Bath time at our house just got a whole lot sweeter. Up until now, I had never taken a bath with Ros. I know, I’m such an unloving mom. I guess for me, bathing and sleeping are things I just don’t like to do with company.
But lately Ros has been seriously screaming, crying, and frantically trying to escape the bathtub when she sees me get the cup and tell her it’s time to wash her hair. I thought that getting in the tub with her might help ease any fear she has. It may have helped a little, but I think she was mostly confused about why I was in there with her LOL. We still had fun!!
So if anyone has tips on making hair washing an easier experience for [...]
I love everything about Valentine’s Day. The red and pink everywhere makes me so happy. I just love that it’s a sweet holiday. When I was teaching it used to be one of my favorites. It was a time when kids were actually nice to one another! Here’s a sweet activity you can do with your kids – make a Valentine heart bird feeder!
I love making crafts with my kids and this was a fun project that was really budget friendly. I was able to get everything at the Dollar Tree. We have a Dollar Tree right by my house and I am forever finding good things there! I’m amazed at some of their products that work great. They actually have a really good craft section now and they [...]
Over the last few years I have started to come up with some ideas other than toys for my kids.This year we downsized from a 3 bedroom house to 2 bedroom apartment due to a move. So the need to get creative with ideas became even more necessary. During the move I went through the toys several times and let’s just say we still have way too many. It’s actually quite impressive the amount of toys they do have because we don’t buy them on a regular basis. The boys are lucky and well loved, so come birthdays and holidays they get gifts from so many people.
I have talked to many other moms who feel the pain of just too many toys and nowhere to put them, then the thought of [...]
A few years ago Erik and I seriously downsized Christmas. We never really went overboard but the kids always got plenty of gifts! One night, as we were walking through what was then our toy room, we looked around in awe of all of the toys the kids had! We had two entire closet shelving units on one wall, full wall to ceiling of toys!
We stood there and tried to remember the last time the kids had played with all of them. Some of them we knew they had outgrown and others we hadn’t seen them play with in ages. The next step was obvious…sort and clean!
As we were going through all of the toys, I kept feeling guilt. I was worried they would miss them, or that they played [...]
Today I’m introducing a fun Christmas Challenge that my cute bloggy friend Ashley from Everythings Hunky Dorey is doing. I have been trying to think of a way to teach Jack and Graham the importance and meaning of the Christmas season and how it is more than just Santa Claus and presents. So when Ashley emailed me last week asking if I wanted to participate in her 25 acts of Christmas kindness Challenge I was totally on board!
Each day there is a prompt of something that we can do as a random act of kindness for someone else. They are all fairly simple and can help to brighten someones day. I hope to have Jack help me do these each day and to teach him how important it is [...]
When both my boys were little, I was searching Pinterest for homemade Christmas countdown ideas. I wanted a visual way to show a 2- and 4-year-old that Christmas was coming. I came across many ideas that I liked, but my favorite, by far, was the Christmas Book Countdown.
The idea is simple. You take 24 Christmas books and wrap them all up by December 1st. Then, each night, you unwrap one book (the kids take turns each night) and read it! As Christmas gets closer, the stack of books gets thinner. Soon, it’s Christmas Eve!
We love books, especially children’s books. I have read to the kids every night of their lives, so this tradition was easy to incorporate into our [...]