We do not have guests stay too often at our house, because most of our family and friends are nearby, but when we do, it’s usually spur of the moment. When this happens, I don’t really have time to go out and get things that our guests may need, so I keep a lot of… Read More The Essential House Guest List
Being a woman is hard, and when you have a condition like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (or PCOS), life can be even harder. Many women don’t even know they have PCOS because it’s not something that your gynecologist typically checks for during an exam. My PCOS was actually discovered by a gastroenterologist. I was experiencing stomach pain and… Read More PCOS. What is it?
This week was probably little man’s favorite! It combined his two favorite things, water and baby shark! If you do not know who baby shark is, you will soon find out! I played the baby shark song for little man when he was about two months old, and it was an instant hit! Mathematic/Cognitive Skills:… Read More Oh say, can you sea!
What you need: Two paper plates Marker Ziploc bag (if your little one can’t paint on their own) Tape This craft is my attempt at making baby shark from little man’s favorite song! 🙂 Thankfully, it is a simple and quick craft because little man is done with any given activity under a minute! All I… Read More Baby Shark!
I know it’s pretty hard to see this, but it had to be double-bagged because I knew little man would find a way to open it and get gel everywhere! 🙂 What you need: Ziploc bags Ocean animals of your choice (we used turtles, but here is an assortment of 52!) Hair gel Blue food… Read More Under the Sea
This theme was a lot of fun because we have a ton of zoo themed items! Language/Literacy: Little Man’s Recommendations: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle… Read More Let’s go to the zoo!
What you will need: Paper plates Red, yellow, and orange paint Googly Eyes (500 pieces?! So many eyes!) Feathers (Another 500 piece set! I’m going to need to think of some more projects!) Yellow and black felt (These mini pieces are perfect for cutting things out!) Pom poms (2000?! Oh the possibilities!) Black pipe cleaners… Read More Sensory Zoo Animals
Little man would not budge from his breeched position, so I had a planned c-section. Having a planned date was nice, but I do often wonder what it would have been like to have him naturally (by which I mean a vaginal delivery, not without drugs, haha). It also gave me a lot more time… Read More What to expect when having a c-section
Farm and domestic animals are such an easy and fun theme! Babies and toddlers learn a lot of these animals very quickly because they almost all make sounds that can be replicated! Language/Literacy: Little Man’s Recommendations: Old MacDonald by Jill Ackerman Click Clack Moo by Doreen Cronin or any of her other books Mouse Mess… Read More E, I, E, I, O!
How is it possible for something so small to completely take over your entire house?! My house looks like a tornado hit it on a daily basis, and little man is not even six months yet! I have no idea how I will ever keep it clean with more than one child! So, now that… Read More Clean home, happy home!