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Culturally Diverse Fairy Tales – 11 picture books for your classroom

The casting for the live adaptation of The Little Mermaid was announced and some people reacted to the announcement that Ariel will be portrayed by a Black actress with shock and dismay. It surprised me how some people I considered to be open-minded and accepting were reacting with anger about a fictional character. My second […]

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pregnancy, baby care, kids care, childrem care
pregnancy, baby care, kids care, childrem care
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Best Toddler Road Trip Activities and Gear!

We’re gearing up for some long road trips this summer, so I thought while traveling was fresh on my mind, I would jot down some of my favorite travel tips for going on road trips with toddlers and big kids.  This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. We get asked a lot of questions about toddler […]

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Awesome Art Activities for Playdates & Parties with The Artful Parent by Jean Van’t Hul

One of my favorite things is to host parties and playdates and fill our house with little friends and get creative! I’m always looking for simple and fun ideas that can get kids out of their comfort zones and connecting with one another.  Big group art experiences are a great way to get kids engaged, […]

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kids care, kids gifts, baby health, baby care, baby school
kids care, kids gifts, baby health, baby care, baby school
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Your Simple 4th of July Toddler Activity Plan

The Fourth of July is coming up fast and I want you to have a fabulous holiday filled with simple toddler-friendly patriotic activities!  I know that summer time can be a little bit crazy and you’d rather be at the pool or a splash pad instead of actually planning for the holiday, so I’ve created […]

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59 Children’s Books That Celebrate Pride – LGBTQ Book List for Kids

This is the 7th year I have shared an LGBTQ+ book list for kids filled with children’s books that celebrate Pride, and this year I am adding 15 new titles to the list. This makes me ecstatic, the first year I did the list in 2013, there were only 9 books on it.  However, unlike […]

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Art Activities To Ease Anxiety and Big Emotions with The Artful Parent by Jean Van’t Hul

One of the topics I love most is how we, as parents and teachers address big emotions, big worries, and big behaviors in the little people we care for. As adults we often don’t realize how much experience we have with emotions; labeling them, reconciling them, ignoring them and how we have used these experiences […]

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Host a Children’s Book Themed Baby Shower

I love to throw a good themed party! Although I love hosting parties for my kids and their friends, one of my favorite things to celebrate is the birth of new little babies! I think that each baby that is born deserves a celebration… whether it is a parent’s first baby or third! I love […]

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Tips to Plan an Awesome Summer with your Family!

Are you a planner during the summer? Or do you prefer to fly by the seat of your pants? I love to create a simple framework for our planning and then try and see how flexible we can be within that framework! With four kids (ages 3-11) and a lot of interests and opinions, one […]

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DIY Kid-Made First Aid Kit

Summer means heading outside to play, climbing, riding scooters, falling down and getting scrapes and bruises! Sometimes I feel like I am a professional band-aider! To help get us get organized for the summer and our outdoor adventures, we made some Kid-Made First Aid Kits over the weekend!  These kits are perfect for kids to […]

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How To Teach Preschool Literacy

Teaching literacy in preschool is a huge task, so I’m going to be completely honest with you; there is no way I can answer this question in one blog post, which is precisely why I wrote this book; Setting The Stage for Rock-Star Readers.   I love literacy; I love helping children as they discover […]

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How To Teach Preschool Literacy

Teaching literacy in preschool is a huge task, so I’m going to be completely honest with you; there is no way I can answer this question in one blog post, which is precisely why I wrote this book; Setting The Stage for Rock-Star Readers.   I love literacy; I love helping children as they discover […]

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12 Exciting Oahu Day Trips with Toddlers and Babies

Oahu is magical! There are so many great places to travel with kids. In the stage of life that we are in, we prefer beach trips to touristy trips. Water activities and beach play can easily work for kids of all ages! Not long ago we took our family of six to Oahu for our […]