Playing in Puddles

It was a rainy Memorial Day here in the Ocean State, but when your toddler thinks he is a T-Rex, one finds ways to make the most of the rain! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.6”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); Channeling our inner T-Rex in puddles Posted by Tall Mom tiny baby on Monday, May 30, 2016…

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HOW TO COMBAT DIAPER RASH CAUSED BY ANTIBIOTICS

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Weleda. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. We’ve had a rough week in the Larsen household. For some reason, my little lad, who is two weeks shy of three years old, has decided to bite his baby sister – twice. I don’t think he did it to be mean or malicious, and to be fair, my…

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POTTY TRAINING – WITHOUT THE STRESS

Todays post about my new approach to potty training has been sponsored by CVS Training Pants.  Patience and humor. And coffee. Lots and lots and lots of coffee. That’s how I’ve been getting through potty training my toddler boy. Potty training my son has been a long process, and to be honest, I don’t think we are anywhere close to our destination. I’ve tried several different methods, have potties set up around my home,  set up sticker charts, and even…

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DENTAL CARE TIPS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS

My eight month old baby is the sweetest little thing. Her bright blue eyes sparkle each time I enter the room, and she is an absolute ham for the camera. Our infant adores her older brother, and is wants to play with whatever toy interests him. She eats all sorts of foods by this point (with meatballs being one of her favorites) and is getting better about sleeping through the night.  My baby also has a lucky tooth… A lucky…

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PAJAMA CHRISTMAS PARTY

Everyone grows up with different things they love.  My husband always loved baseball and Star Wars.  My brother was a Warcraft nerd.  For whatever reason, my dad has a real passion for Moxie the soda drink.  My mom always loved knitting and being crafty.  But me? Well – I’m a nerd too and, true, I do love Star Wars like Tall Dad – but my one true love is Christmas. I’ve watched Elf non stop, White Christmas was always in…

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Potty Training Tips Tricks and Advice

Potty training is hard.  Well, not for everyone I suppose.  You could have a prodigy who goes from diaper to porcelain throne within two days.  (By the way, I am very jealous of whoever that is.) But for us common folk – it’s the source of a lot of stress.  In fact, I’d say I’m getting just as frustrated with potty training as I did with sleep training and that’s saying A LOT.  Not only do I read one thing…

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The Best Baby and Toddler Friendly Places in Rhode Island – Morris Ave Tot Lot – Providence

Snuggled within Morris Avenue on the East Side of Providence is a precious and perfect little playground specifically aimed at babies and toddlers. The toddler park on Morris Ave seems to have been an extra house lot the city may have taken over and filled with mulch and fenced in. It is not large, but I actually like that about it. Unlike its larger playground neighbor, the Glady’s Potter Garden, the Morris Ave tot lot is cute and compact –…

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Top Six Sleep and Naptime Tricks For Toddlers and Babies

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #HorizonLunch #CollectiveBias I envy people who can sleep soundly. Nay, I envy people who can sleep in general.  Better yet – no, I really dislike them them.   I feel this way because Tall Dad and I haven’t had a normal night of sleep in nearly three years.   Yup.  Three long years. Why, you ask?   BECAUSE WE HAVE KIDS. That’s why.   Between…

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Best Hikes with Infants and Strollers {guest post}

Fall is one of my four favorite seasons to go hiking. Seriously! I love hiking all year round with my children in tow. It’s an easy, usually free, way for my family to have fun while enhancing our health and well-being.  It wasn’t always easy though. After I became a mother, finding the time and motivation to hit the trails was difficult. Plus, I never hiked with little ones. But I did recognize how much better my children behave, ate,…

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Play Stow and Go Playskool Toys Review – Toddler and Baby Toys

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Playskool. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Traveling with two kids two and under takes a lot of work and planning. There are diapers, outfits, change of outfits, pajamas, special soap, sleeping arrangements, snacks, and toys. But we were able to save a ton of space in our car in a recent trip to Maine, thanks…

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