Toddler Talk

Let’s talk toddlers. I know, *sigh* TODDLERS. Those dreaded years of terror, and not. I mean, on one hand the toddler years are the greatest and then on the other hand – holy hell HOW IN THE HELL AM I GOING TO SURVIVE THIS!?!?!

Good news friends, we survived the toddler years – FOUR TIMES. Yes, we have four kids and somehow we made it thru. Sure, it cost us a lot of money thru destroyed property and ER visits – and my husband’s hair loss maybe due to these years… but people we made it and so can you. 

Here are on Toddler Talk posts that were created thru those insane years. 

20 Best Toys to Develop Fine Motor Skills

Looking for the best toys to develop fine motor skills - here they are! The 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...

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Dressing Your Kids Cute Without Breaking the Bank

3 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. My go to for...

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Messes My Kids Made – Part 1

You 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 - OMG these toddlers can...

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Toddler Update

Okay, 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. I have no idea...

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Wall Felt Christmas Tree and Felt Snowman

DIY a felt Christmas tree and felt snowman with this easy Christmas craft for kids! Last 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...

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10 Toddler Toys That Your Kids Will Actually Use!

Looking 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 That...

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13 Great Things About 3 Year Olds

I'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 the chaos is at least...

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Goodbye Summer – Hello Preschool

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 situations were...

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Let’s Talk Toddlers

Let'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 finally took a...

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Toddler Goes to the Emergency Room

Taking 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 emergency room and...

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How to Throw a Potty Training Party

Throw 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 in the...

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When to Start Potty Training – 5 Signs To Watch For

Are 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

I 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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Fun Christmas Crafts for Toddlers

Looking for toddler Christmas crafts? We have them! Make handmade gifts and crafts for decor with your tots this holiday season. We've rounded up the best Toddler Christmas crafts for you and your toddler to make. Toddler Christmas Crafts Christmas is right...

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Toddler Teeth Knocked Out (Or So We Thought!)

MISSING TODDLER TEETH. Scary thought, right? Wanna know something even scarier - IT HAPPENED TO US. Crazy story that I have to tell you about our toddler, Izaiah. I'll give you the whole run down, but the Cliff Note's version is that he knocked his teeth into his...

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Toddler Silence is Scary

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 asleep,...

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5 Things My Toddler Has Learned from the iPad

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 more...

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Teaching Toddlers Forgiveness

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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Our Toddlers Don’t Know About September 11th

September 11th - We Will Never Forget I woke up today and looked at the date. Every time I glance at a calendar and see the date of September 11 - a sick feeling develops in my stomach. Each year, on this day 9-11 - I can't help but remember that tragic morning that...

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Toddler Round Up – Week of August 28th

Another week - another toddler round-up! We ended the summer with a bang and while I was stoked to get the kids in preschool - come to find out there was a slight misunderstanding (boo).  The preschool in which I registering at informed me there were a few openings,...

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Toddlers and Screen Time

Toddler Screen Time - how much is too much? The older our kids get, naturally the more screen time they want. This includes our 2 year old toddler, Izaiah. Izaiah's newest obsession is the iPad. He spends time watching his favorite show, Yo Gabba Gabba. I have to...

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Watch Disney Junior App Review

Are your kids fans of Disney Junior? Well if so, we have a FREE app just for you! Watch Disney Junior App Review Toddlers and iPads - kind of sounds like a TV show! My 2-year old, Izaiah since gaining an attention span, can sit enjoying the iPad for hours on end (if...

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Stop Your Toddler From Pushing the iPad Button!

Does your toddler push the iPad home button?  This week on Toddler Talk, we have a solution for button pushing madness! While my toddlers LOVE the Apple iPad and the iPhone, the thing is I would sit my 2-year-old Izaiah down to watch a movie on the iPad, and what...

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5 Tips to Help Teach Toddler How to Share

Toddler Sharing - 2 words that don't seem to go together well during the toddler years! This past week, our youngest Zeke received his first birthday present - a rocking horse. We have a rocking dinosaur for Izaiah, that he and the other kids have loved (so much...

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Toddler Messes – Oh the Messes They Make

Toddler messes - maybe I need not say more! While I had planned to write on a different topic this week, yesterday was a doozy and toddler messes became apparent as the subject I needed to write about. Let's talk messes. I'm not talking spaghetti face, while that's...

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Disciplining Your Toddler

Discipling your toddler is never a fun subject, but oh what a week it was in our toddler world! This week we're talking about the lovely world of toddler discipline, how to discipline your toddler and consequences. Please remember, I am a strong believer in learning...

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Toddler Appetites

Let's talk about toddler appetites. I have had a toddler who wouldn't eat. I have had a toddler who was a picky eater. And now I have a toddler who will eat non-stop. Toddler Appetites Welcome to another round of Toddler Talk. Good news, if you are reading this - you...

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Toddler Climbing Out of the Crib – HELP!

Our toddler is climbing out of the crib. Oh, the adventures our 2-year old brings. Our boy Izaiah sure makes up for the 2 toddlers we had last go-round. He's everything that describes a boy, made of dirt and every cliche about a 2-year-old describes this kid. Let's...

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Fisher Price iXL – The iPad for Kids (kind of)

The 4-year-old loves his Leapster and the 7-year-old loves her Nintendo DS. On birthdays and holidays, it never fails we end up spending money on expanding these systems with new games or accessories.  Fisher Price iXL Review Fisher Price has caught wind of this...

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5 Tips for Surviving Toddler Haircuts

Toddler Haircuts - those words make my brain itch (yes, that's possible - because I said so). Both of our toddlers are in need of a haircut. This will be Zeke's first haircut. Izaiah's hair is looking shaggy in a not cute way, so looks like it's time to head to the...