Chores for Toddlers? Why it is Good to Start Young – Plus, Chore Ideas for Kids and Toddlers

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Remember those times as a kid listening to your grandpa talk about having to shovel snow from the sidewalks when he was a kid after that crazy blizzard that dumped 4 feet of snow in one night?  Or how about the one he used to tell you about how he woke up at 4 every… [read more]

Fabulous Fun Easter Egg Decorating Ideas for Kids!

Dye Free Polka Dot Easter Eggs

Here comes Peter Cottontail, Hopping down the Bunny Trail, Hippity Hoppity, Easter’s on its way! -Gene Autry It’s true – and he’ll be sneaking eggs in every nook and cranny of your home soon enough.  Speaking of eggs, aside from finding them, dying eggs is one of childhood’s favorite memories. This year, venture outside the… [read more]

Shaving Cream Painting – Wordless Wednesday

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Yesterday at Joy School I did shaving cream painting with the kids.  We didn’t have a table big enough so we did it on the kitchen floor.  They LOVED it!

Teach Important Words and Concepts with these Toddler Sorting Games

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My youngest, who just turned two, has been a little slower to reach most developmental stages.  She didn’t walk until 18 months.  She just turned 2 and is finally starting to say about 5-10 words–average for a 2 year old is 50 words.  She is no where near there yet.  The words she does use… [read more]

Fun Facts about Dr. Seuss You Probably Didn’t know – Free Printable!

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This Sunday the world will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s 110th birthday!  In honor of the man who contributed so much to the lives of children everywhere I’ve created this free printable of Fun Facts about Dr. Seuss!   If you’d like to print out these fun facts about Dr. Seuss simply click on the image or… [read more]

5 Fun and Easy St. Patricks Day Activities for Kids + Free Printable

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Whew!  I know how you feel. By the time March rolls in, I’ve just regained my balance from Thanksgiving and Christmas tripping over themselves. And then, was that New Year’s and Valentine’s Day that just whirled by?! Sometime these little holidays don’t seem worth the trouble, and can tug at your time and attention. Well,… [read more]

Read-To-Cure with Reading Eggs – Review and Giveaway #ReadingEggsUS

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reading Eggs. Early childhood education has always been very important to me.  Though I’m not an educator by profession, I’ve always been interested in and passionate about the capacity of children to exceed our current educational expectations (i.e. our educational systems’ expectations). While I… [read more]

Ditch the Trikes and Training Wheels – Strider Balance Bike Review

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Teaching my oldest son to ride a bike has been much harder than I ever anticipated it would be.  I just figured my son would hop on his bike, I’d hold the back seat and run with him up and down the block for a couple days and then he’d be off, riding on his… [read more]

Sweet Heart Ponytail for Valentines Day – Hair Tutorial

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With Valentines Day coming up next month I knew I just had to find some cute way to do my daughters hair.  I tried a couple different ideas and this one was a simple and adorable way to dress up the casual ponytail making it into a heart!  So here it is!  The Heart Ponytail! Supplies… [read more]

Guest Post: Textured Paint Craft for Toddlers and Kids

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When it comes to kids and cooking, there are at least two things I know for certain. First, they want to do it, too. Second, they’re always ready to taste whatever it is they’re mixing up. In that sense, cooking and crafting have a lot in common in the kid-participation department: No matter what type… [read more]

Be Just Like Mom with the Graco Duo Jogger Toy Stroller – Holiday Gift Guide Review

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Disclosure: I received the follow products for review purposes at no cost to myself. No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions and thoughts are my own. Is your daughter anything like mine–she wants to be just like mommy?  She love to help in the kitchen, pretend dress-up or carry a purse just like I do.   I’m… [read more]

Cabbage Patch Kids – Holiday Gift Guide

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Disclosure: I received the follow products for review purposes at no cost to myself. No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions and thoughts are my own. While growing up, every year for Christmas I received a doll.  It was a tradition, and I loved receiving them.  My mom loved  Cabbage Patch Kids so those are… [read more]

Candy Decorated Christmas Trees – Egg Allergy Friendly

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Finding holiday treats for kids with egg allergies can be a challenge.  For the last few years all I have wanted to do is decorate gingerbread houses with my kids.  But since they have egg allergies I never attempted it…until last year.  We were invited to our friends house to build gingerbread houses. My friend said… [read more]

Adorable Children’s Clothing Boutique from Taylor Joelle – Holiday Gift Guide

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Disclosure: I received the follow product from Taylor Joelle Design in exchange for this gift guide feature  All opinions and thoughts are my own. I don’t know about you guys but with the holiday season approaching, we have so many different parties and get together’s to attend to.  We start with Thanksgiving and then I feel like… [read more]