Sensory Activity | Dancing Rice

The activity that I’m sharing today had successfully stopped the crying on multiple occasions and it has even kept my 22 month old occupied for longer than 20 minutes each time. It is full of sensory exploration with helps in their fine motor development and there is a lot of science involved in this activity. Download the free developmental guide to help you teach your child all this activity has to offer.

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Fun & Free 4th of July Activity

That’s why I came up with this quick and easy craft. The reason why I love it is because it is so easy to make and keeps my little man entertained for over 30 minutes. He loved feeling the texture of the homemade watercolor and seeing how it showed up on paper was fascinating for him (even though we watercolor with regular watercolors often!).

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Show Him You Care - A Free Father's Day Printable

If your husband is anything like mine, well, then they are just as impossible to buy for and with Father’s Day swiftly approaching I was starting to panic on what to get the man who takes such good care of us.

This year I decided to partly honor my husband’s practical side and we are making part of his Father’s Day gift this year. Because I like to share the love, I thought you’d enjoy this free gift idea and a little tutorial on how to put it all together!

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The Importance of Creativity

I am reading a book for book club and it started me thinking about a lot of things. The book is called Essentialism and it’s basically about how if you really focus your attention (basically the essentials) then you will really excel in life. What I found really interesting is the chapter that is dedicated to play. The author’s point made me realize that there are a lot of things that make it so that we as adults are taught to stifle our creativity or as the author put in this case, play. This post does contain affiliate links.

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An 18 Month Old's List of Favorite Toys

How is it that this month my sweet tiny baby is going to be a year and a half? I know you feel it too, sometimes you look down at your kid and you think “where in the heck did the time go?” Well, I don’t really have any answer for that, but I can share some of Euan’s favorite toys and activities lately if you want to throw something new into the mix.

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Toddler Treats | Banana, Butternut Squash and Oatmeal Muffins

You know when you get in a food rut? If you are lucky enough to not know what I am referring to let me explain. A food rut is when you are tired to eating or serving the same meals or snacks over and over and over again. I came up with this Toddler and Husband approved recipe that you can feel good about serving anytime of day (my favorite is right at wake up when you are waiting for your coffee to brew).

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Finding Your Parenting Voice

In case you haven’t noticed yet Janaya and I chat quite a bit. I always make a note whenever we are talking and ask her to expand on a particular topic for all of you. It’s pretty funny because usually a day or two before a new post comes out on a topic I asked her to address someone will usually reach out to me and ask me to cover that topic here. This time around it happened to be my husband Gary.

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Toy Overload

If you saw my recent Instagram Story or a recent post then you know I am working hard at organizing and clearing out clutter. Recently I was chatting with Janaya about how lucky we are to have so many family and friends that spoiled our little ones over the holidays that we had some serious organizing to do. I asked if she would be willing to give her tips here so I could implement over the weekend, make sure to check back to see my progress, or follow along on Instagram! This post does contain affiliate links, that just means I get a small fee if you purchase any of the items recommended on this site at no fee to you. Here’s Janaya:

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Easy Christmas Craft Idea for Toddlers (under 15 minutes)

Hi Janaya here,

I was talking to Theresa about how I wanted to make cute Christmas gifts for my daughter’s grandparents and showed her a few ideas I found on Pinterest. Since I went out and bought all the supplies for one, she asked me if I wouldn’t mind sharing the steps for a blog post! When I did crafts with my grade 1s I would always pick something super elaborate that took weeks and many steps to complete with my kiddos, and I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy this craft is, especially because my little one can only focus on an activity for a short period of time! I plan on giving one to each set of grandparents and keeping one for myself.

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