Family · parenting · Uncategorized

5 Potty Training Tips

We’re quickly coming up to two years fully out of diapers, and honestly, knowing nearly half of Munchkin’s life has been spent out of diapers has been really nice. I won’t lie, I absolutely do not miss anything about diapers! (Babysitting for the last year has also reminded me of this fact). While thinking of…… Continue reading 5 Potty Training Tips

Crochet · Free Content · Free Patterns

Free Crochet Pattern: Fall Pumpkin

When I was in ninth grade, I learned that I could develop my few crochet skills my great-grandmother had taught me, and learn to crochet more than just wonky scarves, thanks to the vast world of the internet. In 2009, there weren’t as many resources for learning crochet as there are now, but there was…… Continue reading Free Crochet Pattern: Fall Pumpkin

Family · homeschooling · learning · parenting

Our Favorite Halloween Books for Kids!

“We love reading any time of year, but we definitely have a special penchant in our heart for holiday books! When Munchkin was a bit shy of two, we took a semi-vacation where we stayed in a hotel in a nearby city for a week, and just kind of wandered around between playing at the…… Continue reading Our Favorite Halloween Books for Kids!

Activities · homeschooling · parenting

Build Your Own Scarecrow Fall Craft

We LOVE fall in our house, and one of the best parts of fall is the plethora of craft ideas available! Last year was the first year he was kind of “crafty” during the fall, and I loved making fun paper crafts for him. This year he’s even more capable of doing crafts, and they’re…… Continue reading Build Your Own Scarecrow Fall Craft

Family · reviews · Travel

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) Review

During our travels last month, we stayed with and visited one of my old roommates and best friends outside of Portland, Oregon. As soon as I told her we were going to be visiting, she said we had to go to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. I’d never heard of it, but she…… Continue reading Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) Review

Family · parenting · Travel

Tips for a Successful Road Trip With Toddlers

Happy September everyone!! I’m incredibly sorry for the near radio silence on here (and Pinterest and Facebook and Instagram…) the last few weeks. I noted last month that August was going to be hectic and busy and crazy, and it was all of that and more! So much so that it kind of spilled over…… Continue reading Tips for a Successful Road Trip With Toddlers

Family · parenting

Transitioning Your Child To Their Own Bed

Where your baby and/or child sleeps is a hotly debated topic among parents and non-parents. Everyone has their own strongly formed opinions on the matter, when really, at the end of the day, it’s nobody’s business whether your child sleeps in their crib, in a bassinet, or in your bed. Personally, I always felt it…… Continue reading Transitioning Your Child To Their Own Bed