raising kids

July 8, 2018
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 […]
June 27, 2018
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 […]
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 […]
June 25, 2017
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 […]
June 14, 2017
Parents make great preschool teachers! Find out how to teach your toddler or how to teach your preschooler without a curriculum or spending tons of time looking for activities.

10 Reasons You Should Ditch the Preschool Curriculum

10 Reasons YOU Should Ditch the Preschool Curriculum You are your child’s first teacher.   And, probably your child’s best and most memorable teacher. Why? You’ve been there. You’re the one who’s there at all hours of the day, seven days a week. No teacher can compete with that. By […]
May 25, 2017

8 Hacks for Including Baby into Activities at Home

But, I have a baby too! How am I supposed to do activities with my toddler or preschooler? Having more than one little one AND trying to do an activity can be a bit challenging. But, it doesn’t have to be! Find out how to simplify this by following my […]
May 11, 2017

Taking a Chance

Trying something new can be super hard. It’s imitating. It takes us out of our comfort zone. We feel like we’re not quite sure we got ourselves into. It might bring out some insecurities, perhaps ones that we didn’t know we had, but it’s usually worth it.     Often, […]
April 14, 2017

The MOST Important Thing in Life

We all want the best for our children. It’s part of being a parent. We want more for them than we had (no matter how good we had it!), and we want to make sure that our children have the best possible life we can provide. We want to do […]
March 6, 2017

Balance Beam Fun

Have you ever noticed that kids enjoy walking along things- lines, curbs, etc.? Whenever we go to the open gym at the gymnastics center, Sweet Pea enjoys doing the balance beam, so I thought it would be a good addition to our “toys.”   Fortunately, my dad had some scraps […]
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