There are so many toys on the market and it can be tempting to want to buy them for our children. They seem so in love with the toy in the store, but often when you get home, they quickly lose interest. So many toys are “one hit wonders” that can only be played with one way. Those types of toys only hold our children’s attention for a short amount of time. They grow out of those toys so quickly and before we know it, they’re in the donate pile.
One of the most important things to me is spending quality time with my girls, and playtime is the perfect time for that. It builds and strengthens our relationship while they’re learning. Block toys are one of our favorite toys. The girls love building and creating new shapes, and I love knowing that while they’re playing, they’re also growing in all developmental
For Iris’s 1st birthday in May (how has it already been almost 2 months?), we threw her a Garden Party. I mean, with a name like “Iris”, how could we not? For the party favors, we gave the guests iris bulbs in little flower posts that they could take home and plant in their gardens. We added garden-y touches around the house/yard with watering cans and ceramic pots. And for food we offered
We’ve been looking into/touring/interviewing several preschools in our area to try to find the best one that aligns with what we believe (and studies show) to be the best for her development. But it can be so hard to get a good feel for a preschools philosophies when you’re only there for a short time, so I had 5 key questions I asked each preschool to help me determine
“Play is a child’s work”. It’s one of my most favorite quotes and the belief of most early childhood educators. Play promotes fine and gross motor skills, language, socialization, personal awareness, emotional well-being, creativity, problem solving, and learning. It also develops curiosity and a sense of wonder within our children, which will
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Hazel is still obsessed with Christmas. She talks about Santa, Mrs. Clause, and their reindeer, and still asks to listen to Christmas music every day. So I’m really hoping that we can hype up Valentine’s Day and get her off of
After having two kids, I’ve learned that there are a lot of baby products out there, and I’ve learned which products are must-haves for me and for my babies, and which aren’t. So I thought I’d share what I think some of the must-haves are 🙂 Keep reading below because on of them is something that is a total must-have, but most people don’t talk about it.
Mommin’ is a tough job! There are so many responsibilities like cleaning, cooking, dishes, laundry, keeping another human fed, happy, and alive, and the list goes on. In my past two years of motherhood (especially these last 7 months of having 2 kids only 19 months apart), I’ve discovered a few products that help make motherhood a little easier. Whether your kids are 12 years old or 2 weeks old, you need
So we were at the library the other day and a little kid stuck his hands in Iris’ mouth and Hazel licked the library table. I busted out my Nice ‘n Clean Antibacterial Hand Wipes so fast and started wiping down the table. Haha! But that’s not even the worst of the things that have been in Hazel’s mouth. She also ate dog poop twice and licked the side of the trash can (we’re really good parents ;)) Hazel has always been