some reason scissors and toddlers fall in love at first sight. As far as the toddler's parents accepting this relationship, it is like the toddler is dating the worst person in town. Then toddler and scissors are making-out on the couch and the p...
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