Top Disney Park Tips for What to do and What NOT to do

Disney parks tips kids

You may not know it from these pictures where we all look like we are having a great time but this trip was an object lesson in whatever can go wrong, will. Let me give you some back story. I love Disney, I am one of those weird people that dreamed of taking their kids [...]

How I Rediscovered Happiness in Motherhood

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    I have been absent from this blog for a long time. The truth is there is a lot that I have been absent from in my life. See, I had my second baby 9 months ago and it has really thrown me for a loop and has caused me to question everything I [...]

Salt Dough Recipe

Salt dough recipe

This is a super easy salt dough recipe. Salt dough is great for making ornaments, handprint or footprint keepsakes, figurines, jewelry, dinosaur fossils, and much more. Ingredients: 1 cup salt 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup luke warm water food coloring (optional) Directions: Combine your flour and salt Add your water and stir until [...]

Opposite Day {Celebrate the Fun}

Opposite Day

The first Holiday we are celebrating as part of our {Celebrate the Fun} series is Opposite Day! The nice thing about this holiday, and the other holidays that I will be sharing as a part of this series, is it doesn’t matter if you celebrate on the “official” day. You can celebrate Opposite Day whenever [...]

ABC’s of Learning Through Play F-J

Social Development Learning Through Play

F is for Friendship: One of the most valuable things children learn though play, especially in the preschool years, is how to socialize with their peers and adults. By playing games, pretend, or with blocks, children are learning to share, take turns, negotiate, and settle disagreements. Through this type of play with peers, children are [...]

ABC’s of Learning Through Play A-E

Importance of Blocks for Children

A is Art: When children make art they are doing much more then just exploring their creativity. By engaging in art activities, they work to develop communication skills- children can express themselves and their emotions through artwork.  Along with communication skills, art helps children with their social and emotional skills. Children are allowed to explore [...]

Holiday Photo Memories

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“A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever.” -Unknown This was my daughter’s 2nd Thanksgiving and it is amazing how much difference a year makes. As I was pondering how fast the holidays past, I really wanted a way to record and capture some of the memories. I thought that this was [...]