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{Virtual Book Club For Kids} Jan Brett: Annie and the Wild Animals

December 18, 2012 in All Posts, First Grade Literacy, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool Literacy, Toddler Literacy

Welcome to December’s Virtual Book Club For Kids blog hop! This month we are featuring book reviews, activities, crafts, and recipes inspired by the works of children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett. (All book links, including images, are Amazon Affiliate links). Let’s give a big YAY! for two months in a row that my kids and I really […]

Tips for First Time Moms

November 12, 2012 in All Posts, Giveaways, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

Are you ready?  Another freebie for you during this month’s Saying Thanks & Giving You Goodies giveaway project:  THREE books from the What to Expect When You’re Expecting series!  But before we get to that and all the great information this week’s giveaway holds, here’s a list of more obscure – but practical – tips […]

{Craft} Make Your Own Monster Gift Kit

October 26, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY, Play, Toddler Activities

To know me is to know I can’t resist a good theme!  I fell head over heels with all the pirate-themed birthday gifts Sam received at his first birthday party, so when we were invited to a monster-themed birthday, I just had to give a theme-y gift. But what to give? With so many birthday […]

{Play} Themed Sticker Books

August 4, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

In the middle of Week One of my adventures as a working mom staying at home, I stood in the middle of our kitchen/family room scanning the busy counter spaces and heaving bookshelves, waiting for inspiration to pop out at me.  Luckily, it did. “Let’s make a book!” I exclaimed to Jane, who was supposed […]