What are your favorite birthday traditions? I can’t BELIEVE 😯...

What are your favorite birthday traditions? I can’t BELIEVE 😯...

Not sure if I’m more obsessed with that smiley-face bird...

Not sure if I’m more obsessed with that smiley-face bird...

April showers 💦💐

April showers 💦💐

Leave it to Harper to raise the question, “Why is...

Leave it to Harper to raise the question, “Why is...

I don’t even want to say it 😩... ELEVEN MONTHS-...

I don’t even want to say it 😩... ELEVEN MONTHS-...

Our little backyard garden typically only yields a comedy of...

Our little backyard garden typically only yields a comedy of...

Lego Storage Ideas for Kits

I think every parent (justifiably) has a love / hate relationship with Legos. Especially the idea of trying to figure out Lego storage ideas. On one hand, the building kits entertain my kids for HOURS and I love them from a STEM perspective. But then there is the anxiety of kits getting mixed up, pieces lost, and -collective groan- stepped on. So when Harper and Ethan got another handful …

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Spring Sensory Bin- Garden Dig

If there’s one place I know I can find my kids in the spring, it’s elbows deep in the dirt in our backyard garden. I’m talking full on showers every time they come inside. So a few years ago I started making them an indoor garden spring sensory bin; it’s a perfect solution for those days when the weather isn’t the best (which let’s face it, in Northeast Ohio …

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Flower Craft for Kids – Celery Stamp Roses

Here’s an easy kids flower craft you can do at home with some leftover kitchen scraps! It turns out that the bottom of a celery stalk makes a perfect rose. All you have to do is make an even cut a few inches from the head (bottom) of the celery stalk to remove the leafy branches and you’re left with a cute flower stamp! Dip it in one or …

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Children’s Books for Spring

One of my favorite ways to jump into a new season is to do a little playroom update by bringing in some seasonal toys and activities. One of the easiest ways to refresh the room is to bring in themed books! Our spring children’s books are full of gardens, bugs, and springtime adventures! This is a combination of books pulled from other bookshelves/storage in our home and from our …

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Easter Basket Ideas: Toddler and Baby

Spring feels like the perfect time to give baby’s things a little update c/o the Easter Bunny! I started Josie’s basket with this adorable rope bunny bin that I plan to use for toy storage after Easter. Like the basket, I wanted to pick out some toys that had a spring “vibe” but that didn’t scream Easter so that she can continue to use them as she grows into …

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Easter Basket Ideas for Kids!

Did Easter sneak up on anyone else this year? It’s less than two weeks away so I spent some time this weekend putting together some Easter basket ideas! I try to be intentional but fun when putting together their baskets. (So yes, they’re definitely getting toothbrushes, but to be fair have you seen a cuter toothbrush than these?!) I have a rainbow and unicorn crazed 6-going-on-16-year-old girl, a dino …

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Rainbow Colors DIY Sensory Puzzle

I have seen these cute cardboard sensory puzzles floating around social media so I decided to try to DIY my own. I ended up making this one for the kids to sort pom poms into rainbow colors! It is a simple and fun invitation to play that I have kept set up on our kitchen island for them to do in the mornings or while I am making dinner. …

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Valentine Math

I am all about incorporating holiday themes to make learning more fun! Manipulatives are a hands-on way to learn common preschool and kindergarten concepts. They are also one of the easiest things to swap out for a holiday theme. I made this sweet little Valentine Math Mat to use with conversation heart manipulatives! If you don’t have candies, don’t worry: you can do the same activities with cut paper …

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Playdough Valentine DIY

We have always celebrated Valentine’s Day with homemade gifts. I like to keep it simple with something like a handmade heart card (that I usually stay up way too late crafting with doilies, stickers, the whole 9 yards 😅). Last year, I also made the kids a set of melted crayon hearts. This year, I’m giving them an “XOXO Dough” playdough valentine! You can find my favorite homemade playdough …

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Valentine’s Day Kids Books

Stool | Cape | Dress | Pink Rug | Braided Rug | Lamp This little book corner has been something I’ve wanted to put up forever. The Ikea spice shelves have just been sitting in a closet for years simply waiting on me to make a final decision on where to put them, whoops. So they finally found a home in Harper’s room as a place I can curate …

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