5 Books that Banish School Jitters for Young Kids

Book for starting school Preschool or Kindergarten

It it that time of year, kids are heading back to school or going to school for the first time. Kids, especially the preschool and kindergarten set, can feel a bit nervous about going to school for the first time and not really knowing what to expect. I thought I would share with you a […]

Top 15 Outdoor Play Recipes

Outdoor summer play recipes

Warmer weather means much more playing outside! We absolutely love playing outside and are always looking for new ways to play and have fun outside. I thought I would share with you the top 15 outdoor play recipes including chalk paint, bubbles, and much more! Chalk Recipes 1. Erupting Ice Chalk Paint 2. Chalk paint 3. Frozen SCENTED […]

6 Ways to Raise Adventurous Kids

Adventurous kids

“Adventure is out there” This is a quote from one of our favorite kids’ movies, UP. In our family we love to live lives that are full of adventure. I think that this encourages imagination, bravery, and helps kids (and adults) live life to the fullest. Living a life full of adventure does not mean you […]

Stop Yelling at Your Kids? What is Even More Important

Yelling at kids

We all have heard and know that yelling is harmful to our children. I definitely think that as parents we need to be deliberate and conscious in our day to try and decrease or eliminate yelling in our household. But there is something that I think is even more important than not yelling at your kids. […]

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 […]

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


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

Pasta necklace with heart salt dough pendant valentines day preschool

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 […]

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, […]

An Open Letter to the Stranger Staring as my Child Cries

public tantrum

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

motherhood time goes too fast

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 […]

Top 10 Valentine Activities for Kids

Valentine's Day Activities for Kids

I love Valentine’s Day, it is so much fun for parents and kids. I love doing fun Valentine’s Crafts and Activities with my kids and I am always looking for new and fun ways to play and learn. I thought I would share with some of our favorite Valentine’s Day Activities. 1o FUN Valentine’s Day Activities for […]

Dinosaur Activities and Crafts for Kids

dinosaur activities, crafts for kids

Do you have a dinosaur lover? I think every kid goes through a dinosaur phase. My kids are obsessed. They love dinosaur shows, dinosaur books, and dinosaur activities. Here are some fun activities, crafts, and books for your dinosaur lover.   DINOSAUR ACTIVITIES AND CRAFTS 1.Dinosaur Fossils 2. Dinosaur Fossil Sensory Excavation with Edible Dirt 3.Dinosaur […]