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For the grandkids

1) Kids need a minimum of 8 touches a day to feel connected to a parent. If they’re going through a challenging time, it’s a min. of 12 a day. Such as-fixing a collar, a pat on shoulder, a simple hug. 2) Each day children need one meaningful eye-to-eye conversation with a parent. 3) 9 minutes for greatest impact on a child: the first 3 minutes–right after they wake up the 3 minutes after they come home from school, and the last 3 minutes of the day, before they go to bed.

No more lunches that are brought back home or traded...make lunch fun for your kids with these awesome Bento Box school lunch ideas! |

Back to School Bento Box Lunches - Saving by Design

Looking for some fun ideas for your kids to do? A way for them to enjoy fresh air and new adventures? (and take a break from the electronics). Me too! So here are 50 Fun Things for Kids to Do

Anyone flying with baby MUST read these tips! One of the most comprehensive lists out there!

Tips for Flying with Baby --

Baby and toddler safe sensory play for summer - I love how easy this is to set up!

Colored Ice in the Play Pool ~ Learn Play Imagine

Rainbow Fruit Loop Towers - I love how this combines fine motor skills with fun rainbow activities.

Rainbow Fruit Loop Towers - Rainbow Activity

5 Strategies when reading to active toddlers with short attention spans! Mummy Musings and Mayhem

5 Tips for Reading to Active Toddlers and a Bookworld Pop-Up!

35 simple & engaging fine motor activities for kids; lots of fun ideas that can be set up in seconds!

Fine Motor Activities for Kids ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose