Educational Ways to Play with Plastic Easter Eggs

I’ve decided to share some fun and educational ways we’ve come up with to play with those irresistible plastic Easter eggs. The list below suggests activities that cover a variety of skills and that can be played with children of a variety of ages; toddlers, preschoolers, and on up. Modify […]

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Spin the Globe Review

Spin the Globe Book Review 9

I recently came across the Spin the Globe series, and what a fantastic find it was! In this series by author Edward Moldenhauer, the explorer and adventurer, Frederick von Wigglebottom, travels the globe learning about different lands and their cultures. (This post contains affiliate links. See my full disclosure here.) The […]


Kid Lit Blog Hop 56 and Google+ Linky 1

Once again, I am joining forces with some amazing kid lit bloggers to co-host the Kid Lit Blog Hop. This is the 56th Kid Lit Blog Hop where we continue to develop a dynamic and engaged community of children’s books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists. So, you are always more […]

Kid Lit Blog Hop

Easy St. Patrick's Day Paper Wreath for Kids

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Paper Wreath for Kids 6

I’ve seen many different versions of St. Patrick’s Day wreaths online which gave me the idea to create a simple paper strip wreath that was so easy my toddler could make it.  In a matter of about 5 minutes, I had this craft set up. I cut some green and white […]


Interactive Children’s Books that Get Kids Moving 10

With these cold winter days lingering on, I’ve been relying on some interactive children’s books to help us expend a little bit of energy indoors.  If you haven’t tried some of these books with your toddlers or preschoolers yet, you can order one through the affiliate link at no extra cost […]

A Short list of interactive children's books to get kids moving

Connect at the Kid Lit Blog Hop

Goodreads Link-up and Kid Lit Blog Hop 1

I am pleased to, once again, be co-hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop along with some awesome hostesses who love children’s literature as much as I do. This is the 55th Kid Lit Blog Hop where we continue to develop a dynamic and engaged community of children’s books bloggers, authors, […]


How to Throw a Last Minute Birthday Party for Young Kids 7

I recently had an unexpected opportunity to spend time with my family members that live several states away.  Because the family gathering was due to a family emergency, there was no advanced planning involved. Not being one to waste an opportunity, I seized the chance for my parents and sisters […]

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Ways for kids and grown-ups to use leftover flowers

Beautiful, Fun and Educational Ways to use all Those Flowers 10

  Aren’t these flowers gorgeous?! My husband has been bringing me roses since we were sweethearts in high school (many moons ago).  I always love these elegant blooms and wish I could enjoy them longer. My two-year-old daughter is also currently enamored with flowers.  So not wanting to let go […]


Counting with Hearts Printables 13

I love the hearts and flowers and everything else related to Valentine’s Day! So I created a couple of fun printables for my daughter to practice her counting. If you have toddlers or preschoolers practicing their early counting skills, feel free to download these heart printables. (You’ll find the links […]

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GrowingUpSocial

Parenting Book – Growing Up Social – Review 2

I was thrilled to be asked to read and review Growing up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World. (I was provided a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions offered below are my own.)    Does technology bring families closer together or […]