Substitutions for 3 Supplies You Don’t Have

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I have recently surveyed my newsletter subscribers about why they don't end up doing an activity with their kids. I asked what the main reason was. By far, the majority answer: I don't have the right supplies. Yes. That's my main reason too. I don't go out and buy something just with the idea of doing one special activity with my kids. I just can't justify that. There's ...

Gross Motor Activity for a Rainy Day: Walking on Pillows

Walking on pillows

I'm almost embarrassed to post this gross motor activity.... it seems too simple to warrant a post. But with that said, it was super duper fun and had George moving all morning long! And its perfect for those days you're stuck indoors, when its cold or rainy. (Hey, its Iowa here and spring has taken a long time to really show itself!) You have everything it takes to do this ...

The Secrets to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

No more ‘one last bite’! Out with the ‘clean plate club’! Secrets that actually get kids to eat healthy.

We own and run a bakery and my kids are super picky. So, getting our kids to eat healthy foods is super tough. Luckily, Dr Orlean Kerek of Snotty Noses is sharing her secrets with me today! And you too! I’m Dr Orlena Kerek. I’m a paediatric doctor and mother of 4 children, aged 6, 4 and twins of 2. Our mealtimes are, how can I put this?… a bit noisy. The twins’ table manners are ...

A Balancing Indoor Activity for Toddlers

Such an awesome indoor balance beam for toddlers

Toddlers were not meant to be indoors. First of all, they are just so messy! Second, loud as the dickens. But what about when you need to be inside? That is when you need some awesome indoor activities for toddlers. In our house, we grow a special breed of toddlers. Super-duper busy ones. My daughter was an exception, but these two little boys - good grief. This indoor ...