I have enjoyed many holiday seasons searching for new little ways to share the spirit of Christmas in my home with my growing children. This year, I have created a sweet FREE PRINTABLE to help you do just that as you kick off your holiday season…
Wouldn’t it be fun to learn what each of your own children hold as their favourite Christmas tradition? I hope you’ll join me in this little activity that I am going to use as we kick off our family’s festive season this year…
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I suck at bowling. (Actual bowling - I rock at Wii bowling.) I lob the ball a bit too far down the lane, I don't take the time to line myself up and I often get gutter balls. But every time I've gone bowling with my son, I've had a blast.
And I am not sure why that is. Admittedly, my son is very good at…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 18, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments
Life gets busier and more complicated as we go from childhood to adulthood. First it’s all about us. Then it’s about us and our family. Then it’s about us, our family, and our friends. Then, as we continue to grow and have families of our own, we add our spouses and children. Then our parents get older, and we…Continue
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Let’s face it. In todays’ world, kids would often rather be spending their time indoors with the assortment of electronics we’ve left at their disposal. Whether they’re watching TV, playing video games or on a smartphone or tablet, the children of this new generation spend an alarming…Continue
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Two travel soccer leagues, piano, gymnastics, horseback, theater and various school activities. And sometimes a lacrosse clinic. Or basketball. Or we may take a cooking class some place.
Sometimes when I write it all down, it freaks me out a bit, and I ask myself, “Are we doing too much? Do my kids have enough time to play, or breathe?”
And then I…Continue
I absolutely LOVE football! I really do. You may have read my article 5 Things Fantasy Football Taught Me About LIFE, which really gives you an idea of where my love for this sport came from and why I am excited for THE BIG GAME on Sunday!
Peyton Manning was my Quarter Back for Fantasy Football, so Super Bowl XLVIII is pretty exciting for me! It is kind of funny how he became my QB actually. Last year I was pregnant and we were trying to think of a name for our little girl that would…Continue
Added by Danielle Davis on January 28, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments
Are you looking for some ideas to make bath time more enjoyable and fun for your child? Most children enjoy playing and splashing in the bathtub. Bath time is also a great way to introduce your child to water so that they aren’t fearful of water especially if you plan on taking the swimming during the summer months. Adding bath tub toys to your nightly bath time routine can make bath time more enjoyable for both you and your child. Check out these great bath time gift ideas for…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments
As toddler girl is going through an 'I love flowers' stage, I thought I would incorporate a flowers theme into her learning.
We have been busy having lots of fun with some of…Continue
Added by Tracy Garbett on October 11, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments
Incy, wincy spider.
Incy, wincy spider,
climbed up the water spout,
down came the rain,
and washed poor incy out.…
Added by Tracy Garbett on October 11, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Baa, baa, black sheep.
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool,
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full,…
Added by Tracy Garbett on October 11, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
As a mom of three, I realize how important it is for my children to get enough exercise and have time to play outside. Things have changed dramatically since I was a child growing up and I feel that kids today don’t have the opportunity to get outside to play. Kids are either busy with school work, participating in after-school…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on October 3, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments
Come visit Mama's Blissful Bites (MBB) for more toddler and preschooler activities!
There is something magical about magnets. How they draw to each other, how they fly in fast, the clang they make when…Continue
Added by Amber Poole on September 27, 2013 at 7:25am — No Comments
Today I took my son to visit the local library for the very first time. I wasn’t sure what to expect because the library close to our house is fairly small. When we went into the library, I was amazed by the amount of books and activities that our local library has to offer the children. Every week our library has a scheduled…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 13, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments
Simple ways to engage and learn- finding moments like these to be the highlights of our week.
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Last week, we made the decision to withdraw my son from daycare. I am sure that he will miss his friends at daycare; however, he will get plenty of social interaction several times a week at church. He is excited that he is going to be able to spend all of his time with mommy. I asked him if he wanted to go to “Mommy’s Preschool” and he…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 3, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments
This was going to be a post about our experience painting with tennis balls. But there's not much to say, because we never got very far.
I put some paint on a paper plate and Kay rolled the tennis ball in it, then bounced it hard onto the paper I'd placed on the ground. She bounced it one more time, then said, "It makes an ugly design." Then, "Can I paint with my feet?" Does all of our painting projects have to devolve into body painting? Apparently. …
Added by Emma Craig on August 3, 2013 at 7:31pm — No Comments
I found some leftover colored sand, and I left it up to Kay to decide what to do with it. She had an answer right away, "We could put glue on the paper and make pictures." Okay, works for me. I got the glue and paper, she carried the sand and we brought everything outside. (This definitely seemed like one of those 'outdoor crafts.') She started by mixing all the colors together, making a less-than-attractive combination, but the glitter that was also included at least made it sparkly. She…Continue
Added by Emma Craig on August 2, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Summer officially started 17 days ago and 15 of them have been rainy ones here in NW Ohio. Our grass has never looked greener and our garden is flourishing however the kiddos are a tad disappointed at the lack of pool days. I am not sure when all this rain is going to let up. I decided that I need to do something. My first thought was build an Ark but that seemed too tedious a task. My second was to collate fun rainy day activities to do with kiddos. Here’s hoping my focus is on the…Continue
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