Natural Ways to Get Rid of Spiders

Get Rid of Spiders in Your House

  When we first moved into our house over five years ago, we had a BIG spider problem.  Specifically, we had a brown recluse problem--one of only two types of spiders in North America that are extremely harmful to humans (a word of warning:  don't google brown recluse bites unless you plan on not eating for about 48 hours).  We also had a few mice in our house when we first moved here … [ Keep reading… ]

How to Watch YouTube Videos Safely with Kids

how to watch

Have you ever innocently let your child watch a funny animal video on YouTube only to be appalled by the advertisements or suggested videos at the end?  Have you ever watched a video and noticed the derogatory comments just inches below where your young reader's eyes are focused?     June is Internet Safety Month.  As if we don't have enough to worry about as parents, the internet comes … [ Keep reading… ]

18+ Sensory Tubs for Toddlers

18+ Sensory Tubs for Toddlers

Sensory Tubs are tons of fun, but not all are appropriate or safe for toddlers.  Since toddlers are known to put things in their mouths, this definitely limits what we can use!  Sensory tub contents should be edible (or taste-safe) and/or contain pieces that are larger than the inside of a cardboard roll to prevent choking.  We are sharing a collection of our favorite (safe) sensory tubs for … [ Keep reading… ]

Toddler Fishing

fishing for toddlers

  It's Day 9 of our A Very Toddler Summer series we are co-hosting with my friend Kristina from Toddler Approved.  Our two weeks of toddler fun are quickly coming to an end...we have had a blast with some awesome (and simultaneously simple) activities.  Check them all out here.   For our last activity, we decided to go fishing...with a toddler spin!  Little Sister had a blast … [ Keep reading… ]

Round Up the Balls Game for Toddlers

round up the balls - a simple game for toddlers

  It's Day 7 of our A Very Toddler Summer series we are co-hosting with my friend Kristina from Toddler Approved!  You can check out all of the posts so far in the series here.   Today's activity is so simple, it hardly seems worthy of blogging about.  With young toddlers, however, sometimes the simplest things are the best and most fun!  Little Sister LOVED this activity.  And … [ Keep reading… ]

Father’s Day Coloring Book

Coloring Book Square

  Post by Contributing Writer Amy   “Daddy, will you color with me?”  When your little one is looking up at you with hopeful eyes, what daddy could ever say no? Coloring is a daily activity around here and Daddy has been no exception. As the dad of three little girls, my husband has colored many Hello Kitty and Minnie Mouse masterpieces. For Father’s day, the big girls and I … [ Keep reading… ]