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…

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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Decluttering with Kids: 9 Tips to Make It Manageable

A little over a year ago, I started working on the decluttering process. The whole minimalism movement is getting a little cliché now, I know, but all the same, I wanted to reflect on where it’s gotten us. At the start of this journey, I was embarrassed of my house….

10 REASONS I’M GETTING RID OF THE TOY YOU GAVE MY CHILD
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The one question you should never ask a formula-feeding mom

When I’m out and about with my children, and it’s time to feed the baby, I make up a bottle. A mom nearby asks, “Why don’t you breastfeed?” It might seem innocent enough on its face, but this question always punches me in the gut. You’ve all heard of the…

Five Things a New Mom Would Love to Hear

I’m currently 11.5 weeks post-partum with my third child in less than three years. As such, I feel like I’m always a “new” mom. Or always pregnant. Or both. Ahem. So I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite things to hear – and some of my least favorite things, as well. I’m…

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