My Child Did Not Walk Until 16 Months (Late Walking Toddlers)

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I got worried. Month by month would go by and my son would still be crawling when he should have started walking. He was actually late with crawling but I’m not sure if that is because we loved to cuddle with him so much and rarely put him down long enough to crawl. He is so loving and affectionate. We finally realized that he wasn’t crawling and started working with him to crawl more. He finally started to scoot across the floor but his sister did that and started walking right on time.

Then came his one year birthday. He didn’t mind crawling at this point and was very good at it, but for some reason he did not want to walk just yet. I wasn’t too worried at this point but after a few months went by and still not wanting to walk without us holding his hand, I began to worry. The worrying particularly got intense when I saw other little boys his age walking just fine. I asked around but when his Pediatrician reassured me that he was just fine, I felt a sense of calm come over me. He had just turned 15 months so I knew this walking thing had to happen within the next 3 months.

The thing that really made me see that this was a choice for him is that when he held my hand, he would walk on his own not really using my hand for any support. It was all mental for him. I think he just feared falling. That is when I just said a simple prayer “God help Josiah to walk and not fear falling.” That prayer worked because one day on his own, he decided to walk across the room on his own. Then he fell down and started crawling. We rejoiced! This was a victory! He has been doing this walking then crawling thing now for about two weeks. My next prayer is “God help Josiah to walk without having to crawl. Help him to have confidence and balance.”

If your a momma out there searching the internet for tips and resources to help your child walk, I wanted offer you a few ideas:

  1. As my physician told me, some kids walk at 9 months and others at 18 months. It doesn’t mean something is wrong developmentally and this is not a cursor for developmental issues. They decide when they are ready.

  2. Try your best not to compare. I know its hard, but know that your kids is unique and will walk in his/her own time.

  3. Try using upbeat music to encourage dancing while standing which helps with balance, but again they will do it in their own time.

  4. Being around other children that are walking helped Josiah. He was encouraged to follow his peers. It may or may not work.

  5. Rest. Don’t let yourself stress out too much about this. Enjoy this season with them and just laugh about it later.

Momma, you got this even though sometimes it feels you don’t. As long as your present, loving and praying for your baby, he/she will be just fine. I’m sure of it. I hope this helps but tell me in the comments your thoughts! I know it’s easy to say, don’t worry but we tend to be concerned because we just want the best, so I’m here to listen.

The Perfect Invitation For Any Occasion! (Baby Showers, Bridal Showers and More!)

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This time of year is so fun. This is time where people gather and celebrate beautiful moments such as having a baby or a wedding. The holiday season is also right around the corner as well. I personally enjoy celebrating everything. Seriously, my kid could lose a tooth and I’m celebrating. The memories are worth it all. I wanted to share with you all an amazing company that I had personal experience with. My friend recently got engage and I will be planning her Dallas Bridal Shower. I’m super excited about this shower because I have seen her journey and feels so excited that she has found love. I had to have the perfect invites for her. I can’t wait to plan a baby shower for someone as well because they have THE cutest baby shower invitations .

One of the things I love is you can customize them right on the site. They have unlimited colors and you can even request a sample. They have over 40 different colors for invitations. They even have invitations with the FOIL on them! Ahhhh…yes please! So cute!

Here are a few photos of the invitation I got made.

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Home Declutter Tips! Recycling Technology With Trademore

This post is sponsored by Trademore. I was paid for this post.

The summer is here and in full bloom! Recently, I have made it my goal of clearing out the clutter in our home. I’m slowly going through each room and have realized we have a TON of old electronics in our home that we are not using. After gathering them all up, I decided to recycle. them in. What’s cool is this site called Trademore. You can go to their website and see that they have a variety of options you can trade in from smartphones to tablets and even smartwatches!

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Everything is super easy and seamless because the website actually allows you to find the value of your device right there! They then send you a free pre-packaged, pre-paid box with all the details on how to send in your device. Then you send it back within 30 days and get the quoted amount paid to you!

Another option they have which is great as well is the option to buy certified pre-owned smartphones and smartwatches. Looking for a quick gift for your husband or friend. This site has lots of options and you can trust they are in the top shape. They are competitively priced and go through a 30-point functional and cosmetic inspection for quality, reliability and functionality. They even have 2-day shipping for those like me who can’t go too long without my phone or electronic devices. In addition to all of that the cherry on top is their 30 day money back guarantee! So this is my favorite find of the month of July to help all you out there looking for an easy way to clear the technology clutter and upgrade to better devices.

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Do you have a lot of devices you need to trade in? It’s recycling and money making all in one! Super win! Enjoy!

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How To Host The Perfect Disney Mom Playdate Party (Stress-Free)

(Some of the things mentioned in this post has been sponsored by our friends at Disney Parks)

Every month I’ve made it a goal is mine to get together with other moms through our Lily Pads Moms Group. This month we decided to do a Disney #NowMoreThanEver Party that was Lion King & Rapunzel Themed. We wanted it to be fun and easy! Our Disney Mom Play Date Kit came in the mail and we had a blast planning the whole thing!

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Here are a few tips on how I did it:

  1. We decided to go to Rain Forest Cafe because the backdrop and surroundings fit perfect for The Lion King & Rapunzel theme. Also going to a restaurant meant that I did not have to cook food! Just ordered and eat! Simple!

