Mommy & Me: Special Time

Since Asher came six months ago, Jonah has needed some extra doses of special time with Mommy and Daddy. While he truly loves Asher, the process of becoming brothers has been hard. Finding our groove as a family of four hasn’t been easy. It isn’t something I have written much about, mainly because it has […]

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 […]

Mommy & Me: Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Snow is a precious commodity around our region. We get snow, just not very often. Nor does it stay around very long once it finally snows. So, we often have to make our own. Enter…Coffee Filter Snowflakes. Jonah still needs LOTS of practice with scissors. LOTS. He keeps wanting to rotate his hand like a […]

A Reader is Born

We’ve been practicing three letter words (also known as word families) around our house for quite some time now. Honestly, Jonah just kinda started sounding them out one day…by himself. Ok, ok, so I’ve set him up for success with all of the fun things I do with him and I’ve been really strategic about […]

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 […]

Mommy & Me: “My” Sight Word Book (Printable)

We’ve entered the world of “Sight Words” around here! I’ve recently taken notice of some readiness for sight words with Jonah and decided to give it a try. I wasn’t very scientific in choosing a word to start with, it sort of randomly happened one day as we were preparing dinner. Jonah was looking at […]

Treasures For You…

Since I’ve been posting about Jonah’s Pirate Birthday Party, it’s only natural that I share a few hidden treasures with you! Trust me, we’ll be back to the the last of the Pirate Party details soon… Treasure #1:  I posted over at The MOB Society about the Hidden Treasure we’ve found over the past 10 […]

Organizing Children’s Books

I have an insane amount of children’s books. I think most former teachers do. Until recently, they were boxed up because we really didn’t have the room for them. When I was looking for a specific book to use with Jonah, I would have to go digging and end up frustrated. It just wasn’t working […]

Mommy & Me: Pool Noodle Games

Jonah and I bought some pool noodles recently at the Dollar Tree. No, we don’t have a pool, but we did have a purpose! We were working on a post for Totally Tots to make some learning games. Turns out, pool noodles are for more than just floating around in the swimming pool! Want to […]

Ponds!

Just a quick heads up that I’m posting over at Totally Tots today about Ponds and some fun summer activities for your little one! Jonah and I have been having so much fun with these easy activities! And maybe you’ve noticed the silence on the blog the past week…we’ve been on vacation. I’ve not been […]