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10 Ways to Use Pipettes for Play

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Using Pipettes for Play

I’m always trying to find new ways of letting Aidalyn learn and discover through play. I saw these pipettes at my naturopaths office and thought that they would be so much fun to play with at home. I ordered a huge pack from Amazon and have been having fun learning all the fun ways you can use pipettes for play.

They are a pretty cheap art supply to keep around for when you want to pull out a fun afternoon activity. Today, we gathered some snow and had fun melting it using our pipettes filled with water. You can add food coloring or a little water based paint into the water to make fun colors in the snow too. It was such a simple activity and Aidalyn played with it for forever without getting bored. read more

Best Posts Of December!

Best Posts of December

In case you missed some of my recent posts during this busy holiday season. I wanted to give you the Best Posts of December!!! 

Top December Post

December was a great month for us. 

We celebrated Aidalyn’s 3rd Birthday  on December the 2nd. 

happy Birthday

I got Honest about our house in my Honesty Pictures Blog Post. 

Honest Pictures

I shared my Top Christmas Activities list

I went shopping for the Best Gifts for Crafty Kids 

We talked about Healing your Abs after Pregnancy and getting your flat belly back! 

Heal your abs after baby

And I got in the Kitchen!

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Story of a Stay at Home Mom

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Story of a Stay at Home Mom

If a mom pours a cup of coffee,
Then the toddler will ask for eggs.
You make her eggs and cheese, but then she decides she would rather have oatmeal and pineapple.

You decide to not fight about it because eggs sound good to you… With your coffee – that is cold now. So you put it in the microwave.

Just as you sit down with your eggs and coffee, the baby wakes up and needs to be changed and fed.

You run upstairs, change baby, come back downstairs and sit to nurse. Feeling hungry and thirsty now because nursing does that… read more

Does Your Doctor Respect You? Part One

Does Your Doctor Respect You?

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Does Your Doctor Respect You

Doctor’s are great sources of information. They are good at decision-making when they are presented with your common health issues. They are great at emergency situations. They are vital to our communities…

What doctor’s are not good at is respecting you.

The Waiting Room

I was not very good at taking Aidalyn to her well baby check-ups. I think we made it to 2 total? Since we aren’t vaccinating the girls yet, there was really no point to expose her to more germs at the doctor’s office. read more

5 Best Gifts: Craft Kits for Toddlers

Christmas gifts, crafts, toddlers

Christmas is almost here

and everyone is making lists for toys and gifts to get their kids. Here is a list of my pick of Craft Kits that I know would be so much fun for the little toddler in your family. 

These Craft kits are also good for learning and creativity. So instead of a new toy, think about getting your toddler some art supplies or one of these all in one craft kits. I know Aidalyn loves working on crafts on a rainy day or when we are having a slow morning. 

1). Sticky Mosaics:

Craft Mosaics

You can purchase here:

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Story of a Waterbirth: Happy 3rd Birthday Aidalyn!

IMG_3449_edited-1This is Aidalyn’s birth story and a 3 year update! I thought it was appropriate to share on her 3rd birthday.

This was the day I became a Mama.

Aidalyn is such a joy. She is so full of energy and and spunk. She is so stubborn and will fight you to the death that her dress is actually a shirt (or vise versa depending on her mood). I think she would be a great lawyer.

She loves My little pony and Go Diego Go! oh and don’t forget Disney Princesses!

Her favorite foods are black beans and cheese, almond butter sandwiches, and muffins. Favorite snacks are popcorn, nuts, yogurt, cheese, and fruit. read more

10 Tips for Going to Disney with Small Children and Saving Money

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10 Tips for Going to Disney with Small Children and Saving Money

Disney is the most magical place! All that magic comes with a price.

You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy the perfect Disney Vacation with your family.

Here are my 10 Tips for Going to Disney with Small Children and Saving Money!

Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom, Walt D...

Lodging: We were so lucky to be able to stay at my parents 2 bedroom condo at Orlando Breeze Silverleaf Resort with a full kitchen for free! This really helped us lower our cost in many different ways.

First, we cooked breakfast in the condo each morning before heading into Disney. This saved us time and money! We also ate most lunches outside the park and dinner too. read more

Cloud Dough Fun!

Have you heard of cloud dough?

I love it! Cloud Dough isn’t sticky like play dough and it easy to make!

Aidalyn actually made this herself.

2 cups of flour and about 1/3 cup of baby oil

– then just add your imagination.

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Aidalyn insist that she is making a mermaid city! She had so much fun. My only tip… is be prepared to sweep after all the fun is over (OR go outside and don’t worry about the cloud dough mess!) 

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Snow Day Flannel Headband for infant, toddler, or even an adult

We are expected to get 2-5 inches of snow today! It isn’t here yet, still just rain. It has been fun to have a “stay warm inside” day waiting on the snow to arrive.

I wanted to make Annaleigh a headband. I need to be prepared for her cuteness when she arrives. I had seen several headband tutorials, I basically just pulled a few ideas together to create the one I made. Here is the band tutorial I basically followed : band tutorial and the flower was made following this tutorial: Here read more

Ribbon Bows for a Rainy Day

It was a very cold, rainy day here in Virginia… Time for either cooking or crafting!

Aidalyn also took a great nap, so I caught up on The Biggest Loser and made some hair bows. I made one black polka dot one and one green polka dot one. I need to go get some more alligator clips and ribbon to make more!

This is the tutorial I used: Bow Tutorial

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I put in those extra pictures at the end to show off Aidalyn’s funny faces : P

It looks like more rain for tomorrow too, yucky! What fun can I get into? read more