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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

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

DIY Tugging Box for Young Toddlers ~ Fun Fine Motor, Sensory, and Cause and Effect Activity (From Laughing Kids Learn)

DIY tugging box for young toddlers - Laughing Kids Learn

10 Things You Must Know for an IEP Meeting - great info!

10 Things You Must Know for an IEP Meeting

kids and laundry | 3 secrets to success | --> summer is a GREAT time to get kids into the laundry mode! if we can do it, ANYONE can do it!

kids doing laundry: 3 secrets to success - teach mama

Who would have thought that hand clapping games could address so many different developmental skills at once!? Bilateral coordination, memory and cognitive skills, and cooperative play are all packed into this fun childhood tradition! #handclappinggames #summerfun #childdevelopment #gamesforgirls #oldschool


If you have a toddler, you know that keeping his/her attention on something can be difficult. Check out these 15 fantastic activities to help increase your toddler's attention span! My son loves #4!

My Life and Kids

The simple little things we do for our kids are sometimes the things that mean the most. I love these fun ideas!

Ways to Show Kids Love - Dirt and Boogers

Free Printable Calendar for Kids to Color.

Printable Calendar for Kids

Life Lessons Learned from the World Cup by Kim Vij

Planet Smarty Pants: Fine Motor Skills for Big Kids -- YES! because even big kids need fine motor help!

Fine Motor Skills for Big Kids

"Look at me when I'm talking to you!" Is this really the best way to get our kids to listen? There maybe a better way...without the power struggle.

When "Look Me In the Eye" Doesn't Work - Dirt and Boogers

Help Kids Deal with Hurtful Comments - Tips for helping your child stand up for themselves when dealing with mean comments from other kids. A great way to help prepare your child for Kindergarten.