The Toddlers years are the most important years for learning and development for your child. Their physical, emotional and cognitive development is in overdrive as they grow from a baby to a toddler. They are learning social and emotional skills, their language develops from single words to complex sentences and they use play to explore and understand the world around them.
It can be an intense time for both parents and children, and for me, keeping busy and providing fun and flexible play options is one of the best things I can do to support my toddler’s learning and development!
By the time you’ve reached the Toddler years, you can be drowning in toys, so it’s always nice to discover new and amazing brands to support! I’ve pulled together 5 of my favourite toddler products that I love!!
My home VBAC… yep!
Let’s get this out of the way; a homebirth was not the plan. It wasn’t even in the realm of possible outcomes for the birth of my second baby.
We are lucky to work with some amazingly talented people and Dana, aka @mam_style_maker, is no exception! She's a creative mama of two boys with a passion for photography AND she's a huge fan of our Monochrome Toddler Book!
She answered a few questions for me and shared photos of her Monochrome Toddler Book.
As a parent I am often blown away by the speed at which my children reach their developmental milestones. It is astounding (and amazing) how quickly they develop from helpless newborns into opinionated toddlers!
It all happens so quickly, I try and document all the significant changes. Here are my top 5 things to record;
Is your Easter all about chocolate?
If you’re looking for beautiful gifts for babies and kids, and avoiding chocolate, it can get challenging, so I’ve pulled together the best baby EASTER GIFT GUIDE!!
Are you determined to record all the precious moments of your pregnancy?
After two pregnancies, there are few things I know I want to remember. I want to know the symptoms I had and when they started or eased. I want lots of photos to look back on the way my body changed and for my girls I want to make notes of the small bits of their personality that made itself known in utero.
A lot of the time I feel like I’m just a Mum. Sometimes it’s comforting, sometimes it’s empowering 💪🏼 (hardest job in the world right??!!) and sometimes it’s downright deflating 😦. . How the hell can I get anything done???!!
Motherhood is honestly the most intensely exhausting job, and I admit, sometimes I lose sight of me in the craziness of everyday life with two little ones 👶🏼👧🏼
by Brooke Meyer, Owner Bouncing Back from Birth
For 9 long months as I grew my babe I, unconsciously, began my transition into motherhood. And although I had been teetering on the edge of becoming Mum it wasn’t until 6:48am August 6 2014, that I unlike my husband had to cross the threshold and jump - feet first, no looking down, fingers crossed into the deep unknown depths of parenthood.
This is the story of how he eventually jumped in after me, or more accurately how I gently coaxed him to the edge and then with a wicked gleeful cackle pulled him in.
But first, know that my husband fell deeply in love with our son from the moment he was born, that his support for me and us was and has always been unwavering.