This Car Seat Tip Could Save a Child’s Life

This Car Seat Tip Could Save a Child’s Life

Do you remember loading your child in a car seat for the very first time? I recall being so nervous that I almost resigned to the fact that I would never drive again. My husband and I were at the hospital when we loaded my  newborn daughter into her seat for the first...
Don’t Wait – Sign Your Kids Up For Swim Lessons

Don’t Wait – Sign Your Kids Up For Swim Lessons

Today I would like to introduce you to Kaitlin from An Apple Per Day. Kaitlin shares many posts on the topics of eco-friendly, healthy living. Today Kaitlin is sharing the importance of signing your kids up for swim lessons. So without further ado, here’s...
Creating A Play Area That Blends With The Local Environment

Creating A Play Area That Blends With The Local Environment

With the month of September upon us, you may be thinking that this might not be the optimal time to be creating an outdoor play area. However, I have learned from many backyard set-ups and redesigns, that the fall is actually an ideal time to recreate a space. The...
10 Tips To Get Children To Play With Their Toys

10 Tips To Get Children To Play With Their Toys

We’re almost 3 months post-Christmas and you may be wondering why your child doesn’t seem satisfied with their toys. Today I thought I would share a few child care tricks which help my children re-engage with their toys. Check out these 10 great tips to...
Using a Picture Schedule with Children

Using a Picture Schedule with Children

Most families have routines or schedules they follow. Sometimes these routines can be a little overwhelming, especially when directing several children, of varying ages, at the same time. In child care we often utilized picture cues with the children. The visual...
Happy Birthday Little Miss!

Happy Birthday Little Miss!

My oldest daughter turns six today! I can hardly believe it. Six!? It seems like just yesterday she was born. This precious, fragile bundle of joy showed me just how much I could love. I have watched her change and grow. I have had the pleasure of seeing her become a...
Questions and Answers for Children 2014

Questions and Answers for Children 2014

  A few years ago I started the annual tradition of asking my oldest daughter a series of questions and I have documented her responses. Some of her responses made perfect sense and some made me laugh. 2013 Questions & Answers can be found...
Children Live Here: Decorating

Children Live Here: Decorating

I recently realized that there are scenes, glimpses from my home, which clearly indicate that children reside here. I thought it would be fun to share one of these scenes with you every once in a while. So far, I’ve shared: a photo of our Kleenex box a picture...
Children Live Here: Socks

Children Live Here: Socks

I recently realized that there are scenes, glimpses from my home, which clearly indicate that children reside here.I thought it would be fun to share one of these scenes with you every once in a while. So far, I’ve shared a photo of our Kleenex box, a...
Children Live Here: Cheerios

Children Live Here: Cheerios

I recently realized that there are scenes, glimpses from my home, which clearly indicate that children reside here.I thought it would be fun to share one of these scenes with you every once in a while. So far, I’ve shared a photo of our Kleenex box and...
Children Live Here: The Boot

Children Live Here: The Boot

I recently realized that there are scenes, glimpses from my home, which clearly indicate that children reside here. I thought it would be fun to share one of these scenes with you every once in a while. Last week I shared a photo of our Kleenex box. Today’s...
Children Live Here: The Kleenex Box

Children Live Here: The Kleenex Box

I recently realized that there are scenes, glimpses from my home, which clearly indicate that children reside here. I thought it would be fun to share one of these scenes with you every once in a while. Today’s scene is… the Kleenex box. If the Kleenex box...
Two

Two

Yesterday was my youngest daughter’s second birthday. Here are a few pictures from the day. We set up the kitchen table in anticipation of the festivities. The birthday tablecloth was set out and signed, the candles on the Waldorf birthday ring were lit, and the...
Sewing A Quiet Book

Sewing A Quiet Book

As many of you know, my husband and I like to make our daughters’ birthday gifts. This all started when my oldest daughter turned two. On her second birthday, we made her a play kitchen. This play item has been so well used by both of our girls and has been...
Our Bedtime Book

Our Bedtime Book

The past couple of weeks, every night before bed, I have been reading Little House in the Big Woods to my five-year-old daughter. At first I was concerned that it may be a little advanced for her age but she’s loving it! I’m astounded that every evening,...

A Child’s Drawing

A little while ago, my daughter, who’s almost five, did this drawing: She spent so much time on it and I loved all the details… but then she said: “Mommy, there’s a problem here. They don’t look like dinosaurs, they just look like regular...
No Wheat!

No Wheat!

 “Leave me alone!” she screamed at the top of her lungs. I walked away from her but she followed me and continued to scream, “Get back here,” she grabbed onto my arm and pulled on it… “I said, get back here!” I wiggled out of...
Unexpected Learning

Unexpected Learning

A couple months ago, my husband and I started to put our baby on more of a schedule. We planned out times for her feedings and her naps with hopes that the structure would help her sleep better in the evenings. We wrote the schedule on a whiteboard. The permanent...
Black Eyes and Rainbows

Black Eyes and Rainbows

No it’s not a new rock band… but rather a glimpse of my life this week. You see, on Monday I woke up with a hideous, reddish-purple, swollen eye. No prior trauma. No punch in the face… just a random black eye. I used to get these all the time. I was...
Characteristics In Children That Are Given A Bad Rap

Characteristics In Children That Are Given A Bad Rap

When you think of qualities you would like to see in your child you may think of empathy, kindness, gentleness, or politeness. But there are some attributes that are often underappreciated or even discouraged. I thought I would share a few of these qualities with...