motherhood


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 […]

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

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

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 […]


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 […]

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

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 […]


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 […]

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'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

Creating a calm, peaceful home is easier than you think when you practice yoga as a family! Click through to find out more! #yoga #mindfulness #motherhood #familytime #screenfreekids #teachingtoddlers

Create a calm, mindful home with this ONE activity

  We all want a calm, peaceful home. It’s what Hollywood movies are made about (or the lack of calm and peacefulness in the form of a comedy). It’s what we envision our perfect days looking like and how we thought motherhood would be.   But, let’s be real.   […]


5 Simple Things to do NOW to Prepare your Toddler for Kindergarten

5 Simple Things to do NOW to Prepare your Toddler for Kindergarten… no preparing or special books or stuff required! 🙂 Plus, why homeschooling your little one is easier than you might think!   There’s no denying it. Being a mom is hard work! Being a mom in the 21st […]

Can you teach your toddler? Can you prepare your little one for kindergarten? It's easier than you might think! Find out if you're qualified to skip sending your toddler to preschool! #homeschool #preschool #motherhood #toddlers #parentingtoddlers

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

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 […]


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, […]

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

We spend time with our children, but do we spend QUALITY time with them? Is it enough? Do our children truly know how loved they are? Click through for easy tips for spending quality time with your #toddler or #preschooler, even if you don't have any time to spare! #motherhood, #parenting

Make the Ordinary Extra-Ordinary

When was the last time you REALLY spent time with your kids? As in, gave them your FULL attention and made them feel special?   It doesn’t take much, but it can be hard to do, especially if you have more than one child, are a single parent, or spend […]