Category Archives: Parenting

Valentines Day Gift Guide for Infants and Toddlers

Valentines day will be here before you know it. The holiday is so commercialized, but for me it’s about spending quality time with those I love. I try to do that anyway during the rest of the year. When I was a kid, my mom would always buy me a little Valentines gift and I have been doing the same… Read more »

Water Beads Sensory Tub

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One of Rosebud’s stocking stuffers this year was a bottle of water beads. I’ve been seeing these things on early childhood blogs for several years, but have never seen them in person. They always looked so cool and I’ve always wanted to try them, but never had the opportunity with any of my classes. Well, I finally got the chance… Read more »

Happy New Year, 2019!

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I’ve been meaning to do a series of posts leading up to 2019, but I’ve been so busy with the holidays and watching Little Guy that I’ve had no energy left at the end of the day. I want to sleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. Actually, I want to sleep long before that. Usually it starts… Read more »

Happy Birthday to my Rosebud

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Rosebud has the same great luck that I do. We share a December birthday. Just like everyone else I’ve ever known with a December birthday, we all complain about how close it is to Christmas. How we never really have a birthday. How no one shows up for winter birthday parties because they are busy with holiday stuff. How our… Read more »

A Forgotten Safety Check

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I was busy at work last week when my phone rang. I almost always let it go to voicemail, but it was my mom calling. If she calls me at work, there’s usually something wrong so I answered. I could hear this loud beeping in the background. It sounded like the smoke detecter. She asks me if I know what… Read more »

Gift Giving Sensory Tub

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This week, I decided to make up a festive sensory tub for Rosebud. I’m calling it the gift giving sensory tub. What’s in the tub? Wrapping paper, Small boxes, Ribbon, Bows, Tissue paper, Bells, Snowman rings, Sparkly pompoms, A bulb shaped ornament that opens, A gift bag A small stocking. Today was the first time Rosebud got to play with… Read more »

Five Interactive Winter Books for Toddlers

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As I’ve written about before, Rosebud and I love to read. I often buy her new books based on the season and or if there’s a holiday coming up. For the spring, I get out her books about birds, plants and baby animals. In the fall, we read books about pumpkins, leaves and of course Halloween. The winter is no… Read more »

First Snowfall Sensory Tub

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We had our first real snowfall on Friday. When Rosebud woke up, she was so excited to see snow. Unfortunately, both of us have been fighting off colds for the past few weeks so I’ve only taken her out a couple of times since the weekend. However, I figured why not bring some snow inside to play with? I don’t… Read more »

15Things I’m Thankful For

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I wanted to do a gratitude series of posts in November, but this month seems to be running away from me. It’s already half over. To get into the spirit of Thanksgiving, here’s a list of some of the things I am grateful for. Not just for this season, but all year. 1. This blog I’ve found another creative outlet… Read more »

Salt Dough Keepsakes

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I wanted to come up with an inexpensive and creative gift for my mother’s birthday. I also wanted Rosebud to be involved in making it so I decided to see what we could create with salt dough. Ingredients: 1 cup salt, 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 cup warm water, A pinch of cinnamon, (Optional) Food coloring or powder paint…. Read more »