Toddler Talk

Let’s Talk Toddlers

Toddlers – let’s talk about these little children who have the ability to melt our hearts and make us cry all in a matter of minutes. Parenting toddlers is a challenge.  I am wrapping up the toddler years, and I am here to say that you too can survive. I am a mom to 4 kids, my youngest is now 4-years-old. He is still in the toddler-ish age where temper tantrums happen, just not all the time.

I am by no means one of those people who tell you how to parent, so don’t expect that here on toddler talk. I believe that parenting is something that each person has to figure out for themselves. It’s all about trial and error and works best for you. That being said, other parents can learn SO much from others in the same parenting situation!

Enough about that, I have 2 people I want to introduce you to and that help inspire Digital Mom Blog.

Meet our 2 youngest kids, Izaiah and Zeke.  They both provide us entertain 24/7 and they have inspired most of the posts here about toddlers.

Izaiah

3 year old toddler izaiahIzaiah is a sweetheart and dare devil. He has knocked his teeth into his gums and suffered countless black eyes and head bumps. As crazy as he can be, his smile makes everything better.  I found out I was pregnant the same year I started Digital Mom Blog, so you will find a lot of content about pregnancy.  8 months after he was born, I found out I was pregnant with our fourth child, Zeke. Yes, 2 kids – 16 months apart – somehow my heart is still beating.

Zeke

1 year old zeke

Zeke was in God’s plan. We always knew we wanted 4 kids, but didn’t know this gift would be given to us so soon. Ever since his birth, his sweet face has been nothing but a blessing. This dude is LAID BACK. He defines contentment, thought I will say here lately toddlerhood has been catching up with him. He is now attempting to throw temper tantrum, which is hysterical. All kidding aside, this kid has been 10x easier to raise than the other 3 kids.

In addition, to talking about parenting toddlers we talk a lot here about technology for kids and tech for tots.

Below you will find blog posts about toddlers. Hoping that you will join the conversation on toddler talk. The only right way to parent is the way that works best for you. That being said, sometimes you need to help a mom out. If you have suggestions or have found a way to parent your toddler that works for you, please share! We are all in this together!

Parenting Toddlers

Potty Training Toddlers

Creative Parenting

Tech for Tots

Yes, I am a digital mom and am raising digital kids. While we are constantly looking at screen time balance, we embrace technology for toddlers and are trying to figure out how best to use technology to set them up for success later in life while still enjoying childhood.

LOL Toddlers

You have to LOL or you will cry somedays when it comes to parenting a toddler. Here’s a little LOL

Talking about parenting toddlers

10+ Best Alarm Clocks for Toddlers

10+ Best Alarm Clocks for Toddlers

Share541 Tweet61 Pin4K EmailShares 5KIn order to keep you up-to-date with the best toddler alarm clocks, we update this post regularly. Last updated: 2/9/16 Technology and Kids – One of our most popular posts involves trying to get kids to sleep and stay in bed with kids alarm clocks for tod...

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Dressing Your Kids Cute Without Breaking the Bank

Dressing Your Kids Cute Without Breaking the Bank

Share Tweet Pin Email3 boys, 1 girl – that’s a lot of kids to clothe (don’t get me started on feeding!) While I have no desire to spend our expendable income on fancy clothes – I still want my kids to look cute. Cute, you know – while I am still allowed to dress them. ...

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Messes My Kids Made – Sharpie on the Kitchen Counter and Cabinets

Messes My Kids Made – Sharpie on the Kitchen Counter and Cabinets

Share1 Tweet2 Pin30 EmailShares 33Oh the life of a mom with 2 toddlers. It is NEVER boring at our house. It also is never clean. In this edition of MESSES MY KIDS MADE, I am sharing a lovely diddy that the boys surprised me with a while back. Yes folks, this is good ol’ SHARPIE ...

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Toddler Jumping Out of Crib – HELP!

Toddler Jumping Out of Crib – HELP!

