Most of us know, children do not need screen time to learn. I feel very strongly that children who play outside are doing what is best for their physical and mental health. I want my child to enjoy childhood the old fashioned way. I want to be the best parent I can possibly be; and I want my child to grow and learn in the most healthy way possible. This post has affiliate links. Purchasing … [Read more...] about Five Ways To Balance Tech Time and Play Time
Walking onto the beach the first day of vacation, I sneezed. I don't remember if my husband said God Bless you, but I do remember that he looked at my son and said, "Mommy's allergic to vacation - there are no lists." *this article contains affiliate links, your purchases help me to continue writing - thank you! I cracked up. You know how when jokes are based on truth, they really are funny? … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Why It’s Okay for Mommy to Color
Talking to our son about how he came into our family can be complicated. Talking to our son about why he can't eat freeze pops and ice cream for dinner is complicated. He, like most toddlers and pre-schoolers, desires to know and understand the world around him. The easiest way to discuss anything and everything is by using books. And not just by playing, "let's balance these on our … [Read more...] about Adoption Books My Son Loves
What am I going to do with this very active child all summer? I was asking myself just that question when I was presented the opportunity to review (affiliate link) KIDFUN: 400 Fun and Easy Ideas for Kids Ages 2 to 8. Hope Horwitz sent me Sharla Felscher's ebook in the hopes that I would share it with you. I'm happy to tell you it has provided a rolling start to a very fun summer ahead! As a … [Read more...] about A Book, a Bucket, and A Ball: All I needed to get Summer Rolling!
In the beginning of January I wrote a post titled, "When New Year's Resolutions are out of Your League . . .". In that post, I chose a few simple resolutions that I would do my best to work on in the month of January. Here's a short recap: Go to Adoration - I made it there once, and when I arrived Jesus wasn't exposed in the monstrance! I called the rectory and my pastor answered. I … [Read more...] about Taking 2016 One Month at a Time: February Resolutions