Melissa and Doug Art Supplies 70% Off on Amazon


I'm always looking for good deals on high-quality products.  I love Melissa and Doug toys, so I'm guessing their arts and crafts supplies are equally as good.  Just go here to take a look at what's available!  I ordered the paint brushes, safety scissors, and the Write On-Wipe Off crayons.  :)Thanks The Thrifty Couple and Money Saving Mom! … [ Keep reading… ]

Sand Numbers

Sand Numbers

Anytime you can incorporate multiple senses into an activity, it is beneficial for your child's learning.  In this activity, your child will be using 2 senses--sight and touch. Here's what you'll need:  index cards, ocean-themed stickers, sand, a marker, and glue (not pictured). 2.  Write the numbers on each index card.  We only did numbers 1-5 since Big Brother is just starting to learn his … [ Keep reading… ]

New Look, Same Great Site!


Have you noticed anything different around here?  How about the entire look of the website!  Thanks to my pal Rachel from RV Blog Designs for her amazing job on the website!!!  She is a Momma Extraordinaire--she is a teacher, takes care of her sweet boy Finley, AND does blog designs!  I don't know how she does it all, but I am very thankful to her.I hope you enjoy the new … [ Keep reading… ]

Product Review and Giveaway: Halo Sleepsack


*This giveaway is now closed.*Did you know the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests not having blankets or bumpers in the crib to prevent SIDS???  I knew about the blankets shortly after Big Brother was born, but didn't know about the bumpers until this past week.  Here is a quote from a PDF document on the AAP website:"The crib or bassinet should be free from toys, soft … [ Keep reading… ]

Reading Comprehension Beach Ball


In my opinion, there are 3 main components involved in teaching a young child to read:  Phonemic Awareness (learning the sounds each individual letter makes), Sight Words (recognizing specific words instantly) and Comprehension (relating to the story and remembering specific information about it).  Of course, as children become more proficient there will other components that come … [ Keep reading… ]

A Lesson Learned: Parenting Advice from the Story of the Prodigal Son

I was reading in Luke 15 this last week and saw the story of the prodigal son from a different perspective than I have had before…through the eyes of a parent. As I was reading the scriptures, I got to thinking just how wise the father in the story was. And since this is a parable and the father in the story is metaphorically God, I figured it was a worthy story to draw some lessons from. Just … [ Keep reading… ]