Life Lately

I wasn’t sure how to start this post.  Do I want to even share this?  I mean, it’s personal.  However the more I thought about it, I realized that there is healing in putting it out there.  So that’s what I’m going to do, because I know that God works everything out for our good. …

Skin Puppets

A couple of weeks ago I shared the first activity of our Human Body Unit, the Blood Sensory Bin.  This week we are looking into skin. This activity is a great way to teach both science and diversity. Materials Googly Eyes Glue Popsicle Sticks Paint Sample Cards (all skin colors) Circle Cutter Construction Paper (for Hair colors)…

Blood Sensory Bin

It’s been a while since we went through a teaching unit on here!  I’ve had these activities in the works for a few months now, and they have been so much fun for the kids and myself.  So today I’m going to share a fun sensory idea that you can implement into your weekly activities for…

Tracing Shapes DIY Book

I’m so excited to share this easy little DIY book with you! This book costs less than $4 to make, and will help your child learn their shapes.  There’s room for tracing the color of the shape, the shape itself, and the name of each shape.  The photo album was purchased at the dollar store, and works as…

Being Still

Good afternoon everybody!  I’ve been wanting to share this with all of you for a while, because it’s been such a blessing to our whole family. A couple months ago my wonderful mother gave these CDs to us.  Usually any kind of kid’s music hits my ears like nails on a chalkboard, but this was…

Working on My Fitness

Staying Fit Today I’m going to share my fitness routine.  As a mom of two active toddlers, I don’t have a lot of time to just pop over to the gym whenever I want.  So, I have to get creative.  Typically I am able to go to the gym twice a week.  Because our gym doesn’t offer…

Pom Poms

I get asked all the time, what are some ways to keep my toddler busy? My answer? POM POMS! They are the cheapest and most underrated toy of all time.  Both of my kids love them, and will spend hours just manipulating them with their fingers.  Below I’m sharing just 4 ways to use pom…

Rise and Shine, Monday

OUR FAVORITE BREAKAST I know, I know, Fall is no longer upon us…so what’s with the pumpkin? Well, we loved pumpkin pancakes before they were cool.  True story. I’ve tried making them from scratch before, and never could seem to get the recipe right.  Plus, I don’t know if anyone ever told you, but making…

The Season of Mess

Tea For Two We decided to do a little tea party yesterday. And by we, I mean Ella.  She’s been begging me for weeks and I just kept saying no.  So it went on the agenda and we did it! Usually our tea parties are very exclusive, but this time we included the crazy two-year-old who spent…

Goal Planning 2017

Hey y’all!  Just a quick post here to show how I am going to be setting my goals this year. I use three separate planners, but bare with me because you’ll see why each of them are effective. #1: 2017 Powersheets by Lara Casey After hearing some amazing things about this planner, I decided to…

Goodbye Fear

{1 Year} Has it really been a year? As many of you know, I struggled with severe anxiety after the birth of my second child in 2015. This last month I completely stopped taking my medication (after reducing it over the last few months via recommendation from my psychiatrist).  And it left me with some mixed feelings. …

Chicken, Provolone, Tomato, and Basil Appetizer

Before the cold air started blowing here in Minnesota, I trimmed my basil plant.  Nothing usually grows (besides weeds) by my black thumb, so having too much basil was a really awesome and surprising problem to have. After looking at the things in my fridge/pantry, I came up with this recipe. Here’s what you’ll need…