Yearly Archives: 2017


Getting off the Struggle Bus

Motherhood can be challenging. Anyone who tells you differently is probably lying. Or, maybe they’re rich and famous and have assistants for everything. But, for the rest of us, some days are easy and some days being a mom is the toughest job on the planet.   During those particularly […]

Routines and schedules can make or break a toddler mom's day. Learn how to fine-tune your routines, schedules, and systems and create routines and schedules that actually work for you and your family in this FREE online program from Lessons and Learning for Littles. #toddlerroutine #toddlerschedule #mom #timesavinghacks #newyearresolutions

It's no secret that kids like to move. Use that to your advantage to help your child learn the ABCs and practice counting through yoga. Combine that with mindfulness, and you can work on patience and manners too! #yoga #kidsyoga #toddleractivity #mommyandme

A new approach to teaching manners

Remember the Berenstain Bears from when we were kids? I thought my mom had us reading them because she loves bears. Now that my kids are getting a little older, I’m thinking she had an ulterior motive. I think she wanted us to learn a few things from them.   […]


Holiday Activity Hacks for Toddler Moms

How can you make doing arts and crafts with your toddler easier? Oh, the expectations we set for ourselves this time of year. You’ve probably been scrolling through Pinterest and searching online for art, craft, easy baking, and other ideas to make sure you make the most of this time […]

Does the thought of trying those cute new #toddlercrafts scare you? Don't let it! Read these quick tips to help make doing #toddlerart and crafts easier and less stressful. Includes an optional FREE Toddler Activity Guide! #holidays #toddleractivities

You spent a lot of time and effort getting your toddler or preschooler in a routine. Don't let that fall apart with all the festivities this holiday season! Learn how to maintain your toddler's schedule and make your holiday season go more smoothly. #holidays #toddlerschedule #toddlermom #toddler

Stop the Chaos this Holiday Season

Worried about your toddler’s schedule among the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? Fall and winter bring us quite a few changes, which can make it harder to stick to a routine or schedule with our toddlers and preschoolers. Cooler weather means we’re indoors more, which means it can […]


Painting 101: Tips for Making it Easier to Paint with your Child

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that they don’t paint with their little one because it’s too messy or too much work, I’d have a nice start to Sweet Pea’s college fund. Seriously. So, as someone who paints often with a little one, here are […]

The thought of painting with your toddler might seem a bit daunting. But, it doesn't have to evoke fear! Learn how to make it much more manageable (and fun!) with these #momhacks from Lessons and Learning for Littles. Click through to learn how to make #toddlerart and #painting less messy and more fun! #preschoolart #toddlerartactivity

Not sure how to easily go about doing activities with two toddlers? Learn 9 strategies and tips you can use NOW to make it easier to do art, science, cooking, crafts, etc. with your two little ones, plus have access to a FREE download loaded with MORE tips from Lessons and Learning for Littles. #toddleractivity #toddlermom #toddlerart #toddlerscience #2u2

9 Tips for doing activities with 2 or more toddlers

Activity Tips for 2 or more Toddlers   When we have more than one child, doing activities that involve more than coloring or play dough can seem like a daunting task. How do we manage two kids when there’s only one of us? How can they both possibly do an […]


The Thankfulness Project

30 Days of Thankfulness It’s easy to get consumed by “stuff”- getting stuff, doing stuff, cleaning stuff… Everywhere we look, there’s something to see or do. So, I’m making it my goal to focus less on “stuff” and more on things that matter. Things like people and experiences. Making memories. […]

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Knowing what to do with toddlers isn't as easy as it might sound. Once we have toddler routines and schedules in place, we wonder how to easily do activities during the day, how to manage our expectations and have fun making memories with our children. This articles tells you all that and more. #toddlers #preschoolroutine #toddlerschedule #toddleractivities

The Nitty Gritty of Toddler Routines: Why and HOW!

What should we do each day? Yay! Schedules and routines are great for kids, including our little ones, and they help us have a sense of order and control too. So, how do we do it? Whoa! Before we dive into that, let’s consider first why we want to have […]


Go Back to Basics this Fall with 21 Fun Toddler Activities

It’s easy to get caught up in everything going on this time of year. After all, we don’t want to miss out on anything, from pumpkin patches to trunk or treats and fall festivals, and we certainly don’t want our children to miss out on all the fun. So, how […]

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Being a new mom comes with a lot of worry and wondering. Let's take some of the guesswork out of being a new mom (or a mom again!) with these 5 tips for first time moms! How can moms survive the 4th trimester and newborn days? These 5 mommy hacks will help! More at ConnieDeal.com

5 Unconventional Tips for New Moms

This post originally appeared on Wish Momma Told Me.  Wish Momma Told me is Rachel M.’s site. Rachel is a NICU mom to a little girl. Rachel has taken her experience as a NICU mom and what she learned from the doctors and turned it into an opportunity to share […]


Gift Guide for 2 and 3 Year Olds

So, what do you get a 2 or 3 year old who “has everything”? As a teacher, it’s important to me that the things my kids play with have an educational purpose. But, faster isn’t necessarily better, and I want them to learn and discover on their own. Plus, I […]

What do you get the toddler who has everything? Check out these learning gifts recommended by a credentialed teacher and mom of two toddlers (2u2). #toddlergifts #giftbuyingguide #ChristmasGifts #BirthdayGifts #baby #toddler

Teaching toddlers is easier than it might seem! Find out 6 ways to use workbooks, PLUS alternatives to it and more fun ways to learn at home.

Toddlers Should go “Back to School” for a Brighter Future

What does “back to school” mean to you? If you have school-aged children, it means one thing, but even for those of us with littles who aren’t old enough for school yet, it has meaning. We remember going back to school, it signals a change of the seasons, and a […]