Five Benefits of Playing in the Sand

I think I can officially say spring has finally come here in the northeast and I’m so excited that we’ve been able to spend plenty of time outside. Just last week, I bought some new sand for Rosebud and refilled the sand box. I threw in some buckets, shovels and molds. It keeps her busy for a while. When I… Read more »

Finding Peace

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As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I’m a fan of journaling. I was journaling daily for a while, but recently I haven’t been writing as often as I’d like. I was writing about some things going on in my life now and remembered this past experience. I’m sharing it because it’s part of letting go and making peace with… Read more »

Trash on the Playground

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It was a nice spring day so Rosebud and I went for a walk. She likes to walk to one of our neighborhood playgrounds. I wouldn’t exactly call it a playground because it only has one climber. The climber is pretty big and has three different slides. There is also a picnic table where we could bring food and have… Read more »

Too Many Rules

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Yesterday there was a situation at work that made me wonder if we are putting too many rules on kids play. Is all this nitpicking necessary? Shouldn’t we be focusing on the big picture? We were out on the playground and I was watching three children who were playing under a dome shaped climber. One of them was pretending that… Read more »

Bubblewrap Painting

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Here’s another simple painting activity. I had Rosebud paint the bubblewrap. Then we put the paper over it to get the prints. Rosebud didn’t understand and just wanted to paint on the paper, but here’s what we ended up with. This bubblewrap has different shaped bubbles than what you usually see which is why I wanted to use it. I’ll… Read more »

Rosebud’s Top 5 Books

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I’ve been reading to Rosebud since she was born and it has paid off. She now loves books and will often sit either with me or off by herself looking at them and pretending to read. She loves looking at the pictures and pointing out the objects she knows. It has become a game to her. I’ll ask her what… Read more »

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I saw this recipe recently so I had to try it. I often try new dessert recipes and sometimes Rosebud even helps me in the kitchen. this chocolate chip cookie recipe is simple, doesn’t take much time overall and I already had all the ingredients on hand. this recipe will be one of my favorites from now on whenever I… Read more »

Ducks in a Row Sensory Tub

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I put this one together several weeks ago. It’s very simple, but it was a big hit because of the water. You can put anything in water and kids will enjoy it. What’s in the tub? Small rubber duckies, Mini rubber duckies, Small cups and scoops, Water and that’s it. We scooped, poured, compared the sizes and colors of the… Read more »