9 hands on ways to be earth friendly

9 Hands on Ways to be Earth-Friendly

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” We’ve been reading The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. This book is actually new to me, but I love the message for the boys [and myself!]. Its about how a business comes into a ‘forest’ of Truffala Trees and uses […]

Johnson’s Natural: A Snuggle for the Kids

Don’t you love that fresh baby smell?We do.Well, what I consider that fresh baby smell is Johnson’s baby lotion. The pink stuff.Mmmm. Love it!My husband and I even use it regularly.Not just for the kids.[He also uses the shampoo and baby wash too! And swears by it!]So, when I got the chance to try out Johnson’s […]

Valentine’s Day Stamped Cards

CraftProjectIdeas.com is showing the love this February. On top of graciously adding a $1 donation to the American Heart Association for every Heart Book sold in February, they sent me this fun stamp kit! [And one to giveaway to one of you!] Henry and I broke it out and made some Valentine Cards! I haven’t ever […]

Parenting is Child’s Play: Independence

Allowing your child to independent. That sounds obvious, and maybe even easy. But it is something I believe every parent may struggle with at some point in those early independent, yet dependent, years. How to keep some control of the chaos, yet allow your child to have a say, takes some balance. Jillian, author of the […]

Imagine Toys : DIY Puzzles

Imagine Toys was so very kind to send this beautiful product our way to test out. A 9-Piece Block Puzzle to decorate your own puzzles. The package includes: 9 wooden blocks 6 colors of acrylic paint 2 paint brushes An assortment of colored pencils As this product is for 3+, and Henry’s just three and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]