Kindergarten Has Changed Today, five-year-olds are held to much higher expectations than you can imagine. There are rigorous standards, longer school days, more standardized testing, larger class sizes, and less recess and free time than kindergarten students in history have ever had. There’s a huge emphasis on academic achievement and not much time allotted for… Read More Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Get Real Advice from Real Teachers
This is a guest post by my beautiful friend, Molly. She stopped by to share a hilarious experience with her husband and one-year-old son as well as a few bathtub hacks to make your life a little easier! It finally happened. I knew it would eventually, I just didn’t know when. And it was everything… Read More Bathtub Hacks and a Bath Surprise!
We’re obsessed with these adorable headbands from ZerotoTwo! I’m always on the hunt for cute clothes and accessories for my girls so we were beyond excited when these matching headbands arrived for Goose and Belly! Isn’t this a pretty print? I received free products from ZerotoTwo in exchange for a review. All statements reflect my… Read More ZerotoTwo Headband Review
I was recently inspired to only say yes to my children. Have you ever tried that? I came across a Buzzfeed video where this mom decided to only say yes to her kids for an entire week. Whatever they asked for, she delivered. Spaghetti tacos? Dinner picnic at the park? Spontaneous take your kids to work day? Yes,… Read More What If You Could Only Say Yes for One Day?
Disney did it again! Moana is a HUGE hit in our home! Like my little one, I’m sure your child has Moana presents high on their birthday or holiday wishlist. I’ve put together this Moana gift guide to make your shopping a little less complicated. I love Moana because she’s not your typical Disney princess.… Read More Moana Gift Guide
My family is completely obsessed with WeeSprout reusable pouches! They have made life easier in so many ways and I can’t imagine a more useful food product for my baby and toddler! Two years ago, when Goose was a baby, I was so excited to introduce solid foods to her! I went all crazy and… Read More The Most AMAZING Reusable Pouches
I have 10 years of experience in early childhood development and elementary education. I’ve been able to manage large groups of young children for extended periods of time and persuade them all to simultaneously bend to my will. But nothing compares to the realities of having a two-year-old of my own. My little Goose is… Read More 3 Ways to Tame Toddler Tantrums
For week two of homeschooling, our theme was “Green Eggs and Ham“! This has been a favorite book of Goose’s for the past few months and I knew we had to include it. In addition to trying our green eggs and ham recipe, we studied the letter S, the number two, and circles and ovals.… Read More Green Eggs and Ham Recipe
When I asked Goose if she wanted to start “home school”, her answer was an enthusiastic YES! In true teacher form, I sat down and drafted eight weeks of instruction designed specifically for her. My tentative plan is to focus on a theme each week that incorporates one letter, one number, and one shape. We began… Read More A is for Apple
I am a dance mom. Not the crazy kind, though. Just a regular mom with a child who dances. We started Goose in a tap and ballet combo class this Summer. To say she loves it is an understatement! She asks everyday if she gets to go. It’s a group of all two-year-old girls so… Read More I am a dance mom.