toddlers


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

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 […]


7 Unconventional Tips for Potty Training Toddlers

All you Need is a Little Bit of Nail Polish and a Few Balls…   Unconventional advice for potty training because, sometimes, “expert” advice doesn’t work. I read countless articles about potty training before we began the process. I even read a book to refresh my memory right before we […]

Potty training girls can be a challenge, but it doesn't have to be. Real potty training tips and mom hacks for potty training 2 year olds.

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 […]


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

How we Survived a 3 week Quarantine

I never really understood the point of staycations. It always sounded boring to me and a waste of time, but I’m also a person who likes to travel and see new places, even if it means just driving a few hours to a campground and hanging out there for a […]


15 Things to do with Easter Eggs (besides finding them!)

  Easter is almost here, and there’s a lot more we can do with eggs than “just” find them! Here are some other things to do with the eggs: 1. Match them (same color/design, same part of the egg, same size). 2. Stack them (and knock them over). 3. Sort […]


Two Easy Ways to Use your Child’s Art

Paintings, drawings, coloring, and other art “projects”… My, oh my, how it all adds up! What can you do with it all?!   One option is to use it to make greeting cards and gift wrap.   We’re all about process-based art, which means letting the process be the main […]

Toddler art activities are lots of fun, but can also be used to make cards or make gifts, even if it's process-based art.

Magnifying the Moment

I’m just like any other parent of two little kids. I’m trying to keep up with the day-to-day life, trying to make sure my kids are behaving and doing what they’re supposed to be doing, while simultaneously trying to make sure they are prepared for their futures- both socially and […]


Spring has Sprung Scavenger Hunt

Spring is a great time to get outside and do a little nature walk! We grabbed some magnifying glasses, treasure buckets (any container will do), a list of things to look for, and some friends and set out on a walk to see what we could find. While it was […]


Starting Seeds

Spring is almost here! Yay! And, that means we need to get our seeds going or we won’t have a garden. Ok, that’s a bit extreme because we can go buy starter plants, or whatever they’re called. But, I want Sweet Pea to see how plants form and watch them […]