😘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 

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…

A “To Do” Craft

I was looking for a cute way for McKinley to have a visual aid of her chores, and be excited about doing them. (Yes, my 21-month-old helps with chores). Best little helper ever!! Teaching responsibility and allowing toddlers and kids to do things on their own can actually reduce the amount they “act out”, or…

Wordless Wednesday…kinda not really

My slacking on posting is due to holiday preparation. This year is a year of “Firsts” without dad, and a year of “Firsts” with McKinley. 1. McKinley and I made Santa letters! 2. We did get around to putting up and decorating the trees. McKinley was very helpful. She likes the lights 🙂 3. And…