Where do you get inspiration?ย 

I get my inspiration from my 3-year-old. I dedicated a wall to McKinley’s art work. It’s been a slow coming master piece.    ~g

Appealing projects actually matter.ย 

It’s hard to remember, but I constantly forget that the way we visually present projects, or activities to our children—matters.      And it’s like– wait we aren’t doing enough already? Now we have to make stuff visually appealing too? Let alone actually plan an afternoon “something.”  Yeeeeesh!    But, I completely understand why.  I…

๐Ÿ˜˜The Kiss Box ๐Ÿ˜˜

Many parents work long hours through the week.  And as much as we don’t want to believe it–it’s just hard on our little critters.  They miss us. Constantly.  At least in our household McKinley misses her father day in and day out. The book, The Kiss Box by Bonnie Verburg and Henry Cole is a great…

Fall Trees Craft

Everyone knows I’m all about getting crafty and letting McKinley get messy.   Here is a quick & simple activity to put together. I’ve laid out different materials for her to create her own “Fall Tree.”  Materials: Apple stamps & paint Stickers Sparkle ribbon Scissors Pipe cleaners Leaves  Glue stick  Paper roll       -g 

A Coloring Book Adventure

My efforts to distract yet another tantrum led to the making of a coloring book. Backstory My toddler begs to watch Peppa Pig. So much that one time I made the mistake of making it a reward for taking a nap. And now, sleep = Peppa. Television was actually something I did not tolerate for…