Bedtime Story & Study: Sleep Like a Tiger

Bedtime Story & Study:  Sleep Like a Tiger

BEDTIME STORY: Sleep Like a Tiger, by Mary Logue “’Does everything in the world go to sleep?’ the little girl asks. In dialogue between a not-at-all sleepy child and understanding parents, the little girl decides ‘in a cocoon of sheets, a nest of blankets,’ she is ready to sleep, warm and strong, just like a […]

 
 

Bedtime Story & Study: Melvin and the Boy

Bedtime Story & Study:  Melvin and the Boy

BEDTIME STORY: Melvin and the Boy, by Lauren Castillo “When a little boy sees a turtle basking in the sun at the park, he thinks he’s found the perfect pet. But when they get home, the boy soon discovers that the only time the turtle comes out of his shell is at bath time. Is […]

 
 

POWER GREEN SALAD FOR MOMS

POWER GREEN SALAD FOR MOMS

I found this fabulous salad posted at Sprouted Kitchen.  It lasts for days, stays crunchy and can be made after your kiddos go to bed or during nap time.  Having this on hand is sure to give you some extra energy during your day.  The photography on this website is beautiful and it’s always an […]

 
 

3 Dreamy Massage Techniques For Baby

3 Dreamy Massage Techniques For Baby

The following is an interview with my friend, Katie Walkenhorst, C.M.T. (certified massage therapist)  She is phenomenal at her craft and is the mama of one-year-old Evelyn.  I asked her about massage techniques she uses to help get her baby to sleep.  This is what she told me. GETTING STARTED *you can massage over clothing […]

 
 

BEDTIME STORY & STUDY: SUBWAY

BEDTIME STORY & STUDY:  SUBWAY

BEDTIME STORY:  Subway, by Christoph Niemann “Niemann navigates New York’s subterranean system in this playful love letter to public transportation. Readers follow two children and their father, pictured as transit map-style stick figures, who spend a rainy day exploring routes. “Riding the A requires some patience/ if you plan to visit all forty-four stations,” they […]

 
 

7 Filling Breakfast Ideas for Toddlers

7 Filling Breakfast Ideas for Toddlers

…so he’s not asking for a snack by 9am! You know what I’m talking about. 1.)  Breakfast Burrito– tortilla (whole wheat, corn or sprouted variety), 1 egg, 1 sausage link, a little cheese, and salsa (optional).  Put it in a sandwich press or that George Foreman you never use anymore.  Stays together so you can […]

 
 

The Reason You Don’t Always Have to Work Out So Hard

The Reason You Don’t Always Have to Work Out So Hard

This advice is for the tired moms out there.  As a former collegiate distance runner, I have a tendency to be very rigid about how much exercise I get during the week.  I usually set a schedule that I will not stray from under almost any circumstance.  Old habits die hard.  After reading Woman Code, […]

 
 

Bedtime Story & Study: Anno’s Counting Book

Bedtime Story & Study:  Anno’s Counting Book

BEDTIME STORY:  Anno’s Counting Book, by Mitsumasa Anno “Every child is a natural mathematician, according to Mitsumasa Anno. Children start to count long before they learn their ABC’s, for they are constantly comparing and classifying things and events they observe around them. As they try to bring sense and order into what they observe, they […]

 
 

A Magic Potion That Promises Sleep

A Magic Potion That Promises Sleep

I can seriously put a 90% guarantee on this homemade sleeping potion.  I use lavender for sleep consistently with my two very rambunctious boys and it almost always works.  They each have a small amber-colored glass pump bottle (dark glass is good for protecting the essential oils) that I found at Whole Foods sitting on […]

 
 

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