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

There are ways to keep your little ones in the kitchen and help them learn important life skills

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 is these little helpers aren’t always the most helpful. Oftentimes, by the end of Continue Reading

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

Ten Tips for Eating Out with Small Children1

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 when I question my sanity and have to pray for patience. But on the Continue Reading

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 is the Bible? We can all agree that teaching Biblical truths Continue Reading

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

The Ultimate Guide to Sensory Bins - Intentional By Grace

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 or messy play activity, I get a load of questions about sensory Continue Reading

Intentional Toddler Time {17 months old}

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{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 sanity. It's easy to think we don't have time to just play with our kids. I can get Continue Reading