Invitations to Play: 3 ideas

My challenge with a child who is three is channeling the creativity, energy and curiosity that overflows from his being.  It can be overwhelming to try to keep up with … Continue Reading →


DIY IKEA Train Table

It’s been so long since I posted! We seem to be filling our time with more play-dates, outings and outdoor play.  The crafting and creating has been there, but with … Continue Reading →


Solar System Model

I felt inspired to create a Solar System visual for my kids to begin learning the order of the planets early in life. This Solar System model was created for just a few bucks. Continue Reading →


Reggio Inspired Art Work

I’ve been bit by the Reggio bug, and we have been doing lots of “Invitation to play” activities in the home for my oldest (more to come on that).  My … Continue Reading →

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Language Learning Resources

Children who learn a language before they are 5 years old store the information about that “2nd language” in the same brain area as their “primary” language information.  After this … Continue Reading →


Kinetic Sand Review

Kinetic Sand feels a bit like brown sugar without the stickiness. It never dries out. Best of all, it is so theraputic to squish and manipulate with the hand. When my 3 year old is bouncing off the walls, setting him down with the tub of kinetic sand immediately focuses him and calms him. Continue Reading →


Sexual Omnivores

Mr. Ryan explores the possibility that not only are we dietary omnivores, but naturally sexual omnivores as well. Continue Reading →


“Sweedish” Fishbowl Valentine: Free Printout

Yes, I know the correct spelling is Swedish, but how cute is a “sweet-ish” fishbowl Valentine?  Hence, Sweedish Fishbowl: My husband and I rarely celebrate Valentines day.  We don’t give … Continue Reading →

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BOOK REVIEW: “The Happiest Toddler on the Block” – H. Karp

Dr. Harvey Karp saved me from sleep deprivation when I had my first baby.  I watched his video “The Happiest Baby on the Block” and incorporated the 5 methods to … Continue Reading →


Dragon / Alligator Cupcake Birthday Cake and Theme

For my son’s birthday I wanted to keep it simpler than years past.  I usually invite too many people and plan too many things and I end up not enjoying … Continue Reading →