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Parenthood

Chatting like I am expert in parenthood always makes me cringe a little. I’m just sharing what works for us and what I know about child development. I pray that these are the things you find helpful. 

Developmental Benefits of Play Dough

Developmental Benefits of Play Dough

Written by Guest Contributor Cally ArchibaldPlaying with play dough has huge developmental benefits. Play dough is such a simple way to engage your child in creative play. Creative play is critical to a child’s learning and development. It allows for physical...

What Skills are Needed for Kindergarten

What Skills are Needed for Kindergarten

What skills does my child need for kindergarten? This is a HUGE topic for parents of preschoolers. We all want our kids to be setup  for success. Kindergarten readiness is mostly about social skills, I know that is probably not what you are looking for, but it is...

How To Encourage Independent Play

How To Encourage Independent Play

Need help trying to figure out how to encourage independent play in your toddlers or preschooler? I get it. I have a stage 5 clinger of a child, but I am not a saint of a mom. I need some space every now and again so that I can do things like cook, fold laundry,...

Why I Do Activities with My Preschooler At Home

Why I Do Activities with My Preschooler At Home

One of the most common questions I am asked is “why do you do activities with your preschooler at home?” And gosh if that isn’t a loaded question. There are so many reasons we do fun activities at home. Spoiler alert, none of my reasons have anything to do with...

4 Things Every Kid Needs Daily

4 Things Every Kid Needs Daily

Motherhood is hard. I'm sure you've seen one of those memes about the mental load of motherhood and it is so true. We are constantly worried about our children. We want the absolute best for them. There are so many articles and well-intended friends out there sharing...

Black History Month for Kids

Black History Month for Kids

Black History Month for Kids Are you looking for resources to teach Black History Month to kids? This is an important topic and one that all kids should learn. My middle school history teacher used to explain learning history like this. The world is a big long movie...

52 Family Movie Nights

52 Family Movie Nights

Family movie night is a big deal in our house. On Friday's we pick a movie and spend the night together watching a movie as a family. We dim the lights, pop popcorn, and make a fun treat. As a mom, my hope is that we set this tradition now and it continues to be...

Children’s Books with Diverse Characters

Children’s Books with Diverse Characters

Children's books with diverse characters need to be in every home. I am creating this list of diverse children's books because I believe it is incredibly important for all families. As I began my research to find more books to add to our collection, I learned that...

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I  am a teacher turned  stay at home mom.  While I left the classroom to raise my kiddos, I still love all things education. My goal here is to share hands-on learning, sensory, art, and a few things I have learned as I have crossed over from the teacher life to mom life.

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