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all about the basics: pieces kiddos need as foundations for school, life, and love | character-building. family-strengthening | parenting ideas, techniques, and support | laying a foundation for literacy, math & science learning | ideas for creative-thinking & curiosity-growing. fine & gross motor developing

Life Lessons Kids Learn with a Dollhouse from Melissa and Doug

Life Lessons Kids Learn with a Dollhouse - Melissa & Doug Blog

Improving Sibling Behaviors | try creative play!

4 Important Things to Learn from Playtime! - Melissa & Doug Blog

noticing your kids observations mean a lot from parents

noticing your kids: little observations mean a lot from parents

math and fine motor skill fun | --> my kids LOVE the hole punch. here's how to make it count!

math and fine motor skill fun: hole punch happy - teach mama

What do you do when she digs her heels in and says, "you can't make me"? Tips and ideas for dealing with a defiant child in the light of the cross.

Pointing a Defiant Child to God - Not Consumed

How one mom got her child to pick up his toys without nagging. Brilliant!!

Pick Up The Toys! - Dirt and Boogers

10 Surefire Tips to Get Your Kids to Clean Their Rooms {And Keep it Clean}

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    Positive approach - wish more of us old school parents were more patient.

They're simple. You and I do them every day - - but this after school checklist will helpfully remind my kids what needs to be done when they walk in the door from a long day at the "office".

After School Checklist - Pulling Curls

Sensory Kit for School or Home | Sensory Tools to help calm and soothe children #sensory #backtoschoolwithkbn #backtoschool

Sometimes discipline and punishment aren't the first things we need to do when a child misbehaves. Oh wow...this is a great mantra and tip.

Misbehavior: To Teach or To Punish? - Dirt and Boogers

Collect family memories in just six words through these precious memoir boxes. An easy way to get everyone 2-102 involved. #endlesssummerprojects

Endless Summer Projects: Memoir Boxes - Home - Pars Caeli

how we avoid tears over tangled hair --> it's pretty easy.

the fancy brush--avoiding tangled hair and tearful mornings

color cards and clips | fine motor fun | great game for waiting rooms and sidelines!!

color cards and clips: fine motor fun - teach mama

5 Ways to Foster Sibling Love by The Abundant Mama

5 Ways to Foster Sibling Love - BonBon Break