Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Baby is the Lesson


It is very common for mothers with older children to worry if they will be able to give them "enough" attention or time with a new baby brother or sister around. Whether a family attends school or learns at home, this article provides peace of mind from an experienced mother who has been there and has wisdom to share. Whenever I feel some mild panic coming on, I bring up this article and read it. I think my blood pressure goes down a notch or two ;-)

Heart-to-Heart with Diane Hopkins {"The Baby is the Lesson"}

She also has an excellent store of books, toys, games and more that we have purchased from. The balloon boat is a kid-favorite at bathtime! Though I am not paid to advertise for her, I recommend this store because they carry products children really do enjoy playing and learning with and that is priceless!

Love to Learn store

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pick Your Own...

Library book!


This made me laugh! Not the usual title of book a six year old chooses, right?

DVDs at the library have long held my sons' fascination and they always have chosen a few to check out whenever we go.

Last week after a children's story time, my second son looked at the stacks with new eyes and asked what they were.

Educational Paradigms-TED talk

Friday, February 18, 2011

Date Night


Aw, so adorable! The kid AND the hubby...I love this man!

My handsome husband and I went to dinner for an early Valentine's date last week and brought our little one year old daughter along. She was a joy for the first half of the meal and then she gave us a really good way to work off those extra calories by walking around the restaurant between bites.

Most of the time we go out alone if it's a date, but this time things worked out that she came along and you know what? She LOVED it! She really knew she had Dad and Mom to herself and just grinned and grinned and looked and looked around her. It made for a very memorable and fun evening.

Can you see why?
{Her smiles just warm the heart!}


If you liked this post, you might like to read how the 4 Moms do Individual Time with Kids.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cooking with Kids in the Kitchen


I love reading the posts from the 4 Moms.
They write about and answer readers' questions relating
to laundry, homeschooling, teaching reading, chores, date night
and lots of other things that mothers with several children know all about.

This time they discuss and share their solutions on
inviting kids into the kitchen (while staying sane!)

Click {HERE} to read all about it!

Here are some of the things that make having children in the kitchen work for me.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Few Things...


Lots of vitamin C and herb tea being dosed out at our house for the colds this week. Baby has a fever and cough and we are all getting over colds left over from last week.

Baking cookies with Mom can be a good immune booster.
Lots of vitamin 'L'.