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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. 

Summer Essentials for Kids

Summer Essentials for Kids

I like to celebrate transitions, so as we head into summer I am excited to put together a little gift full of summer essentials for kids for my kids. Like I said, most of the items I am putting in this little summer gift basket are seasonal items that I would have...

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

Cooking with your kids in the kitchen is HARD! While I cook with my kids regularly, I 100% recognize that having them in the kitchen with me is a challenge. It tests my patience, makes me nervous and anxious, and it usually results in a mess twice the size. I'm sure...

Christmas Gift Giving Tradition

Christmas Gift Giving Tradition

Four Gifts Gift Giving Tradition This year we are adopting a new Christmas gift giving tradition. Over the years I have over gifted my children at Christmas time because: It’s exciting to buy presents for my kids and I enjoy giving things I love a good deal and it’s...

North Pole Breakfast

North Pole Breakfast

Do you do a North Pole breakfast at your house? This is a tradition that we set up when Reagan was almost 2 years old and Derek was a newborn. We have done it for three years and it is a Christmas tradition that I absolutely adore. This special Christmas breakfast is...

Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

I am always a better mom when I am organized and prepared. For me, that means being prepped for meals. It also means having a running list of lunchbox ideas for kids. Having bento box style lunches ready to go for my kids for at least 2 days makes my week go so much...

21 Play Ideas with Toddlers and Preschoolers

21 Play Ideas with Toddlers and Preschoolers

I put together a list of 21 play ideas for you to play with your toddlers and preschoolers because y'all sometimes the struggle is real. I was chatting with you about this on Instagram, as moms some days there are so many things on our to-do list that playing with our...

Should You Get a Zoo Membership?

Should You Get a Zoo Membership?

You're here because you want to know if it is worth it to buy a zoo membership. And let me make this real simple without you having to read a huge long blog post to get your answer.  Yes, you should absolutely get a membership to the zoo.  My family loves the zoo. We...

WELCOME

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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