Mini Monster Fruit Pizzas

Monster Pizza

We swapped date nights with some friends of ours this weekend...we went out on Friday (and they watched the kids) and then they went out on Saturday (while we watched the kids).  On our night with the kiddos we decided to make some miniature fruit pizzas...monster style! I used the World's Best Sugar Cookie Recipe...these cookies are so light, fluffy, and soft that they are almost more like … [ Keep reading… ]

Monster Sensory Tub

Monster Sensory Tub

This was definitely our favorite sensory tub yet!  Even I enjoyed digging around in it!  We used water beads, which I first learned about from my friend Julie's blog.  She found the idea on Play At Home Mom.  These little water beads are the absolute coolest things!  They are water-retaining polymers that keeps their shape and are slippery to the touch.   They are non-toxic (though you need to supe … [ Keep reading… ]

Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches (Book Review & Giveaway)

Loving the Little Years

*This giveaway has ended.  Be sure to check back every Monday for another great giveaway!* I just love the title of this book:  Loving the Little Years:  Motherhood in the Trenches.  "Motherhood in the Trenches" is such a wonderful description of life with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.  At the end of the day it's easy to feel battle-worn! I saw this book not long ago as I was searching … [ Keep reading… ]

A Lesson Learned: Blessing

blessing

The term "blessing" or "blessed" is thrown around so often, especially in the community of Christians.  I myself use it quite frequently because it is really the only way to "sum up" a lot of life...my children are a blessing, my husband is a blessing, and we truly live in a blessed nation. But upon further investigation, I'm not sure I really like this word any more.  Here is how the Me … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up

writing

Once again there were lots of wonderful ideas shared last week!  Here's just a few:   Creative Connections for Kids has a great post on several pre-writing activities.  Be sure to stop by and check out all the fun ideas...no paper and pencil needed!  :)     This idea is absolutely genius!  Do you ever find tiny toys that have no home lingering in the nooks and cra … [ Keep reading… ]

Toddler Time: My Body Parts Song

Little Brother had absolutely no interest in singing this song with me (probably due to the blocks, large exercise ball, and train table in his immediate eyesight). But I think it is a fun song nonetheless (especially for younger toddlers), so I decided to share it with you regardless of how non-participatory Little Brother was in this video. And yes, I know I have a terrible voice.  I'm … [ Keep reading… ]