Posted by Nadia Carriere
One of my friends became a mother for the very first time last week, and I was lucky enough to visit with her and her new bundle of joy a couple of days ago. It’s funny how you forget about how tiny these sweet precious babies are when they are born. Those tiny fingers, miniature toes, and silky soft skin are enough to make your heart flutter. If I’m being completely honest, I *almost* put “Baby” on my Christmas wishlist after that visit — 100% smitten!
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
Every year I say I’m going to do an advent calendar, and every year I come up empty handed. I guess at my core, I’m just really not all that crafty. Sort of crafty, but also super busy and tired, and usually busy and tired trump my desire to craft and create. That said, this is definitely going to be the year … the year of the advent calendar for our family, because I’ve been feeling an extra dose of holiday cheer, and because I know my daughter would think it was totally magical, which will make it all worth the effort. Also, for those of you who just don’t feel like you have the time, energy, or motivation to take on another DIY? Don’t fret — these are all super simple, and I’ve chosen my DIY advent of choice from this bunch — so you know it’s easy!
Posted by Selena Burgess
Sensory bin and small world play is a long-time favourite form of play in our house; the key to any good sensory bin being a great theme! Seasonal and holiday themed bins are amongst my favourite.
With a long winter ahead of us, we need plenty to keep us busy and happy indoors, and if you have toddlers, you probably do too! Enjoy this fun selection of sensory bin ideas to get started on creating some winter-wonderland fun!
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
Christmas is coming! (It’s coming fast! Did you know that there is one less week between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year than usual?!) As joyous and wonderful as Christmas can be, it can also be a stressful time. There is pressure to have a perfect holiday season and to buy your little ones the coolest Christmas presents on the market. As a lover of all things DIY, I had to put together this round-up of AMAZING “Big Ticket” Christmas presents that you can actually MAKE for your kiddos. Instead of spending hundreds on toys, make your little ones the toys of their dreams!
Posted by Becka Robinson
Well the weather outside might be frightful, but these 10 ideas for keeping your little ones entertained indoors are sure delightful! These brilliant ideas from Teaching Mama are sure to keep your little ones happy and their brains engaged! Try one out when you can’t make it outside this fall! And for 10 more ideas hop over to Teaching Mama and see all the fun options she has shared!