Appealing projects actually matter. 

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…

Sibling Spegetti 

McKinley’s sister Cora eats spegetti For the first time:   😁😁😁 “Yikes! Sorry mom.”   “I’m cute though!”    “Oh my gosh—look at this mess mom! What are we gonna do!?”   “OOh well! What are Ya gonna do about it? We live and learn, right Ma?! ”  “Hahah! Yessssssss! I totally got mom!”     “Woohoo!…

😘The Kiss Box 😘

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 

Mail Time

Okay, who doesn’t love getting mail?  I’m pretty sure everyone gets excited when there’s a letter for them in the mailbox.  It gives us this warm fuzzy feeling that we’re somewhat important, right?   But three year olds receiving mail….is a whole new level of fuzzy feelings.  Joy on an extreme level.    Here–The joy…