Why so serious (mom and dads)?

It's amazing how loud pots are when they are being beaten together by little hands. It's amazing how mud seems that much more impossible to clean when your toddler comes inside caked in it. Craft supplies can seem daunting to get out because every craft requires a mess. Every water play activity requires mopping after. … Continue reading Why so serious (mom and dads)?

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15 weird things I enjoy as a parent

There's so many blog posts and vlogs about exhausted parents hiding from their children and moms pulling their hair out because they've heard "mom, mom, mommy, mama, mama, hey mom" about 296 times that day. But what about the good stuff? Not the precious moments "my child is a joy to the world and a … Continue reading 15 weird things I enjoy as a parent

When I just don’t want to play

      I get bored with playing. There, I said it. It's hard, even as a blogger of parenting articles and other family related activities, to always express my personal life for public use. However, in order to write honestly, I think I have to. Sometimes, I don't want to play pretend. I want to just … Continue reading When I just don’t want to play

Playing in the Woods

I've had several posts about getting outdoors, and playing, and how they positively affect intellectual growth (and bonding!) of a child. I was reading up and found some great play ideas for being out in the woods and with the cold season approaching (still hasn’t hit us quite yet) I thought this would be a … Continue reading Playing in the Woods

Rain, rain

It’s pouring buckets right now outside my window and it made me want to do a post about using rain as a learning experience. My 16-month-old has a borderline obsession with mud and rain. Naturally the first time I took her walking and she decided to plop down in the middle of a puddle with … Continue reading Rain, rain

Homemade toys for imaginative play

I had a play kitchen growing up. It wasn't much of a kitchen but it had an oven, a microwave, some stickers that represented burners and knobs and gadgets. I also had a Sesame Street table right next to it. Whenever family or friends came over I would make them a nice meal, sometimes playdough … Continue reading Homemade toys for imaginative play