Category Archives: Toddlers/Preschoolers

Homemade Easter Egg Dyes with Onions

Homemade Easter Egg Dyes with Onions

  As a followup to our post: Homemade Easter Egg Dyes Kids Will Love, my German mother-in-law sent the following as an additional idea to being creative with homemade Easter Egg Dyes. We LOVE this idea and will be trying it in our Wisemommies’ homes! Thank you Oma!!   From German Oma: “When we use onions for cookingRead More

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How to Make Easter Egg Ornaments

How to Make Easter Egg Ornaments

 In Germany and Austria, it’s customary to celebrate Easter by hanging decorated Easter eggs from the branches of trees or bushes. The picture, left, is from Saalfeld, Germany (Deutschland), and holds 10,000 decorated Easter Eggs.   While living in Germany, my German mother-in-law used to give us handmade Easter Egg ornaments and an “Easter Tree” toRead More

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Homemade Easter Egg Dyes Kids Will Love!

Homemade Easter Egg Dyes Kids Will Love!

 Here is a tutorial we wanted to share  for those of you that would like to try something different than the “commercial” egg dye this Easter. I have to admit, while it takes longer than the commercial egg dye kits you buy at the store, dyeing your eggs with natural foods is not only better forRead More

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Walking Barefoot on Grass

Walking Barefoot on Grass

I think as parents, we always look forward to and enjoy the “typical” milestones such as sitting up, walking, and the first day of school. However, there are so many other milestones that we sometimes forget to focus on and take in. I experienced one of these moments with my son the other day. HeRead More

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Examples to help your kids expand their palates

Examples to help your kids expand their palates

The picture, left, is a typical assortment of some fruits and potatoes that we go through during a 1-2 weeks time. In this post, I want to give some more examples of how my tips can be used to help others with their kids and expanding palates. The other day one of our wisemommies’ readers told me that herRead More

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Preventing a picky/finicky eater: Results with my husband

Preventing a picky/finicky eater: Results with my husband

Do you think Picky Eaters are Born or Made? Do you have picky eaters in your family? I married a picky eater, but quickly changed that. I strongly believe it is never too late to change anything when one is willing…or at least has an open mind. I’ve posted some results and how we’ve made changesRead More

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Preventing a picky/finicky eater: Results with my son

Preventing a picky/finicky eater: Results with my son

One of my friends who was struggling with a picky eater, turned to me one day, after a lunch battle with her own child and made the statement, I wonder when your child will become a picky eater? I replied with, He will never become a picky eater. She said, You can’t say that, youRead More

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Do’s & Don’ts for Dealing with a Finicky or Picky Eater

Do’s & Don’ts for Dealing with a Finicky or Picky Eater

  10 Foolproof tips, tricks and ideas for getting your child to expand their palate or for preventing a picky eater. #1, #4 and #9, below, are my personal favorite of the 10 tips! #1 Model: If your child sees that you do not want to eat a certain type of food, why would theyRead More

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TV/Computer versus Books

TV/Computer versus Books

Where are your books in comparison to the TV? Can your child turn on a TV but can’t reach his books? If so, it’s safe to guess how your child will tend to spend their free time. Fill their bookshelves and the family room bookshelves with books of interest and make TV or computer timeRead More

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Read Across America: Dr. Seuss Birthday

Read Across America: Dr. Seuss Birthday

We love Dr. Seuss, and have an extensive collection of nearly every Dr. Seuss book possible to own. March is Read Across America National Reading Month in celebration of the beloved Dr. Seuss,born on March 2nd in 1904. HOP ON POP As an infant, Hop on Pop was a popular, often requested, book from myRead More

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