How to teach responsibility

Parenting is Child’s Play: Responsibility

Henry is a big help around the house. He really is. When he’s in the mood. I’d like to implement a chore system in our house, but before doing so, I asked Sarah, founder of füdoo Boards, how to do it. As well as inquiring about why its important for kids to have some responsibilities. How can […]

CraftProjectsIdeas.com : Kids Crafts

CraftProjectIdeas.com is a one-stop shop for all things crafty for kids! With project ideas for rainy days, seasonal crafts, even educational projects!Its exciting to tell you that CraftProjectIdeas.com is a new sponsor for hands on : as we grow. The craftiness may go off the charts in this house! We’ve been using products that CraftProjectIdeas.com sent […]

Carville Mat Giveaway : 3000 Fans!

This Giveaway is CLOSED Out of a whopping 239 entries, one lucky winner has been drawn and the Carville Mat is being sent to her. Congratulations Jenna R!   Last week, the hands on : as we grow Facebook page hit 3000 fans! [Thank you!!!] As a big thank you, Betty Lukens Felts [a wonderful sponsor […]

Why Routines are Important to Kids

Parenting is Child’s Play: Routine

Routine. Routine. Routine. We all hear about it from day one of being a parent. You need to get them on a routine! So what’s the big deal? Why do our kids need a routine?   I posed this question to Erin O’Keefe, MA, PCI Certified Parent Coach of The Intentional Parent. When a child knows […]

Imaginary Play : Betty Lukens Felt Boards

Talk about bringing in some imagination to our days! We received these awesome, very high quality felts from Betty Lukens Felts a couple weeks ago. The Carville mat will not be left alone! I once had to actually put it up out of sight so I could get the kids to listen to me! Henry […]

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Seven Mom Tips : Activia Selects

As a stay at home mom, and an admittedly, addicted blogger. I try to do things as quickly as possible. [This is just my nature, I've always been this way.] I’ve learned to involve the kids in what I’m doing. They love to help. Include them. This sometimes counteracts the getting it done quickly, but […]

Fudoo Boards Special Price!

Start tracking your family’s “food” and “do” adventures and know you are enjoying the good life! Füdoo Boards [a sponsor of hands on : as we grow] would like to extend a special exclusive offer to allhands on: as we grow readers! Yay for us! Get your family a füdoo Board kit for only $20.00.  [A […]

Kid-Friendly iPad Apps : iPad Giveaway

How do you feel about introducing your preschooler to technology? I think technology is a necessity. While I don’t want Henry to sit in front of a video game all day, I do believe that technology rules this world and will only be moreso as our children grow up in it. I’ve let Henry use […]

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Another Month Review : Thanks Sponsors!

I can’t believe its October already… Thinking about Halloween and the holidays are just around the corner. September has brought about the kickoff of a monthly hands on : as we grow newsletter. Here’s the first one, in case you missed out. Be sure to sign up to get sneak peaks of the upcoming month! […]

Unwanted Behaviors : Repeat Questions

Why?Why?Why? … Why? Experience that in your house?Repeat. Ha. Okay. I won’t be the one with the repetitive questions.Its probably your kids. There’s the ‘why’ stage that we’re currently in. [Which I think I'm pretty good at answering... for now.]But, I’m sure the nagging repetitive questions will be coming soon in full force.At times, Henry does ask […]