HOW TO MAKE THEM MEANINGFUL AND FUN, WITHOUT SENDING YOUR ENTIRE HOME INTO COMPLETE CHAOS. THE GIFTS IF YOUR TODDLER IS LIKE MOST, THEY ALREADY HAVE PLENTY OF PLASTIC JUNK THAT THEY DONT USE. THINGS ARE FUN FOR A FEW MINUTES, BUT THEY EASILY SLIP AWAY AND GO UNTOUCHED FOR DAYS AND DAYS. A fewContinue reading “TODDLER BIRTHDAYS”
Dealing with young children can be frustrating, because they tend to act out in ways that we would never be able to. They scream and throw temper tantrums over things that seem small. It makes us want to throw tantrums too. So, how do we help them do something else? This blog posts recounts myContinue reading “How to Get Your Toddler Talking About Their Emotions.”
I’ve seen a lot of parents worried about the things their children will miss during this period of suddenly homeschooling. I invite you to try a more positive mindset and consider what they don’t learn at school. These 10 options make a great jumping board on what your kids, and maybe you, could learn thisContinue reading “Non-Academic Skills to Practice During the Covid-19 Quarantine”
Activities to try with items you already own and adore. A lot of us aren’t used to entertaining our kids all day every day. They go to daycare, or spend sections of time with relatives, babysitters, music teachers, etc. Travel-bans and shelter-in-place orders are making it so that we can’t take our children out ofContinue reading “Quarantine Home-Schooling For Toddlers:”
It feels like weeks have been packed into the past couple of days here at my house. As out baby girl (2 years old) doesn’t go to school yet, she hasn’t really noticed that much different is going on, but I’m already starting to feel restricted. I spend all day every day working with kidsContinue reading “Quarantine Activities for Babies.”
Take a look into our daughter’s recently designed bedroom, and hear about why we love each element and think they belong in all bedrooms, playrooms, etc.
We LOVE our sensory boxes. We even posted in early Instagram history that the boxes sometimes even enticed dads, older siblings, and other people who wouldn’t normally be involved in my play time with the “littles.” When I started traveling with sensory boxes, I only planned time to use them with my kids 4 orContinue reading “My D.I.Y. (Dollar Store!) Sensory Boxes”
Why I write a thank you note to every child, even when they don’t realize they’ve given me anything.
Felt Play is great, because it is both textural and versatile. There are so many colors to choose from, and the limits to what you can create lie in your own creativity. This winter we’ve been rotating through Snowmen and Christmas Trees. The snowmen are fun, especially when paired with your own Version of Frozen’sContinue reading “Winter Felt Play”
HOW DID I GET HERE? Even 8+ years into my babysitting career, it had never been my full-time thing. It was something that I did on the side, because I made extra money. After about 8 months of a desk job I could never seem to invest myself in the way that I did withContinue reading “My Dream is Making Theirs Come True”