Easy high-energy games at home!

Hyped-up kids on a rainy day or dark evening? Here's a few super-easy activities to get out lots of energy and have fun--which require NO EQUIPMENT. I started offering "physical challenges" for my boys when this happens. Sometimes I offer the choice of outdoor play or physical challenges. One boy actually really likes the physical... Continue Reading →

Best Toys for Five Year Olds

      I should have done a better job keeping track during 2018, because I always like thinking about ideas to share for gift ideas. Overall though I think this is a pretty good list! By far, the most "played with" thing in our house is plain old copy paper! Our boys love drawing, coloring, writing notes,... Continue Reading →

Fun Bath Toys, plus a GAMECHANGER

We've had bath letters for a long time (two sets, of course, so they could both spell their names at the same time #twinproblems), and then I found some little water toys at Target. We had those retractable bath crayons, but they broke almost immediately. And that's disappointing for toddlers and grown-ups alike. Awhile back,... Continue Reading →

Things I Love Thursday: Toddler Tricycle

 On some Thursdays, I’ll share something random that I’m really liking, enjoying, or appreciating. Just a little post to share a little snippet of life right now. I’d love to know if you also like these things, and what you’re randomly into these days! Last summer, when they were about 20 months old, the babies... Continue Reading →

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