Valentines Day Hundreds Chart Activity

Hundreds Chart Activity for Valentines Day

  Big Brother has been doing a lot with the hundreds chart at school lately, so I thought it would be fun to whip up this cute Valentines Day Hundreds Chart activity for him.     This activity is super simple but definitely worthwhile as it requires a child to use clues from the remaining numbers to fill in the red heart.  This helps a child to find patterns in the … [ Keep reading… ]

A Fix for Your Parenthood Withdrawal

A fix for your parenthood withdrawal

  This might be the first time that I have ever blogged about television.  But the show Parenthood was my favorite show currently on TV until it ended this past week (and, admittedly, one of the only shows I actually watch these days).  There were several times over the years that I didn't agree with the writers of the show in how they handled situations (or the morals they conveyed), but … [ Keep reading… ]

Paper Reinforcement Heart Art

paper reinforcement heart art square

  Little Brother and I enjoyed making this paper reinforcement heart art that doubled as fine motor practice.  Pulling those tiny reinforcements off the paper is great for developing the small muscles in hands! Here's what you'll need:  paper reinforcements (you should be able to find these with the office supplies in most stores), markers, cardstock paper, a pencil, and some … [ Keep reading… ]

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 with the cashier to give.  Since I am a very regular patron at our … [ Keep reading… ]

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 are supervising your child the entire time you are completing this activity.  Babies and young toddlers … [ Keep reading… ]

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!   Yulu is a brand-new Aussie-style yogurt that we … [ Keep reading… ]