Two Toddlers Equals Double the Trouble: The Toddler Explosion

I feel like a broken record saying this, but Ellie never pulled crazy toddler stunts. When other parent friends of ours would tell us horrific sharpie accidents, nail polish face painting parties and poop finger painting sessions, we would grimace and nod like we totally understood. We had no clue.  Along came Zach. Before the age…

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When should your child first visit the dentist?

Ellie didn’t start getting teeth until she was 14 months, but Zach’s teeth started coming in at 3 months. With both of them I had no idea when I was suppose to start taking care of those teeth or even when I was suppose to take them to the dentist. We start seeing the pediatrician the day…

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Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave

I don’t think that as parent we plan to deceive our children. I think most of us view these little white lies as a way to protect our children’s innocence. We never expect our children to catch on to our fibs. Well this weekend I got caught.

2009 Lil L Recap

Ok, so this is the post were I cry the entire time I put it together! For my last post of the year I’ve taken a picture from each month of the last year.  I can’t believe how quickly it went! January Charging through Fort Lauderdale February Hitting the Slopes in Dorango March Catching up…

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Alma our The Elf of the Shelf

Lil L is just turning 3, so as a new family we haven’t had much time to create our own HolidayFamily traditions.   We celebrate Chanukkah and Christmas and are still feeling our way through merging both holidays. One thing I know is as a child I loved the thought of there being a Santa and…

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Paint + Pumpkins = Halloween Fun!

Well, at least it did for Lil L.  For me, totally worth the small mess. She had a great time. Pumpkin Carving for a toddler normally consist of watch while everyone else does the carving.  While we’re still going to partake in the traditional Pumpkin carving, I wanted Lil L to have something to help…

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Traveling Tips for Parents

Brain Quest – One of my favorite educational games! Perfect for creating conversation, even with your toddlers! Some of our favorite iPhone and iTouch apps Bounce On – Mario Brothers meets red ball. AniMatch – Match Game Number Drop – Match the number with the items http://www.tuaw.com/2008/11/20/first-look-flighttrack-real-time-flight-tracker/ – Great for keeping track of arrivals and…

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Just 5 Minutes of Quiet Please

I love my daughter, I’m super impressed by her vocal skills. For a little girl who’s not even 3 yet, she has an amazing vocabulary. The problem is she never stops talking!  She vocalizes EVERYTHING! She even talks in her sleep. If we happen to be someplace where she can’t use the restroom she’ll ask…

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