Share Tweet Pin EmailI have a plan kid, and it doesn’t involve you leaving your crib for another 5 months – understand? Apparently our youngest, Zeke didn’t get the memo. We need him in his crib for 5 more months. Why? Well that’s a big hairy post for another time, but let...

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Messes My Kids Made – Part 1

Messes My Kids Made – Part 1

Share Tweet Pin EmailYou know, I know kids makes messes. It’s part of life, right? I mean – I am by no means a clean, organized person and make my share of messes. I have 4 kids. The 2 olders, sure in their toddler years made some doozies – but these last 2 boys – ...

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Toddler Update

Toddler Update

Share Tweet Pin EmailOkay, you know I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve written about my kids on this blog. Oh the BOYS. I so love them. God knew what he was doing when he gave me these two. They are the perfect combination of crazy and funny. Here are all 3 of us. ...

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Wall Felt Christmas Tree and Felt Snowman

Wall Felt Christmas Tree and Felt Snowman

Share23 Tweet Pin665 EmailShares 688Last year I fell in love with the wall felt Christmas trees for toddlers. This past Thanksgiving, I found a purpose for an entry wall in our house. I am using it to create seasonal fun. For Thanksgiving, it was a Wall Thankful Tree – and now for Christmas, i...

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10 Toddler Bikes for Boys

10 Toddler Bikes for Boys

Share Tweet1 Pin234 EmailShares 235Looking for a toddler bike? Like just about every year, it seems – we have a bicycle under the Christmas tree!  With 4 kids, that like to grow (can’t they stop growing???) – it feels like we are buying new bikes every year. This year, with 2 todd...

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10 Toddler Toys That Your Kids Will Actually Use!

10 Toddler Toys That Your Kids Will Actually Use!

Share3 Tweet1 Pin75 EmailShares 79Looking for toddler toys that will be used? Nothing frustrates me more than buying a new toy and my kid playing with it 1 time and then forgetting about it! So frustrating! Well, look no more! Purchase toddler toys that will last. Check out these 10 Toddler Toys Tha...

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20 Toddler Toys to Help Develop Fine Motor Skills

20 Toddler Toys to Help Develop Fine Motor Skills

Share6 Tweet9 Pin280 EmailShares 295The few years we have our kids as toddlers – they are rapidly growing and learning. Your toddler’s gross motor skills, like running, walking and jumping doesn’t require much work on your part. Our toddlers took off on their own. Our youngest Zeke...

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My Toddler Takes a Selfie

My Toddler Takes a Selfie

Share Tweet Pin EmailThe whole selfie thing – just isn’t something I get. Well, unless I am doing my make-up. I totally do my make up by using the selfie camera on the iPhone. Sometimes I’ll snap a shot before I get my eyebrows waxed, hair colored or what have you. But typically on...

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13 Great Things About 3 Year Olds

13 Great Things About 3 Year Olds

Share4 Tweet Pin64 EmailShares 68I’ve documented the woahs of the last 2 years with my 3-year-old. He is a force to be reckoned with. Whether it’s knocking his teeth into his gums, or the kids refusing to sleep – we’ve had our trials. Thankfully he is really cute, so all of t...

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Goodbye Summer – Hello Preschool

Goodbye Summer – Hello Preschool

Share Tweet3 Pin18 EmailShares 21 Saying goodbye to summer is bitter sweet.  We had a summer bucket list that we didn’t quite complete, because – well life got in the way. Toddlers have taught me just to roll with whatever happens in life – blessings and curses. Thankfully, these...

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Let’s Talk Toddlers

Let’s Talk Toddlers

Share Tweet1 Pin40 EmailShares 41Let’s talk toddlers! A lot going on around here in toddler land. With 2 termites toddlers, life doesn’t stop, and neither does the OMG and LOL with these boys around. I posted this photo to Instagram this past week. I so adore that the toddler boys finall...

