6 Tips to Get Out the Door On Time With Small Kids

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We have all been there. You have to be somewhere and you have to get your little kids dressed, fed, packed, and buckled all within a certain time frame. Getting to school, a doctor’s appointment, or a playdate on time means inevitably something will go wrong; lost shoes, your baby needs a diaper change, you forget the […]

Top 10 Spring Crafts for Kids

Spring Crafts for Kids

Spring is in the air! I absolutely love Spring, it is one of my favorite season. The flowers blossoming, rain, baby animals, warmer weather, love it all. Kids love Spring as well and it can be one of the most fun seasons for crafts and so I thought I would share with you the top […]

6 St. Patrick’s Day Books For Kids

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There is just something fun and whimsical about St. Patrick’s Day. It is not a holiday we really take too seriously here in our house but we do love making fun rainbow crafts, doing rainbow activities and reading fun St. Patty’s books for kids. I thought I would share with you some of our favorites. […]

10 Fun Learning Books for Toddlers

Learning Books for Toddlers

 We love reading in our house. We have books stashed away in pretty much every room of our house. I am always on the search for quality books that will help my kids learn and learn to love to read. We recently were introduced to Usborne books and we are in love! I thought I […]

Spring Bucket List For Families

Spring Bucket List

  We love making bucket lists as a way of organizing and prioritizing the most important things that we would like to do as a family in any given season or holiday. We have done one for summer, fall, and Christmas. Here are some ideas for your Family’s Spring bucket list! Here is a free […]

6 Tips on How to Get Your Child to Take Their Medicine

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I think any parent of a child has been there; the fighting and tears trying to give your child medicine when they are not feeling well. Having school-aged children in your house guarantees that you’ll be dealing with colds on a regular basis, especially during peak cold season. My preschooler seems to bring something home […]

Friendship Pasta Necklaces Kindness Challenge

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I am so excited to join some blogging friends in the 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge  hosted by Toddler Approved and Coffee Cups and Crayons! We thought it would be fun to make pasta friendship necklaces to show kindness to a friend as part of the challenge. I asked my daughter which friend she wanted to show some kindness and […]

How to Dye Pasta

How to Dye Pasta Preschool

Dyed pasta is actually very easy and it can be used for so many fun things. Things you can do with kids using dyed pasta include; a sensory bin, collages, patterning, and jewelry. See below how to dye pasta in 3 easy steps! You’ll Need This to dye Pasta: Pasta of your choice (we used Rigatoni for […]

Flower Craft for Kids

spring flower craft for kids

It has been unseasonably warm where we live and it has made me have spring fever. One of my favorite things about spring is blooming flowers. Since I am having major spring fever, I thought it would be fun to do a spring flower art craft for kids with a twist. For This Activity You’ll […]

Shape Art Activity for Kids

Shape activity for toddlers

This is a simple art project for kids that let’s them use their creativity while also learning about shapes and colors. This is a great one for young toddlers and preschoolers. Both my 1 and 4 year old love it!  For this project you’ll need: Paper Paint Sponge shapes We decided on 4 different shapes […]

How to Praise Your Child so They Grow up Happy, Confident and Capable.

praise your child the right way

  Praising your child is important and doing it the right way is equally, if not more, important. There have been studies done about the harmful effects of praising children in a general sense instead of praising them for their effort or actions.  Here are some easy tips for praising your child that will raise a happy, […]

How to Dye Rice with Kool-Aid Tutorial

how to dye rice with kool-aid

This is a simple tutorial on how to dye rice with Kool-aid. This is a great way to add vibrant colors and scents to rice for sensory bins and other fun activities   You’ll need: 1 cup rice 1/2 teaspoon Kool-aid 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol large ziplock bag How to Make Kool-Aid Rice Step 1-Pour your […]

An Open Letter to the Stranger Staring as my Child Cries

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To the stranger staring at me as my child cries, I have had a few experiences recently that have really made me ponder about why you think it is okay to act the way you have. The first experience was when my family was traveling on airplane from Disneyland. I had a very traumatic experience […]

How Time Changes When you Become a Mom

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Before I had kids, time was not something I thought much of. I was young and time felt endless. Then I had kids and my perception of time drastically changed. Here is a lesson we all learn when we become mothers. Time moves at lightening speed and can be your enemy. You never truly realize […]