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Category: Parenting

Parenting is the most challenging and rewarding thing you’ll ever do; make the most out of each day with your children by being present and having fun doing life together.

KidloLand Review

As a millennial with three children five and under and nearly a decade of professional experience in early childhood education, I recognize how prevalent screen time is in today’s society for young children. With that said, I also understand that not all screen time is created equal, nor should…

Dessert with kids

Pre-parent me would have never guessed the havoc the word dessert would wreak on my home…

Mommy, defined

This definition hasn’t been validated by Webster’s dictionary, but I’m pretty sure it’s accurate. Mommy noun: holder of all the things…

Elf on a Shelf 12 Days of Christmas Kindness

We introduced our family Elf on a Shelf, Caramel Carl (our kids did a fantastic job naming him), a few years ago. He’s quite the celebrity around the house, well known for all his ridiculous antics and the trouble he conjures up while everyone is sleeping. This year, amidst…

Excellent Concentration Skills

I like to imagine that my kids have excellent concentration skills, they aren’t just ignoring me…

5 Educational Christmas Gift Ideas for Preschool-Age Kids

If you are in the same boat as us, with toy overload in your home, you might be struggling with what gifts to get your preschool-age kids for Christmas. You’re probably also being bogged down with questions from family members of what they should get your kids. Here…

My Kid = Superhero Status

Thunderbutt. The self-proclaimed superhero name of my 4-year old. Any guess what his superpower is? &nbsp…

Polder’s Old World Kitchen

Being in the kitchen with my family is one of my most treasured pastimes. There is just something so special about sharing a cooking endeavor with my children. I love the entire experience; spending time together, teaching kitchen fundamentals and creating something we get to enjoy or give as a…

Thrift Store Family Fun

For a while, my sister and I have joked about going on a thrift store outfit double-date (we got the idea originally from this fun couple) and I’m happy to say we finally made it happen this last weekend! We also wanted to include the kids, so…

Family Night Rescue Kit

Something I’ve always enjoyed is hosting parties or special events for my friends and family. Thankfully, with three young children and a large extended family, I have the opportunity to get my party planning fix on regularly! I get to host big, elaborate birthday parties, holiday celebrations and fun…