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Toddler Goes to the Emergency Room

Toddler Goes to the Emergency Room

Share6 Tweet1 Pin EmailShares 7Taking a toddler to the emergency room is not fun. Yesterday was one of those days that goes down in the WTH was I thinking when I had kids category. I was at church with our 2 older kids when my husband called and said that he was headed to the ...

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How to Throw a Potty Training Party

How to Throw a Potty Training Party

Share2 Tweet1 Pin67 EmailShares 70Throw a potty party? Yes, let me explain. We are a month into potty training and oh BOY what a fun month it’s been *insert eye roll*.  At the end of March, our 3-year old Izaiah kept pulling his diaper off after he did his business. My husband threw his hands...

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When to Start Potty Training – 5 Signs To Watch For

When to Start Potty Training – 5 Signs To Watch For

Share10 Tweet4 Pin77 EmailShares 91Are you wondering when to start potty training your toddler? We are currently in the midst of getting our 3 year old son Izaiah to pee on the toilet, not on the floor. WHEE, it’s uhm quite the adventure to say the least. This is our third child to potty train...

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OUCH! My Toddler Accidentally Pulled Out My Nose Ring

OUCH! My Toddler Accidentally Pulled Out My Nose Ring

Share Tweet Pin EmailI have wanted a nose ring for a while. Maybe it’s a mid-thirties crisis or something like that. With 4 kids, finding time to actually head to the tattoo parlor and gets pierced is not easy. While I love exposing my children to the world, I wasn’t going to chain-gang ...

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The Cure for Bored Toddlers – 20 Activities for Toddlers

The Cure for Bored Toddlers – 20 Activities for Toddlers

Share Tweet Pin22 EmailShares 22 What do you do when your toddler gets bored? We are dealing with this issue x2. Both toddlers are at awkward stages. Izaiah, 2 years old – would watch TV or play on the iPad all day, since that’s not an option – hello boredom!  Zeke, who is 1 ̵...

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Cereal Box Crafts

Cereal Box Crafts

Share4 Tweet5 Pin121 EmailShares 130 Does your family consume ungodly amounts of cereal? Mine does. It’s obscene, that’s if I am not around. While I am trying to stick to more of the granola and whole grains, the husband has a weakness when giving into the kids when it comes to cereal (p...

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Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees and Other Things Your Toddler Needs to Know About Money

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees and Other Things Your Toddler Needs to Know About Money

Share Tweet Pin EmailHow many times have you uttered the words…. Money doesn’t grow on trees?  I know I am guilty of saying that, oh at least 5 times each grocery store trip – and who knows how many when we are at the mall or Target. Kids just don’t get it… but then ag...

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Toddler Teeth Knocked Out (Or So We Thought!)

Toddler Teeth Knocked Out (Or So We Thought!)

Share Tweet Pin EmailTodder teeth knocked out is a scary thought, wanna know something even scarier – IT HAPPENING and then realizing that your toddler’s teeth were knocked into his GUMS! I KNOW… OMG, what a week it has been. Well actually, since last Thursday we have been in a dow...

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Toddler Silence is Scary

Toddler Silence is Scary

Share5 Tweet Pin174 EmailShares 179 Silence is golden… unless you have a toddler. In that case silence is very suspicious. TRUE THAT. Quiet Toddlers = No Good Anytime we have quiet toddlers, there is something up.  While there are a few rare occasions that the quietness is because they are as...

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5 Things My Toddler Has Learned from the iPad

5 Things My Toddler Has Learned from the iPad

Share1 Tweet1 Pin58 EmailShares 60 Toddlers and iPad learning is something that has fascinated me. While yes, I am a digital mom who is constantly trying to find a good screen time balance for my kids – we whole heartedly embrace technology with kids.  I admit, my 2 year old Izaiah spends mor...

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Teaching Toddlers Forgiveness

Teaching Toddlers Forgiveness

Share Tweet Pin Email Teaching forgiveness to toddlers is essential. Think about this. What if everyone on this Earth knew about forgiveness and understood Grace? What a wonderful world we would live in. Guess what? That’s not happening. While we can’t control the fact that the world can...

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