This is a continuation of my journey through the thoughts, feelings and experiences contemplating adding a third child to our family. My initial post provides a glimpse into the reality and the joke of this question for our family. If I have a third baby….we will have 40 years between us. I feel pretty awesome … Read more
“So are you going to have another baby?” This seems to be the question that people ask right after you have a child. This question can bring up lots of emotions if you struggled to have the child you are holding in your arms. Having dealt with infertility and losses, adoption and having a rainbow … Read more
We welcome another guest blogger, Tricia, share her story about her son, Jayden, as a premature baby for National Prematurity Month. Waking up in the middle of the night with contractions is scary for any first time mom, but it can be numbing when you are only 34 weeks pregnant. I woke my husband up … Read more
Iron is an essential nutrient, but sadly most kids in the US, and worldwide, are still not getting enough. According to WHO (World Health Organization) iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. It’s not just enough to eat enough foods rich in iron but how you consume your iron is important. … Read more
This is a repost, you can find the original post here. I have referenced before how I had wonderful dreams of surprising my husband with some sort of cute way to say “I’m pregnant” but instead came back from a doctor’s appointment saying the words “I’m pregnant” followed by “They can’t find a heartbeat”. This has been … Read more
If I could convince moms to take the time with their babies and infants to embark on a MoMe class, it would be MoMe Yoga. With my first son, starting with 5 months until currently (at home now) I have spent time doing MoMe Yoga with him at least monthly. Currently, I attend a MoMe … Read more
We LOVE Dr. Seuss. We are reading several Dr. Seuss books weekly with our toddler and to our twins. In celebration of his birthday, the following are some of our favourite free printables and activities that we incorporate into our family in celebration of Dr. Seuss.
Personally, the more I read of Dr. Seuss the wittier I become with rhyming for everyday fun with my son. For example, off the top of my head, yesterday I started singing, “hurry hurry we must hurry, have an appointment we’ve got to scurry. Scurry scurry, can you scurry? Can you hurry? Show mama how we can scurry hurry.” My toddler was rushing around, quickly putting on his tennis shoes, and helping me carry items to the car while laughing all the way.
Or when my toddler thinks it is funny to start jumping on the sofa, I might start saying: “hey bofa on the sofa I do not like for you to hop you must not hop on pop, you must not hop on the sofa bofa, I do not like that, I do not like that a lot”….ideas taken from Dr. Seuss books such as wocket in my pocket and hop on pop
The Hop on Pop book is to this day my favourite book to read. I started reading it to my son at the age of 2 months. When we travelled to Germany, at 5 months, he would sit still the longest when reading that book. At 2 years of age, he was reading and quoting from the book as well.
Here are some free printables to go along with the Hop on Pop book. Good for all ages!
Foot Book…Feet, Feet, Feet! „In the house, and on the street, how many, many, feet you meet.“ To go along with Dr. Seuss’ Foot Book or How Big is a Foot;
Fun Activity Ideas
- Count all the shoes in the house
- Graph all the shoes according to characteristics
- Trace and make patterns with your child’s shoes
Green Eggs and Ham Book:
Fun Activity Ideas
- Serve your children green eggs and ham
- Dye some hardboiled eggs green
- List all foods which are green
- List favorite green foods
Mama bootcamp quick 15 minute workout idea: Can be solo or incorporated with a baby/toddler for a mommy & me workout! Head Shoulders Knees and Toes After having my baby, I took specialized classes for strengthening my core and lifting my pelvic floor up. Here is one of the exercises which is super for pre/post … Read more
Do you like curry? I wasn’t a fan of curry when I first started trying it. However, I was first introduced to the world of curry through red curry stew. It wasn’t until I discovered green curry via some Thai food in Ireland that my love of curry world opened. If you haven’t added curry … Read more
Playing is one of the best things you and your baby can do together. Play is how babies develop a sense of themselves and their place in the world. Here are a few tips for fun games you can play with your baby. Shake the rattle Fill empty water bottles with interesting and colorful “objects” … Read more