Carve out a spot in your house or a time every day that’s all about you. It’s your “sacred place,” as Joseph Campbell put it. Your break to remember who you are, to listen to your gut, and to live the life entrusted to your soul.
I had a bored toddler, a rainy day, and an empty fridge. To the grocery store! 5 Ideas: 1. Let your toddler bring along a fellow adventurer: a favorite toy or stuffed animal. 2. Make it a game: Can you find something brown? Do you see an apple? Let’s look for something cold … 3. Point … More Grocery Adventure
In the constant need for something to amuse my 2 year old, I’ve considered everything but the kitchen sink. Wait, why NOT the kitchen sink?
Somewhat by accident, I recently re-discovered the pleasures of cookie decorating. I was going to visit my sister and her family and came up with the idea for a host gift. (Yes, I still do those. Here are some ideas.) I thought this would be something my 7-year-old niece would enjoy, but I was surprised … More Cookie Decorating
Last month I offer several fun ideas for Poetry Month. But words can be much more than a carefully crafted phrase, poem, script, or story. They can be visual art as well. Here are 3 easy “Word Art” projects for execs, parents, bloggers, teachers, kids, crafters, photographers, and anyone else I’m forgetting. 1. The “Wordle” I discovered http://www.Wordle.net the … More Word Art
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: It’s all too easy for us, as adults, to forget that every little thing is a source of discovery and wonder for a toddler. Even something as simple as a walk in the park can be as interesting and fun as an expensive trip to a … More Walk in the Park
Whether you realize it or not, poetry is an everyday part of your life: the lyrics of a song, the prose in a childen’s story, the cadence of the evening news, and even the order and choice of the words you say are all types of poetry. “And why should I care?” you might ask. … More Poetry
What can I say? It’s a classic. There are a million different play dough recipes out there. (There’s even a whole site dedicated to that fact.) But don’t let that dissuade you from giving any old recipe a try. Otherwise, if you’re like me, you’ll spend so much time researching “the best” that you’ll get bored … More Play Dough!
Now that I have a toddler, the word “share” seems to leave my lips about 300 times a day. I’m not sure the kiddo gets it yet, but my subconscious certainly seems to be listening. Obviously, the ways we share as parents are varied and many:
Your toddler doesn’t need an expensive play kitchen to “play kitchen.”