Affordable Self-care for Moms

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Today, I have a wonderful guest post for you by Andee Schmidt who is working on her new blog. When it is up and running, I will add the link to this post. I often talk about personal development and the importance of self-care for moms, so I was happy when Andee approached me to share this post on affordable… Read more »

How I’ve Made Pinterest Work for Me

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Last year, I wrote a post about all the reasons I didn’t use Pinterest. As I said in that post, I wanted to use it. I knew that Pinterest drives traffic to blogs. I knew that there were Pinterest users that would be interested in the topics that I write about. Topics related to motherhood and activities for kids are… Read more »

Rice and Bugs Sensory Bin

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Here is another quick sensory bin that I set up for Rosebud. I love having a couple sensory bins on hand in the kitchen to occupy Rosebud while I make dinner. I’ve limited her screen time to a bare minimum which I’ll write about in another post, but I need plenty of activities that will entertain her. This one does… Read more »

10 Summer Books for your Beach Bag

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One of the things I mentioned that you should pack in my list of baby beach essentials, is a book for yourself. If you get the time, sitting on the beach enjoying a book is relaxing. If you love reading and the beach, you definitely should do this at least once this summer for self care. I’ve been looking around… Read more »

Top 10 Water Play Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Besides the warmer weather, one of the best parts of summer for kids is the water play. Playing in the water is one of Rosebud’s favorite things. There are so many benefits to water play. It can cool you off on a hot day. It’s a great sensory experience for kids and you can practice almost any skill or concept… Read more »

My Favorite Things for June, 2019

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If this is the first time you are stopping by, at the end of each month, I post a quick recap of any blog changes or accomplishments plus my favorite things for the month. I share a variety of things like books, recipes, beauty products etc. I always share a bunch of links to articles that I either find useful… Read more »

A Simple Ocean Collage

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Here is a quick art activity for toddlers or preschoolers. I did this with my toddler class several years ago and they loved it. I was looking through old photos and found pictures of their collages. By the end our floor and table were covered with little white sticker papers, but they had a good time and worked on their… Read more »

How to Leave a Good Blog Comment

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You know what really makes my day? Getting a really good comment on one of my posts. Blogging is hard work. I write content, do a bit of research, find images, create pins and then promote posts once they are published. This process is the same for every post. When I get a really thoughtful comment, it makes my efforts… Read more »

The Essentials for Baby’s 1st Trip to the Beach

Taking your baby to the beach for the first time can be exciting. You can experience the sand, the waves and the sun together. While the beach may be an enjoyable place for you, it may be a little scary for your baby or todler the first time. There will be unfamiliar sights, sounds and textures. When I took Rosebud… Read more »

A Letter to My Father

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I usually don’t write anything about Fathers Day. I could’ve made up a gift guide to get some blog traffic, but what would I know about that? How would I know what dads want? My parents divorced when I was very young and I barely ever remember them being together as a family. I wanted to acknowledge the holiday somehow,… Read more »