Easy Activities that Encourage Independent Play for Toddlers

Is there any greater triumph as a parent, than discovering an activity that facilitates independent play for your toddlers? I think not.

I mean, it’s bad enough that I have to come up with meal ideas to feed these kids for every single meal of every single day, but I have to entertain them too?!

Apparently, yes, according to the toddler and the preschooler. And as much as I would love to just succumb to screen time all day every day, my mom-guilt just won’t allow me to. Continue Reading

Best Educational Shows for Toddlers

We’ve all heard the guidelines about screen time for toddlers, and we’ve all felt the mom-guilt when we ignore them. But it doesn’t have to be all bad – there are plenty of educational shows for toddlers and preschoolers available!

And if we’re going to be jumping ship on listening to the AAP on this one, we might as well justify it by making sure the content is educational, or at least teaching some sort of life skills, right? Continue Reading

Instant Pot Blueberry Vanilla Oatmeal

Instant Pot Blueberry Vanilla Oatmeal is a great, easy breakfast for hungry toddlers!

Get ready, y’all – this Instant Pot Blueberry Vanilla Oatmeal is about to make your life sooo much easier.

Is it just me or do kids eat five times as much at breakfast than at any other meal?

I wake up in the mornings, just tryin’ to have my cup of coffee and snuggle up on the couch for a little bit… but my kids are ready for a full-on 5-course feast, complete with carving station and made-to-order omelet bar.
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