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Raising a toddler can feel like a roller coaster ride as you follow their extreme highs and lows. Use our tools and tips to find out how to deal!

How To Teach Your Little Ones To Take Care Of Pets

If you’ve got pets, it’s crucial to teach your kids how to take care of them. It also teaches them so many important lessons, most importantly, the importance of taking responsibility. While your children shouldn’t be the primary care givers of your animals, there are so many things they can do to help out with …

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5 Great Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers

Thanksgiving is our next big holiday and Pinterest is overflowing with fun ideas for crafts. Since my toddler is always bouncing off the walls, especially as it’s getting colder outside, I rounded up 5 fun Thanksgiving/Fall crafts we have enjoyed together: Thanksgiving Chocolate Pilgrim Hats: Fun to make AND super yummy, your toddler will have …

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7 Great Books for Preparing a Toddler for a New Sibling

My first daughter was 13 months old when my husband and I learned that we were expecting,. Along with feelings of joy and happiness, we were nervous wrecks. Among our nightly questions to the ceiling in our bedroom were: “How are we going to make this work?” “What if she (our first daughter) resents us?” …

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Apologizing 101: Teaching Your Child How to Apologize

Apologizing. That has to be one of the toughest relationship skills to learn. Even though just a little bit of time with Google will show article after article talking about how beneficial it is to receive an apology, sometimes, they can be so hard to offer, right? Given the physical and mental benefits, and their …

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Chores I Expect My Toddler To Help Me With

I’ve always planned to give my children an allowance with the expectation that they will do chores around the house to earn that allowance. Now that I have two kids, I’m faced with a dilemma I need to solve. I don’t want my kids to learn to complete chores only because there’s money involved—I want …

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Bedtime Tips for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Toddlerhood is a time full of changes and new things. Not only is your little one starting to better understand the people, places and things around him… he’s now experiencing happy dreams, night terrors, new emotions, understanding and forming fears, figuring out cause and effect… all things that can overwhelm a tiny little being; especially …

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5 Gross Motor Activities for Toddlers

Gross motor skills, sometimes referred to as large motor skills, are very important to develop in toddlers.  These are the “bigger” skills that babies and toddlers develop naturally, such as rolling over, sitting up, walking, jumping, throwing a ball, etc. Gross motor skills go hand in hand with fine motor skills, for example, a child’s …

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Mom’s Potty Training Survival Kit

We finally started potty training for reals last Monday. I had been putting it off because I didn’t have my act together between the almost 3-year-old and 8-month-old twins. Well, mom finally got her act together and gathered up all the pertinent potty training supplies. It was ON! I printed out a potty training chart …

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7 Rainy Day Activities For Your Preschoolers

As much as I would LOVE for spring to mean nice weather, it just doesn’t in many parts of the country.  Rather, spring means it’s rainy. Especially for us in the Pacific Northwest where I’m from. Spring almost guarantees an extra sprinkle (or downpour) of rain. As much as I hate to keep my littles …

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