Water Beads Make for a Fun Sensory Play Experience

While looking for something different to play with, we ran across these water beads that make for a neat sensory play experience. They can also make a big mess if you have a kid who likes to squish them! But it is still neat to watch them grow and then stick your hands in a … Continue reading Water Beads Make for a Fun Sensory Play Experience

The Boy Who Only Ate Plain Noodles

My son loves noodles. Just plain spaghetti noodles with a little butter or olive oil. He doesn’t like to spoil it with any sauce. I keep trying to encourage him to try them differently- marinara, cream sauce, maybe some meatballs... but no, just noodles. It makes me think of a photo of me as a … Continue reading The Boy Who Only Ate Plain Noodles

A Reminder of My Little Miracle from Giving Tree Gallery

"When you need a miracle, just look at your child and realize you created one." This is the quote wrapped around the edges of a beautiful piece of art known as a Spiritile, gifted to me for review by the Giving Tree Gallery. I don't normally do full review posts involving just one item, but … Continue reading A Reminder of My Little Miracle from Giving Tree Gallery

5 Ways Gaming Can Be Good for Kids

My son is four and he's just getting into video games. It's one of the few moments he actually stays still and pays attention to something, so I've been encouraging his interest. Recently, his preschool teacher cautioned me about his video game usage and said “It's not good” for them to get into gaming. I … Continue reading 5 Ways Gaming Can Be Good for Kids

How Do You Break Your Child of Your Own Bad Habit?

I have always picked and bitten my nails. It's a terrible habit that often leaves my fingers bloody and hurting. So when my son's teacher mentioned how badly he'd been picking his nails in class, I cringed a little and put my hand in my pockets. I had been doing the same thing for at … Continue reading How Do You Break Your Child of Your Own Bad Habit?

January 2020 Children’s Book Round-up

Welcome to the new monthly children's books round-up post! This month we are featuring three books: What's Making Walter C. Laugh?, Wizard and the Lizard, and The Adventures of Ninja and Luche – The Great Piggy Rescue. What's Making Walter C. Laugh? by Ginny Jordan What's Making Walter C. Laugh? is a fun and colorful … Continue reading January 2020 Children’s Book Round-up

How to Turn Kid Bath Time Into Your Spa Time

My son has been very anti-bath lately. Also anti-shower and basically anti-water. I got tired of fighting about bath time and decided I was was going to make it the best bath time ever and have some fun myself. That's when I came up with the idea to create a Spa Bath Experience at home, … Continue reading How to Turn Kid Bath Time Into Your Spa Time

We Got Hit with the Flu

I felt like I was just getting caught up after the holidays, crossing things off my to-do list and getting things done. Then suddenly, with no warning at all, my son was full blown sick. Then later that same day, it hit me like a ton of bricks. That is one evil flu. Update: 3/8/2020 … Continue reading We Got Hit with the Flu

Preschool Pressure: When Your Child Scores Below Expectations

I was a nerdy, book-loving, honor roll student, and I always imagined if I had kids, they would be too. So the day my son's first preschool assessment arrived in the mail and that crummy little chart revealed he scored "Below Expectations" in Every Single Area, it came as such a crushing blow that I … Continue reading Preschool Pressure: When Your Child Scores Below Expectations

Keane Interest: Holiday Edition

Happy Holidays! We had a great visit to grandma's for Thanksgiving, followed by the longest drive home ever. Holiday traffic is the worst! Then we kicked Christmas season off right away on Dec. 1st with a visit to the GAAM Holiday Nerd Market. Next we enjoyed the tree lighting at the Atlantic Beach Country Club … Continue reading Keane Interest: Holiday Edition