Simple and Sweet: Why I’ve Stopped Throwing Pinterest-Perfect Birthday Parties

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. There was a time when it brought me great joy to throw big, pretty, pinterest-worthy birthday parties for my girls. We had […]

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The Science of Skin-to-Skin and How it Helped Our Baby in the NICU

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. A few short weeks ago, this little one of mine turned four. As our youngest biological child, it’s so hard for me to accept this birthday. Four. Four means there’s not even a […]

How to Peacefully Transition from Naps to Quiet Time. Plus 15+ Quiet Time Activities!

This post was sponsored by the PLAY-DOH brand from HASBRO as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Visit the Hasbro website to see the fun new PLAY-DOH Town playsets!  I’m a big believer in quiet time. I’m also a big believer in naps, but unfortunately my […]

How to Use THE CURIOUS KID’S SCIENCE BOOK for Your Elementary Science Curriculum

Affiliate links included for your convenience. I was sent a book for the purpose of this review, but I will be buying additional copies on my own. This review is honest; my commendation is sincere. As I think about our schooling choices for next year, I feel underwhelmed by the homeschooling curriculum options I’ve found and overwhelmed by the […]

Free Printable! 24 Fun “Would You Rather” Questions! (with a Subtle FROZEN Theme)

What do unicorns, Santa Claus, Bigfoot, and preschoolers who haven’t gone through a Frozen phase have in common? Just one thing–THEY DON’T EXIST. Even my two-year-old (who doesn’t get screen time) can tell you all about Anna and Elsa thanks to books, stickers, playdoh, and the Frozen internet radio station. She even proudly modeled an Elsa […]

Teaching Reading to Preschoolers–Resources for Ordinary Parents Like Me!

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Rosetta Stone. I received a product and a promotional item to thank me for participating. As a mom who is starting to homeschool, I sometimes regret my choice not to pursue early childhood education as an undergrad. I feel so clueless sometimes! Sure, I’ll be ready when […]

FREE Christmas Printables: Activity Placemat & Fill-in-the-Blank Story for Preschoolers

I’ve been slacking as a hostess lately. Apart from our girls’ train party and my husband’s Murder Mystery birthday party, we haven’t had many people over this year! It could be because I’m an introvert, and I guard my house (my safe space, my retreat, my refuge) closely. Or maybe it’s because I don’t like to […]

ALL ABOARD! Train Birthday Party Ideas for Boys or Girls!

Our girls love train, planes, cranes, and things that GO! In fact, last year our preschooler (who is convinced she’ll be a pilot when she grows up), had a pink, vintage airplane party for her third birthday. This year, I decided to be smart and combine the girls’ second and fourth birthday parties. Their birthdays are only […]