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April 6, 2018

The Bathroom Basket for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

{This post contains affiliate links.} One of the struggles of being a mom is taking a shower. I know it sounds like something that should be easy to do, but it’s amazing what little ones can get into while we’re taking a quick shower! So, just how does a stay-at-home […]
March 25, 2018
Board games are great #family activities and they help #toddlers and #preschoolers learn valuable skills. Click through to learn 7 reasons why you should play #boardgames with your toddler or preschooler and find out which games are the best to start with.

7 Reasons to Play Board Games with your Toddler

Why “board” games? Now, not all toddler and preschooler games are technically “board” games, but I’m going to lump them all into that category if they come in a box and are something you can play together.   What are some reasons we should play board games with toddlers and […]
March 8, 2018
Wondering what to fill your toddler's Easter eggs with? Looking for candy-free options for #Easter or #Christmas stockings? Check out this list of fun ideas for #EasterBaskets and #EasterEggs for toddlers and preschoolers from Lessons and Learning for Littles.

Easter Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

If you celebrate it, Easter is a fun holiday that you probably look back fondly on. Finding Easter eggs, the anticipation and wondering what would be in each egg… so much fun! One of the best parts about being a kid, right?   But, as parents, we don’t always want […]
February 11, 2018
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 […]
February 1, 2018
Valentine's Day is a great time to spread #kindness and do activities that show how much (and why!) you #love your kids. This simple #tradition is something you can do each #Valentine'sDay and will only take about 20 minutes to do. Click through for all the details in this super simple new tradition from Lessons and Learning for Littles!

A Super Simple but Meaningful Valentine’s Tradition

  It’s easy to get caught up in the commercialism of holidays. But, our kids don’t know about that. They just know Valentine’s Day is a day they get Valentine’s from their friends and maybe something from their family. Oh, and sweets. Lots of sweets and pink stuff…errr… hearts everywhere. […]
January 9, 2018
Learn two strategies to start using TODAY to help your kids listen better. Spend less time repeating and have a calmer, more relaxed home when you implement these two strategies from Lessons and Learning for Littles. #toddlerroutine #toddlers #motherhood

Why the Why Matters: Getting Kids to Comply

Have you ever wanted your child to do something and they’ve flat out refused? Do you feel like you have battles with your children over what they need to (or should) do?   We all have, right?   It’s part of being a parent. It just goes with the territory. […]
December 31, 2017
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

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 […]
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 […]

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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