To celebrate the fascination that many children (and adults) have with angels, here are 9 wonderful angel books to enjoy with your family this holiday season.
Before we became parents to our son, we were proud pet parents to 3 cats and one dog. We’ve always included the pets in our holiday celebrations because they’re just as much a part of the family as we are! If you’re stumped for doggy gift ideas, we’ve got 10 presents that your dog will love to receive this Christmas. Check them out!
When your children are ready to start school, especially if it’s preschool, you’re both going to be nervous. Starting school represents a huge milestone for your kids and it’s natural to want to be as prepared as possible. Here are a few tips for dealing with the first day of school jitters… That goes for you, too, Mom!
The first day of school is a big deal and capturing your kids on this special day is pretty important, too. Not only will it capture a memory that you’ll treasure forever, but it will also be a memento for when your children are older. If you’re unsure of how to capture the perfect first day of school photos, check out some of these amazing tips.
Going back to school isn’t just an emotional time, it’s also an expensive time. You have to buy all new clothes, accessories, and school supplies. It may seem hard to believe, but Dollar Tree actually has some good quality school supplies. Below is a list of amazing back to school supplies you can purchase at Dollar Tree, and some you should avoid.
My little guy starts preschool in the fall. Talk about a nervous mom! Will he play well with other children? Will he like his teachers? Will he he be okay without me? Honestly, I think I’m more anxious than he is. He’s just plain excited. But if your child is nervous or feeling unsure about starting school, reading these books about the first day of preschool can be a huge help. They’re sweet, encouraging and funny stories about those first day jitters.
With each passing year, I get misty-eyed over how much my son is growing. He’s three now, and he’ll be four in a few months. When I say that it feels like yesterday that he was a little 5-lb baby in my arms, I’m not kidding. The years have flown by no matter how hard I try to slow down and savor them. That’s why handprint crafts are a favorite of mine.
We had so many fabulous links at last week’s Get Your Shine On party that we’ve decided to feature even more of our favorites in a roundup every week. This week’s collection is spring activities for kids. It includes crafts, activities AND recipes, so you can get your kids involved with something fun no matter what the weather is. Check out these creative ideas for spring-inspired fun with the kiddos.
If you’ve been following for a few months, you know I’m all about sensory bins, play dough and other sensory activities. But I’ve been short on time lately, so I haven’t been able to put my own bins together just yet. If you’re looking for some inspiration, though, you’ll find plenty in this list! Here are 10 fun and educational sensory activities for toddlers from members of the Kid Blogger Network!
One of my favorite activities to do with my son is making paper bag puppets. We used to make them when I was a kid, and he thinks they’re just as fun as I do. For St. Patrick’s Day, we made this fun leprechaun craft to put on a little skit. It’s super easy to make, and you have to admit, he’s pretty cute!
To say that I’m a book addict would be underestimating my love for books. I have shelves full of them, and that means that my kiddo does, too. But reading stories to him has been a tremendous aid in helping him understand what the holidays are all about. Here are 10 Easter books for preschoolers that you need to check out, including some of our favorites!
As you know, we’re big fans of sensory bins. They can keep my little guy occupied for 30 minutes to an hour or more, and it lets him touch, smell, see and hear new things. This is a simple sensory bin using St. Patrick’s Day decorations from the Dollar Tree. Here’s how you can put your own together!
I’ll be honest–I never cared much for snow ice cream (or snow cream, as we called it) when I was a kid. My dad makes it with cream, sugar, snow and vanilla. While my brother’s loved it, I’d opt for snow slushies instead made with juice and snow. But since we recently got more than a foot of snow, I thought I’d try snow cream one more time–and I’m so glad I did. This peppermint snow ice cream is delicious and refreshing!