Sometimes the best activities are the ones that are done using household items. This week, we honed in one Mariam's fine motor skills with a simple and inexpensive activity. This activity is also great for encouraging focus and hand-eye coordination. The only two materials that you need for this activity are kabob sticks and an [...]
Not only do we have to get our children ready to face the world each day, but we also want to look half decent before stepping out into society. If anyone has ever told you that getting ready with an active infant or toddler is easy, then they obviously don't have any kids of their [...]
I get super skeptical when I purchase toys, even the ones that are educational. Why? Mariam is forever growing, and I never know what she'll play with or what she'll put down. I am totally okay with spending money on my child, and I know every dollar spent on learning is worth it. To be [...]
My skin is ALWAYS dry, especially during the colder months. I am one of those girls who, when she wears foundation or powder, you can literally see the grains on her face because her skin is so dry and the foundation doesn't help! Every time the cold comes around, I start acting like my skin [...]
"We can learn instead to give children the aid they need and then allow them to work for perfection on their own timetable."*We are finally doing it. We are going to transition Mariam from being put in her highchair to allowing her the opportunity to sit at her own table and enjoy her meals without [...]
I'm all about food that takes almost no time, uses up the least amount of dishes, and taste like they've been on Food Network (maybe that's taking it too far). I also consider it a big win when I make dishes that my husband and I can enjoy while getting our toddler to enjoy the [...]
These are 3 activities I tried with my 12 month old and how each activity went.