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Baby T will be two years old next month, it's hard to believe! Lately I've been coming up with ways to keep him entertained long enough for him to go on the potty - which is easy in theory, but tough with a very active toddler who is alw...
Baby T will be two years old next month, it's hard to believe! Lately I've been coming up with ways to keep him entertained long enough for him to go on the potty - which is easy in theory, but tough with a very active toddler who is always on-the-go. I kind of wish I tried the '3 day naked potty training' method over the summer when it was warm. Now I feel it's too chilly to do that, but I still recall the few times he asked to go potty himself or sat on the potty to pee just because he wasn't wearing anything and he totally understood that he can't pee on the floor. In the country I come from (Russia), most toddlers are potty trained by 18 months, it's just the norm. Disposable diapers are expensive there and cloth diapers aren't 'modern' or convenient, most just use prefolds. I so want to be done with diaper laundry, it's not hard, but I still want a break if we ever have another baby (yes, there is talk about that around here).My tip today is pretty simple as you can see in the photos. No fancy iPad or tablet, no smart phone. Just good old-fashioned motor skills development with an empty quart yogurt container with clear lid (we love Stonyfield), a slot that I cut out, and a handful of change. It kept him happy and busy long enough to go on the potty and then some, he didn't want to leave. Of course you know your toddler best, if he or she is the type that would put the change in the mouth, you might want to skip this and instead take a big cardboard box, cut a slot, and save up a bunch of junk mail letters for the child to throw in the slot and play 'mailman'. Or 'postal carrier' if you want to be politically correct. He can wink! Want to play?Oh, and guess what? After he was done, Baby E and him played with this for another hour! Yes, there were stray pennies here and there which I had to fish out from under the couch, but they had fun and I had time to wash dishes and prep lunch. What's your low tech potty entertainment tip? Top Mommy Blogs - Vote for us @ TopMommyBlogs.Com!
about 5 hours ago
With football season in full swing, we thought it would be fun to share some great game day football party snack ideas with you today! We had the opportunity to speak with actress Holly Robinson Peete, a self-proclaimed “crazy foot...
With football season in full swing, we thought it would be fun to share some great game day football party snack ideas with you today! We had the opportunity to speak with actress Holly Robinson Peete, a self-proclaimed “crazy football mama” about things that she and her family like to do together to make watching the game a family bonding experience. Holly’s kids are totally into fantasy football, so they all have their teams and players to keep track of during the games. In addition, they all get dressed up in their favorite teams’ gear and then the kids help with decorating and preparing some of the yummy game day food. Holly shared some of her favorite game day go-to recipes with us, which included a popcorn party mix, touchdown mini meatloaves, chips & queso and of course nachos with your favorite toppings. All of these recipes along with dozens more can be found on the Hungry For Football website and by clicking the link below each picture. Popcorn Party Mix Touchdown Mini Meatloaf Fiesta Chicken Nachos If you’re doing the tailgating thing, here are some fun mason jar football food ideas. Cheddar bacon ranch pulls. Fruit salsa and cinnamon chips. Chocolate covered football Oreos. Parmesan pretzel bites. Mini BBQ pork sliders. Pizza pull apart bread. Football red velvet cheese ball. What are some of your favorite football game day recipes?? The post Game Day Football Party Snacks + Interview with Holly Robinson Peete appeared first on Design Dazzle.
about 11 hours ago
~I received a promotional item or payment for this post. Canvas on Demand coupon and giveaway directly by COD and WOM Women. All opinions are my own! I looooove taking and printing photos of the kids. We have so  many photos that we need...
~I received a promotional item or payment for this post. Canvas on Demand coupon and giveaway directly by COD and WOM Women. All opinions are my own! I looooove taking and printing photos of the kids. We have so  many photos that we need printed and hung around the house… it’s hard to choose, right?! I shop at sites like Canvas on Demand for high-quality, beautiful canvas prints and photo products. Gallery wrapped is my choice! We’re going to have family photos taken in early November so I can’t wait to see how they turn out and get a new canvas printed for our mantle. Want to get one of your favorite photos printed on canvas? I have a GREAT coupon for you! You could get a $127 canvas for just $45! Use this Canvas on Demand coupon for 65% off plus free shipping–you won’t find a better deal! AND there’s no expiration date: VCE3TK6MJVSEF7H GIVEAWAY: one lucky reader will win a 16×20″ canvas from Canvas on Demand! Please use the form below to enter–good luck a Rafflecopter giveaway The post Canvas on Demand coupon for 65% off & giveaway appeared first on Baby Dickey | Chicago, IL Mom Blogger.
about 14 hours ago
This post brought to you by Arby’s. All opinions are 100% mine. Today I told my husband we’d be trying out something new. A Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich, to be specific, available at Arby’s. He fist pumped and said ̶...
