We are all trying to squeeze the last few moments of sweet freedom out of Summer. Everyone is heading to the beach, a cabin by the lake, or their favorite camp site. Well, we are anyways. When we venture into our Summer excursions, there are always a few cheap and easy activities I keep on … Continue reading One More Summer Day!
As we established in the last blog post, Gus gets speech therapy now. He is into it. And he is already making progress. I am not going to lie, it is kind of fun to be on the other end of speech therapy. And to be 100% honest, for the first time in my career, … Continue reading La la la Lemonade
We have a little issue at our house. No one knows what they actually did at school. No one knows even ONE SINGLE THING that occured at preschool. It drives me insane. So I put on my therapist pants to take a closer look at the situation. Because that is what I do. And I … Continue reading The Case of the Mystery Pre-School Day
Whenever I forget how difficult it is to have a child who doesn't eat, God does this really great thing where he makes one of my kids have my issues. And then I get frustrated and angry and tell my kids to pull it together - and then I realize I am doing the things … Continue reading Gus and the Giant Tonsils
The boys are learning about colors at school. They love it. Gus loves it most. He is taking his color days very seriously. He especially took green day seriously. Because for once we had a pair of green shorts. This was so much better than the navy, gray, or black shorts we make him typically … Continue reading Inexpensive Ways to Work on Colors
My friend Britt, from Brittzinkpt.com, and I teamed up to pull together our knowledge on developmental norms. We are starting early at 6 months. What should a little one be doing at 6 months? Great question! Obviously your 6 month old child is not ordering you around, asking where their shoe is, or telling you … Continue reading 6 month Development
Phonological awareness and literacy development is starting earlier and earlier. We used to hope a kindergartener could identify all the letters by name before the end of the year. Maybe write their name. And if they were really smart, maybe spell a few words like "mom" and "dad." Nothing too tricky. This isn't the case … Continue reading Letter vs Sound: Literacy for Littles
This is the week. If I do not have a nervous breakdown this week, I feel confident I will not have one. My house is falling apart. We are in survival mode. Bloom's introduction to the world is Friday. I started work on this dream 4 years ago. And this week it happens. Here goes … Continue reading Everything.
I am all about play. I want my kids to play all day. I want them to play hard. I want them to play with passion, creativity, and purpose. I love it when they exhaust themselves with their play. But more importantly, I want them to get something out of it - other than the … Continue reading Playing with a Purpose
My boys love milk. They love juice. They love water. Lemonade. Iced Tea. Chocolate milk. Good grief do they love chocolate milk. If I allowed a liquid diet, I am quite sure they would be totally fine with it. This is one of the more popular issues I hear when I meet with a family … Continue reading Fill ‘er Up