• The "Why?" stage that every toddler goes through can be so exhausting but, if you dig down deep, there are ways to get through the "why" stage.

    Finding Joy in the “Why?” Stage

    January 5, 2018

    “Ok buddy, time to go get your shoes so mama can help put them on.” “Why?” “Because we have to go to the grocery store.” “Why?” “Because we have to go buy food so we can make dinner.” “Why?” “Because we’re going to be hungry at dinner time.” “Why?” “Because our bodies need food to…

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  • Toddler Time ~ Neighborhood Cookie Baking

    December 20, 2017

    A few months ago, a sweet elderly neighbor of ours stopped by as we were working on putting up a fence in our backyard.  She told us about an earthquake prepping group she wanted to set up with some of the people in our neighborhood and invited us to be a part of it.  Now,…

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  • Christmas Tree Hunting {2017}

    November 29, 2017

    Every year I wait for the weekend after Thanksgiving, not for Black Friday (I absolutely refuse to go out that morning!), but for getting a Christmas tree!  This year, Caleb spent the weekend after Thanksgiving at his grandparent’s house as a little birthday celebration (and so Nate and I could work on some house projects…

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  • Toddler craft - toilet paper Christmas cracker

    Toddler Time ~ Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Cracker

    November 27, 2017

    Christmas time is here!  Happiness and cheer!  Fun for all, the children call, their favorite time of year!  Since it’s their favorite time of year, what’s a better way to start out the Christmas season than a toddler time Christmas craft?  Let’s create a toilet paper roll Christmas cracker together! Before we get to the…

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  • The greatest non toy Christmas present gift guide for toddlers

    Non Toy Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers {Giveaway}

    November 22, 2017

    This Post Contains Affiliate Links Christmas is coming!!!!!  I LOVE CHRISTMAS!  Seriously, you can just call me Buddy the Elf and it will all be good.  Unfortunately, now that I’m a mama, I have begun dreading Christmas a little bit.  I adore the holiday season – watching my little man experience all the joy and…

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    How To Teach Your Toddler About Charity

    November 7, 2017

    Every so often I find myself complaining about things I don’t have or being discontent with the way things are.  When this happens, it’s important to get a reset.  I am SO blessed!  I have so much amazingness in my life – things I don’t even need!  I’m never lacking for food and clean water. …

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  • Toddler Time ~ Thankful Tree

    November 1, 2017

    Every night, when we put Caleb to bed, we go through the same routine.  Caleb gets a song while drinking his water, he is asked what he wants to thank Jesus for, we pray, he gets two more songs (yes, he’s talked us into having three songs as a part of his bedtime routine), and…

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  • Toilet Paper Roll Birdfeeder - The perfect activity to do with your toddler!

    Toddler Time ~ Toilet Paper Roll Birdfeeder

    October 25, 2017

    One of Caleb’s favorite things to do is work on craft projects.  Before Josiah was born we did a craft project almost every other week or so.  Recently, though, I realized Caleb and I hadn’t done a craft project for a while.  I thought back and realized that we hadn’t done one since Josiah was…

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