Executive Function Skills your Toddler needs for Preschool

Executive Function Skills your Toddler needs for Preschool

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Primrose Schools; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Somewhere I must have blinked because my toddler is blossoming into a preschooler who soaks up everything around him. It is amazing to see all he can accomplish on his own, and now we can interact with him in new ways and even have a verbal exchange. Taking my toddler to daycare has been wonderful for his socialization and development, and now he is ready for more structured learning. We are enrolling our son in Primrose Schools after we […]

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8 Women’s Health Issues That Can Actually Be Caused by Stress

8 Women’s Health Issues That Can Actually Be Caused by Stress

8 Women’s Health Issues Caused by Stress   At some point, everyone has had to go through stress. However, when it becomes persistent and gets to chronic levels, it not only makes you feel awful emotionally but can also bring about various health problems to both men and women. According to several research studies, stress causes a number of health problems by increasing the risk of such conditions as obesity, diabetes, depression, asthma, gastrointestinal problems and heart disease among others. Such conditions can, however, be eradicated by following simple stress relief strategies suggested by medical experts. The following is a […]

Posted September 19, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Health, / 0 Comments
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10 Adorable and Easy Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

10 Adorable and Easy Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

I have always loved Halloween growing up, and even more so as an adult. Now that I have a kiddo who can play and enjoy this best holiday ever, I plan to raise him right and enjoy Halloween together! If you’re looking for something fun to do with your toddler this fall, check out this roundup of adorable and easy Halloween crafts for toddlers.       Simple Halloween and Fall Toddler Crafts     Ghost crafts This Puffy Ghost craft is such a great idea. It seems super simple and cute. These Ghost Balloons look like fun too. Ooh […]

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Coffee: The Morning Life Saver for Moms

Coffee: The Morning Life Saver for Moms

Why Coffee is the Morning Life Saver for Moms   Coffee is a morning lifesaver for busy moms.  So many of us can’t imagine starting off your day without a caffeine intake.  Perhaps it’s the baby that kept you up all night, or you’re waking up early trying to get the kids ready for school, or it’s the lack of sleep from our never-ending to-do list. Exhaustion can creep up quickly.   In fact, being tired is part of our normal lives.  Coffee is something many of us look forward to; the smell, the taste, and the sound of brewing […]

Posted September 12, 2017 by Julie in Food, Guest Posts, / 0 Comments
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Easy and Fun Fall Leaf Tree Craft for Toddlers

Easy and Fun Fall Leaf Tree Craft for Toddlers

Fall is such an exciting time, and Pinterest is overflowing with cute toddler crafts. I just had to try to create a fun craft for my toddler and me to enjoy the fact that temperatures are starting to drop from the sizzling heat of Texas summer, and the leaves are also starting to turn. My toddler and I collected some of the leaves we found on the ground, and I had an idea of a fun thing we could quickly make together one evening after we got home from work and daycare.   The toddler and I collected a bunch […]

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Back to Preschool: Getting your Kids Ready

Back to Preschool: Getting your Kids Ready

      From summer camp to trips to the family cottage, to stops at the community swimming pool, there are lots of activities to keep your preschool-aged children busy during the summer break. But as the days get shorter and the sun sets sooner, you and the kids will come to realize that the start of another school year is afoot. And this means that there are certain things you can – and should – do to ensure that your kids are ready to kick off preschool without a hitch. What follows are some tips that you can use […]

Posted September 7, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, , / 0 Comments
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10 Fall Activities to do with Toddlers in Houston and Austin

10 Fall Activities to do with Toddlers in Houston and Austin

The fall season in Texas is an interesting beast. The temperatures are a bit cooler but still warm. Leaves are still green for the most part. But we enjoy the same fall activities as everyone else, just maybe without the heavy coats and mittens.   Fall Activities Bucket list with Toddlers Finding things to do with toddlers in the fall can be as simple as going outdoors. Collect leaves and pinecones Jump in piles of leaves Go to a pumpkin patch Take a hayride Visit a petting zoo Take a walk through a giant maze Attend a local festival Dress […]

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Why this Mom Can’t Wait for Maternity Leave to End

Why this Mom Can’t Wait for Maternity Leave to End

  Why I Can’t Wait for my Maternity Leave to End Becoming a mother was one of the most incredible moments of my life. I mean, Superman may be able to fly and Spider-Man may be able to shoot webs from his hands, but me? I make people – that’s my superpower! I’ve come to realize over the course of my maternity leave with my little one that while I have made this incredible, beautiful, sometimes stinky little person, I don’t have to stop being me. And the part of me that remembers what it was like to not smell […]

Posted September 5, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Working Mom, / 1 Comment
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Get Ready for Fall with these Fantastic Ideas

Get Ready for Fall with these Fantastic Ideas

The fall season is creeping around the corner, its fingers tapping on the wall. Or is that just me who is obsessed with Halloween? Sometimes I think fall might be my favorite season, especially living in Texas all these years where fall means relief from the hot, hot, hot summers. Despite the fact that fall is also cold and flu season, fall has so many fun things to celebrate and enjoy as a family, before it gets too cold. So here is a fantastic collection of ideas to help you enjoy your fall.       Toddler Fall Check out […]

Posted September 1, 2017 by Julie in Entertainment, Family, Food, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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#Harvey update and love for my city Houston

#Harvey update and love for my city Houston

Nine trillion gallons. That’s how much rainfall Houston received on the first day. Twenty Seven (27!!!) trillion gallons in total over the six days. This past weekend, a horrendous storm named #Harvey landed as a Category 4 near Corpus Christi, Texas with a six-foot storm surge and caused so much devastation before it even proceeded to dump a tremendous amount of rain on Houston, Texas. Houston is very, very flat. The water collects faster than it can drain or run off, causing the disaster you have heard about on the news, or are living if you are a fellow Houstonian. […]

Posted August 30, 2017 by Julie in General, Home, / 5 Comments
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