Posts in Parenting
After School Snack Idea for Busy Moms

Since Aimery started preschool this year, I am constantly running to drop off/pick up, along with all the other activities he has going on in the evenings. We are very busy during the week, so finding snacks that he can eat while at home and also on the go after school is important! Today, we were able to have an after school picnic and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

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STEAM Learning Activity For Toddlers

STEAM learning is a form of education that focuses on five principles represented in the acronym. It’s a hands-on way of learning for kids and includes the following activities in its curriculum: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Initially, this was called STEM but recently art was added! The best ways to practice STEAM learning with your child is though connecting your child`s previous experiences with the present for learning purpose, providing a safe environment for the child to explore, and exploring with the toddler to create a good relationship.

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SPRING STYLE WITH OSHKOSH

It’s FINALLY spring! It has been a long winter so I’m so excited to finally put all of our jackets and pants away and refresh our wardrobe with this spring’s styles. Can you believe that Easter will be here in a few weeks?? I’ve been looking for a comfortable yet stylish outfit for Aimery that can go from running around outside to find Easter eggs to heading to church on Easter Sunday. I am so obsessed with these super cute outfits that I found at OshKosh B'Gosh, I just had to show you!

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HOW TO PRACTICE GENTLE PARENTING WITH YOUR TODDLER

Just like most people, my life revolves around working my job, staying healthy, and raising my toddler. It has always been most important to me that Aimery is raised in a positive environment and that he’s surrounded by healthy, loving relationships. Aimery and I spend a lot of time doing breathing exercises and yoga to help deal better with stress and your average two year old temper 😉. Although I was raised with traditional discipline, I have decided to try gentle parenting with Aimery. So far, it has worked really well for our little family! Keep reading to learn more about gentle parenting your toddler!

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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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