Kid-Planned Ice Cream Sundae Party

I love the laid-back days of summer. Trips to the park and play dates with friends fill our days, but eventually they have to end. While I love homeschooling, I’m always sad to see the summer fun start to slow down. With back to school time right around the corner, I wanted to host a […]

6 Fun and Safe Summer Tips and Activities

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in July! I hope you are having a fun and safe summer with your family. I love to see the creative activities that are linked up to the Good Tips Tuesday Linkup. There are endless ideas that inspire me every week, but this week we’re featuring 6 Fun […]

Fourth of July Activities and Treats

How is it already time for the Fourth of July?! Red, White, Blue, and Boom! Oh My! If you’re in need of some easy ideas to celebrate the 4th, look no further. There’s a little bit of everything in this list of Fourth of July Activities and Treats that were linked up in Good Tips Tuesday. […]

31 Days of Open-Ended Play

For the month of October, I’m going to participate in the Nester’s 31 Days Series link-up. While things here are hectic with baseball season, I’m ready to get back to writing and sharing things I’m passionate about. Each day this month, I’ll be adding a new post in the series 31 Days of Open-Ended Play. […]

Confessions of a First Time Baseball Mom

So. Jonah started playing baseball this month. While I played softball when I was young, the role of a baseball mom is definitely a new one for me. In just the three short weeks that Jonah has played, my routine has been thrown topsy-turvy and I’m all discombobulated. I also have a few confessions… Fall […]

InstaFriday 7-26-13

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in InstaFriday. I’ve missed it. I have found it to be one of my favorite ways to recap what we’ve been up to. I hope you enjoy getting a glimpse of our everyday life as well… Asher has a thing for getting in baskets. He’s such a silly […]

Pound the Sound: a sensory sound game for preschoolers

In my last post, I shared about Preschool Hammer Practice using common household items. Today, we’re going to extend the activity by adding some letter sound practice! Prep your materials: Using a marker, write letters on your piece of styrofoam. You can choose target letters that you are working on, or write the entire alphabet, […]

Mommy & Me: Pretty Paper Factory

We love Eric Carle books. Alot. They are the books that we return to over and over and over again. One of the things that make Eric Carle books so unique are the way he makes his illustrations. They are made from paper that he has painted and added texture to himself. (You can see […]

Leaf Family Portrait {and commentary from Jonah}

We’ve been having a blast at the Happy Brown House with some of our favorite Fall/Leaf books, specifically Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. It’s lead to quite a few activities–most of which you can read about over at Totally Tots today! But because I love you, dear readers, and feel like you might need a […]

Frugal Fun Snacks & Learning, too!

Just wanted to let you know I have a guest post up on Pennies and Blessings showing a frugal fun snack for the summer…Grapesicles! In addition to that, we made some Fruit Kabobs and practiced making patterns. Super easy to set up and a fun way to let kids help prepare part of a meal! […]