Month: April 2016

Ten Ways to Make Folding Laundry Fun (and Educational!)

folding laundry tipsLaundry. A part of life that you cannot escape. My oldest started helping me “fold” laundry when he was about 11 months. I use the word “fold” very lightly since he usually just threw the clothes out of the laundry basket. We always had fun, though. He now helps me fold, and, for a kid his age, he doesn’t fold that badly. (I sometimes refold the stuff when he isn’t looking, but that is  just for my peace of mind.) My little one is now at the stage where he takes everything out of the basket. He has started to put articles of clothing into the drawers, which lets me know he is understanding the process. (I usually take them out and fold them nicely. Again, for my peace of mind.)  (more…)

Earth Day Project–Using Materials from Around the House

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Earth day is such an important concept for our kids. And not just the one day but all year round. Every little thing we do helps to protect our mother Earth. We have one planet and we need to be careful with it .
Today I want to share with you a project I did with my boys that uses materials you already have, which goes with the whole reduce, reuse, recycle mantra! (more…)

Four Things Not To Say To a Potty Training Parent

Potty Training TipsPotty training.  Hmmm…what can I say. This, so far, has been the only nuisance I have encountered on this parenting journey. Don’t worry. He won’t go to college in diapers they said. (Insert laughter here because it felt like that for awhile.) In all honesty,  it could be worse and if potty training is the hardest thing we will face in our life, then I’m all for it.  (more…)

My first piece on Huffington Post!

I am sooo excited to share this with all of you! I have been trying for a long to get this published and just received the email today. Here is the first paragragh:

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This is an exciting day for you! We bought you your first pair of shoes. Your chubby little feet haven’t taken that first step on your own yet, but you are almost there.

This day is the first of many for you as far as getting shoes is concerned. For me, this will probably be the last time I get a child of my own their first pair of shoes. It is very bittersweet for Mommy. You are my baby, my littlest one. Most likely, you are our last. (I am not saying that we are done, but I don’t see another one in the cards for our family in the near future. We will see what God has in store for us.) My heartstrings were tugged slightly today when I realized I would most likely never have a tiny one’s feet that need to be measured for the first time again.

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