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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

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 […]


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.   […]

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

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

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 […]


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, […]


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 […]

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

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 […]


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 […]

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.

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 […]


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 […]

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!

Preparing your toddler for school is easier than you think! Learn simple things you can do at home to prepare your 2-3 year old for school!

Preparing Toddlers for School

We have something special this week- a guest post by Ashley Millar of  First Belle! Ashley is a  “TeacherMom.” By day, she’s in the classroom with kiddos, and by “night” (ok, late afternoons and evenings too!), she’s home with her almost 2 year old daughter. Ashley has made it her […]