Month: December 2016

Stop Being A Moody Mama and Start Being a Mellow Mama

I know this feeling a little too well. When you’ve cleaned up the whole house and it’s spotless. Then you hear a big, loud *crash*. You roll your eyes and sigh, there goes all your hard work. You look around your house only to find your toddler surrounded by a whole box of cereal scattered at their feet and if you’re lucky (sarcasm intended), there will be some milk and a few toys mixed in there too.

At this point, I feel like screaming at the top of my lungs and pulling out all of my hair. I just stand there and think to myself, ‘It was hard enough to get everything cleaned the first time and now I have to do it all over again.’ Oh, the joys of having kids. 

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How to Wean Your Baby Off the Breast

Don’t get me wrong. I loved nursing my daughter. Nursing gave us that special one-on-one bonding time and I always looked forward to it. It became something so natural and easy for me to do. And after my son was born, I loved nursing my 2 babies. I think tandem nursing really helped my daughter adjust to having a new baby brother. It helped her feel more included. Everything was great! Until my son turned into a toddler and I had 2 toddlers wanting to always nurse at the same time. It was too much chaos for me and became more like a chore rather than something that I loved to do. That’s when I decided that it was time to wean my daughter. I mean, she was already 2 and a half year old, she had her fair share of breastfeeding and she was already eating regular food. I knew it was going to be hard since she was still nursing regularly but, one day I decided that I was just going to stop and I did. She put up a big fight in the beginning but, over time she got used to the way things were and completely forgot about it or at least didn’t make a fuss about it anymore. I was very relieved. These are some tips and suggestions I have for any mamas’ who are planning or want to wean their little ones.

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Receiving a Call From Santa Claus

Do you have a little Santa Claus lover on your hands? Is your child concerned about being on the naughty or nice list? And if they are going to receive presents for Christmas?

I cannot believe this actually worked but I saw it with my own eyes and now I’m thankful for discovering it and giving it a chance. You should too! Now, I just have to see how long this will work.

I downloaded an app called Santa Claus onto my phone from the App Store. I was looking for a way to ‘scare’ my daughter because I always verbally tell her that Santa Claus is watching her and if she is naughty then he’s not going to bring her any presents for Christmas. She just looks at me and practically rolls her eyes at me like I’m crazy. Well, now I have proof! I can leave a voicemail, text message, or request a phone call to my phone from Santa Claus himself! And I can get him to say all sorts of things to her including:

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iPad and iPhone Apps For Toddlers

 If you are a modern mama like I am and you’re okay with letting your children use technology for their education or for technology interaction then this post will benefit you. In this post, I am going to talk about my favorite mommy and toddler approved apps. I have a daughter who is 3 and a son who is going to be turning 2 very soon. Both of them know how to use an iPad and these apps have helped encourage learning and creativity in a fun way! I like to set aside 30 minutes to 1 hour a day of time for my kids to use the educational apps on their iPads. I also use this really helpful tool (Guided Access) on the iPad that allows me to lock the screen so they can’t change what they are doing. It requires a passcode first and you are able to disable the use of the volume buttons. If it is an educational video, you can lock everything so that they can’t click anything on the screen or use any buttons.

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