• Baby Care,  Toddler Life

    Bringing home baby, with a toddler

    So my already sporadic posts are becoming even more sporadic. Such is life. But I really appreciate those of you who read these. I really enjoy doing them and maybe someday I’ll be able to get more regular posts up, but don’t hold your breath. The point being, thank you for being here. Anyways, I wanted to share about how it went bringing a newborn baby home with a three year old in the house. A new family addition shifts things so much, but getting a toddler prepared for that shift was a new hurdle for us. When we brought Oliver home we did a lot of preparing the animals…

  • Lifestyle,  Toddler Life

    Olivers 3rd Birthday

    This past weekend we had Olivers first birthday party. I don’t mean he turned one. I mean it was the first time he’s had an actual birthday party. He really turned 3 on the 3rd, his golden birthday. So I wanted to make this year special for him. We had never done a real party for him before, but this year he has friends to invite over and was just way into the idea of his own birthday. Also it was on a Saturday with awesome weather so it just seemed perfect for a party anyways.  The reasons we hadn’t done a party for Oliver before are pretty simple. For…

  • Baby Care,  Toddler Life

    Binky, Paci, Dummy. Whatever you call it, it’s gone.

    Oliver has hit another milestone that I feel is worth noting. Well, two actually. He has finally ditched the binky and moved into a real bed. Oliver has been a binky baby from the start, which is awesome at times. As a little baby it was always pretty easy to calm him down, just get him the binky. Going to sleep typically went alright, as long as he had his binky (and blanket). But I have always been a bit nervous about the day when we had to get him off the binky for good. Would he ever sleep again? Would it be countless nights of crying over not having…

  • Toddler Life

    Toilet training

    You guys, something amazing happened recently in our house. I really hope I’m not jinxing anything by telling you all about it, but I’m way too excited to hold it in. Oliver is basically toilet trained! I want to share with you what I did leading up to this and how it’s going. Oliver just turned 2 and that was a time I had in my mind to get serious about toilet training. I am definitely not the kind of mom who wants their baby to stay in diaper so they stay a baby. I totally get why it’s hard for some parents to move their babies into big kid…

  • Toddler Life

    Introducing Chores to a Toddler

    As all the craziness of the current pandemic spirals around us, we are all finding ourselves home a whole lot more. Myself included. The bit of work I was doing significantly slowed, and then came to a stop for a while, and we’re supposed to be social distancing and staying home anyways. Since Mauricio works in the healthcare industry, his work hasn’t slowed one bit which means it’s me and Oliver all day every day at home. This is what I live for. I love being home with Oliver. I was enjoying the bit of work I was doing, but in the last couple weeks of being home a lot…

  • Toddler Life,  Travel

    Flying with a (not so) lap infant

    So we recently tackled a major travel journey with our almost 2 year old. We flew to Mexico. With Oliver. As a lap infant. Meaning he didn’t have his own seat on the plane, he was just on our laps. Just like it sounds right? We had done this once before with Oliver, when he was 3 months old. No big deal. This trip he was 20 months old. Big deal.  For those of you who don’t have kids and just enjoy reading mom blogs. Or for those of you who have never flown with a young child, let me fill you in. If they’re under 2 years old airlines…

  • Lifestyle,  Toddler Life,  Travel

    Road Trip/Lagoon

    Okay everyone. I know it’s been a long time since I’ve updated you all, but I’ve been busy soaking in the summer with my 1 year old! This summer was 100% different than last summer. Oliver loves being outside, swimming, throwing rocks in the lake, you name it. And I won’t lie, it’s been pretty hard for me to stay inside too. We’ve been busy exploring the world and tackling life with a one year old. Two of the major things we tackled this summer was a road trip as well as an amusement park. Road trips with Oliver last year were easy, we just plopped him in his seat…