Mothering

Snow Paint

Snow days are fun, right?! Even as adults we understand how magical that first snow day is. Until we are cooped up with our kids for hours on end. Sure, we can build snowmen and make snow angels until the cows come home; but how would you like to switch it up a bit? There… Continue reading Snow Paint

diy · Holidays & Crafts · Mothering

Toddler Boy Valentine Basket

Boys get pink and heart-filled Valentine baskets at our house, too! Hank’s was slightly different than my daughters’ basket. Check out what’s inside below (two-year-old boy). The Basket I purchased these pink baskets at Target. I made a cardboard yarn heart and letters and added a couple of yarn pompom a to personalize them. I… Continue reading Toddler Boy Valentine Basket

diy · Holidays & Crafts · Mothering

Toddler Girl Valentine Basket

This is my first year doing Valentine baskets for my kids and it certainly will not be my last! I had so much fun crafting, making treats and gathering fun little surprises. Here is a closer look at Lennon and Rowe’s (4 years old) baskets. The Basket I purchased these pink baskets at Target. I… Continue reading Toddler Girl Valentine Basket

mom hack · Mothering · toddlers · twins

Potty Training: The Methods and The Madness

Here we go again! It’s ironic that the week after my Toledo Moms blog post on potty training went live, my two-year-old son, Hank, started showing interest in using the toilet! I was ignorantly basking in the bliss of not having to clean up accidents and continuously ushering the twins to the bathroom when Hank… Continue reading Potty Training: The Methods and The Madness

Mothering · toddlers

Changing the Game Before the Game is Over

I think we can all agree that over the past nine months most of us have filled the gaps that were once filled with school, extracurriculars, playdates, etc., with a little extra screen time (or a lot extra on some days #workfromhomemom). I’m not ashamed to admit that sometimes handing off tablets to my kids… Continue reading Changing the Game Before the Game is Over

Mothering

The BEST Pumpkin Cheesecake

When you think “fall desserts”, you probably think of popular choices like apple pie, pumpkin pie, donuts, etc. But, there is one dessert that I think doesn’t get enough credit; the PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE. Imagine if a pumpkin pie and a cheesecake had a baby…yum, right? My favorite pumpkin chocolate chip cheesecake combines the best of… Continue reading The BEST Pumpkin Cheesecake

Holidays & Crafts · Mothering

Ice Cream Birthday Party Theme

Over the past several years, each time my children celebrated a birthday I would have a themed party. And the theme would include the age they were turning. We have had the following: Unocorn PartyTwotti FruittiYoung, Wild & ThreeHole in ONETwo the Moon Well, the twins recently turned for and I wracked my brain for… Continue reading Ice Cream Birthday Party Theme

diy · Holidays & Crafts · Mothering · toddlers

Two the Moon Birthday Party

We had Hank's second birthday party recently and I am absolutely in love how the theme and decor turned out. Seeing as though we are amidst a pandemic, we weren't able to have the big celebration that I would normally plan (if you know me, you know I love to host a party) but that… Continue reading Two the Moon Birthday Party

local · Mothering · travel

Mom-Approved Northwest Ohio Beaches

One of the greatest things about living in Northwest Ohio (as if you needed another reason to set your roots here) is that we are nestled into the shores of Lake Erie, one of the nation’s Great Lakes. This means we have access to some GREAT family-friendly beaches. Whether you are looking for a quick… Continue reading Mom-Approved Northwest Ohio Beaches