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  • He Just Plays with Trucks: Encouraging Variety in Your Toddler’s Play

    My two year old son plays with trucks every day.  He loves it. They go bye bye to eat dinner or have a snack together. They line up. They go ‘down the road’ (pillow or side of arm chair).  He’s getting creative with them. I’d ask if he wanted to play piano, music, blocks, read. […]

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  • Staying Sane at Home with a Toddler

    I tried to do a variety of activities with my son: blocks, cars, coloring, reading, red light, green light, etc. Still seven hours seemed so long when each activity lasted ten minutes or so.  I scoured the internet for ideas.  I wondered what stay at home moms did. The most common suggestion was to get […]

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  • 5 Easy and Family Friendly Ways to Celebrate New Year’s at Home

    family friendly new year's eve

    It’s almost New Year’s.  Wondering what to do?  Do you really have to do anything?  Nope. Maybe you’re like me – not big into New Year’s parties or imbibing, but up for some low key fun.  If you find yourself wanting to do something different here are some ideas of family friendly activities to do […]

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  • What to do Instead of Watching TV

    I’ve searched the internet too, and read just about every article out there on the topic.  I live in a small town, so a lot of the activities don’t apply because we don’t have that around here.  So what is one to do?  You can check out my posts about what to do when you’re […]

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  • What to do when kids are bored…

    what to do when kids are bored

    Summer’s almost over and your kids might be going a bit stir crazy. I hate being bored and as an only child I often had to find my own source of entertainment which was usually computer games or reading in the winter and biking or walking in the woods in the summer.  So I can […]