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How I get PAID to spend QUALITY time with my family

How I’ve strengthened my family bonds while saving electricity AND earning money in the process… say what?!   That’s a mouthful, but it’s true.   You might be an expert multi-tasker if… … you strengthen your bond with your kids… …. while reducing your power bill…. … AND earn money […]

Soaring summer temperatures don't have to mean higher electricity bills! Find out how I reduced my electricity bill WHILE getting to spend more quality time with my kids. It's super simple and you can get started today! #familybonding #motherhood #budgeting #ohmhour

Looking to add more positive to your day? Would you like to learn 3 simple ways to help your children show more #appreciation? Click through to learn simple strategies to help your #toddlers and #preschoolers learn to #love unconditionally and be more #appreciative. Plus, learn the benefits of #yoga and doing #kidsyoga with your children.

Teaching Toddlers Appreciation and Unconditional Love

Have you heard of the 5 languages of love? There’s a version for kids (affiliate link), which I find interesting (there’s an audio book too!), and the point is that people are different and want to love and be loved in different ways. But, the first thing we should teach […]


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.   […]


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 […]

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

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

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 […]


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 […]

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

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

Toddler science activities are easy to do and don't involve a lot of time to set up or special skills or tools. Preschool science activities for girls and Montessori inspired child-led learning activities are easy to get started doing at home TODAY. Find out more and discover your FREE offer at ConnieDeal.com! #toddlerscience #scienceactivitiesfortoddlers #toddlerstem

Simple Science is the new Sexy

Simple Science is the new sexy! Say, what!? Simple science is the new sexy!? What does that have to do with toddlers?   Stick with me for a minute. 🙂   Have you seen the movement about strong being the new sexy? And moms being strong and that it’s a […]


7 Unconventional Tips for Potty Training Toddlers

All you Need is a Little Bit of Nail Polish and a Few Balls…   Unconventional advice for potty training because, sometimes, “expert” advice doesn’t work. I read countless articles about potty training before we began the process. I even read a book to refresh my memory right before we […]

Potty training girls can be a challenge, but it doesn't have to be. Real potty training tips and mom hacks for potty training 2 year olds.

How do toddler moms fit exercise into their day? Find out how REAL toddler moms find and make time for exercise.

Moms Share All! Tips for Squeezing Exercise into Your Day

What’s the easiest way to fit exercise into our day? Our kids are always watching and learning from us. It’s hard enough to be a mom these days from the pressure to be Pinterest Perfect to the  “get your body back after baby,” idea that we really don’t need one […]