toddler

Veggie muffins – toddler approved!

Veggie muffins – toddler approved!

You all seem to love the toddler and baby approved recipes that I share over on Instagram every now and then and so I thought that I would share this recipe for veggie muffins. Both of my girls are really good about eating their vegetables but I’m always trying to add...

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How to night time potty train your toddler

How to night time potty train your toddler

Oh boy, this is something I was not looking forward to tackling! We've had day time potty training waxed for two years (read about how we got it right, over here) and night time potty trained for about a year now so I feel pretty confident in dishing out some tips...

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TV programs for toddlers – what’s on our watch list

TV programs for toddlers – what’s on our watch list

I make no secret about it, our kids watch TV, honestly it's a lifesaver in our home some days. In saying that though, we are really picky when it comes to what Aria watches and so I wanted to share which TV programs for toddlers we love in our home, I think a lot of...

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DIY Busy book for toddlers: mouse and cheese

DIY Busy book for toddlers: mouse and cheese

Yay, I'm so excited that busy book month has begun and my first DIY busy book for toddlers post! Ever since I posted a picture on my Instagram stories of Maia playing with the busy book my mom made for Aria a few years ago, you all were desperate to know how to make...

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DIY Busy book for babies: textured fish

DIY Busy book for babies: textured fish

DIY busy book for babies week one, finally! Busy books (or quiet books) can be an absolute lifesaver for not only your toddler, but also your baby. Maia loves hers and it can keeps her occupied for ages car rides, restaurants, in the mall, you get the idea. I'm so...

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How to prepare your toddler for a sibling

How to prepare your toddler for a sibling

One of the most frequent questions that I get is how we made Aria's transition from only child to sibling as smooth as we possibly could. There definitely isn't one perfect way on how to prepare your toddler for a sibling but the few changes and activities that we did...

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Our evening routine with a baby and a toddler

Our evening routine with a baby and a toddler

One of the most requested blog posts over the past few weeks has been our new routine now that we have a toddler and a baby. Things have definitely changed a fair amount around these parts since Maia came home but we didn’t want to disrupt Aria’s routine too much as...

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A pink toddler bedroom for Aria

A pink toddler bedroom for Aria

When Aria told me that she wanted a pink toddler bedroom "like Pinkabella" I was not super excited. Most of our house is grey and white, our gender neutral nursery only has a tiny pop of colour and most of my wardrobe are earth tones so a pink room wasn't really on my...

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Should your toddler be doing chores?

Should your toddler be doing chores?

Dan and I have always been in agreement that our kids will be expected to perform age appropriate chores. Not an unreasonable amount, but definitely a few responsibilities each day. We both grew up doing chores, and although we probably didn't really like it from time...

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Potty training tips and what worked for us

Potty training tips and what worked for us

I'm just going to be honest with you, potty training has been the most challanging and frustrating part of motherhood for me. But once you crack it, you feel like there's nothing you can't do! These potty training tips are all from our experience potty training Aria,...

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Art supplies for toddlers – what you need

Art supplies for toddlers – what you need

If you're anything like me, the thought of letting your toddler loose with the art supplies sends cold shivers down your spine. So much mess! So much cleaning! So much that could go wrong! But, I know, having a mom that's a teacher, and a sister that's an OT, that...

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Our toddler’s evening routine feat. NUK

Our toddler’s evening routine feat. NUK

Our toddler's evening routine has been pretty much the same since she was born; it's nothing fancy at all, in fact I'm sure it's pretty similar to your evening routine with your kids. None the less, I thought it would be fun to share what our evenings with Aria tend...

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Traveling with a toddler: The Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

Traveling with a toddler: The Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

Toddlers are busy little things making traveling with them that much more tricky. When we were first invited to spend two nights at the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel, I was so excited... and then the worry started to creep in: was this gorgeous luxury hotel going to be...

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What to do in Durban with toddlers

What to do in Durban with toddlers

We spent a few whirlwind days in Durban last week and to be honest, I was slightly nervous about what to do with Aria. We have taken her to Durbs a few times before but she was quite a bit younger and slept most of the time. This time, however, she is a complete busy...

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