The Go-2 Holiday Gift Guide for Toddlers

The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair teaches first words, numbers, shapes, colors and more. It's recommended for ages 6 months and up.
Now that Go-2-Baby is three it’s a little bit easier to shop for her. This is the first year that I really feel like I know what she likes or will use. What’s funny is that she’s also starting to notice toys from previous years as if they are brand new.  I remember how hard... Read more »

FREEBIE ALERT: Cricket giving away free trees today in Chicago

What kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t pass on a freebie as good as this one. If you know a family who could use a free tree for the holiday season, pass this info on. This offer is only available TODAY, while supplies last. See details below. November 30, 9am-9pm 1117 Chicago... Read more »

Quick and easy overall dress tutorial

Quick and easy overall dress tutorial
Becoming a mother has truly inspired me to utilize my creativity as much as possible. By as much as possible, I really mean once a year typically. Since Go-2-baby’s first birthday, I’ve charged myself with making or customizing at least one party of her outfit. That first year, I made a tutu and my cousin... Read more »
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Three holidays parents of toddlers would appreciate

The fourth quarter is my favorite time of year because of the back-to-back Holidays and birthdays in our household. My favorite holidays are those that bring loved ones together for fun times and good food. Although these holidays are great, they’re also exhausting to prepare for. If I could make up a holiday or two... Read more »

10 baby wipe brands recalled

10 baby wipe brands recalled
As the mom of a toddler, I always like to keep my eyes and ears open for recalled products. When I saw the headline, “Baby Wipes Recalled due to bacteria…” come through my inbox from the Double Saving Divas, I immediately clicked the link to learn more. Although Go 2 baby no longer uses baby... Read more »

Trick or treating by any means...sort of

Trick or treating by any means...sort of
A few years before I became a parent, my aunt started a tradition of taking my younger siblings and cousins trick or treating in Oak Park. Although I didn’t have a child of my own, I’d always go along for the experience. At times I wondered if I was somehow reliving moments I’d never had... Read more »
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How much is too much tech for a toddler?

How much is too much tech for a toddler?
When I was growing up, our typical day consisted of playing pretend with toys playing some sort of game or watching television. we occasionally went outside, but that was pretty much it. If I go even further back to my toddler years, I have no idea what I did for fun or how I passed... Read more »

Reigniting the writer I used to be...

Reigniting the writer I used to be...
At one point in my life, I wrote for the sake of writing. I wanted to write novels and books of poetry for a living, and for fun. Besides maintaining my blog, and the mandatory writing I do for my career, I’ve pretty much given up on that dream. It isn’t because I no longer... Read more »

Five things that didn't make sense until I became a parent

Five things that didn't make sense until I became a parent
When you don’t have children, it’s easy to say what you would or wouldn’t do. It’s even easier to not understand why parents make some of the choices they make or not make choices you feel they should. There are so many things that make much more sense to me now, that I just didn’t... Read more »
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Child abuse vs. Discipline: How thin is the line?

Child abuse vs. Discipline: How thin is the line?
I never thought there was such a blurred line on how adults viewed child abuse in comparison to discipline. I was pretty certain that most people would consider leaving bruises or open wounds on a child as abuse. Since the Adrian Peterson situation has gone public, I’ve learned that this isn’t the case. While I... Read more »
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