Yesterday, my brother set up an Easter egg hunt for Rosebud so there were plenty of eggs to use for a sensory tub. She’s been playing with these eggs all day so I wanted to find more interesting things she could do with them. In my house, it’s never been Easter without Peeps so I figured why not put these… Read more »
Last week, I wrote about my stressful Morning routine that I needed to change. At the same time, I’ve been reading The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. In her book, she challenges you to get up 30 minutes earlier than you normally would. This is one thing she challenges you to do because she knows it’s difficult because who… Read more »
As I’ve mentioned before, Rosebud loves to play in the water. Even when she was a newborn, she enjoyed baths. So, I know that if I can’t think of anything else and won’t mind a bit of clean up, I can entertain her with water. This time, I decided to go with a bubble bath theme. She got excited when… Read more »
I am a big fan of play-dough. There are so many things you can do with it and so many ways to make it. I’ve used it for a sensory play activity, to teach numbers and shapes, to build fine motor skills and for pretend play. Also, I love to make homemade versions of things whenever possible. In the case… Read more »
Recently I was talking with a friend about how hard it is to connect and make new friends as adults. I think this is especially true once you hit your 30’s and your life has settled into a routine. It can be even harder if you have kids because you rarely have the time to go out and connect with… Read more »
Here are some lessons that I’ve learned since Rosebud has brightened up my life. 11. Talk to the cats as if they will respond. Tell them about your day, get them involved in what you are doing even when you are brushing your teeth. 10. Always eat your veggies first. It’s the best part of the meal! 9. If anyone… Read more »
Almost every morning, I feel like I’m on the hamster wheel. Running and running until I fall off which is when my work day starts. My morning routine starts with my alarm going off and me trying to shut it off as quickly as possible so it doesn’t wake up Rosebud. Then if I don’t start drifting off, I pick… Read more »
Even though filling a tub with water and adding a bunch of random stuff to it is so simple, it has countless benefits for children. This article lists a bunch of them if you are interested in learning more about water play from an educational perspective. Some of the basic math and science concepts such as measuring, sinking and floating… Read more »
The inspiration for this post came this afternoon after an experience at the grocery store. I hate grocery shopping with a firey passion for a lot of reasons which mostly involve the people I encounter there. This particular store plays some sort of monopoly where you get tickets every time you shop there. The only way you ever benefit from… Read more »
A few years ago, I came across several books and articles that talked about the benefits of journaling. They suggested that keeping a gratitude journal could boost your happiness. they mentioned how journaling can help you heal, gain clarity and help your creativity. I thought, why not give it a try? Since then, I have found lots of uses for… Read more »
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