What is Your Elf Name (2017)

What is Your Elf Name (2017)

Do you know your elf name? Use the list below to find your full elf name for the 2017 holiday season! For your first name use the day of the month you were born, for your middle name use the month you were born and for your last name use the first letter of your first name. Put them altogether and you have you elf name for the 2017 holidays! … Continue Reading →
Streaming the Holidays – Christmas Shows on Netflix

Streaming the Holidays – Christmas Shows on Netflix

As a kid I could only see Christmas shows once a year and it was imperative that I watched them. Now days we stream everything so I am hunting down the Christmas and holiday shows on my streaming services. Here is what I found on Netflix surrounding the holidays. My favorite on this list is White Christmas, a wonderful Christmas movie with Bing Crosby! I found 107 holiday related shows … Continue Reading →
Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

I love Christmas stockings so I decided to compose a list of stocking stuffer ideas. These are all inexpensive ideas also, no big ticket items on this list just because they are small. Growing up we always had a stocking from Santa plus my Grandma H. always made stockings for the kids that we could open on Christmas Eve as soon as we wanted. Since Grandma H. has passed I … Continue Reading →
Felt Christmas Tree Project – Perfect for Toddlers to Play With During the Holidays

Felt Christmas Tree Project – Perfect for Toddlers to Play With During the Holidays

My twin granddaughters are 20 months old now and very active. This year I’m sure they will be fascinated with the real Christmas trees so I decided to make felt Christmas tree and felt ornaments for them to play with. This way we can easily divert their attention from the actual tree to this felt tree on the wall where they can place, remove, and rearrange the felt ornaments as … Continue Reading →
Easy Craft Collage for Toddlers – No Mess!

Easy Craft Collage for Toddlers – No Mess!

I adore spending time with my granddaughters always. Now, at 19 months, they are getting to the point that I can start doing craft projects with them. This is an easy craft collage for toddlers that is really a no-mess activity. No mess in that there is no glue, paint, or other wet supplies required. This idea was inspired from several projects on No Time for Flash Cards using clear … Continue Reading →
Are you being abused? October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month #SeeDV

Are you being abused? October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month #SeeDV

Sometimes it is hard for us to step back and see, or name, what we are experiencing in our own lives. Domestic violence can be one of these things. If you have never been in a situation like this it may sound strange, but it is not always about a wife being battered constantly by a husband. There are so many other parts to domestic violence and it often starts … Continue Reading →
October Holidays and Observances

October Holidays and Observances

Happy October! This is the first truly full autumnal month of the year here in St. Louis. While almost all of us think of Halloween for the October holiday there are plenty of other unique and fun holidays to celebrate or observances to help us learn and explore our world. I’ve pulled together a few of the more interesting or fun ideas to help you have a reason to celebrate … Continue Reading →
National Seat Check Saturday – Information and Resources for Child Passenger Safety

National Seat Check Saturday – Information and Resources for Child Passenger Safety

Today is National Seat Check Saturday (September 23) as part of Child Passenger Safety Week. The purpose of this day, and week, is to remind those of us with children in our family (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) that many deaths and injuries of children can be prevented by proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. This week’s infographic provides a lot of useful and important information … Continue Reading →
Baby Safety Tips and Infographic – September is #BabySafetyMonth

Baby Safety Tips and Infographic – September is #BabySafetyMonth

September is Baby Safety Month and as a grandma of twin babies this is always of importance to me. The girls are growing fast, but at 18 months they are still babies. This week’s infographic (I share infographics each Saturday) is all about baby safety and making sure you strap babies in safely in all of their gear. Plus I’m sharing a few other tips and useful information and links to … Continue Reading →
What to Celebrate in September – Holidays and Observances

What to Celebrate in September – Holidays and Observances

Welcome to September! While it is not officially autumn until later in the month, I tend to just leap into fall mode at the beginning of the month. Below are some holidays and observances to celebrate this month. I’ve include a bit of history, interesting or useful links, and tips on celebrating for many of these. September 1 – National Food Bank Day A food bank is a charity organization … Continue Reading →