My baby girl is about to turn three! What?! I’m starting to get requests for gift ideas from family members, and after our year on the road, the newfound minimalist inside me is screaming NO GIFTS!!!! We have plenty of toys that don’t get used, including several that made the cross-country, yearlong journey with us.… Read More 23 Gifts for Three Year Olds That Aren’t Toys!
Y’all. I can’t even believe it. I almost feel like writing this post is going to make it all backfire in an epic way. But I feel like shouting from the rooftops, so here it goes! MY TODDLER IS POTTY TRAINED!! AND IT ONLY TOOK THREE DAYS!!! I thought this was some crazy myth that… Read More How I Potty Trained My Toddler In Three Days
This post contains affiliate links. Please see full disclosure here. This site is not meant to offer medical advice: please view medical disclaimer here. Essential oils are all the rage lately. Well, maybe not just lately. It seems that essential oils have been steadily gaining popularity for a few years now. I approached this trend in… Read More Why I Gave In to The Essential Oil Trend
“Don’t worry, mom. I got this,” said my two-year-old as she climbed on a rock wall above a small creek. More surprising than the daring act of bravery was the fully formed sentence that just popped out of her mouth. She had said a few short sentences, but they were things like “I want cookie”… Read More 8 Habits of Parents Who Raise Brave Girls
My life-long dream of living at the beach has finally been fulfilled! Sort of. Temporarily. Our travel nurse adventures have landed us on the central coast of California for a short season, and I couldn’t be happier. This Midwestern mom has had a bit of a learning curve when it comes to beach trips with… Read More Beach Essentials for Toddlers
This post may contain affiliate links. Please see full disclosure for more information. As soon as we learned we were having a girl, I knew I was in for it. I’d heard enough stories about my young self to know that I was a bit of a terror. My sister reminds me of the times… Read More How to Make A Toddler Get Dressed: 3 Methods
*This post contains affiliate links. Please see disclosure for further information. If there’s one piece of advice the experts give you regarding toddler sleep, it’s that consistency matters. Do the same routine every night. Keep their bedtime consistent. Maintain the same sleep environment. Avoid disruptions in schedule. If you must travel across time zones, plan… Read More Tips and Tricks to Help Your Toddler Sleep While Traveling
Here are my favorite ideas for a useful Easter basket that doesn’t add clutter to your house. I’ve compiled a list of 40 ideas for filling a basket that won’t break the bank or create a mess. One of my biggest pet peeves about being a mom is the abundance of stuff that tiny humans… Read More 40 Mostly Minimalist Easter Basket Ideas For Toddlers