Posts in Parenting
OUR PIXAR CARS PARTY

In celebration of Cars Day this week on February 11th, we decided to throw a Pixar Cars party for Aimery and all of his friends! You guys know that we’ll take any excuse to party, so throwing a Pixar Cars party seemed like a really fun idea! Aimery has recently become obsessed with watching Cars and totally freaked out over his new Mattel Disney Pixar Cars. I picked up his favorite cars (no other then Lightning McQueen and Mater), along with the rest of the new collection for his friends!

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3 WAYS TO HELP TODDLERS WITH ANXIETY

It’s normal for most kids to start experiencing anxiety when they are preschool aged. For Aimery, his anxiety often comes out in being overwhelmed when he is over-stimulated, in crowds of people, or has been away from home for too long. Because he can’t fully express his anxiety, it can come out in a bunch of different ways - anger, crying, not eating, and biting his nails. I have really been working with him over the last month to understand when he is feeling anxious, and give him healthy ways to calm his anxiety.

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2018 RECAP + 2019 GOALS

2018 was a crazy year for both me and this blog, Being Summer Shores. It challenged me in every way possible. Through it all, I became the best version of myself and my business grew in ways I could have never expected! Keep reading for my 2018 recap, my best blog + Instagram posts over the year, some great things coming my way in 2019, and my goals!

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3 TOYS ON AIMERY'S CHRISTMAS LIST

I’m proud to say that I’m almost done Christmas shopping already! I only have a few more things that I want to pick up for Aimery before I start wrapping. Today, I decided to let him have a few gifts early because I knew that he would enjoy playing with them while having the week off from school. He absolutely loves playing with Mattel Mega Bloks, so I wanted to get him some new Building Blocks to play with. Keep reading to see!

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5 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR TODDLER LOVE TOOTHBRUSHING

Ever since Aimery’s first tooth came in, I’ve been dedicated about brushing his teeth every day. He almost has all of his teeth, we just have his upper second molars to go and then he’ll be all done teething! Im about to schedule Aimery’s first dentist appointment and have been working with him every day to teach him how to properly brush his teeth - and to have fun while doing it. Keep reading for tips on how to make your toddler love to brush his teeth!

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SINGLE MOM AND BUSINESS OWNER + MY SKINCARE ROUTINE

I have gotten so many requests for a blog post that talks about what my days look like being a single mom and business owner! Now that Aimery and I are officially in our fall routine, I figured now was the best time to let you see a glimpse of my life. In this post, I’ll be sharing what a normal day looks for us (when we aren’t traveling), and how I make time to be with Aimery, run my business, stay fit, and keep up a great skincare routine every day.

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5 TIPS FOR PREVENTING HOUSE FIRES

In honor of Fire Prevention Month, I wanted to raise awareness to practicing fire safety so your family is also prepared in case of an emergency. Over the last week, I have been getting our home super prepared in case a fire would happen. Although Aimery is too young to fully comprehend, we are still practicing safety in numbers by talking to him about home safety. Keep reading for 5 tips to prevent a fire in your home and how to keep your family safe!

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SNACK IDEAS FOR PICKY TODDLERS AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET

Aimery started to become a picky eater around his second birthday. It came as such a surprise to me since he never fought me about food before! When he first started eating solids, he would eat anything that I made for him. Well, not anymore. Aimery recently went through a phase of only wanting to eat yogurt and chicken nuggets for every single meal. After a week of that, I decided it was time to find some healthier options that he would enjoy eating. And most importantly, options that I would enjoy him eating!

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5 WAYS TO END BEDTIME BATTLES WITH YOUR TODDLER

Aimery was a super easy infant. He never cried, never fussed about going to bed, and was all together a pretty happy baby. Because of this, I never imagined that I would have so many problems with bedtime when he was a toddler. I sleep trained Aimery when he was 14 months old, and haven't had too many sleep problems besides the occasional bad night while teething or going through the normal sleep regressions. This all changed in April. It's been a hard six months, but I feel like I finally have figured out how to end bedtime battles with Aimery. Keep reading to find out the five ways that helped me end bedtime battles!

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An Open Letter to Aimery on His Birthday

Over this past year, I've been waiting anxiously for Aimery to grow up and become more independent, and at the same time I also find myself grieving every time I think about him no longer being a newborn. I long for Aimery to stay small and innocent, but also watch in wonder of which new personality traits, development, and interests that Aimery will wake up with every day. Time flies by WAY to quickly when you are a parent. I feel as though I have to mentally take time every day to process the little moments or else time just slips away from me.

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