Drive-Thru Kindness Challenge

Drive-Thru Kindness Challenge

  I am so excited to be joining several of my blogging friends for the 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge, hosted by Toddler Approved and Coffee Cups and Crayons!   We decided to promote acts of kindness to strangers in the drive-thru by paying for the person behind us and leaving one of these sweet printable hearts […]

Heart Art for Babies and Toddlers


Little Sister will be 1 in just a few weeks!  I can hardly believe it.  We attempted her very first art project and it was (kind of) a success…depending on how you measure a successful art project with an 11-month old, that is.  :)     Just a word of caution:  Please make sure you […]

Mini Yogurt Parfaits (using Baby Food Jars and Yulu Yogurt)


  Having a baby in the house means that we have a boatload of baby food jars (especially being the third child, I have totally failed at my homemade-baby-food-making plans).  Rather than throwing them in the recycling bin, we decided to repurpose them to make a kid-sized family favorite:  mini yogurt parfaits using Yulu yogurt!   […]

How do Arctic Animals Stay Warm in Icy Water?

arctic animals in icy water square

   Winter is always a fun time to talk about arctic animals.  I absolutely loved this idea from Discover and Learn Preschool for exploring how arctic animals stay warm in icy water!  Animals like walruses, seals, and polar bears all have a thick layer of fat, called blubber, that keeps them warm in the icy […]

Thinking You are Failing as a Mom Might Be the Best Thing To Ever Happen To You

Thinking you are failing as a mom might be the best thing to ever happen to you

  Early in our marriage, my husband frequently claimed that one of the reasons he married me was because he knew I would be a wonderful mother.  I would just laugh and lovingly punch him in the shoulder…but deep down inside (even though I would never admit it to him or anyone else), I agreed.  I was so confident that I would […]