The Importance of Alone Time for Moms

As a stay at home mom, I struggle with being around my children all day, every day. It’s not because I don’t love them; it’s because I would struggle to be around any other person (or combination of people) for that amount of time. I am an introvert. Not only that, I’m…

Thanksgiving Dinnerwear & Kids Friendly Appetizer

Want an unstuffy Thanksgiving? This headgear is sure to get your group giggling. Be sure to check out these ideas for a fun-filled Kids’ Thanksgiving. What you’ll need Paper grocery bag Paper lunch bags Tape Scissors Scrap paper White paper napkins Stapler How to make it For the headband of each…

The Worst 11 “Treats” My Kids Got from Halloween

Halloween rules! Free candy, cute kids, and costume parties. Sometimes however, the costume parties suck, it rains during trick-or-treating, and neighbors give out the nastiest candy on Earth. So, because of that, here they are… the 11 “treats” you pray you don’t get this Halloween.

Top 10 Soccer Game Snacks: Thanks Mom

Soccer popularity is at an all-time high in the United States. Whether you know it or not it is actually the #1 team sport practiced by the youth of our nation. With schoolin full swing (especially in the Chaarlotte), kids of all ages will be participating in their after-school soccer…

Childhood Enrichment Activity: Sorts of Sorting

Here’s an educational childhood enrichment activity that works for children all ages.  It’s a “sort.”  A sort is simply this:  a child looks through different objects and places them into bins based on different characteristics.  Kids love it, and it keeps their busy hands busy while challenging them.  You may be wondering…

Easy Halloween Crafts You Can Make with Your Kids

When it comes to Halloween, you do not have to spend a lot of money on decorations when you use your imagination. Of course, one of the main highlights of Halloween is the pumpkin. Buy a couple of them and download some of the free Halloween stencils online to use…

How to Raise Children to Love Reading

I love to read, and I always wanted to teach my children to love reading as well.  It seems strange to me, but my husband hated to read growing up, what a strange concept! How could you hate reading? It occurred to me then that the love of reading does…

Encourage Your Child to Write: Letters With Mom

Why is writing so important?  Writing is about thinking, creating, and expression.  When we write we are using the highest level of processing- creating.  (See Bloom’s Taxonomy).  We are bringing something into existence that wasn’t before- powerful isn’t it? It is possible to help encourage your child to write. We all…

7 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes Your Kids Will Love

Decorations, costumes and candies are your (and mine) main concerns during this time of the year besides job and family. So I have decided to ease things for you by compiling a list with 30 easy diy costumes for all the little maniacs. Take your time, grab a sheet of…

Chores For 3 Year Olds: What Can My Child Do?

The other week, I was upstairs, trying to put the baby to sleep. I heard my son come to the base of the stairs and shout out, “Mommy? You better come down here! We made a mess.” Great. Just great. I just ignored him, because 1) I was still trying…

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