2’s School Learning Objectives

Just last week I posted about my decision to start a 2's school program with our youngest.  I can't tell you how excited I am to get the ball rolling!  She isn't 2 yet, so I have some time to think through what I want 2's school to look like.  What types of things will … Continue reading 2’s School Learning Objectives

Why I Decided to Start 2’s School

Agh!  My baby is turning 2 soon!  I can hardly believe it, 2!  Shock is the last thing I should be feeling right now, she is our 4th child after all.  I should be use to how quickly they grow up, right?  Nope, these milestones sneak up on me, 4th child or 1st, it all … Continue reading Why I Decided to Start 2’s School

Valentine’s Sensory Bin

I know it's time to switch up my daughter's sensory bin when I notice that it's been sitting untouched.  Her last sensory bin, Jingle Bells and Snowballs, was a huge success.  However, all good things must come to an end.  Enter: Valentine's Sensory Bin.  I realize that it's not quite Valentine's Day yet, but it is … Continue reading Valentine’s Sensory Bin

New Years Eve Party with Kids

10, 9, get the champagne ready, 8, 7, am I near the person I want to ring the new year in with?, 6, 5, this champagne really does go to your head, 4, 3, oh wait, snap back to reality...we have kids now.  No crazy New Years parties for us anymore! The first few years … Continue reading New Years Eve Party with Kids

Balloon Pop Activity

Do you remember playing 'What Time is it Mr. Fox?' in school as a kid?  This activity reminds me of that game, only because once we start I hear, 'What time is it now mom?,' on repeat until all the balloons are popped.  I'm not complaining, I'm delighted when they enjoy an activity I spent … Continue reading Balloon Pop Activity

Christmas Eve Box Tradition

Our Christmas Eve Box tradition is one that has evolved with time.  It didn't use to be a box.  I know what you're thinking, another gift?  Is that really necessary?  Do they really need something else to unwrap?  The answer at our house is yes, and here's why. It's tradition, and traditions are important.  They … Continue reading Christmas Eve Box Tradition

Jingle Bells and Snowballs: Winter Sensory Bin

Burr, it's getting cold outside here in Minnesota!  I'm missing the days that we could pop up to the park for an hour to get out some energy, or simply run around in the backyard for some fresh air.  While we still get out there for little bits of time here and there, there have … Continue reading Jingle Bells and Snowballs: Winter Sensory Bin

Book Advent Calendar

Yesterday I checked another Christmas tradition off my list, our book advent calendar.  I started this tradition years ago with my oldest daughter, and it quickly became something the kids started asking for ever year once the Christmas tree went up.  I'm not complaining, you'll frequently hear the phrase 'read everyday you eat' if you … Continue reading Book Advent Calendar

Stocking Stuffers for Tots

  'Making a list, and checking it twice', I'm convinced that this song was written for parents everywhere this time of year.  There is so much to remember, did I move the elf, does everyone have the same number of gift (this is a big one in our house), did I remember all the gifts … Continue reading Stocking Stuffers for Tots

Thanksgiving Boredom Busters

Thanksgiving is almost here!  A time to reconnect with friends and family, relax, devour good food and drinks, and catch some of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade or some football on TV.  Sounds fantastic, right?  As long as those mini versions of you can make it through the day, am I right? Never fear, your Thanksgiving … Continue reading Thanksgiving Boredom Busters