How to: DIY Toddler Curriculum

Two words: Toddler curriculum.  It dawned on me that a lot of people send their children to daycare.  And in daycare, the days are structured with a routine, where early childhood educators build curriculums. Maybe you’re thinking, “Curriculum?  Don’t you mean messy activities like painting?”  You’re right, I do mean messy activities like painting, but…

How to: Get Cleaning Done

Need help staying organized with all the cleaning and household chores? As a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) people may think I have time to kill. If you perhaps are one of those folks…let me clear that up for you…Nope. Keeping up with chores and cleaning is a bit of a nightmare, even for a SAHM. I had…

Scheduling & Routines

I’m one of those moms who believe children (and people in general) need a routine. We just tend to function better. In being a therapist previously, I have seen first hand how building a routine can be quite helpful in ones environment, achievement, and over-all health. I’m not saying that everyone needs to be strict…

How to: Chalkboard

Making a chalkboard is easier than I thought it would be. I decided a chalkboard was a great idea to put up against the wall… seeing how McKinley will soon be drawing on them anyways. You have options. You can buy chalkboard paint (and it comes in different colors) or chalkboard spray-paint.  There is no…

How to: First Birthday Party

Planning can be overwhelming.  Who do you invite? How long should the party last? The cake, the invitations, the theme…oh and scheduling around snacks and naps… exhale. The first birthday is special.  Granted, it’s not like they will remember it or anything, but it’s still special.  A right of passage for both the parents and…