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?
If you haven’t seen the “Double Rainbow” video by now, my husband would make some comment about the breadth and depth of the hole you’ve been living in for the past two years. I’ve included the video below, should you want to refute him or simple have a laugh down memory lane. Needless to say, … More Double Rainbow
My birthday is the day before Christmas, and my daughter’s is the day before the 4th of July. I mention it because holiday birthdays can make a person a little birthday crazy. (Just ask my husband.) To me, birthdays are a BIG DEAL. Because they have to be. Because you need to wave your arms a lot to … More Birthday Wishes for My Daughter
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
I was having a bad day and walking the dog. It was about 7:00pm on a cool and cloudy Monday a couple years back. Oblivious to the world around me and in a deep state of musing (as I am wont to do), something made me look up.
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
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: