There’s nothing sweeter than a tiny Picasso gifting you a finger-painted masterpiece, or a classic noodle necklace. Children’s art is so much more than mindless play. Time with crayons and paints can help foster a child’s creativity, improve their fine motor skills, and more. Read on to discover the lasting impact that personalized art can have on your child’s life. Read More “The Benefits of Personalized Art for Kids”
My littlest daughter, Portia recently finished her first year of preschool! As Class Mom, I wanted to organize a very special gift for her amazing, loving, patient, magical teachers who helped her learn and grow so much this year. It isn’t easy handling a room full of two-year-olds!
Tic tac toe is one of our family’s favorite games. It’s a simple game that all of us can play with ease and is fun for even my older kiddos. With warm summer months in full swing here in Northern Michigan, our front porch has been getting a lot of extra love while we play board games and sip on lemonade. Inspired by the warmer weather and our favorite game, I created a board game version of our beloved tic tac toe with a family twist courtesy of these fun photo sticker sheets.
There’s something about oversize objects that immediately captivates people. Think giant rocking chairs or markers the size of a grown adult. When considering the scale of a book, particularly one for children, oversize books feel even bigger when they measure to be toddler size or larger. We’re not talking about big books designed specifically for a library or school storytime (think Five Little Ducks or Planting a Garden); rather, we mean books that are constructed to be enormous—and likely will often have to sit sideways on a shelf.
New motherhood is a rush of excitement and trepidation, from the early stages of pregnancy to the moment of meeting your child on a matched adoption application. While motherhood can easily conjure a host of cliches and may look different across a spectrum, ultimately, loving mothers all want the same thing for their child(ren).
“Congratulations, you have a daughter in China!”
I cried hearing those precious words from our adoption agency worker.
This day and age, we all have people we follow on Instagram for one reason or another. We love getting a snapshot of their day-to-day lives because we can relate and connect with them in ways that are otherwise hard in this digital world. Kelle Hampton has been one of my favorite influencers to follow because she’s funny, down to earth and keeps it real.
Unbeknownst to the hellish little gremlins we call children, learning new things can actually be exciting. The STEM field is growing rapidly, with a 14% increase in jobs expected by 2020. These Valentine’s Day themed STEM activities probably won’t grant your little nugget admission to Harvard, but it might help them learn a thing or two.
February 14th always seems like a bright spot in the middle of the longest part of winter. Granted, chocolate, flowers, and handmade cards usually take center stage on Valentine’s Day (all things I also appreciate), but it’s nice to reach for a stack of love-centered books leading up to the middle of the shortest month.
Do you ever look at your kid and think, why are you so obsessed with me? Our little ones love to copy all that we do, especially when it comes to our… unbecoming habits. *sigh* If only we could get them to model our love of broccoli like they do our (accidental) use of colorful language.