5 Tips for Including Young Children in the Kitchen {while still staying productive!}

From guest writer Liz: It’s 5 o’clock and you know bellies are going to be rumbling soon. It’s time to make dinner. You start pulling food out of the fridge and pans out of the cupboard. It isn’t long before you hear the patter of little feet and a small but willing voice asking, “Can I help?” The only problem… Read More

10 Tips for Eating Out with Small Children {and Enjoying the Meal!}

By Guest Writer Lisa: Do you enjoy taking your small children out to eat? The process can be stressful and sanity-vexing. But going out to eat with our kids is something that we all do, even if the frequency does vary from family to family. I can honestly say that we enjoy eating out with our kids. There are exceptions… Read More

5 Ways to Teach your Toddler About God

By guest writer, Liz Toddlers. You’ve got to love them. Wild balls of energy with short attention spans and an even shorter ability to sit still. Logic means nothing to them, and don’t even start with the analogies and metaphors. So how exactly are you supposed to even begin to explain to them the very long, very complex thing that… Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Sensory Bins {100+ ideas to get you started!}

I love sensory bins. A new sensory bin usually warrants thirty minutes of (relatively) quiet play from my boys, and that is a blessing to any mama, right? I often share pictures of what we’re doing in our home preschool or during intentional toddler time on Instagram. It never fails that after I post a picture of a sensory bin… Read More

Intentional Toddler Time {17 months old}

{Timmy is currently 17 months old} We have been having so much fun playing and learning together lately. Since we’re preparing to move right now, it’s easy to let time with my kids go on the back burner. However, I’ve found that getting on the floor and playing for at least 15 minutes every day does a lot for our… Read More

My Favorite Quiet Time Resources for Small Children

Being a mom of small children comes with many challenges (as does every other season of parenting, of course). One of the biggest challenges I have found in my nearly four years of motherhood is the ability to have a consistent quiet time with the Lord. We all know it’s rarely quiet in a home with small children, and getting… Read More