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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

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 more […]


Mess-free Painted Pumpkins

Fall is such a fun time of year, especially with little ones. But, carving pumpkins is hard and messy with little ones, especially the toddler and preschooler crowds.   We’re often told to paint pumpkins instead, but sometimes, we just don’t want the mess of paint, or we want to […]

Discover a fun and simple way to paint pumpkins without making a mess! Great for toddlers and preschoolers and for teaching about the colors. #fall #halloween #paintedpumpkins

Kid-Approved fun activities for the whole family. Have more fun this summer with these easy and fun ideas from fellow moms! #summer #family #staycation

12 Ways to have MORE Family Fun this Summer

Summer is a great time to spend time together as a family. You might have weddings, family reunions, camping trips, and other “big” stuff to go to. But, you don’t have to do all the bigger stuff to have fun together as a family. Often, it’s the seemingly simple and […]


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

What's the best way to pack a suitcase and make sure you take the right stuff for the trip? How do you know if you've packed enough, but not too much? Learn my simple 5 step packing system to be prepared for your next #familytrip! #familytravel #toddlermom #travelingwithkids #summervacation #winterbreak

How to Pack for a Family Trip

Have you ever thought, “Yay! I’ve booked my vacation. Buuuut, traveling with little kids sounds like work. Where do we begin? What do we need? How do we actually enjoy our vacation??”   First, relax. Take a deep breath and picture all the fun you’ll have on your trip. Then, […]


Fun in Southern California

“Sunny and 75,” that’s California, right?   Ha, ha, not exactly. But, California is a nice place to visit. We recently tagged along on a work trip with my bestie and the kids’ honorary auntie to Ontario, California. Ontario has it’s own airport and is near(ish) to places like Disneyland, […]

Thinking of taking a trip to Southern California but looking to avoid the crowds? Try Ontario instead! There's plenty to see and do, and without the crowds and hefty admission tickets of other places. #Ontario #SouthernCalifornia #travelingwithtoddlers #familyvacation

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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 […]


Doing Painted Rocks the Right Way

Painted Rocks   Painted, whaaat? Yup. Painted rocks. My littles LOVE to paint rocks. So, why not give it a try? First, why paint? It allows children to express themselves and be creative. It’s fun. It provides a safe and fun way for children to experiment and think through various […]

It's easy to paint rocks with kids and makes for a great diy kid project. You can paint rocks for the garden, to look like animals, for games, or even gifts! Painted rocks makes for a great toddler craft and it's easier to paint with toddlers and preschoolers than you might think.

How Much Time do You Have Left?

How many summers do we have left with our kids, while they’re still little? While they’re still kids? Before they go off to college or get “real” jobs?   Me? I have 15 summers left with Sweet Pea and 16 with Buddy Boy. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? But, […]


Frozen Fun (Part 1)

Rising temperatures are the perfect excuse to get outside and have some fun!   But, let’s put a little sensory twist on it and use something common, that requires almost no preparations or preplanning for the adults, but is something that kids enjoy. Ready for it? Ice. Yup. It’s that […]

Taste-safe sensory play for babies and toddlers, ,simple science experiments for toddlers and preschoolers