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DIY Monster Toss

I am class mom this year for Drake’s Pre-K class. Our first party is coming up this week, a Halloween party, and I have been preparing to make it fun and entertaining for the kids. In the few weeks leading up to this party, I have been glued to Pinterest looking for ideas and decided [...]

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11 Non-Candy Halloween Favors

I recently learned about the Teal Pumpkin Project from a friend of mine with a daughter with a severe peanut allergies. Mrs. Paintbrush also blogged about the movement, where if you decide to hand out non-candy favors during Halloween for children with allergies, you paint and place a teal pumpkin outside letting families know. As [...]

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Scissor Development

Recently Drake’s teacher sent a note saying he was having difficulties using scissors at school. He had been unable to complete an assignment in class that required cutting out patterned triangle witch hats and gluing them on to the matching witch. She sent it home for him to complete, as well as some additional cutting [...]

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Dollhouses for Toddlers

Christmas is coming and I have been searching for a doll house for Juliet. She already has her beautiful dollhouse bookshelf her daddy made for her, but her developmental therapist has been recommending a small dollhouse for her to help with imaginative play, fine motor skills, and expressive speech. We got this little Fisher Price Laugh and Learn house [...]

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Fall Nature Crafts For Kids

I love doing crafts with Drake, and fall is a great time for them because there are so many crafts we can create with things we find outside. With the leaves changing colors and falling everywhere, as well as sticks, acorns, and rocks to collect, it’s the perfect way to spend the day with my [...]

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15 Best Books for Keeping a One Year Old Engaged

Juliet loves books.  Her favorite thing to do every day is to raid Drake’s bookshelf and immerse herself in his books…literally. At bed time Juliet loves rocking with me as I read to her, but because of her age and attention span it’s hard to get her to sit and listen to all books. Over [...]

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In the Blink of An Eye

They say childhood passes in the blink of an eye; one minute you are rocking a newborn in the middle of the night, the next you are waiting anxiously by the door at midnight for that baby to come home. Time flies and it’s true. When I wake up, my mind still feels like I’m [...]

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