Act of Kindness Idea: Christmas Gift Wish List with MyRegistry.com

Thank you MyRegistry.com for sponsoring this post! All opinions given are entirely my own.  Every day, I walk through our living room and look at all the toys the kids have. They have more toys than they know what to do with! But they aren’t really old enough to want any more toys either. They just don’t realize how much is actually out there yet. It’s me who wants for them. Around Christmas, it’s me making their gift wish list. It’s me asking for more stuff for them.  But this year, I’m going to do something different. I am going to … Continue reading

3 Letter Recognition Ideas for Toddlers

For your convenience, this letter recognition ideas for toddlers post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by I See Me! Even though all 3 kids are still under the age of 3, I can’t help but think of their futures. I just want to give them a great chance for success. And I personally would consider them successful as long as they are happy with whatever they are doing. I don’t have any background in child development, but I believe early literacy skills will help them as they grow up, so they can follow their passions and be happy. As … Continue reading

The World of Eric Carle

This post contains affiliate links and I will earn commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my links, at no additional cost to you.One of the kids’ favorite books is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?. And I absolutely love listening to the girls “read” it. In the beginning, Charlotte would read it like, “Brown bear, brown bear, see? Red bird, red bird, see?” And so on. While Violet would say “Red bird lookin’ ah me. Yellow duck lookin’ ah me.” They could go through the entire story like that. To say it was adorable would … Continue reading

My Kids LOVE Frozen, Do Yours?

“For the first time in forever…” Violet will sing along to the Frozen Soundtrack. “That’s your song, Mommy,” Charlotte will say.Yes. Yes it is.That is my favorite song on the Frozen soundtrack. I’m not ashamed of admitting it, because I bet most of you probably have one too! So ‘fess up! What is it? 🙂I often catch myself singing around the house. The girls will say “That song’s not on, Mommy!” I’m not sure if they are trying to tell me that I’m not that great of a singer, so I should stop… Or if they think I can only … Continue reading

7 GREAT Ideas to Try This Fall + A GIVEAWAY!

Are you ready for the Football, Fall, and Back to School, Ya’ll! Pinterest Party I mentioned last week? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, let me explain… As I work towards my goals of growing this blog, I’ve been experimenting with using different avenues for promotion. One successful method has been giveaways! I guess people just LOVE winning FREE STUFF! 🙂 So once again, I’ve partnered up with several other bloggers to host a very unique giveaway. It’s called a “Pinning Party,” and prizes include a $25 gift card to Amazon.com! So here’s how this party is … Continue reading

Father’s Day Gifts from the Past

Well, Father’s Day is coming up… Hallmark holiday or not, it’s still one of those “firsts” that I have to get through. Not only do I have to endure this holiday dealing with the loss of the father of my children, but I also lost my own father in 2009 when he passed away unexpectedly from dilated cardiomyopathy.  So, I think it goes without saying that it’s NOT my favorite holiday. After losing my dad, Father’s Day had a gloomy feeling to it.  We still tried to remember my dad, but obviously, it just wasn’t the same.  However, when we … Continue reading

Quick & Easy Good-bye Gift!

I forgot that today was the last day the girls would be seeing one of their teachers from daycare! Um, hello “widow brain!”  She is taking the summer off and then will be on maternity leave. She’s been so great to the girls, so I wanted to give her a little something to send her off. With a quick Google search, I found this adorable “Owl Miss You, have a fun summer” FREE printable on Lauren McKinsey’s Think Cute Printables site. I hustled over to the grocery store during my lunch break to pick up a package of candy bars … Continue reading

Daycare Teacher Appreciation Gift – Day 3 – Chocolate and Fortune Cookies

Welcome to the 3rd, and final, installment of my 2014 Daycare Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Series. This was my first time doing a series.  I hope it all made sense and you are able to maneuver your way through it! 🙂  Feel free to email me or leave a comment if you notice any hiccups! If this is the first post your a reading in the series, make sure you check out Day 1 for more background on why this is a 3-part series.  And of course you’ll want to see the free & easy “High Five to a LEGENDARY … Continue reading

Daycare Teacher Appreciation Gift – Day 2 – “CHAPPY” You’re Our Teacher!

Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea - I am so "Chappy" you're my teacher! FREE Printable with DIY bling chapstick - www.MePlus3Today.com

Welcome to the 2nd installment of my 3-part Daycare Teacher Appreciation Gift series! You can get a little more background about why I am writing 3 installments by reading Part 1 of this series.  But in a nutshell, I wanted to do a little something for our teachers EVERY DAY of our 3-day week at daycare to show just how thankful we are for what they do!  So, boom!  Three parts for 3 days!  Makes sense, right? 🙂 Well anyways, this is what we did for Day 2 of Teacher Appreciation Week.  Make sure you check out what we did for Day … Continue reading

Daycare Teacher Appreciation Gift – High Five to a LEGENDARY Teacher!

*Disclosure: Post contains affiliate links. As I’m sure many of you know, last week was Teacher Appreciation Week! And if you didn’t know, well, now you do! 🙂 I think Teacher Appreciation week is usually the first week of May.  I know I usually begin thinking about it when spring starts to roll around. As always, I pin LOTS of Teacher Appreciation gift ideas (you can find my board by clicking here).  But it’s always a little tough, because right now, our teachers are daycare teachers.  And sometimes it seems as if all the great ideas out there don’t necessarily … Continue reading