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The ABCs of Raising a Thinking Child: U through Z

January 11, 2013 in ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child, All Posts, Play, Preschool

Well, here we are on the final day of the ABC’s of How to Raise a Thinking Child series with tips from U through Z today. Thank you thank you for reading along and hanging in every day with a post on the same topic. We’ll be back to regular posting after today! In case you […]

The ABCs of Raising a Thinking Child: P through T

January 10, 2013 in ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child, All Posts, Play

We’re getting ready to wind down the ABC’s of How to Raise a Thinking Child series with tips from P through T today. I think you know the drill.  Here’s a little recap of the week so far: Monday we shared 20+ ABC Guides to Mom Tips & Tricks, Tuesday we linked to 10+  A through Z guides […]

The ABCs of Raising a Thinking Child: K through O

January 9, 2013 in ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child, All Posts, Play

Are you ready for Day 3 of the ABC’s of How to Raise a Thinking Child series? I promise that regular blog posts will be coming after this series is finished, but I hope that you are enjoying the tips I’m sharing this week and getting some great ideas and inspiration from the dozens of ABC […]

The ABCs of Raising a Thinking Child: F through J

January 8, 2013 in ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child, All Posts, Play, Preschool

Welcome to Day Two of the ABC’s of How to Raise a Thinking Child! At the end of this post I’m also sharing 11 other bloggers’ A through Z guides in the ABC’s of School Activities category.  If you didn’t already: don’t forget to check out the 20+ ABC Guides to Mom Tips & Tricks […]

The ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child: A through E

January 7, 2013 in ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child, All Posts, Play

If you could teach your child only one thing, what would it be? What about the top five things?  I made a list of Ten Things I Will Teach My Daughter a little while ago, but really what I want for either of the kids is much more simple. Kindness is a given and easy for […]

{Craft} Yarn Wrapped Letters Nursery Gift

May 8, 2012 in All Posts, DIY

Need inspiration for a different take on the DIY monogram or a homemade nursery gift for a newborn? How about these Yarn Wrapped Letters: To give you an idea of how long it takes me to get around to doing any of the projects on my Crafty Bucket List, I was inspired by this, made […]

{Live} A Weekend of Firsts: One Year Later

April 24, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

I can’t believe it’s already one year been since I posted A Weekend of Firsts: Transitioning to a Toddler Bed and Eating Cheerios where Jane left her crib for a big girl bed (25 months) and Sam was just mastering his pincer grasp (11 months). Here we are again, one year later, and Sam has […]

{Craft} Baby Girl Yarn Wreath

November 22, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

I finally made my first yarn wreath! I used shimmery hot pink yarn around the entire wreath and accessorized with pink heart and polka dot ribbon, 12-month old t-shirts, pacifiers, a pacifier clip, cut out cardstock letters and cute pink ballet slippers.  A few tips for my fellow first-timers: Do not wrap a straw wreath […]

{Live} Newborn and New Mom Essentials + Your Complete Hospital Packing List

November 15, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

One of my good friends is having her first baby!  (A girl).  (Yay!).  She called to ask me what I couldn’t live without when I first had my babies, so I’ve put together a few lists to share with her and decided to share them with you, too!  I used so many different products that […]

{Craft} Diaper Cake Tutorial

September 13, 2011 in All Posts, DIY

For our friend’s baby shower, we decided to make a diaper cake.  I had never attempted one before, but was so intrigued by the various styles around the blogosphere, I decided to give it a go.  I discovered that diaper cakes are a great way to bring a focal point to your party or add […]