Sensory Boxes, Ages 2-5

Sensory Boxes, Ages 2-5

A few weekends ago, we went to Atlanta for my nephew, Tillman’s, second birthday. I had been thinking about what to get Tillman for a few months. I knew he was at that funny age where sometimes store-bought toys are the LAST thing they want to play with, so I knew I wanted to get him something that wasn’t fairly traditional. Finally, one night I was pinning kids ideas on pinterest (my kids board is here), and I came across a bunch of sensory boxes and activities that my kids…

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Summer of Organization: Activity Closet

Summer of Organization: Activity Closet

Last week I decided to tackle a big summer organizational project that has been on my mind since we first moved into this new house. When we moved in, we sort of randomly assigned closets for purposes. A linen closet here, another linen closet there, a medicine/first aid/paper products closet over there. Now that we’ve been in the house for a while, though, we are starting to find better places for things and better purposes for our closets. I knew that I wanted and needed an activity closet for the…

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GIVEAWAY: Eric Carle Lacing Cards

GIVEAWAY: Eric Carle Lacing Cards

** WINNER!!  WINNER!!  #88: Maryellen – Congratulations!  Contact me at katie@marriageconfessions.com to claim your prize!  Thanks to everyone for entering! ** I debated whether to review this product because I’ve already reviewed an Eric Carle product recently, but it’s too darn good not to share.  For Gracie’s  birthday, my mother-in-law, Jackie, brought Bean a few little goodies, too.  One of them were these fabulous Eric Carle lacing cards. The box set comes with 10 cardboard lacing cards, each with a Eric Carle drawing on it, and 10 different colored strings….

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Colored Rice Sensory Activity for Toddlers

Colored Rice Sensory Activity for Toddlers

The other day, a little fairy came and whispered into my ear that toddlers love playing with brightly colored rice. Okay. Not really. I found this on Pinterest. (sigh) Because I’m addicted. Since browsing Pinterest a few months ago, I have been pinning all these great, simple ideas and then doing nothing about them. Finally, in the past few weeks, I have started actually doing a lot of them. Mostly, I’ve been doing home organization tips, which I’ll share little by little on the blog in the next few days….

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Toddler Activities

Toddler Activities

Anyone whose been around these parts long enough knows of my love and slight obsession with Pinterest. I can’t look away. I can’t stop. It’s become a problem. But it’s also been a real blessing, too. I have found some really great gift ideas (a few I’m using next week for my Secret Santa exchange at work that I’ll blog about), some excellent food ideas, and some fun activities for my family and kids. Last week I was cruising around Pinterest and found this incredible website called, “Fun and Engaging…

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