It’s so hard to believe that my baby isn’t a baby anymore, he’s a toddler! This past weekend I was putting away the last of the baby stuff. It got me thinking about all the baby stuff out there. It would be easy to drop a few grand on baby stuff, some of which is completely unnecessary. Some baby items can actually be bad for your baby’s development if used inappropriately. My list contains items from my experience as a mom and my knowledge as a pediatric physical therapist.
The fun of Halloween begins this Friday! So many costumes, parties, and candy. Once it’s all over I’m pretty much done with candy. I’m sure a good part of this contributes to the fact that I’ve usually eaten my far share of candy bars before Halloween even arrives. Instead of pitching all the candy I […]
Since C was about 2 months old I’ve wanted to make a keepsake shadow box. I wanted to put in it some of that stuff from the first few days that you want to remember, but just don’t know what to do with it. So, for the past year I’ve had his keepsakes in a […]
I love brain breaks. I don’t love when I hear others saying that their students earned a brain break. Students shouldn’t earn brain breaks. Hearing someone say that their class earned a brain break just seems backwards to me. Brain breaks are something that students NEED and should not be skipped if the class didn’t “earn” them. I’m […]
This week we tried out a Halloween themed sensory bag. I used it at home and school! I made it exactly like I made my previous sensory bags. You can see how they were made in this post. Instead of adding sequins, sparkles or poms I decided to add Halloween themed critters to the bags.
A year into motherhood I’ve found some resources that have made my life so much easier. Pre-children I browsed stores at will looking for the best fashions and deals. I could spend hours researching different styles and outfits. I also had time to lay by the television and relax practically every night. Nowadays things aren’t the […]
I love shape sorters (affiliate link). I’ve tried a DIY shape sorter for C and I’ve received one as a gift. They both are great, however C plays with them for about two seconds. He just wants to move, especially now that he is walking. As a physical therapist I’m always thinking “big” since I work to enhance […]
I don’t know why I haven’t gotten around until writing about this until now! We are big quinoa fans around here! It’s healthy and easy to throw together into a meal. My favorite recipe is my Mexican style quinoa. It’s a staple meal around here, however I needed a recipe that I could put together for […]
I can’t believe that September has come and gone! It has been a whirlwind with going back to school after a year off. Lots of organizing and getting things back on track. It also happened to be my second full month on Teachers Pay Teachers. I was quite happy with how the month went considering […]
We truly don’t need any more flashing or loud toys at our house. I don’t know how many times I’ve walk by our toy basket and had some random toy go off. I believe that some of the best options for playrooms or gifts for little ones are missed since they aren’t always on the shelves […]
I’ve been busy searching for motor and sensory ideas that I can incorporate into a sea theme. I’m really excited about some of the ideas that I came across. These were my my favorite ideas and can be modified for various age ranges.