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December 11, 2017
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 […]
November 22, 2017
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

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 […]
November 19, 2017
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 […]
November 5, 2017
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.   […]
November 4, 2017
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

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 […]
November 4, 2017
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 […]
October 31, 2017
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 […]
October 31, 2017
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 […]
October 29, 2017
Teaching toddlers social skills, thankfulness project, and being #thankful, thanksgiving toddler activities, social skills for toddlers and preschoolers, easy activities to do at home with kids, #thanksgiving #toddleractivity

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. […]
October 25, 2017
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 […]
October 15, 2017
Fun fall toddler activities, Halloween activities for toddlers and preschoolers, #toddler #halloween, Making the most of fall festivals for toddlers, back to basics for toddlers, teaching toddlers at home

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 […]
September 20, 2017
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 […]
September 10, 2017
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

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 […]
August 20, 2017
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 […]
August 7, 2017
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 […]
August 3, 2017
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.

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 […]
July 31, 2017
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 […]
July 20, 2017
Learning through play is one way of preparing your toddler for kindergarten, and it's probably one of the best ways to ensure kindergarten readiness. From teaching the ABCs and counting to doing toddler science activities, getting your child ready for kindergarten doesn't need to be complicated or difficult to achieve. Find out 6 simple strategies from Lessons and Learning for Littles!

How to Start Preparing Your Toddler For Kindergarten TODAY!

It’s never too early to start preparing your toddler for kindergarten! As soon as we announce we’re pregnant, we get an onslaught of questions about what we’ll do with or for our new baby. Will we breastfeed or bottle feed? Co-sleep or use a crib? Baby-led weaning or purees? Cloth […]
July 8, 2017
Toddler schedule or routines during summer can be especially challenging. Learn tips and strategies for finding your groove and making this the summer you get stuff done AND have fun. Plus, surefire tips for helping you stick to your new routine and a FREE printable!

The Summer of Smooth Sailing: Tips for Balancing “Work” and “Fun”

The Summer of Smooth Sailing Tips for Balancing “Work” and “Fun” Summertime can mean so many things. For some of us, it simply means the weather is warmer (hotter?). For others, kids are home, so our entire routines change, making us wonder how to create a toddler schedule or routine, […]
July 6, 2017
Busy bags are easy activities for toddlers and they're fun activities for preschool too. Busy bags can be simple and easy to set up, if you have the right materials. They're great for fine motor skills practice for 2 and 3 year olds and incorporate lots of creative play and STEM for toddlers and preschool STEM, plus alphabet activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Learn how to make over 60 activities from $12 worth of stuff from a dollar store. Easy DIY activities and easy set up. Great for road trips, airplane rides, and anywhere else you need to occupy your 1 year old or your 2-3 year old.

How to EASILY Make Over 60 Busy Bag Activities for $12

Busy Bags for Toddlers and Preschoolers are Simple AND Fun!   What can we do with $12 in items from a dollar store? Lots! 😉 But, we’ll focus on busy bags for toddlers and preschoolers today*. 🙂  What are “busy bags?” They’re portable activities that keep little ones “busy” or […]

Connie Deal

Connie Deal

Connie is the mom of two toddlers and 3 dogs. When they're not doing activities, Connie and her kids are gardening, taking pictures, going for walks, or enjoying time outside. Connie left the classroom when she became a mom, but she's a teacher at heart and loves helping others.
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