Let’s face it, as wonderful as modern technology is, it sure can rival reading in the minds of our children. With that said, it is extra important that children are encouraged to read in more ways than one!
How to never again forget those unforgettable quotes. The ideal way to document and always remember the comical and endearing quotes of your children.
Books, books and more books. It is safe to say we are a tad bit obsessed with books in our household. Having both a toddler and a baby, books (specifically children’s books) are a HUGE part of our everyday lives. Find out how we not only grew our children’s book collection, but also excited our young reader.
Whenever we are on-the-go and my daughter has that desire to bring her coloring books and crayons along, she simply grabs her crafted coloring bag. Not only does this allow her to carry her own bag, but it also cuts down on the time of having to pack an art bag. Enjoy a step-by-step free tutorial on how to create your own children’s coloring bag.
The truth is, we can try to do it all. We can try to be that mythical “super mom” until we reach that final straw and we burn out. And as ironic as it may be, it is usually the smallest thing that puts us over the edge. I once had a complete meltdown because the tab on the diaper I was changing broke. Of course it had nothing to do with the tab, but I had reached my boiling point. And once we do burn out and hit that metaphorical boiling point, even the “best” moms become useless to their children.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I have compiled a list of what I’ve found to be 35 of the most creative and FREE kid-friendly valentines! Whether you are looking for a valentine card that includes a fun candy substitute, are all about including the sugary sweets, or want a fun and unique twist on a classic valentine… here you will find them all!
This year for the holidays I knew I wanted to craft a special gift for my daughters and nieces. A gift that could be considered a game or toy, but that could also be considered a quieter activity (what parent doesn’t love some quiet time… am I right?!). I brainstormed for a while but kept being drawn to the idea of a game. It may just be the occupational therapist in me, but I am all about visual learning and fine motor activities that can be incorporated into play time. This is when I decided to create a personalized memory game!
The only thing better than Christmastime, family traditions and children’s books?!– the opportunity to combine them all! I absolutely love this fun family tradition and can’t wait to start it this year with my girls.
This enjoyable tradition is inexpensive to carry out annually (once you have acquired your book collection) and is sure to bring a smile…