  2. For party favors we went to Dollar Tree and they had Disney themed puzzles and toys for a dollar! It was perfect for our games

  3. We had a Disney matching game provided to us by Disney Parks but since most of our kids were so young we instead used it as a drawing for prizes that included a Disney Lion Guard pinanta, a JAKKS Toys Rapunzel doll, a Popped Passion popcorn cake, and a host of other prizes.

  4. For the adults we had a Disney themed fortunes teller printed out. The goal was to see who can fold it correctly with only seeing it one time. That was fun!

  5. The kids were allowed to come dressed as their favorite Disney Princess. Olivia dressed as a Rapunzel in her cute purple dressed but of course she refused to take a picture.

At at the end of the day we just had good company and a ton of fun Disney style! Sure did make us miss our trip we took to Disneyland back in May 2019. We all got a taste of Disney but really want to experience it again!

Here are a few photos of our party:

Motherhood with Two Toddlers | Toddler Life | Mom Life | Must-Have Items For Toddlers

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I still can’t believe I get to be a mom of these two AMAZING miracles. God is so very gracious to allow me to mother them. I have to keep this in mind in the midst of endless mess, temper tantrums, and loads of laundry. I wanted to share with you all an update on motherhood with a three year old and a one year old.

Josiah turned one back in March so this is a bit late but he is however now 15 months. Apparently he is considered a “late walker” as he refuses to walk on his own without you holding his hand. The boy can walk but ONLY if you hold one of his hands. You don’t even have to hold both hands, just one hand. The doctor said not to worry because every child walks at different times. His legs are straight and he’s right on with his development. He just needs to believe that he can walk on his own. I feel like this is something the Lord will have me share with him in the future as he learns to walk with God.

Life is BUSY! I am constantly thinking about a house project that needs to get done, getting the kids ready for school activities and THEN after-school activities. Even though my kids are young, I always keep in mind that God has already gifted and purposed them for what they should be doing. I just need to keep an eye out for what that is and steward in the right way. God will do it that I am certain. One thing I have to work on honestly is PATIENCE. It’s kinda funny because recently I asked in a instastory what area do they (moms) need the most help in and “PATIENCE” was definitely the number on thing that moms listed as the hardest thing about motherhood. I totally get it. I pray about this more and more. With two toddlers it’s become even harder, but again I have to remember that my kids are beautiful gifts from above. Still not easy, but it helps when I have the right perspective.

So here are the updates:

Olivia is hands down a SMART, VERY SMART little girl. I know all parents say that but what makes ME say that is when I’m not looking and what she is doing and saying. I watch her very closely and I’ve noticed that she watches me very closely as well. We are both similar in that. The mother-daughter connection in my opinion is SO different. I’m having to pray everyday because I know my number one goal is to introduce her to God and having a relationship with HIM! As she has gotten older I am aiming to help her understand her value and strength. She knows what she likes and doesn’t like even at THREE! That blows my mind daily. She has made me level up in every area including showing up for myself. With her watching I want to show her HOW to show up for herself and not be held back by fear or timidity.

Josiah is SUCH a boy. He talks different and interacts with us differently. He LOVES to kiss and is somewhat of a little flirt. He has his favorite person in his daycare class and YES it’s a little girl. They are two peas in pod. They really enjoy being around each other. It’s cute to watch. He’s only 15 months at this point, but I love seeing his personality shine through. He LOVES his sister. She is pretty much the only person that can make him laugh super hard. He laughs at EVERYTHING she does. She loves him too. Her favorite thing to do with him is wrestling. We’ve had to calm her down in this area due to being too rough. One day he will be able to handle himself but right now she’s a little rough with him. He’s okay and he never cries. He just laughs. He starts early childhood in the Fall at the same school as his sister and I couldn’t be more excited. Not only will they be at the same school, but our drive to pick them up will be cut in half. Josiah’s daycare is 30 minutes away from Olivia’s school in the opposite direction. Talk about tired! It’s worth it for us to have them both in amazing places that really focus on care and development.

As for us as a family, we definitely want one more child but we’re focused on getting healthy, losing weight and transitioning the kids to a place of independence. Well at least as much as they can get right now. That brings me to this….

A List Of things you NEED for Toddler Life. This list are my MUST-HAVES! They have been game changers for us. The list isn’t that long but definitely have helped us manage this whole mom of two thing.

(Just click on the photo or link to learn more!)

  1. The seat covers are perfect for when you go to a public restaurant or if you just want to make sure your little one is clean while using the bathroom. Those little hands find themselves everywhere.

  2. Toddler seats for the toilet. These are great because they fit with most home decor and we have two. One for the kids bathroom (upstairs) and one for the guest bathroom (downstairs). There is even a wall hook to keep it out of the way when not needed.

  3. This play mat is MY favorite! It looks like a regular rug but is the consistency of a high quality play mate. Totally a favorite item!

  4. Yes this is a toy. But MOST toddlers want to play with the remote. This is there VERY own remote control.

  5. This high-chair is my favorite because it grows with your kid. My daughter is three and doesn’t need it anymore but we still use it as a booster seat for her. She’s still not tall enough to eat at the table in a regular chair. We got the same chair for Josiah and he’s in the high chair portion. He will soon transition to the booster chair as well.

  6. This step stool is great for both the bathroom and the kitchen. Also it fits with most home decors as well.

  7. Easy to clean toddler bibs. These are waterproof and SUPER easy to clean. No washer machine needed.