Grow Your Own Crystals

  B loves "treasure" and "jewels" AND Science, so I thought it might be fun to combine them all into one fun at-home project.  Growing our own crystals! This was so fun and easy to do, even I was having fun with it! We made different shapes with our crystals, including a "B", spiral, and … Continue reading Grow Your Own Crystals


Daily Summer Checklist with Choice Board Activities

Summertime is a time for fun, vacations, playdates, sun, and lots of activities outdoors. Our current pandemic has made summer look a little different this year, however, which means, not as many outgoing activities are happening for kids all over the world! Usually B and I spend our summers with friends at the playground, Disney, … Continue reading Daily Summer Checklist with Choice Board Activities

Our Kids Deserve Better

I believe this with every part of me! We can put learning on hold. No, we SHOULD put learning on hold. Or at least pump the brakes. Our kids will survive, and they will be successful in life, BUT ONLY if we help them to navigate what they're experiencing right now. Five years from now … Continue reading Our Kids Deserve Better

Give Them A Break

  Sometimes our kids need a break from their schedule.  B is involved in Tae Kwon Do and baseball, plus he has therapies and counseling throughout the week. This makes our days after school quite busy, often resulting in us not getting home until 7:30 each night.  Some people have told me he's too busy … Continue reading Give Them A Break

Podcasts for Kids

I'm such a fan of Podcasts and how productive I feel listening to one, not only for myself but also for Blake.  Every morning in the car I allow him to choose his favorite one for our 25 minute drive to school, and usually he will pick a different one for the afternoon drive back … Continue reading Podcasts for Kids

New Year Activity

I've never really been too much of a nostalgic person. Things are what they are, life moves as it moves, and there's little use in dwelling. I'm also not someone who holds on to objects. I can't stand clutter or hoarding. I am quick to throw things out, even often wishing I hadn't later on. … Continue reading New Year Activity

Schedule and Chores for a 3-Year Old

I suppose all parents experience moments where we wish we'd done things a little differently. Or a lot differently. Or implemented something a little sooner. As with a lot of parenting skills, I'm of the mind that you should start things as soon as possible. For us, this goes for disciplining (we started time outs at 11 months), … Continue reading Schedule and Chores for a 3-Year Old

Ear, Nose, & Throat Appointment

I've been meaning to update for weeks.  I have an entry sitting in my "drafts" at the moment that I keep coming to and adding to, but haven't finalized.  Things have been hectic, and I'm ashamed to say I don't think I've even updated since we moved! Seems like forever ago. There's much to update on, … Continue reading Ear, Nose, & Throat Appointment