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My Toddler’s Favorite Word: “NO!”

Remember the days when you wished your baby would say a word? My daughter, Ava's first word was 'mama' at 6 months. Around  10-11 months she started saying words consistently.  Her favorite word was Anana (Banana). That was all nice and…

Family Vacation: Camping With a Toddler

Three-week-ago, myself, my husband and our newly 2-year-old daughter took our first family camping trip. "You are doing what?," is the question I kept getting asked when telling people we were taking a short camping trip with our…

Dealing With Grief Around My Toddler

Over the last four days, readers of Celeb Baby Laundry may have noticed that the amount of blog post had decreased dramatically.  I would like to tell everyone what was going on. Last Thursday, I got the call I never expected to get. My…

Ava’s Sesame Street Birthday Party

Happy Birthday! This passing Saturday I celebrated my daughter, Ava's second birthday with friends and family. As mentioned earlier in the month, I had planned her a Sesame Street party. As the big planner, my day started out a little…

Picnicking With a Toddler

Summer is here at last and what better way to enjoy it than taking your toddler for a picnic? I love picnicking! I love it so much that my water broke picnicking while pregnant with my daughter, Ava ;). Joking aside, I think that it's a…

The Perfect Second Birthday Present

My daughter Ava's birthday party is fast approaching! I've planned a Sesame Street themed party, but have yet to buy her a present. So, the last couple of days I have been thinking of a  'perfect' birthday present for her. I don't want…

Managing Ava’s Hair – Toddler Hairstyles!

What mom doesn't stress over their daughter's hair? Ava was born with a full set of hair from birth. By four months, her hair was so long that it would fall in her eyes. Being a first time mom I was unsure if it was even possible to take…

Planning Ava’s 2nd Birthday

Is there any more agreed upon statement by parents than, "Where did time g0?". I honestly feel like I gave birth yesterday. My baby girl, Ava is already turning two on July 11th! Last year, I went all out for Ava's birthday. I threw her…