Category: Parenting

Make a Thankful Tree with your Child this Thanksgiving

Make a Thankful Tree with your Child this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving (and really, the entire month of November) is a great time to reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives. I’m trying to teach my little one to think about being thankful, though that isn’t an easy concept for him to grasp as he just turned 3. I thought we’d do a little activity and talk about gratitude. You know I love trees and using fall leaves in a craft, so I expanded that concept to make a Thankful Tree. Making a Thankful Tree Supplies: Large white paper or posterboard for background (I used leftover packing materials) […]

Posted November 16, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, , / 0 Comments
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Thanksgiving Activities to Entertain your Kids While You Eat + Download a FREE Worksheet

Thanksgiving Activities to Entertain your Kids While You Eat + Download a FREE Worksheet

Thanksgiving is a day to get together with family, share a wonderful meal, and talk about gratitude. But little kids may want some more activities to do since they won’t be sitting around and eating all day like us (lazy) grown-ups. So here I have collected a few fun activities kids can do to partake in the celebration without getting bored.   Thanksgiving Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers I have a Thanksgiving printable I have been given to share with you! Click the image to download the full-size. Preschoolers will work on focus and fine motor skills with this Thanksgiving-themed maze […]

Posted November 15, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, , , / 1 Comment
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Veterans Day Crafts and Activities for Young Kids

Veterans Day Crafts and Activities for Young Kids

As a military family, I’m always curious to see what others are doing to recognize Veterans Day. My son is just getting to the age where he can start understanding what it means that Daddy is in the military, and I think it helps to do activities to help in learning. I collected a list of these fun Veteran’s Day crafts and activities you can do with your children too.   Veteran’s Day Activities Here are some lovely activities to recognize Veterans Day from a fellow blogger in my tribes, Babies to Bookworms. I love the camouflage sensory bin idea! I […]

Posted November 7, 2017 by Julie in Military, Parenting, / 2 Comments
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Five Tips to Include More Veggies in Your Kid’s Diet

Five Tips to Include More Veggies in Your Kid’s Diet

If you are struggling with adding more vegetables onto your kid’s plate, you are not alone. Many if not most children find veggies unappealing. In all fairness, they have good reasons. Unfortunately, they still need quite a lot of them in order to stay healthy. Besides, having your kids eat more veggies when they’re young helps make it a habit, which will continue to benefit them as an adult. So how to include more non-potato vegetables into your kid’s diet? What can you do to make sure your kid get those much-needed vitamins, nutrients, and fiber? Read on to find […]

Posted November 1, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 1 Comment
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Fun Math & Fitness Activity for Preschool

Fun Math & Fitness Activity for Preschool

Today I have a great learning activity to share. What I like about this activity is it can be adapted for one child or a playgroup. You can do it with numbers, shapes, colors, and any combination you can think of. Just a bit of chalk and let the child who is just learning the names of these shapes or numbers run around and burn some energy while learning. Run Around the Numbers Preschool Activity Get ready to play with numbers outdoors! Your child will actively build a strong math foundation while playing outdoors. This game is also an excellent way […]

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Can Breastfeeding with an STI Harm My Baby?

Can Breastfeeding with an STI Harm My Baby?

  Can Breastfeeding with an STI Harm My Baby? Tips for Mothers   As a new mother, there are certain risks you just don’t want to take. If you became infected with an STI before or during pregnancy, chances are that your doctor helped you manage the situation to preserve both your own health and the health of your newborn. If you became infected after delivery and you’re still breastfeeding your baby, you should stop until you know whether or not it’s a good idea. Diseases That Can Be Passed Through Breastfeeding Not every STI can be passed through breastmilk, but […]

Posted October 17, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Health, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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Easy and Fun Halloween Spider Craft for Toddlers

Easy and Fun Halloween Spider Craft for Toddlers

Fall is so much fun and opens you up to a ton of great activity ideas, so I decided to try a quick and simple craft for Halloween with my toddler. I picked spider as our theme since he loves the song “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” and I figured it would be an easy craft to make. We actually did this one when he was home sick one Monday, as it helped cheer us both up. I love all things Halloween, so getting a bit silly and crafty with my son is perfect and fun for both of us.   […]

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The Very Best in Fall Food, Fun & Fashion

The Very Best in Fall Food, Fun & Fashion

Fall is such a great time of year so I’ve gotten together with some awesome #momstertribe bloggers to put together the ultimate list of fall fun!  Make sure to check out all of the awesome posts below and get inspired for fall fun!   Fall Fun for Little Ones – Travels with Tots Fall is such a great time of year to go on family adventures with your little ones. Here are some of our fav fall time activities to help you get the most out of the season!         Easy and Fun Fall Leaf Tree Craft […]

Posted October 4, 2017 by Julie in Entertainment, Family, Food, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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When to stop swaddling the baby 

When to stop swaddling the baby 

  When to Stop Swaddling Baby Swaddling is a great way to get your baby through those first few months, but when should you stop doing it and move on? Having a baby is one of the most wonderful experiences you can go through, but it is also one of the most traumatic and stressful. As it develops, your baby will go through various stages, and it can sometimes be confusing to know when to move from one stage to the other. Here, we’ll answer one of the most common questions new parents ask: when should they stop swaddling a […]

Posted October 2, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 1 Comment
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Car Tips for Leaving the House with Baby

Car Tips for Leaving the House with Baby

This is a sponsored post.   When I first became a mother, doing everything felt monumental. Leaving the house with a small child was so scary to me, so I avoided it as much as possible. But, you can’t be homebound forever, right? Errands need to be ran, groceries, doctor’s appointments, etc. So, I realized I needed a plan. Here are a few tips to help get your car ready for leaving home with a baby.   Install the Car Seat Safely The most important piece to leaving the house with baby safely is to make sure the little one […]

Posted September 26, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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