Raising Kids is Tough : Dining Out

This month is dedicated to Eating Battles. This is the second week of your questions being answered [last week was food battles at the dinner table].  These hands on experts have given their professional and personal answers to help lessen your eating battles that you submitted. The Hands On Experts: Mom Expert: Jill of A Mom with a […]

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Thank You Sponsors : Top Referrers

I want to give a huge thank you to Fudoo Boards for continuing our partnership again and a big welcome to a new sponsor this month, A Mom with a Lesson Plan.   Fudoo Boards is a fun, interactive way to learn about and  maintain healthy eating habits as well as a healthy lifestyle! A Mom […]

It’s Playtime : Play Resources

I love a good round up of activities, art or crafts. A place where I can find a lot of play resources in one spot and go from there. [This also often introduces me to new blogs that I've never seen.] I do a round up each month on the topic I find most compelling […]

Art : DIY Upcycled Crayons

Long ago, when there wasn’t any reason to Beat the Heat. My mom had a bucket full of old crayons with lots of bits and pieces. So, Henry, Grandma and I made some upcycled crayons. I read, somewhere at the time, about a tip for removing the paper on the crayons by soaking them in […]

Outdoor Play : Scavenger Hunt

It has been a while since I made a scavenger hunt for Henry. This time I wanted Henry to be more self-sufficient at it. So I made a scavenger hunt guide with pictures [as well as the word]. Another fun way to do a nature scavenger hunt is to go on a nature walk scavenger hunt […]

Raising Kids is Tough : At the Dinner Table

I announced the Raising Kids is Tough [RKIT] series on the blog and asked for your toughest questions.  Each Monday for the month of August, I’m going to focus on the battles of eating that every household has at one time or another. Very generously, the hands on experts have given their professional and personal answers […]

It’s Playtime! : Beat the Heat

I realize that we’re not the only people going through a heat wave these past few weeks. I’ve noticed in many posts linked up to It’s Playtime lately, especially last week, that my playdate pals have found creative ways to beat the heat too! [Come Together Kids, using the heat like an oven to melt crayons: Hot […]

Sensory Play : Frozen Excavation

In order to Beat The Heat last week, we froze some berries and excavated them out! Using tools to find hidden treasures is thrilling for a preschooler! Henry was so excited to dig out his buried treasure. We got started by making the buried treasures together. We had some leftover fruit in the fridge: blueberries, […]

A Mom with a Lesson Plan : Spotlight

Are you organized and have a lesson plan? I don’t. But, thankfully, Jill from A Mom with a Lesson Plan does! Head on over and check out the new sponsor on the blog, A Mom with a Lesson Plan! There’s Lesson Plans for every theme imaginable and it keeps growing! Just last week, Jill added […]

Raising Kids is Tough : Ask the Experts

  Raising a Kid is Tough. Teaching your children to become responsible adults is a lot of pressure for teachers and parents. To lend a helping hand, experts are here to lend you an ear along with their advice. The Raising Kids is Tough Series is a series of posts dedicated to help take the tough […]