Squirt Gun Game- Water Gun fun for little ones!

Squirt gun game even the youngest kids can play! It’s summer! Squirt gun time! Squirt guns (or water guns) can be fun or can be a headache to referee. Use this game to keep kids on task and not squirting each other in the eye. Even the little kids can play this fun, simple squirt […]

Where to find kid-sized answers to all of their questions!

Kids ask so many questions! You don’t want to discourage their curiosity but where can you find kid-sized answers to all of their questions?  This post contains affiliate links. Nothing makes you feel as clueless as you feel when a four-year-old starts asking questions. “Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why do dogs bark? […]

How to get your kids off of YouTube and turned on to a learning app!

Preview: Get your child reading more and loving it with this fun learning app!   I have spent too much of my parenting life trying to figure out how to make my kids NOT love Youtube. I will never get how watching other people play with toys can be better than actually playing with them yourself. Between the […]

How I get my kids to WANT to play ABCmouse.com!

If it were up to my daughter, she would spend all of her waking hours on YouTube Kids. Obviously I don’t let her do this- but she would like to. Since she is still only three, I can unplug the modem and say the internet isn’t working. She immediately goes to ABCmouse.com alphabet songs app and […]

Talking to Your Child about the Election and Voting

Sneak preview: Resources for talking to your child about the election. Politics is one of the most difficult subjects for adult to discuss. Trying to explain all of this to our kids is even harder. It is almost impossible to shield them from political commercials, ads, and even pollers knocking on our doors. The best things we can do […]

Practice Name Writing with this DIY Reusable Name Mat

Sneak preview: help kids practice name writing with this reusable DIY name mat! Isn’t it so exciting the first time your children write their names all by themselves?! They get that huge smile and their eyes beam with pride knowing they accomplished something great. Then Mom breaks down into a bawling mess of pride. All […]

Simple tip to read more to your kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children who read aloud with their parents and engage in story time experience stronger parent-child relationships and learn valuable language and literacy skills. (healthychildren.org). Although we know how important it is to read to/with our children, it is still hard to find the time and the energy to sit down and read. […]

Keep Kids Reading this Summer! Join our Summer Reading Challenge!

Do you ever feel like you don’t read enough to your kids? Do you have the best of intentions but there just is never enough time in the crazy busy days? Join our Summer Reading Challenge! According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children who read aloud with their parents and engage in story time experience […]

Preparing MOM for Kindergarten

Preparing MOM for kindergarten Are you putting your precious baby on the bus for the first time this year? Are you more scared than he is? Sometimes it is MOM who needs to prepare for that huge trip to the first day of kindergarten! You are not alone. One of the most amazing little boy […]

Bedtime books for toddlers

Bedtime books for Toddlers The best part of my day is snuggling up next to my toddlers, as they lay their heads down and start to get sleepy as I read them a bedtime story. It’s one of my best HappyPlaces! Is this a favorite time of day for you too? When I became a new Mom, I wasn’t familiar […]

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