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Parents Need to Have Fun, Too

As I’m sure most parents would agree, parenting, by itself, is a full time job. Whether you go into the office everyday or stay home with them, you have a job on top of your other job. And it’s a high stakes, high pressure job that you stress and worry and think about all day…… Continue reading Parents Need to Have Fun, Too

homeschooling · learning

Ice Eggs Sensory Play

As a stay at home mom, and homeschool preschool mom, I’m always on the lookout for new, fun sensory play ideas. Sensory play has a lot of benefits for children. It helps them explore and recognize their different senses, which isn’t something you can really “teach” without letting them explore. And according to Educational Playcare,…… Continue reading Ice Eggs Sensory Play

Family · parenting

What To Do If Your Child Loses Their Manners (And Becomes a Tantrum Throwing Terror)

Tell me if this is familiar: Your sweet little toddler is a perfect darling. They say please when they ask for things, they say thank you without being asked, and they’re perfectly happy and content in the store while you shop. You brag about how well behaved and polite they are. Then, seemingly overnight, they…… Continue reading What To Do If Your Child Loses Their Manners (And Becomes a Tantrum Throwing Terror)

homeschooling · learning

Fun Ways To Help Your Child Practice Their Scissor Skills

One of the trickiest skills to master for a little kid is using scissors. It requires fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, and bilateral coordination, which is when both sides of the body work together at the same time while doing different tasks. It seems easy to an adult, because we’ve been using scissors as…… Continue reading Fun Ways To Help Your Child Practice Their Scissor Skills

Family · life · parenting

Children’s Birthday Parties – 4 Things to Remember to Keep Yourself Sane

Birthday parties can be a touchy subject with some parents. There are those parents who go all out every single year for their kid, renting bounce houses and character performers and getting huge custom cakes. Other parents go a simple route, with cake mix from a box and maybe a few friends over. Personally we’ve…… Continue reading Children’s Birthday Parties – 4 Things to Remember to Keep Yourself Sane

Activities · Family

Balloon Catch – Gross Motor Activity

Having a fairly high-energy preschooler can make you realize just how important gross motor activities can be. While most summers I’ve been able to just kind of spend the day outdoors with Munchkin, letting him run and hop and be wild, this summer we’ve been trying to find some more indoor activities, since Baby Nephew…… Continue reading Balloon Catch – Gross Motor Activity