Category: Child Development


Tiny Tot Tuesday: Easter Egg Craft!


Welcome to what's probably my favorite category of posts. The heart and soul of why I wanted to write this blog. . . To share simple ideas that families can try at home. I like to keep it easy and affordable.  First off, I need to confess something to you...

It’s an excavator!


Disclosure: We were given this toy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.  My three (almost four!) year old is very particular about the terminology for the world around her. She will immediately correct me if I call her boots just plain ol' "shoes." It's not...

Tiny Tot Tuesday: Stickers!


Welcome to Tiny Tot Tuesday: Stickers edition! As a pediatric occupational therapist (who is currently staying home with my tiny tots), I am always on the lookout for little activities that will support good fine motor development in my kids. I like to keep most activities pretty simple, with minimal...

Easy Valentine’s Day Craft for Preschoolers!


I just love a good craft that uses items I already have at home! We keep a box full of construction paper, glue, and scissors ready for any crafting that strikes our fancy. But sometimes, I think outside that box a little bit. I am one of those people who...

Excuse me while I try to freeze time. . .


I signed Roo up for preschool today. I didn't think it would be that big of a deal until we were driving away and I realized that once she starts preschool, she's officially a big kid. I guess I just had it in my head that these little years would...

10 Ideas for Indoor Days with Little Ones


The excitement from the holidays has died down, and now we've entered the "boring" phase of winter where we stay indoors most of the time. The flu and stomach bug are making some vicious rounds in our area, so we're on Operation: No Public Places for a couple weeks. I'm...

Let’s talk about kid shows. . .


Netflix could be considered another family member at this point in my kids' lives. My kids have recognized the Netflix logo by about 12 months old each. Not one of my proudest parenting accomplishments, but we keep the TV time within reason most days and balance it with reading, playing,...

Gift Suggestion Guides Super List


While working as a pediatric occupational therapist, I would always get the same question around this time of year: "What should I get my kid for Christmas?" The parents wanted suggestions for fun toys that would help their child make progress toward their goals. There are so many toys out...

Gift Suggestions for the Sensory Avoiding Child


While working as a pediatric occupational therapist, I would always get the same question around this time of year: "What should I get my kid for Christmas?" The parents wanted suggestions for fun toys that would help their child make progress toward their goals. There are so many toys out...