This is a great at-home Montessori practical life work for toddlers, starting around 16-18 months, through around 2.5 years old. All you need is an empty spice jar, toothpicks, and your toddler for this activity. Click to watch the video!
Want to make a night light out of a cool Kleenex box? My son loved helping me make this one from a box featuring Star Wars designs.
Want to know how I know it’s officially springtime in my house? My freezer is full of POPSICLES! Every year, when the weather warms up, I start making popsicles. The kids love to play outside while enjoying their (very messy) popsicles, and I love that I get to really easily get them lots of great
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chiquita Bananas for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. You guysssssssss… we are huge banana fans in this house. If you’ve seen my Tiny Tummies posts , you know that bananas are a frequent star of our tasting plates. They go in our smoothies,
Winding down with classical music, quiet cuddles in a dark room, a kiss goodnight before tucking the blankets around the kids…
That isn’t MY real life.
Lately, my daughter has been more into Real Kitchen Stuff. Wanting to help wash, peel, and cut fruits and veggies. Stirring and pouring. Wearing her little apron. Sweeping and cleaning spills. And standing inside the refrigerator, door open, scanning for snacks. So I figured it was time for a fully-functional toddler kitchen.
One of the things my husband and I decided to do as Anneliese’s second birthday approached (it’s today!) was to change her room around a bit, adding a “big girl bed” for her, and a floor bed for Joey (so hopefully he can take some naps in there). I had found this great twin storage
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Triad Retail Media for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The new Fisher-Price Little People Animal Sounds Zoo arrived on my doorstep last week for Anneliese to review, and I set to work assembling it while my daughter looked on, intrigued, and handed me
International Babywearing Week starts today! I don’t have a huge touching story to share, and I can’t tell you that babywearing is central to my parenting thus far, especially since my daughter refuses to be worn inside the house (though on errands and outings she is happiest in my ring sling or my soft structured
Yesterday I hit 20 weeks in this pregnancy. A lot of people will say, “Wow, 20 weeks! You’re halfway through! But that’s only part true… while a pregnancy may last 40 weeks on average, for some reason (as I mentioned before) it’s measured from the first day of the last menstrual period, so for the
OK, so I’m not usually one to post videos or pictures of cats I don’t know, and I’m not even really a “cat person” at all, but dang, this is just too awesome to not share. It makes me want to bring suitcases to my friends’ houses, capture their cats, and play “jack in the