The Busy Boy Mama

The adventures of learning to be a loving wife and mom; while working and raising two amazing, very busy boys.

Best Board Games for Preschoolers

When Jax was around three years old, we thought it would be fun to introduce a few board games to him. Little did I know I would finally see a competitive side of my child, but it allowed us to bond together and give us something to do that exerted little energy for my pregnant […]

Little Space Books for Big Adventurers

Ever since my oldest son could communicate and sing songs, we found that he had a love for space and astronomy. Over the years we’ve collected many “space themed books” fit for toddlers and preschoolers. Here’s a few of our favorites, minus “There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System“, a Cat in […]

Playdates – Are They Necessary?

I recently had a play date for my older son lately and It got me thinking about the past. When he was younger I longed to go out for playdates and thought we were really missing out on them. I felt he should be with kids his own age, having fun and playing, getting socialization […]

Safety Tips For Halloween

When I think of Halloween, a lot comes to mind. I think about all the cute costumes, fun Fall decorations, visiting the pumpkin patch, the basic PSL from Starbucks that us Vegans can’t drink.. and lots of candy. Halloween feels completely different now that I’m adult with kids, rather than back in the day trick […]

Cloth Diapering Tips

1. Use Cloth diapers only part-time. – We cloth diaper 80% of the time during the week, and use disposables at night. I’m buying diapers half as much as I did with my first son and still saving a ton of money. My favorite disposable? The Target brand diapers! My baby never wets through them […]

The Ultimate Teething Guide

I honestly feel my two boys could not possibly teethe any worse than they did/are. I’ve tried medicine, homeopathic drops and tablets, amber teething necklaces, and everything under the sun to help soothe their gums and stop the crying. I’ve compiled a list for all my readers in hopes you can find something you haven’t […]

My Top 5 Young Living Essential Oils

  Over the years I’ve tried several different brands of essential oils, and none have been as potent, trustworthy and versatile than Young Living. Lavender I would have to say personally, this is the one I’ve used the most and seems to be one of the more popular oils. I use lavender for calming, but […]

5 Ways to Build Motor Skills

Being a developmentally gymnastics instructor; we not only teach gymnastics skills, but talk about developmental milestones and how to build their muscles for their motor skills. When my first son was younger, I had NO second thoughts about him hitting his milestones. He crawled between 5-6 months, walked at 8 1/2 months, and was running […]

10 Indoor Activities for Preschoolers

Whether it gets ridiculously hot in the Summer like Arizona, or your somewhere stuck inside during the Winter, it’s a good idea to keep a list of indoor activities that won’t bore the kids. Here’s a few things I like to do with my little guy! *I apologize for the quality of these photos, I’ve […]