Patterns & Habits: Elmo

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Momma, Did Elmo Call?

Yes, my hubby found an app that will have Elmo call your child. It's super cute! You can set it up to call and talk to your child about different topics. You can set a schedule and everything. We have it set around bedtime, from cleaning up to brushing his teeth yo going to bed. My 3 1/3 year old loves it! It does encourage him to get the tasks done quickly, so if you have a slow poke, it may help. My son never really had an issue with bedtime, but sometimes he would get bored with the routine and start "needing." Now, he is too concerned...


Crying at Bedtime

Moms, please help. I am at wits end. I have a 2 1/2 year old son and he's...


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Elmo Birthday Party

I am considering having an Elmo birthday party when my daughter turns 2. I have done some searching online and I saw some cute ideas, however I have found that you guys are the greatest with ideas. So does anyone have any suggestions on ideas for an Elmo birthday party? I have not nailed down time or if it will be food or just cake and snacks. I don't generally do games, because the kids are all very young at this point. There will likely be 6 - 7 other kids and the rest (majority) will be adults. It will be indoors at a house, confined...


Giving up Naps

My son will be 3 in October. A week or so ago he started climbing out of...


No More Naps?

My just turned 2 year old seems to not be interested in naps anymore. I was...

Sleep Problems

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Sleeping in Bed

I made the mistake with my first daughter of never letting her cry it out to sleep in her crib. She only falls asleep with me or in the car. She is 2 1/2 now and I need to get her to fall asleep in her toddler bed. I am 5 month pregnant and she kicks a little in her sleep and I'm always afraid she'll kick me. Plus she needs to go to bed at 8:30 and I like to stay up a few hours but I can't do that because she won't fall asleep unles I'm with her. By then I end up falling asleep too. I tried putting her in my bed and telling her a story and...