Dinosaur Excavation Bin

This Dinosaur Excavation Bin is an activity that my 4 year old loves and it keeps him occupied and busy for quite a while. How To: 1) Start off by getting a large plastic tub 2) Add kinetic sand to it- we use this because of the texture and ease of cleaning but you can…

When Kids No Longer Nap

This is a question I get asked a lot and over the spring break, I got a few messages from people specifically asking…“DO YOUR KIDS NAP AND IF THEY DON’T WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THEM?” Yes, all caps because these messages were coming from exasperated parents. I’m lucky  because yes, if time permits my…

Finding your way as a new blogger

Yesterday I got a cute message from WordPress on my 1 year blog anniversary.  I wanted to celebrate by giving back, especially if you are trying to find your way as a new blogger. First off, congratulations on taking the plunge- it will be a rewarding, fun experience if you invest time and effort. Make…

Homeschooling Mistakes

Often times people say homeschooling requires a leap of faith, taking the plunge and diving in and just like those dives that end in belly flops, there are homeschooling mistakes that I made when i began this journey in 2015! My TOP 3 HOMESCHOOLING MISTAKES! 1) I set the standard WAY too high! I had…

Top 5 One Player Games for Kids

One player games? What?? You’re supposed to play with your kids all the time? Right? Wrong! Whoever invented these is a …GENIUS! Board games are something we thoroughly enjoy playing together as a family; however, there are also moments everyday when I NEED quiet time, when i DON’T want to be playing a game or…

You are not for everyone!

Poor mentality to have? I think not. I firmly believe that although we can be polite to everyone, we do not have to change or compete in order to manifest ourselves into this person who is the perfect fit for everyone. Coming to this realization and accepting this fact that we are not for everyone is…

Potty training | Illumibowl Review

Potty training is perhaps one of the most dreaded aspects of parenting for me. The rushing to the bathroom every 20 minutes, the accidents, the cabin fever from not leaving the house for a week or two even,  etc etc. Kudos to the moms who swear they can master this overnight but i’m not one…

Parenting in hindsight

Her hands were frail and her touch evoked a grandmotherly warmth as she held my hand and bent to touch the ragged hair of my 15 month old. “You’re such a doll” she said before looking around the table and reminiscing, “this reminds me of when my children were young. I had 5 of them….

Chocolate Muffins

AT A GLANCE PREP:10- 15 mins. BAKE: 20 mins. to 25 mins. For this recipe you will need:  2/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon espresso powder, optional 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup chocolate chips…

Simplifying Life || Extracurricular Activities

As our kids get older and more involved in extra curricular activities, some days it can be overwhelming and exhausting. For example, last Saturday, there was swimming for 3 kids, Trampoline Park event with friends, lunch and karate competition tryouts for 1 kid all between 10 am and 3pm. Thereafter we did grocery shopping, some…

MunchPak || Review 

If you like to try new snacks or simply get bored of the same ones, then this is a great subscription box for you!  For $9.95 you can get treats from around the world! They also come with a personalized message from the person who hand selected and hand packed the items. Ours was specially…

Homeschooling Woes | Finding “Me” Time

In our house, the day starts pretty early- at least one child is wide eyed and bushy tailed at 6 am, leaving behind remnants of what was the brief calm before the storm. Some days, there is no denying that I feel like I’m doing a myriad of things all at once, while being teacher,…