How to Grow a Pineapple From a Pineapple

It's really easy to grow your own pineapple! Sure, it may take 2 - 3 years before you see a fruit pop actually out of the plant, but it's still really neat to replant the top and watch it grow.   How to Grow a Pineapple from a Pineapple Basic Instructions: You'll need one regular … Continue reading How to Grow a Pineapple From a Pineapple

Reading Eggs Review from Ages 3 to 4

Last year when my son was three years old, I tried a free trial of ReadingEggs.com and liked it so much I bought a full year. Reading Eggs is a computer program for kids that makes learning to read fun with activities and games. You can read about our experience from the rocky start to … Continue reading Reading Eggs Review from Ages 3 to 4

Our First Show and Tell

When I picked my son up from school last week he had a big announcement- "Mommy we have Show and Tell tomorrow and that's when we get presents." I'm not sure where he got the idea that everyone was bringing presents, but it took me a little and while and several different conversations that evening … Continue reading Our First Show and Tell

The Best Way to Keep Pacifiers Clean On-the-Go with Silver Maple Cases

Ever pull out a pacifier from the bottom of the baby bag, only to find it covered with dirt, crumbs, hair and other gunk? Yuck! The Silver Maple pacifier case is the answer to storing clean pacifiers and having a place to hold those dirty ones until you can take them home and sanitize them. … Continue reading The Best Way to Keep Pacifiers Clean On-the-Go with Silver Maple Cases

Gelli Baff Slime Review: Bathtub vs Baby Pool

We immersed ourselves in slime a few times this past month, because what kid doesn't like to squish around in an ooey-gooey mess? Especially an ooey-gooey glittery mess that smells like tutti frutti! We also made a new YouTube video showing how the slime mixes up and then dissolves back into water. Look for it … Continue reading Gelli Baff Slime Review: Bathtub vs Baby Pool

What If Higgins Had Given Up? A New Children’s Book About the Value of Perseverance

How many times has your child tried something new or difficult and given up? It’s important for children to look to friends and adults for support, but it’s also important for them to cultivate a strength from within, a strength that motivates them to push through when times get hard. In Cathy Werling’s children’s book … Continue reading What If Higgins Had Given Up? A New Children’s Book About the Value of Perseverance

Parent Survival Techniques: The Lies We Tell Our Children

I feel like I'm an honest person. Or, at least, I was until I had a child. Now we can't play with the skateboard "because it's resting," the playground was closed today for some strange reason and we are SERIOUSLY all out of cookies. This is just the tip of my iceberg of my lies … Continue reading Parent Survival Techniques: The Lies We Tell Our Children