10 Tips for the New Home Preschool Mom

10 Tips for the New Home Preschool Mom

It's Back-to-School season and I know that it may put some of you in panic mode. If this is your first year of teaching home preschool, then I hope this post will be encouraging to you!! I've taught preschool at home to my two older boys for 4 years and I just love this age so much! Here are my 10 tips.   1. Set a Schedule I recommend setting up a schedule for the day. It doesn't need to be a rigid schedule, but some sort of routine so your preschool will know how the day will … [Read more...]

5 Important Reasons to Teach Handwriting

5 Important Reasons to Teach Handwriting

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bic. The opinions and text are all mine. Would you agree with me that teaching handwriting is important? In this era of technology and electronics, it's easy to focus on typing and let handwriting slide. When I was a 4th grade teacher, I taught my students cursive handwriting. There was debate about the importance of teaching cursive handwriting at that time. I took the stance that it is important to at least know how to read … [Read more...]

Slow-Falling Beads Sensory Bottle

Slow-Falling Beads

Today I'm sharing our sensory bottle of the month, which is our slow-falling beads sensory bottle. I had a hard time figuring out what to name this bottle, but I decided to name it 'slow-falling' because the substance inside makes the beads slowly move around the bottle. This is different than our other sensory bottles and I loved creating this one for my baby to play with! I have to admit that this was not my original idea. I first saw the idea for a suspended bead sensory bottle at Fun … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Flying with a Child on Your Lap

10 tips for flying

Last week, I took my youngest boy on his first flight! He's just a few days shy of his 1st birthday and is a very active boy. Since he is mobile and active, I was a bit nervous to have him in my lap for the flight. He actually did well and I was so thankful that the people sitting around me praised him for his good behavior! Today, I'm sharing with you the things I did with him to occupy him for the hours on the airplane.  This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure for … [Read more...]

Binnie’s Coconut Butter {Review & Giveaway!}

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I'm so excited to tell you about a new (and delicious) product on the market. Binnie's Coconut Butter is a healthy spread that can be eaten on fruit, in oatmeal, on toast, in smoothies, or even just off the spoon! So why am I sharing this with you today?! Because it's awesome for parents and kids and I know you're gonna love it! My friend created this coconut butter with intention to teach her kids how to eat healthy as well as how to fuel our bodies with real good food, like the … [Read more...]

Everything Early Childhood {Week 12}

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Happy Wednesday!! Welcome to week 12 of the Early Childhood Link Up! I'm excited to see al your new posts this week!  What is Everything Early Childhood? Each Wednesday, I'm asking kid bloggers to link up early childhood learning and play ideas here. I will feature the most-clicked posts as well as ones that were my favorite. Before linking up, here are a few guidelines: only link up activities for early childhood (baby, toddler, preschool) you may link up to 3 posts each week try to … [Read more...]

How Hard Can It Be to Take Care of a Baby?

How Hard Can it Be

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fisher-Price . All opinions are 100% mine. I am so blessed to have an amazing family. I'm the oldest of 6 kids, and my youngest sister is 12 years younger than me. We are actually pretty close, despite our age difference! My sister is really good with babies, so I decided to give her a little challenge. I mean, how hard can it be to take care of a baby? ;) I gave Aunt Jenna 3 baby tasks and wanted her to tell me which one was the … [Read more...]

Everything Early Childhood {Week #11}

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Welcome to week 11 of the Early Childhood Link Up! I'm excited to see al your new posts this week!  What is Everything Early Childhood? Each Wednesday, I'm asking kid bloggers to link up early childhood learning and play ideas here. I will feature the most-clicked posts as well as ones that were my favorite. Before linking up, here are a few guidelines: only link up activities for early childhood (baby, toddler, preschool) you may link up to 3 posts each week try to visit several … [Read more...]

Alphabet Mystery Letter Hunt Activity

Alphabet Mystery Letter Hunt Activity

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. For more information, please see my disclosure. Today I'm sharing with you a fun and interactive activity to go along with the book Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood. In this book, a group of lowercase letters go on an adventure to find the missing letter x. Once they find letter x, they see that he is upset because he is not used very much. He later learns that his letter is very important to make Mom's birthday surprise special, as he … [Read more...]

Keep Baby Happy with the Fisher-Price Play Yard!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fisher-Price. All opinions are 100% mine. I'm so excited to share with you a new baby product that will make your life easier! If you have a baby 18 months or younger, you'll want to check out the versatile Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard. After ours arrived in the mail, I couldn't wait to put it together. In fact, it only took me a few minutes to get it set up and I didn't even have to use the directions! I did double-check them … [Read more...]