Yearly Archives: 2019


How to Make New Year’s Resolutions that Put Your Children First

A Decade of Lessons 2020 is around the corner, and a new decade makes for as good of a time as any to look back and see how far we’ve come, what lessons we’ve learned, and to think about where we’re heading.  I started off this last decade as a […]


What's the best gift you can give your family? Find out in this post and get resources for making this year your best year yet. #momlife #newyearresolutions #goalsetting #schedulesandroutines

Thriving in a New Decade

A Decade of Lessons  When I look back on the last decade, it’s clear that it was full of change, as most decades probably are.  I got engaged, married, and divorced. We bought a house. Bought another house.  We bought my first ever brand spankin’ new vehicle. We made it […]


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Christmas crafts and activities don't have to be complicated to be fun! Click through to see easy crafts and gifts you can make with your toddler or preschooler! #Christmascrafts #toddlerChristmas #holidays2017

Christmas Crafts and Activities for Children

What a wonderful and magical time of year! There’s so much to do and see and our kids are only this age once, so we have to do everything, right? No. No, we don’t. But, if you’re looking for some activities that you can do with toddlers, check out these […]


How to Decorate a House and Christmas Tree with Toddlers and NOT Lose Your Sh!@

How to Decorate a house and a Christmas tree with Toddlers and Not Lose your Sh!@ We often dream of a perfectly decorated house for the holidays, just like in the movies where everyone comes over and oohs and ahhhs at our decorations and all the hard work we put […]

Have a picture perfect house AND toddlers! Click through to learn 4 easy ways to keep the Christmas tree safe AND how to let your #toddler or #preschooler help #decorate the house without losing your mind. #Christmas #Christmastime #Holidays #ChristmasTree

Tips for a memorable and fun holiday season with #toddlers, #preschoolers and #kids for #busymoms. #Christmas #Holidays #Christmas2018

How to Make this Holiday Season Memorable Without Getting Your Tinsel in a Tangle

How to Make this Holiday Season Memorable Without Getting Your Tinsel in a Tangle The winter holidays are rapidly approaching, and naturally, we want to do it all. We want to make sure that we don’t miss out on any photo opportunities, chances for our little ones to see Santa […]


Everything you need to know to have a magical Christmas

Everything you need to know to have a magical Christmas We all want a magical Christmas, the kind we see in pictures or on movies with just the right amount of snow to look good, but not so much that we’re stuck and freezing cold. We want the presents to […]

How can you make this Christmas magical for your toddler? Find out in this article from Lessons and Learning for Littles, including lots of FREE resources. #holidays2017 #toddlers #Christmas #Christmascrafts

25+ gift ideas for toddlers, moms, and families that won't add more clutter or go unwanted. Find out more, plus grab your FREE printable from Lessons and Learning for Littles. #holiday2017 #giftguide #toddlergifts #giftsformoms

What My Kids Really Need this Christmas

What do my kids want for Christmas? What do they need? It’s not the latest toy. (We don’t even know what the hottest toy is this holiday season.) It’s not ANY toy. It’s not more clothes. They have plenty. And, for once, their drawers aren’t overflowing and I’d like to […]


Beat the Rainy & Snowy Day Blues with these Fun Indoor Activities!

Fun Indoor Activities for Rainy Days and Snowy Days When the weather outside is frightful, being cooped up indoors doesn’t have to be. Sure, you can do an occasional movie day and snuggle under the covers together, munching on popcorn or homemade trail mix. But, what if you’re stuck inside […]

Fun Indoor Activities the Whole Family can Enjoy! #lessonsandlearningforlittles #rainyday #preschool #homeschool

What's the key to less stress this holiday season? Click through and find out how to reduce your #mom stress this holiday season! #holidays2017 #family #momlife

Focus on Fun this Holiday Season!

Focus on Fun for the Holidays! Fall and winter bring a plethora of activities, chances to spend time with our family and friends, and lots of “stuff” that only happens once a year. As moms, our first instinct is to try to do it all so that our kids don’t […]


Tips for Successful Toddler Activities from a Teacher Mom

How do I make setting up and cleaning up activities easy with two toddlers?   It sounds great, in theory, to do all these fun activities with your toddlers, and we know it’s good for our kids and fun, but the thought of doing something messy or involving lots of […]

How do I make it easier to do fun, but messy, activities with my toddlers and preschoolers? Find out my exact system to make setting up, doing, and cleaning up activities easier and more enjoyable! #toddleractivities, #messyplay

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How to Get the Most out of Preschool Curriculum

Have you ever thought about how to use curriculum, but also keep it child-centered and discovery based? That’s been one of my biggest struggles as a credentialed teacher and mom- teaching my little ones in a way that’s fun and engaging for them, but also helping them be prepared for […]