Are you need some great gift ideas for your baby this Christmas? As you know babies don’t need very many toys, especially during the first four months. Once your baby turns 4 months old, he or she will need to begin spending time on their tummy to help develop their motor skills and strengthen their core muscles. Even if your child isn’t quite ready to play with the toys, babies are always interested in looking around and exploring objects around them. Playtime is also a great way…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2013 at 8:01pm — No Comments
Over the weekend we popped over to a fellow mummy blogger's home to pick up some shelves from her garage sale. While The Husband was dismantling the shelves, Xan and I decided to do a little more shopping. He almost immediately spotted the cookbook among the boxes of books and while flipping through it, he got excited and told me he wanted to make everything in the book. Since it was only $4, it was definately coming home with us.
He wanted to make the Chocolate…Continue
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Today I'd like to offer up some suggestions for interactive books/journals for your kids. Only you'll find it difficult to keep your hands off of these bad boys, because they are so much more than coloring books. They're more like personal creativity trainers between two covers, as they are full of inspiration, fun, creative direction, and ways to make art in a non-threatening, playful way. Great for kids, but what adult doesn't need a little more of this in their lives,…Continue
Added by Jeanette Nyberg from Artchoo on July 5, 2012 at 5:27pm — No Comments
We generally struggle to find activities that will occupy the kids during church services on Sunday. I lug a large tote bag filled with different items each week and pray that we can keep them entertained enough for me to actually listen during the meeting.…Continue
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Check out this fun family activity in AZ Rad Riparian
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A few months ago I was reading blogs and darn it...I ended up on Ebay. That ever happen to you? Yes, here's the post that inspired such fun. Maybe I was just bored. Tired of the monotony of cleaning. Or thinking buying skates would be easier than dying my hair (never done that one still). But I ended up browsing skates and buying some that day.
And cha-ching, a week later my purple-white skates arrived all…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on January 2, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments
Check out my blog: Indoor Skating
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Two (2) lucky LAB readers will receive:
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Cheers! Summer is officially here. And based on the weather here, summer didn't want anyone to forget it.
It was H-O-T all week.
After weeks of back and forth warm-and-then-cold-rainy-days, summer is here full throttle. And I'm excited that our tall, seeding grass will die back soon, so I can perhaps breathe clearly again. Sniff sniff.
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I like providing a variety of art activities for my little girl. I believe that like literacy, creativity needs to be fostered. In particular, open-ended art projects are especially important in our house. Painting, drawing, sculpting....
Added by Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom on October 28, 2010 at 11:05am — No Comments
Recently my almost-five-year-old has been working on her letters. Little by little.
I try not to guide my…Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 12, 2010 at 9:08pm — No Comments
Because we just attended a wedding…and because that makes me reminisce on my own wedding day ten years ago (geesh, that decade just flew by), today’s post is about a gift we received ten years ago that was most definitely our best kitchen investment EVER. (Not to say that a lot of other kitchen items are somehow not as good. But these have turned out to be simply indispensable in so many different ways.)
So…what is the ONE miracle kitchen item?…Continue
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I remember when I found out I was pregnant with baby #3. Yahoo! Wonderful. So excited.
Oh, the commitments to myself. ‘Boy, this time I’m going to stay on top of things. I’m going to do plenty of exercise. Eat healthy. Lots of rest.’ You see, pregnancy #2 was full of rich, dairy cravings,
and with my first child just turning one, our walks were just about as
fast as a snail’s pace at that time. Not super-fat-blasting, if you know
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 1, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments
1. The outdoors are calling you!
2. Fresh air does wonders for you and your family.
3. It saves electricity.
4. If you get up…you might just get some exercise.
5. It’s keeping you from being productive.
6. There’s nothing good on.
7. You’ve got a stack of books waiting to be read.
8. Heck, make your own drama.
9. You’ve been wanting to sit down and write for a while now.
10. Life is too short!…
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I’ve been working on a little project with my girls. I don’t get to it everyday. And, the lesson doesn’t last too long (I am working with a 2 and 4-year-old, you know). But, we’re learning to sew.
Truthfully, sewing with children is a lot of fun…though it does require that you use plenty of patience.…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 24, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments