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As a mother of two, I want to share my vast knowledge but also expose the reality that we're all just winging it! Every kid is different so there is never one right answer but instead a million possibilities. I'm here to help you narrow those down or at least give you some options.

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My name is Paula and I’m a mom of two scrumptious cuties. Thanks Mommy Blog became a project for me to help guide other new moms and current moms through any of my own personal experiences and struggles. My hobbies include singing, doing jigsaw puzzles, baking, designing and trying to stay creative.

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How My College Degree Prepared Me For Motherhood

People go to college to gain knowledge on different fields of study in attempt to get them into a career path.Unfortunately there’s no degrees on motherhood or parenthood.But that’s not to say that a college education doesn’t prepare you.Architecture School definitely played a major hand in preparing me for motherhood. It even gave me some really cool skills I couldn’t …

How to Plan a Baby Shower

Throwing a Baby Shower can be really fun. It's a great way to celebrate the new mom or new parents as they go through a new journey and welcome a new baby into their lives.Traditionally, the mother has no involvement in planning a baby shower, it is usually a best friend or close relative who plans it for her as …

Educational Printable for Kids – Easter Theme

For this post, I've teamed up with Education.com to provide you with a great set of educational resources for Pre-K through 5th graders. Their website is full of printable worksheets, online games, lesson plans and more for parents and teachers. A lot of their resources are totally free but they offer a lot more with their monthly, annual, and lifetime membership options. They provided …

Where’d The PACI Go?

Sometimes when it's quiet and I feel a bit of boredom I grab my phone and browse through my most recent pictures. I do this for many reasons, mainly to absorb these moments but also to remind me of my blessings- my beautiful family. The other day I stumbled upon a picture I posted on Instagram a few months back, of …

Valentine’s Day with Kids + Printables

Our Valentine's Week so far So far we've had plenty of Valentine's Day fun.Last week we attended a cute little Tot Time in our area where there was an open play full of toys and costumes as well as a little crafting area. My kids loved the simple craft of using stamps and putting foam stickers on paper. We had a …

DIY Chalkboard Fun for Kids

Chalkboards can be a lot of fun. They're perfect for any playroom, bedroom, or nursery design.  Chalkboards are so versatile that they make awesome room decor as well, it's up to you how you paint the wall or draw on the chalkboard. My husband and I decided to turn one wall in our son's room into a fun chalkboard art wall for …

Favorite Tools for Feeding Babies & Toddlers

I find that sometimes having the right tools makes a huge difference in the way we do things.Kids are a huge market of products, but some of those products are amazing, some are decent, and some are complete garbage. So make sure you're checking ratings and reviews before buying anything!This is a basic list I've compiled of some of my …

8 Things I Swore I Wouldn’t Do As a Parent

Within three months of dating, my husband and I would talk about having kids. We had goals of having our children before hitting our 30's so that we could still feel youthful by the time they would graduate from high school. It's a goal that most people set but later find more complicated due to schooling, career paths, having the right …

Toddler Development & Gift Guide for 2 Year Olds

Turning 2 is such a big deal, for both parents and children. From 18 months to 24 months our kids develop so much and for the next year there will be so much more change as they become independent little two-nagers and three-nagers (if you've met one you'll know why they're coined teenagers). Disclosure: I have included some affiliate links throughout …

Kid-Approved Hidden Veggie Meatloaf

I'm super lazy when it comes to the kitchen and preparing meals so I don't often cook meals from scratch. But since having kids I want to make sure I'm feeding them right so I try to make an effort here and there.One of the biggest issues for feeding children is usually getting them to eat their vegetables. While this …

Potty Training Struggles and Tips + Free Printable

Potty Training a child is a huge milestone but it is also a huge hurdle.  Potty training my first child has always terrified me. I put it off because I had a feeling it would be really tricky with my stubborn boy. We went through a lot of struggles through our potty training process but I managed to pick up some good tips …

Why Celebrate Halloween with Toddlers

Realizing Some People Do Not Celebrate This Halloween season I've been seeing some back and forth as to why people do or do not celebrate the holiday. In the past, I've always thought that not celebrating was because of cultural differences and for not condoning such a marketed holiday. Because I do not follow any religious affiliation, I wasn't fully attentive to …

Pão De Queijo Recipe

What is Pão De Queijo? Pão de queijo is a very popular Brazilian food. It is, in essence, a baked cheese bread/ball.Its not your average piece of bread, nor is it anything like a mozzarella stick.It is both soft and crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. This is due to the main ingredient, tapioca, a type of starch.It …

Raising 2 Kids Under 2

I always wanted to have kids close in age and I was lucky enough that our first child was very calm and easy going as a baby that we could try for our second. Our son was just 15 months old when our daughter was born. With the exception of my pregnancy symptoms and getting a few illnesses at the …

Why I Narrate To My Kids

I often narrate what I'm doing or what I'm about to do to prepare my kids for what to expect. I usually break things down into steps. I started this to prevent a tantrum when something happens out of their expectation but it helps tremendously in enlarging their communication and vocabulary. Talking To Myself When we had our son, our first, I …

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