The weather begins to cool down, the days become a little shorter, and most nights are filled with the sound of cicadas and it typically means that it is back to school time. The beginning of the school year can be exciting, nerve-wracking, and all together scary if you don’t know what to expect. Here … Continue reading Back to School Made Easy!
Sweet, sweet summertime. It's slipping away! There is so much to love about summer- backyard grill outs, bonfires, the lake, outdoor walks, the pool, the 4th of July, picnics in the park, sunshine, the list goes on and on. But really, it all comes down to the fact that we get to spend more time … Continue reading The Great Sensory Outdoors
How great were the Olympics?! Like us, you may catch yourself looking for ways to get moving and lead a healthy lifestyle. How can we do this for our children in an easy, interactive, and fun way? The answer? Obstacle courses! Obstacle courses are a therapy favorite as a wide array of skills can be … Continue reading Let the Games Begin!
These warm summer days have us wanting to stay close to that air conditioner! One of my favorite things to do on a hot day is be next to some water, whether that is a pool, lake, or my dog’s pool that he doesn’t love to share. It keeps me cool! The same goes … Continue reading Hot Day? Water Play!
Everyone loves summertime and being outside, right?! You can’t beat warm sunny days playing outside on the green (or brown) grass! But, when the excitement of summer is in full swing, it can be difficult for children to follow directions.. especially while outside. Incorporating direction following games while playing outside can be helpful in teaching … Continue reading Learn and Play: Following Directions Outside
I love a cookout. Who doesn’t? Burgers, hot dogs, and watermelon. AND I don’t have a million pots and pans to clean up after. So there is that. But there is one thing I don’t love about a cookout. The amount of food my kids eat. Not enough. Don’t get me wrong, if we are … Continue reading It’s a Cookout!
When Hank first started on puree, I made them. Because I had one child. And that child was only going to get the best. So I steamed pees and boiled carrots. I pureed until every mini mason jar in the city had been filled with mushy love. I thawed and warmed to perfection. And he … Continue reading Stage 5 Baby Foods
“I don’t think they eat enough.” I hear it nearly every day. From moms, from grandmas, from daycares. I am not saying it is annoying that I hear it every day. I am always high fiving moms, grandmas, and daycare providers for caring so darn much. High five people! Toddlers are tricky little buggers. If … Continue reading Toddler Serving Size
A New Year always sparks the opportunity for change. New Year’s resolutions are always hopeful and encouraging. As a younger woman, my New Year’s resolution was never what it should have been…go to the gym, eat more salad, drink less. Boring stuff. As a wiser and less ridiculous woman, my New Year’s resolutions are a … Continue reading Big Things!