I’m Susie, the owner and creator of Busy Toddler. It’s so nice to meet you. I’m the mom of two very busy toddlers, one busy baby-to-be, and the proud owner of one full and busy life (that’s a whole lot of busy).
I started out as a kindergarten / first grade teacher before turning to life as a stay-at-home Mom when my son was born. I left a Susie shaped hole in the classroom door, headed for “retirement”, and never looked back. I jumped fully into life at home and even though I miss my classroom, this is where I belong.
I started Busy Toddler as an Instagram account in June 2015. When my oldest was a tiny toddler, I loved doing projects with him, but just wasn’t seeing “my kind” of activities out there on the Internet. My kind of activities being easy, quick, and most of all, free. I wanted the kind of activity where I could glance at my phone, say “Yup, we are so doing that”, and five minutes later be knee deep in project fun.
I decided to launch Busy Toddler as a way to help others find these simple, fast ways to keep little hands engaged, active, and learning while (maybe, hopefully) giving mom and dad a break. And by break, of course I mean a chance to vacuum, unload the dishwasher, or start dinner. I aim to find activities where you probably already own all the supplies and spend no more than 5 minutes “prepping”.
Some people throw Pinterest worthy birthday parties, some make gorgeous lunches in Bento boxes, and some put together the kind of toddler wardrobes that dreams are made of. Me? I put Legos in a bathtub and marvel as my kids plays for 45 minutes independently. This is what I love to do.
I’m so glad you’ve found Busy Toddler and hope you’ll keep coming back to visit. Maybe even tell a friend? Follow me all over the social Internet to see even more of our little project filled life. It’s not perfect but it’s perfect for us.