This post brought to you by Arby’s. All opinions are 100% mine. Today I told my husband we’d be trying out something new. A Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich, to be specific, available at Arby’s. He fist pumped and said “Yeah!”, so I knew he was on board. (trying out tasty new foods is always fun) We […]You just finished reading It's Fun To Try New Things #SmokehouseBrisket! Consider leaving a comment!This post is written by Penelope Guzman from Penelope's Oasis. If you are not currently reading this via e-mail or an RSS feed directly from Penelope's Oasis, then this post has been stolen or scraped. Stolen content can be reported here .
about 19 hours ago
We started discussing halloween costumes back in July this year. We went around and around and finally decided on a Wizard of Oz theme for our family costumes. I’ll share more on that later, but for now, if you’re needing a l...
We started discussing halloween costumes back in July this year. We went around and around and finally decided on a Wizard of Oz theme for our family costumes. I’ll share more on that later, but for now, if you’re needing a little inspiration before the end of the month, check out some of my favorite kid costumes from around the internet: Popcorn Vendors The cast of Duck Dynasty Dumb and Dumber Treasure Troll (I couldn’t find a source for this one) Wayne’s World Mr. Peanut Prince Humpty Dumpty Popeye Rainbow And while this isn’t a kid costume, it wouldn’t be a favorite halloween costume line up without Elton John Cat. What are your little ones planning to be for halloween this year? Love, M
about 19 hours ago
Bumbleride will introduce the Indie 4 stroller in early 2014. While very similar to the current Indie and keeping many of the same features, this stroller will be marketed to parents who have a more active and urban lifestyle. The new 4 ...
Bumbleride will introduce the Indie 4 stroller in early 2014. While very similar to the current Indie and keeping many of the same features, this stroller will be marketed to parents who have a more active and urban lifestyle. The new 4 wheel design with all wheel suspension is perfect for parents who want a smooth ride on both sidewalks and nature paths. No word yet on an exact release date or price. Photo from peppyparents.com.
about 21 hours ago
To say that baby Sam's cute nursery has lots of storage ideas is a huge understatement. Amanda, as you will see, is as devoted to bringing style to nursery
To say that baby Sam's cute nursery has lots of storage ideas is a huge understatement. Amanda, as you will see, is as devoted to bringing style to nursery
about 22 hours ago
Mom and designer Courtney DeFeo did a spectacular job at re-creating her kids playroom into such a pretty room! Her ideas and use of space will help anyone looking to re-design an area for their kids to play in. She allowed enough space ...
Mom and designer Courtney DeFeo did a spectacular job at re-creating her kids playroom into such a pretty room! Her ideas and use of space will help anyone looking to re-design an area for their kids to play in. She allowed enough space for her kids to have fun and let their imagination run wild. Courtney with help from Carol Welker built the “castle” loft bed around an IKEA loft bed- great idea! She added mirrors to the wall, a barre, and a wooden floor piece to create her children’s very own dance space. How fun for them to get their tap shoes on and go dance away! A cozy reading area is a great way to get the kids to cuddle up with a good book. Didn’t Courtney do a fabulous job? I sure think so! Make sure to check out the rest of the room for many more ideas and pictures The post DIY Playroom Makeover appeared first on Design Dazzle.
about 22 hours ago
Best Baby Nursery Storage Ideas. How to use beautifully decorated nursery storage baskets, bins and boxes to organize your baby's room while maintaining your theme and color scheme.
Best Baby Nursery Storage Ideas. How to use beautifully decorated nursery storage baskets, bins and boxes to organize your baby's room while maintaining your theme and color scheme.
about 22 hours ago
She’s only 3 but you’d think she’s 13 by the specificity of her costume requests. When I was her age all I wanted to be was a princess. In fact, I think I was some kind of princess or “pretty thing” every ye...
She’s only 3 but you’d think she’s 13 by the specificity of her costume requests. When I was her age all I wanted to be was a princess. In fact, I think I was some kind of princess or “pretty thing” every year. I can’t remember ever being anything scary, even to this day. In the third grade I was a witch, but it was the “pretty witch” costume, with a poofy black dress laced with orange trim. I thought maybe my daughter would follow a similar taste in costumes since I find her dressing up in her princess dresses on an almost daily basis, but this Halloween she’s told me time and again she wants to be a “girl lion, with no mane.” I wasn’t sure if she’d change her mind, since a few months ago she said she wanted to be everything from a crab to a mermaid, to a ballerina. But she’s been pretty consistent about wanting to be a lioness for more than a month, so I guess she means it. I’ve been searching for a costume she likes but there seems to be something wrong with all of them. Via Amazon The obvious lion costumes are male and have the mane she doesn’t want. However, I did decide little brother is going to be a little lion too in this costume. The cute DIY lion costumes you find on Etsy are adorable, but unrecognizable when it comes to  actually being a lion. Via Susie’s Korner Then there’s the Nala costume, which she loved at first glance, but then totally freaked out about when she got an up-close look at what–to her– Looks like a lion eating a child’s head. Via Amazon “The mouth is too big! It’s scary!” She told me as she pretended to bite her fingernails with fear. So I’m left trying to design something that resembles a lioness. I’m thinking brown leotard and leggings, some kind of furry paws/knee socks, ears, a tail with a tuff, and cute facepaint. If you have any other ideas let me know. Mamas got her work cut out for her this year. The post My 3-year-old’s very specific Hallowween costume request appeared first on Baby Making Machine.
1 day ago