Encourage Child Readers with an Online Log

Encourage Child Readers with an Online Log

Books are hugely important to me. I am an avid reader and my dream is for my sons to love books as much as I do. I read to my boys as often as I can. If they ask me to read to them, I stop whatever I am doing to read. No matter what, they know if they want me to read, I will read. My husband and I read to our kids before bed EVERY night. It is such a satisfying routine and I hope it will be a routine that will last a life time. My oldest… » Continue Reading

Cribbage Preschool Counting Game

Cribbage Preschool Counting Game

This Cribbage Preschool Counting Game came about one day while my mother was visiting. She and I were playing a regular game of crib when my boys asked what we were doing and wanted to play too. At 3 and 5 years old, I knew they were too young to be counting the 15-twos and all the other scoring so we modified the game play to make it easy, educational and fun for the whole family.       {Materials} Cribbage board & pegs Regular playing cards   {Game Play} Can be played with 1 to 3 people For ages… » Continue Reading

Harris Bobbitt = The Best Father a Girl Could EVER Have!

He has the love of a lot of women! His oldest daughter, his oldest granddaughter, his youngest daughter (me), his middle daughter and his sister.

With Father’s Day this weekend, I wanted to take a few moments to say that I am very proud to be able to call Harris Bobbitt my father. My Dad is very hard-working, willing to lend a hand and happiest when he is outdoors. My Mom and Dad had three daughters. Some men might have wished for a boy and treated his daughters differently but not our Dad. He took his daughters every where and taught us everything he knew. Or tried to anyway.      Our Dad always made time for us and enjoyed our company. Growing up on… » Continue Reading

Free Alphabet Printables for Preschoolers Round-Up

Free Alphabet Printables for Kids RoundUp

My oldest son will be starting kindergarten in the fall, I cannot believe how quickly he is growing up. We have always done many activities together but I mostly focused on creative outlets like painting, colouring and play dough, or our absolute favourite activity -> sensory bins.  I have recently been doing more school centred activities with numbers and letters in preparation for kindergarten. My son is great with numbers, shapes and colours but requires more help with letters so I have started printing off work sheets for us to do together. Amanda from Multi-Testing Mommy and I have compiled… » Continue Reading

Winter Activities for Kids RoundUp

Winter Activities for Kids RoundUp

Most people are finding this winter to be very long, snowy and cold. We are all waiting impatiently for Spring. Only a few more weeks to go! Amanda from Multi-Testing Mommy and I thought the best way to enjoy the last part of winter would be to compile a bunch of fun activities for the whole family. Hopefully, this list of Winter Activities for Kids RoundUp will help make these last few weeks of cold and snow more enjoyable for your whole family.      Here are some fun and creative ideas for travel, for crafts, for parties, for outdoor… » Continue Reading

My 4 Year Old is Scared to Sleep Alone

My 4 Year Old is Scared to Sleep Alone

My son turned four years old in September and almost immediately started waking up at night afraid. He started calling out and crying for me.  I would go into his room and he said he was scared. He said there were ghosts in his room and they come out and scare him. He has a night light in his room and a music box that lights up on his bed so it is quite bright in his room. At first I would lay down in bed beside him, rub his back and sing his special song. Then carefully get up… » Continue Reading

My Baby Has a Lip Tie (Update at 2 years old )

Upper Lip Tie

I have recently gotten an email from a reader who was searching for information about baby lip ties and came across my posts from last year. She was at a loss of what to do since she just discovered her baby had a lip tie as well. By looking at my blog statistics, I can see that my baby lip tie post continues to get views every day. Her email has reminded me to finally come back and update you all about my son’s upper lip tie. In my original post my youngest son was 7 months old, he is… » Continue Reading

Cloth Diapers – The End of an Era

ClothDiaperCollage

I have been using cloth diapers on my children since 2010. I started cloth diapering my oldest when he was one month old until he potty trained at 28 months old. I even used cloth trainers on him and always used cloth wipes. I cloth diapered my second baby from birth, I started as soon as we got home from the hospital. I was so excited to try out those teeny weeny diapers. For a few months I even had both kids in cloth diapers, double the fluff, double the cute. Well, my youngest is officially potty-trained. He has actually been… » Continue Reading

5 Tips for Spring Cleaning with Kids

Spring Cleaning with Kids

This post was written as a part of the new Canucks Content Carnival. This event will have a different theme each month and  is created by the Canucks Bloggers Network. Please hop along to read all participating blogs that have linked up at the bottom of this post.          Since it is already spring, it is time get cracking on spring cleaning. I have two little boys (ages 2 and 3.5) at home with me all day long. This normally makes spring cleaning a huge pain. This year, I have devised a plan to make a game of… » Continue Reading

Baby’s 1st Birthday Party

We had my baby boy’s 1st Birthday Party this past weekend! It was so much fun. We had a very casual outdoor party with snacks, cake, cupcakes and ice cream. There was a lot of family and friends in attendance to help celebrate his special day.  The kiddies all played on the play set that my husband had built, in the sandbox and with the new bubble making machine that we gave our babe for his birthday. It was a beautiful sunny day, so we set up the sprinkler and kiddie pool as well. Here are a few of my… » Continue Reading