I know from experience Potty Training can be challenging. My son will be 4 years old in January, and has no desire to potty train. Trying to force it on him will just make it harder on everyone, so I am trying to come up with other ways to motivate him. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click on one of those links and make a purchase I will receive a small commission. This is at no additional cost to you, and helps cover the costs of maintaining a blog. If you would like more information please visit my Disclaimer ... Read More about Potty Training Free Printables
My fascination with printables is a big reason I started this blog. I am still trying to learn the best, and quickest, ways to create them. While, there is more to learn than I imagined, I am enjoying learning, and am excited to have more to share with you! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. This means, if you purchase something through one of those links, I will receive a small commission. This is at no cost to you, and helps cover the costs of running a blog. Visit my Disclaimer page for more details. Free Printable ... Read More about Printable Winter Activities
It's hard to believe Christmas is right around the corner! This time of year brings with it so many things to do. One of the most popular, is putting up a Christmas tree. When it comes to putting up a tree, many of us get these idyllic images in our heads. The whole family, all smiling and excited, goes to pick out a Real tree together. You find the Perfect tree, and take it home. The rest of the evening is spent popping popcorn, listening to Christmas music, and decorating the tree. While I love the "idea" of doing things that way, the ... Read More about Kid Friendly Christmas Trees for Small Spaces
I was introduced to this idea in a Tinkergerten class my son and I attended. If you haven't heard of Tinkergarten, it is an amazing organization that has classes for children, that are focused on being outside. All classes are outside, and involve nature in some form. They also stress STEM based ideas. If you are interested in Tinkergarten here is a link Tinkergarten. (This is not an affiliate link, I am sharing because it is a great program!) Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click on one I may receive a small ... Read More about Make a Colorful Spiderweb with Your Child
My First Introduction to Mindfulness Lately, I feel like I see the word mindfulness everywhere. Mindfulness is mentioned when talking about meditation, journaling, stress relief, even eating. Now, don’t get me wrong, I think it’s wonderful more people are becoming familiar with mindfulness. I wish I had learned about it the way people are learning about now. I was introduced to the concept almost 10 years ago. My introduction began with a nervous breakdown at work. As a result of my nervous breakdown, I was admitted to the ... Read More about Best Teacher You will Find to Teach You Mindfulness
Why Talk about Mental Illness? I have debated talking about mental illness on my blog. Being a mom, I worry anything I say could negatively effect my son now, or even years in the future. The last thing I want is to be the cause of my son being made fun of or bullied. It was a difficult decision, but I have decided to go ahead and talk about it. If I let my fears rule my life my son will see that and think that is the way to live his life. If I don’t talk about mental illness, I am perpetuating the stigma society has ... Read More about Why I am a Mom Talking About Mental Illness
That Pinterest Feeling I think you all know the feeling. Spend a few quick hours on Pinterest and feel like you can make anything. Pinning all these great, “easy” crafts, I can do with stuff I “already have at home”! I get so excited and can’t decide which to try first. You think I would have learned by now. Many of the Pinterest Activities I have tried turn out less than successful. To help you narrow down the list of activities you want to try, I thought I would share some of my successful ones with you. If I can ... Read More about Pinterest Activities for Kids that Work!