Say Cheese | Multiplication Game Review

Adding games into learning help to foster a sense of enjoyment and takes the pressure off of the child. I find this to be especially true for math games especially when its a concept that’s difficult. A topic that we encountered a few hiccups with along the way was multiplication and quickly recognizing multiples and…

Teething Cookies

Sounds like a yummy treat that even a parent might enjoy…right? hmm, well– maybe not so much for us parents;  although a cookie treat while soothing a teething baby always seems like the best option to me! 🙂 What these cookies will do however is surely help sore gums with the specially designed textured ridges that…

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…

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…

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…

Baobab Powder | Recipe

What is Baobab Powder? Baobab powder is the true definition of a ‘superfood’. It has six times the amount of vitamin C found in oranges, twice the calcium of milk and five times the amount of potassium than a banana. It also has twice the level of antioxidants than goji berries and blueberries combined! I…

Graze Snack Box Review

Graze is a subscription snack service which delivers the items directly to your mailbox.. For $6.99, Graze will deliver a box of four single-serving snacks; OR you can get eight snacks for $11.99. You get the option of choosing the frequency that works best for you: once a week, once every two weeks, or once every…

Gift Ideas for Girls

Quality, affordable gifts for girls ages 2 to 12. SmitCo has several different diaries with lock and keys and diary sets for girls in Emoji and Diva themes, as well as several different nail art sets to provide hours of fun. A huge hit is the brand new Mermaid themed scrapbook kit as well as…

ACTUAL ESSENTIALS!

I remember sitting in the ob/gyn’s office and browsing the baby magazines which all have a new baby checklist and i would feel TOTALLY NOT ready because i just didn’t invest in all the things they said I needed… to be honest, those lists can make you feel really inadequate but rest assured, for the first…

Mommy and Me | Shopping

Shopping for our children seem to preoccupy many of the night time hours after we tuck them in, and it brings us excitement and a sense of accomplishment because we believe we are what our children look like. Just the other day as I perused the drop down menus of a popular online baby store: Diapers.com,…

Parenting Resolutions | New Year

I’m not a fan of New Years Resolutions because I am a firm believer that the longer we wait for something to go into effect, it loses momentum and fails….as a result, I try to reflect instead on a bi-monthly basis about where I am and where my goals are aligning. One of the things…

Positive Reinforcement| Offering Rewards

In our home, I have found that the best way to derive desired or favorable behavior is by offering rewards. Wait, no i don’t necessarily mean a toy or another material object. I have found a variety of rewards are key to keeping children motivated over a long period of time. They are especially effective…