Callie Grant Book Series Review

I have four adorable board books to share with you today. These books not only come in a sturdy format that is great for little hands, but they carry wonderful messages that will bless your children! Callie Grant, founder of Graham Blanchard, desires to aid and encourage parents in teaching their children about the Lord. […]

Apples and Pumpkins Busy Bag {Guest Post}

Create a simple tray activity and turn it into a busy bag for later. Completely DIY! [pinit] There are so many wonderful ways to use the colors and textures of the fall season. This is my favorite time of the year and I adore apples and pumpkins. I have been working to make simple busy […]

Packing Peanut Sculptures {Guest Post}

I remember the first time I came across the packing peanuts that dissolve in water. It was while working as a kennel assistant in college. I took out some trash only to spill an entire box of packing peanuts! I went to get a broom only to have another employee tell me to get the […]

Repurposing Wholesale Boxes {Guest Post}

I am sure if you have been to a BJ’s or Cosco warehouse style store, you have seen the racks of boxes they offer you for packing your food purchases. I have always thought there must be some way to repurpose them, so I grabbed 10 of them to take home. All different sizes and […]

N is for Nursing: Tips for the Breastfeeding Mother from Newborn and Beyond

When I calculate all the months I’ve breastfed all of my children thus far and put it into one lump sum, I figure that I’ve been nursing a child for over 5 1/2 of the last 7 1/2 years that I’ve been a mother.  It sounds like a LOT when you lump it all together […]

L is for Lydia

As I’ve been blogging through the alphabet, I have spent time talking about each of my oldest two children.  Today I’m going to tell you about my youngest (until baby arrives!) child, Lydia. Oh what a little character we have in this two year old!  I love to see the different personalities our children have […]

J is for Jammin’ to Letter Sounds

Rock N Learn has done it again with this updated Letter Sounds DVD.  Meet more fun and colorful characters who are your child’s companions through this 62 minute video geared towards children ages 4-7.    Kicking things off with a fun new alphabet song, these friends introduce uppercase and lowercase letters.  Then there is a tour […]

Toddlers and Pregnancy: Advice from a Mama of Four

Photo Credit During each of my pregnancies after my first, I have had a toddler in the mix. When my second was born, my oldest was only 22 months old.  When my third was born, my second was only 2 1/2.  This time around, I’ll have a 3 year old when the baby arrives. It […]

Flowering Baby Curriculum

I’m not a big fan of doing “schoolwork” with toddlers because I’m a firm believer in learning through play.  While I do a form of lessons starting at age three with my children, they are always short, sweet, and very hands on and activity based. That’s probably why I really enjoyed reviewing the Flowering Baby, […]

Sparkly “Thinking” Bottles

When I first saw this on Pinterest via In Lieu of Preschool, several (who used the tutorial provided by My Crazy Blessed Life) months ago, I knew it’d be something that my children would really enjoy. I specifically had the idea in mind to use with Aron when he gets squirmy during read aloud times […]