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Summer Essentials for Kids

Summer Essentials for Kids

I like to celebrate transitions, so as we head into summer I am excited to put together a little gift full of summer essentials for kids for my kids. Like I said, most of the items I am putting in this little summer gift basket are seasonal items that I would have...

Baking with Kids – Recipes

Baking with Kids – Recipes

This list consists of over 25 baking with kids recipes. Have you ever searched Pinterest for recipes for kids to make? A ton of adorable recipes show up and you get super excited about all the cute, inviting foods you are planning to make with your kids. Did you...

Chocolate Pretzel Bites

Chocolate Pretzel Bites

My new favorite sweet treat is a combo of sweet and salty, chocolate pretzel bites. Is there any combo better than sweet and salty? I have always been a sugar lover, but it wasn't until I got pregnant that I fell in love with salty snacks too. The skill level for...

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

Cooking with your kids in the kitchen is HARD! While I cook with my kids regularly, I 100% recognize that having them in the kitchen with me is a challenge. It tests my patience, makes me nervous and anxious, and it usually results in a mess twice the size. I'm sure...

Zoo Theme Activities for Preschoolers

Zoo Theme Activities for Preschoolers

We love the zoo and animals, so zoo themed preschool activities are right up our alley.  I have told my mom a few times that I am not sure what my kids are going to do with all their farm and animal knowledge but they really love learning about it so I continue to...

Easter Craft for Preschoolers

Easter Craft for Preschoolers

I have always loved crafts, but crafts and toddlers don't always together, which is why I was super excited to try this Easter craft for preschoolers with my two favorite preschoolers. We are in the middle of COVID-19 and most us need to make due to with the most...

Camping Birthday Party Theme

Camping Birthday Party Theme

This year we took the kids on their first camping trip and they absolutely loved it. So, for Reagan‘s fifth birthday we had a camping themed birthday party. If I’m being completely honest I may have swayed this decision a little bit, but I’m so glad I did because the...

Christmas Gift Giving Tradition

Christmas Gift Giving Tradition

Four Gifts Gift Giving Tradition This year we are adopting a new Christmas gift giving tradition. Over the years I have over gifted my children at Christmas time because: It’s exciting to buy presents for my kids and I enjoy giving things I love a good deal and it’s...

North Pole Breakfast

North Pole Breakfast

Do you do a North Pole breakfast at your house? This is a tradition that we set up when Reagan was almost 2 years old and Derek was a newborn. We have done it for three years and it is a Christmas tradition that I absolutely adore. This special Christmas breakfast is...

Fall Preschool Activities

Fall Preschool Activities

It is 100% time to start our fall preschool activities. I have created a new fall mini-unit for you with 12 different fall preschool activities. You can enjoy using these activities throughout the months of September, October, and November. Like all of my preschool...

Preschool Journal Prompts

Preschool Journal Prompts

When I first heard about preschool journal prompts I was hesitant. I mean preschoolers cannot write a response to a journal prompt. But then I thought more about it and I realized that a crucial part of writing and often the most difficult part is learning that you...

Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

I am always a better mom when I am organized and prepared. For me, that means being prepped for meals. It also means having a running list of lunchbox ideas for kids. Having bento box style lunches ready to go for my kids for at least 2 days makes my week go so much...

21 Play Ideas with Toddlers and Preschoolers

21 Play Ideas with Toddlers and Preschoolers

I put together a list of 21 play ideas for you to play with your toddlers and preschoolers because y'all sometimes the struggle is real. I was chatting with you about this on Instagram, as moms some days there are so many things on our to-do list that playing with our...

Preschool Farm Theme

Preschool Farm Theme

We will be learning all about the farm with our hands-on preschool farm theme. This theme is perfect any time of year, but it also fits in perfectly with the fall, while still being 100% evergreen. This month i have a challenge for you, I encourage you to embrace the...

Unicorn Play Dough

Unicorn Play Dough

Our unicorn play dough kits are here. I am so excited to share these play dough kits with you. My kids have been testing them out for over a week now and they are still going strong. There is a ton of magical play dough making happening in our house and I cannot wait...

Playing with Play Dough

Playing with Play Dough

I have been chatting all about playing with play dough the past few months and I am finally ready to tell you why. I won't lie, part of the reason why is because I will be selling play dough kits right here on the blog. But the main reasons, the reasons that you care...

Dot Sticker Flower – Letter Worksheet for Preschool

Dot Sticker Flower – Letter Worksheet for Preschool

Letter worksheets for preschoolers are not exactly what I had in mind when I started teaching and they certainly are not what I thought of when I started this blog. I want alphabet activities for preschoolers to be fun and engaging and worksheets are not that. But as...

Should You Get a Zoo Membership?

Should You Get a Zoo Membership?

You're here because you want to know if it is worth it to buy a zoo membership. And let me make this real simple without you having to read a huge long blog post to get your answer.  Yes, you should absolutely get a membership to the zoo.  My family loves the zoo. We...

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I  am a teacher turned  stay at home mom.  While I left the classroom to raise my kiddos, I still love all things education. My goal here is to share hands-on learning, sensory, art, and a few things I have learned as I have crossed over from the teacher life to mom life.

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