• Parenting

    Ditch the Pacifier without ditching your Sanity

    My son loved his paci from day one and kept it for longer than I care to admit. Alexander was 2 1/2 when we finally braved the storm. With a little brother that still has a paci, this was definitely an adventure. We knew the day was coming, he was too old and we didn’t want him to have any dental or speech issues because of it. It all started when we were all laying in the bed one night and I noticed Alexander was so sleepy he was about to fall asleep without the paci in his mouth. I didn’t think much of it, we’d had quite a day…

  • Holidays

    Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers

    Sometimes finding stocking stuffers that are actually useful can be difficult. So, I ave compiled this list to make it a bit easier for you to find some practical stocking stuffers that will be used for more than just Christmas Day.   Tool-tensils, My boys love these. The handles look like screwdrivers or wrenches, but the end is a fork/spoon. These add an element of fun to their meals everyday.  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases     2.  Silicon Night Light, These are awesome My kids love that it’s a cute little kitty and I’m not worried about them trying to pull it out of the wall,…

  • Cooking

    Quick and Easy Chili

    Now that the winter weather has finally made it’s way down to Florida, I have plenty of reasons to make Chili. The past few weeks I have made one batch each week, giving us dinner and a couple of days of lunch.  Here is what you’ll need…  Ingredients 1 pound of Ground Turkey, Beef or Chicken  1 Sweet Onion, diced 1-2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons Chili Powder 1 teaspoon Cumin  pinch of Red Pepper 2 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes  1 8 ounce can Tomato sauce 1 15.5 ounce can Cannellini beans 1 15.5 ounce can Light Red Kidney beans 1 15.5 ounce can Dark Red Kidney beans  *If you…

  • Parenting

    Quick tips for 2 under 2

    Going back to when we first found out we were having #2, it was early October 2015 and we were in the worst of Hurricane Matthew. Our power had been out, the bridges were closed, we had sustained winds over 40 mph and then I got sick. So we ventured a few miles away to the Emergency Room, where they ran some tests, and the Nurse told us without a doubt, I was pregnant.  

  • Parenting

    Road trip Must Haves for Toddlers

    We recently took a road trip down to South Florida with the kids. This trip typically takes us about 5 hours depending on how many stops we have to make. As I’m sure you know, or can imagine, kids get restless on long road trips. My boys are no exception. To battle this I have come up with a bag of activities to take along for the ride.    

  • Parenting

    15 Rainy Day Activities for Toddlers

    Just when you are about to take your toddler outside to burn off some energy, it starts raining. This past summer this was all to often a reality in my house. So we made the best of it, here are some ideas for your next rainy day!