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Tag Archive: diy

Creating a Sensory Box
March 12, 2018 3:00 pm | by
Tips for making a sensory box for your toddler.

Have you ever cleaned up after Christmas morning or a birthday party and find that your child is more drawn to the box a toy came in rather than the expensive toy itself? Sure, some of the expensive toys turn out to be amazing, enriching and entertaining, but sometimes it’s the most simple items that really captivate children and their imaginations. Our Parents as Teachers educator always has amazing ideas for toys made out of items from around the house. One of our favorite suggestions is a sensory box. We made it mostly from items we already had, and it

 
10 Steps Towards an Earth-Friendly Family
February 21, 2017 8:00 am | by

Living lightly on this earth is becoming a goal for many families today. From those living in urban areas, to those living in the in woods, being an earth-friendly family is worth the effort and pays off in not only a healthier earth, but also in your wallet. 1) Talk About It The first step is to gather your family and talk about the journey you are about to go on. Talk about why you are wanting to do this and ask for your children’s input. Get even your youngest children involved – you may be surprised at the ideas

 
Homemade Sweet Cheeks Bottom Powder
January 20, 2017 8:00 am | by

That perfect little bottom wrapped up in a super cute cloth diaper is such a sweet sight. Sometimes, that sweet little bottom gets a rash. Thankfully, we can make a natural bottom powder that is healing, safe, and smells delightful! It’s a good alternative to oils and creams you shouldn’t use on cloth diapers, and perfect for making yourself at home. This Sweet Cheeks Bottom Powder has just 3 ingredients: bentonite clay arrowroot powder lavender bud powder (or Rose powder, if you would prefer) I like to buy my ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs or the Bulk Herb Store. I have

 
DIY Tissue Paper Hearts
February 10, 2016 7:47 pm | by

Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday — one that’s filled with lots of sweets and love! During this time of year, I always try to make a festive craft with my little one that we can display around the house and admire! This year for Valentine’s Day, we decided to make DIY Tissue Paper Hearts that look like stained glass! This is something that’s super easy to make, great for any age and adds so much color into our house. Aside from this craft being a bonding experience, it also promotes fine motor skill use and independence. Here’s how

 
Holiday Keepsakes – DIY Cereal Ornaments
December 21, 2015 6:12 pm | by
DIY Keepsake Ornaments

Here’s a quick and easy holiday activity for you and your little ones! DIY cereal ornaments! The holidays are a perfect time to create memories with your family. We think fun activities like these promote family bonding and lots of smiles during the holiday season. I don’t know about you guys, but December has passed by rather quickly. With Christmas just a few short days away, we are getting into the last-minute ornament making and cookie baking stage. One of my favorite ornaments to make with my little guy are these cereal wreath ornaments. They are super fun to make

 
Real Mom Talk: DIY Halloween Costume
October 24, 2015 9:11 pm | by

I love Halloween! Actually, I just love dressing up and being someone else for a day. Long before I had my daughter, I had a collection of future baby Halloween costume ideas. However, the DIY daddy costume wasn’t on that list, but this is something I’d strongly consider if you’re looking for something quick and easy! My baby would look EXACTLY like my husband, so of course, I had to take advantage of the opportunity because I don’t know how long this strong resemblance will last. I decided to take the most recognizable features of Lola’s dad and create a look that everyone would

 
Real Mom Talk: Summer Popsicles
July 6, 2015 7:22 pm | by

Chill out this summer with a fun, frozen treat! Popsicles are a warm-weather favorite for grown ups and little ones alike, and we’ve got a yummy recipe for Coconut Chia Peach Pops to try! Ingredients  Serving: Makes 4-6 popsicles depending on popsicle mold size 1/2c. Coconut Water 3 organic peaches (chopped w/ skins, seeds removed) 1Tbs. Chia Seeds 1Tbs. Organic Honey (give or take) 1c. Organic Coconut Milk 1. Blend chopped peaches and coconut water in a blender or food processor until nicely blended.  2. Pour the blended peaches and coconut water into popsicle molds about 1/2 of the way (leaving room for

 
Real Mom Talk: Christmas Crafts
December 24, 2014 12:22 pm | by

My kids and I decided to make our own Christmas ornaments this year. We haven’t done this before, and I really wanted to start doing things that I’ll be able to keep and look at years from now. You, too, can do the same with salt dough ornaments! All you’ll need is flour, salt, water, a rolling pin, and cookie cutters. If you want to paint your ornaments (we did!), then you’ll also need some paint and paintbrushes. We also made our ornaments scented, although after painting them, they weren’t scented anymore but it was fun while rolling them out.

 
Real Mom Talk: Halloween Costumes, DIY-Style!
October 13, 2014 7:02 pm | by

The spooky season is upon us! And one way to make Halloween extra fun is to create costumes with your kids! I’ve made most of my kids’ costumes over the past 6 years. One thing that has kept the tradition going is that my kids have so much fun with it. They love coming up with their own ideas for costumes. We also try to stay away from the scary stuff, which leaves a lot of room for creativity and their own personal interests. My oldest son has been a scarecrow, a cowboy, the Alphabet Tree from Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom, the letter

 
Real Mom Talk: Homemade Orange Berry Yogurt Popsicles
June 23, 2014 7:44 pm | by

Homemade popsicles are on of my favorite things to make during the warm summer months. They are perfect for cooling off, yummy to eat, and a great way to get fruits and veggies into your littles one’s diet. We are avid homemade popsicle eaters around here, and today, I’m sharing our latest frozen popsicle recipe that we like to call Orange Berry Yogurt Pops. These pops are a great source of vitamins and antioxidants. You can find popsicle molds at almost any grocery store and online.  Ingredients: (This recipe makes about 6-8 popsicles)  1/2 c. Fresh or frozen blueberries 6 Whole