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Life’s a Zoo: 15 Animal Crafts Your Kids Will Adore

Welcome to a zoo full of fun and adorable handmade animals! Your little crafters will definitely go crazy for these animal crafts, especially since beautiful butterfly crafts and fish crafts are involved. I know that I enjoyed the butterfly crafts as a kid because there were always so many unique ways that you could craft […]

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How to Make Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup – It’s Easy! | Mother Rising

I’ve been making elderberry syrup at home for years.  In fact, I’ve even made elder syrup for my babies. Obviously, I’m totally late to the game, but I just realized I could make Instant Pot elderberry syrup.  Hello. Benefits of Elderberries Elderberries are tasty cold and flu fighters. They contain compounds that inhibit the enzyme […]

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Paul Klee Art for Kids – Colorful City Collages

Try this fun Paul Klee art for kids by collaging cities onto a colorful chalk background. A wonderful art activity inspired by Paul Klee’s art by Catalina Gutierrez of Redviolet Studio. You know I love to pair an art activity with a good ol’ children’s book. These always inspire me to try new projects. “The Cat […]

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Lauren’s Birth Story – A Planned Hospital Induction | Mother Rising

There is nothing quite like being pregnant. The range of changes I experienced — physical, mental, emotional, hormonal — were vast and volatile. At times it seemed to stretch forever and yet it was over in the blink of an eye. My first trimester brought on intense nausea and exhaustion paired with a combination of […]

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Valentine’s Day Suncatchers – Easy Valentine Crafts for Kids

One of our favorite Valentine crafts for kids, these Valentine’s Day suncatchers are easy & fun for kids of all ages.  I wanted to share a beautiful Valentine’s Day craft that makes for a great handmade gift for family and teachers, but also, obviously, a lovely Valentine decoration. Plus it uses inexpensive materials that are […]

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Colorful Cardboard Hearts – DIY Valentines for Kids

Paint and decorate cardboard hearts in this open-ended process art activity for Valentine’s Day. These DIY Valentines for kids are so simple and easy to create! Hi! My name is Rachel Withers & I’m the editorial coordinator here at The Artful Parent. I’m so excited to share these easy process art valentines that my son […]

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10 Big Mistakes New Moms Make During Pushing at Birth | Mother Rising

By becoming educated on and avoiding the following 10 big mistakes new moms make during pushing at birth, I believe parents will have a better birth and transition to motherhood. 10 Big Mistakes New Moms Make During Pushing at Birth Before we dive in, let’s describe the goals of the pushing stage of labor.  I […]

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Snowman Sensory Squish Bag

A snowman sensory squish bag is a great way to explore winter without getting too cold! Sensory bags are a fantastic way to work fine motor skills while exploring a theme. Preschoolers are naturally motivated to explore sensory bags through touch. Presenting them on a light table or in a window adds to the visual […]

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How to Make Painted Wood Blocks & Sculptures

An easy sculpture project using wood scraps that’s fun to make for kids of all ages – by Danielle Falk of Little Ginger Studio. When I saw the giant tub of timber offcuts at my local creative reuse co-op (Reverse Garbage) in Sydney, I knew I had to have a sackful! I didn’t have a […]

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CNN Reporter Shocked To Discover Mike Pence's Wife Is A Traditional Christian. Shapiro Wrecks Her With One Tweet.

On Wednesday night, CNN reporter Kate Bennett, who describes herself as “on the FLOTUS beat,” took her hint from a Huffington Post article about Vice President Pence’s wife Karen titled, “Karen Pence Is Working At A School That Bans LGBTQ Employees And Kids.” Bennett tweeted, “So, lemme get this straight, the second lady of the […]

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Wonderful Winter Crafts for Dreary Days

When the first snowflake falls, the world becomes a winter wonderland…however, as winter drags on, the cold can feel less than magical. If you live in the Midwest like I do, you’re no stranger to a bitter, beautiful winter, often asking yourself “How can it look this gorgeous but be this cold?” Don’t let the […]

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The Best Pregnancy Books of 2018 | Mother Rising

2018 was a good year for pregnancy books!  If you’re interested in pregnancy (or find yourself pregnant… squee!) AND love to read, you’re going to love this to-do book list.  The best pregnancy books of 2018 are a solid pick that will encourage you towards a healthy pregnancy, natural childbirth, and happy postpartum. The Best Pregnancy […]

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