5 Things My Toddler has Taught ME

5 Things My Toddler has Taught ME 

When you become a parent, you have little eyes and ears on you at all times… just soaking it in… 

5 things my toddler has taught me


5 Things My Toddler has Taught ME


Hey There Mommas!

This was written a while ago when my son was 2-3 years old (he’s 4 now), and I just forgot to publish it! The list still makes me laugh… and I should create a part II for what my youngest is now teaching me. Lol

Parenthood is hard. Being a mom is sometime under appreciated, and everything you do is a labor of love. We need to remind ourselves that we are doing the best that we can.

Let’s not take ourselves too seriously, ok gals? That is why I created this list. To laugh at all of my parenting mishaps.

Here are the 5 things my toddler has taught me:

  1. Patience IS a virtue… That I don’t have. I always thought I was easy going, and the type of person that liked to “stop and smell the roses.” Until I had kids, that wanted to spend 47 minutes actually SMELLING the roses. We got things to do my tiny people!

  2. I cuss a lot. Not only do my kids sometimes repeat what I say, but in the process of trying to teach them to not say those things, I now know just how often I let one slip as they will point and yell, “BAD WORD!” Even in the middle of a store.

  3. My diet has a lot of room for improvement. Judging by how often I have to hide in the closet to eat whatever it is because I don’t want the kids to eat it… is a good indicator that I, in fact, should not be eating it either.

  4. There are so many things that I don’t know. What did our parents do before Google anyway?? Just make stuff up?? My toddler has 10874598 questions… before breakfast. So, no, I don’t have all the answers, and I can’t even tell you where I set my coffee down.

  5. Noise is good. If you haven’t learned this yet, you will. Quiet means they are getting into something. They are smart little suckers, and don’t want to draw attention to themselves… or maybe it is that they are so fascinated by something they have never been able to touch before. Idk, but let’s have a moment of silence for all of the things in the pantry, the make up, the lotions, and whatever else has been destroyed at the hands of our toddlers.

Would any of these lessons be on your list?? This season of parenting is tough, and so I thought it would be good to make light of some of things we go through.

You are doing great mommas!

With Love,


Sahvana Stapleton

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Non-Candy Easter Basket Stuffers for Toddlers

Non-Candy Easter Basket Stuffers

Non-Candy Easter Basket Stuffers for Toddlers

I can’t believe it is almost Easter time! If it is sneaking up on you too, then check out my Easter basket ideas below 🙂 

Non-Candy Easter Basket Stuffers for Toddlers

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Non-Candy Easter Basket Stuffers for Toddlers

Hi Mamas!


Candy for EVERY holiday is getting old… and yes, that is me being bitter. ALL this candy, and I have very little self control. I end up eating waaaaaaaay too much. Why can’t I just eat all the candy I want without consequences via stomachache and weight gain? C’mon!


Besides that, it really isn’t good for the kids. I try to ration it, but then there usually comes the day when I just want them to EAT IT ALL… and be done with it!


Don’t get me wrong, I am not boycotting all candy. I cannot live without chocolate. The kids need to be kids. I am just trying to cut back because I feel like it has become a little bit of a problem in our house.


Instead of packing the little plastic eggs full of candy for the kids’ Easter baskets this year, I decided to find non candy alternatives because they will still be getting candy from Easter egg hunts that we go to anyway.


I wanted to share what I found for all of you mamas needing inspiration for toddler Easter baskets.

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