• Parenting

    Super Easy Fine Motor Skills Activity For Toddlers

    Hey beautiful people! You know how sometimes you just need something quick, easy, and safe to entertain your toddler while you eat/drink your coffee/rush around tidying/have five minutes to hold on to your sanity? Well, I definitely know how that goes! Today, however, I stumbled across a wee gem in the toddler-entertainment field. Like all good projects, this activity only uses three items you’ll likely find lying around your house! Winning! What you’ll need: Cotton balls Tongs (I gave Hunter two different sizes) Muffin tray …and a toddler! 😉 All you do is show your wee cherub how to use the tongs, and pop a couple cotton balls into the…

  • Parenting

    Things My Toddler Has Cried About Recently (and why they’re totally valid points)

    No toddlers were harmed in the making of this post. With his ever increasing desire for independence, Hunter has recently developed Sudden Onset Toddler Tantrum Syndrome (SOTTS) where he will suddenly throw himself on the ground in frustration at his current situation. I feel for him, I really do, and so I thought I better explain why his tantrums are actually completely reasonable responses. I wouldn’t put a pair of shoes on him without first taking the pair he was wearing off. This is completely reasonable because as his mother I should be supporting him in his quest for fashion-forwardness rather than being yet another naysayer in the fashion industry.…

  • How To's,  Parenting

    Christmas Present Ideas

    Hey homies! Ok, so I know probably most of you are WAY more organised than me and have your Christmas shopping already sorted (because no one likes a cray cray pre-Christmas mall… No thank you!) but just in case you haven’t and are having a panic moment, I’ve collated a list of potential present ideas for your kiddies.  I’ve split them into “preschool” “school aged” and “teen”, but haven’t bothered specifying genders because, you know, kids are kids. These vary greatly from stocking stuffer ideas to major presents; partly because everyone has different budgets, but mostly because I do not have the brain power right now to section into even…