Kids Activities: Sticker Fun Learning

So, we know that as parents we need to start introducing our kids what their name looks in print. Here is a cute and fun activity to help introduce their name in print and also introduce writing to your child. It also encourages fine motors skills.

Take a construction paper and write the child's name in big bold letters. Have small stickers and show them how to place the stickers on the their name tracing the line. As you sit with them spell the name out and say the name out aloud.

It's a lot of fun and fills up a lot of time during the day. My boys had a lot of fun with it. The younger one had trouble at first getting the stickers off his fingers.

Book Review: Happy Easter, Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

Deborah Diesen is the author of many children's picture books, including New York Times bestselling The Pout-Pout Fish. She loves playing with words and rhymes and rhythms. She has worked as a bookseller, a bookkeeper, and a reference librarian. She and her family live in Michigan. 
Enjoy another book about Pout-Pout fish in Happy Easter, Pout-Pout Fish.Hippity-Hoppity, the pout-pout bunny is on his way! Toddlers will love swimming along with the pout-pout fish this Easter as he turns little pouts into big smiles.

This is such a cute story. We fell in love with Pout-Pout fish awhile back when we read the first book about him. This book is so cute and I loved that it's a board book. I was able to let my youngest "read" it as well as my older kids. It's full of colors and it's so fun that it's about Easter. I recommend reading this.

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Book Review: How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace

Adam Wallace is a THREE times New York Bestselling author and cartoonist who loves writing and drawing. Adam's passion is to bring excitement and energy and humor and joy to children through his books and videos. He spends his his non-writing time thinking about writing and going to as many live music shows as he can. He's also teaching himself piano, and plays golf and runs too.

In How to Catch the Easter Bunny, is about some kids trying to do different things to catch the Easter Bunny this Easter. You follow the Easter bunny try to escape. It's full of excitement and joy.

This is the second book, that my kids and I have read from Adam Wallace. This one did not disappoint. My kids had so much fun reading this book and they begged to read it over and over until we had to return it back to the library. It's a book that you want to read every year around Easter to keep a tradition going. My kids even wanted to try to set up traps to catch the Easter Bunny themselves aft…

Weight Loss: Water Challenge Day 1 out of 30 days

We all know that we should be drinking at least 8 glasses of 8 oz water a day. But did know you know that the best amount is more then that. That is also matters how much you weigh. More then half of our body is made up of water. The more you drink water the better your skin, hair, mood, nails are. So, I am taking on a challenge of drinking the right amount of water for me for thirty days. I am going to weigh myself daily and see how much water I should drink for that way. Each Tuesday, I will share you the highs and lows of drinking half of my weight in water.

Take your weight divided it by 2 = how many ounces you have to drink a day.

Here is mine as of right now:

278 divided by 2 = 139 ounces a day of water.

139 divided by 8 = 17.4 glasses of water a day.

Will you take the challenge with me?

Here is my day 1 stats:
Weight: 271.4
Ounces: 138 ounces to complete

Book Review: Jack Wants a Snack by Pat Schories

Pat Schories was born in New York in 1952, grew up in Ohio, and now lives in New York. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and going to summer fiddle camps with her musician husband, Harry. Pat is well known as the illustrator of the Biscuit early readers written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. Recently, she created a 5-book series of wordless books about a dog named Jack. Jack and Biscuit are modeled after her own two beloved dogs, Speed and Spike.

Jack Wants a Snack is about a dog who was not invited to a tea party. He was offered only one piece of popcorn and sees pesky chipmunk who crashes the party. Jack wants to join the party and he wants a snack. This compelling, easy-to-follow wordless picture book for pre-literate children to elements of a story.

My daughter Ginny picked this story out from the library. It's such a cute book and easy for her to make up her own story with. She loved looking at each picture and making up her own story to fit the illustration. I liked the book on that…

Autism Journey: Discipline

We have tried different things to help Miles know the difference of right and wrong in our household. For awhile it's taken a huge toll on us as parents. How do you discipline an autistic child where it doesn't create more issues but yet helps your child grow into an adult that is successful in life. Like I mention before we have tried what it seems like everything with him. We have tried time-ins, time-outs, sent to the room, taking things away, spankings, and even ignoring the behavior.

I was at my wits end, I couldn't just hold him with his arms down as he is stronger then me. My husband could but I couldn't. So, I was frustrated on how I could teach him to not be physical, to calm down, and to do his chores. Until...I was watching Super Nanny on Lifetime tv.

On Super Nanny, she was at a house where they had a ten year old who had down syndrome. He pretty much ruled the house. His siblings were left to the side pretty much. Well, she gave them an idea which gave me …

Book Review: Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

Mike Austin is the author of A Present for Milo, a book that was originally created as a preschool app and then later published as a print picture book, as well as the picture book,Monsters Love Colors. He has done editorial art for the Wall Street Journal, Boys' Life magazine, and more.

InMonster Love Colors, we learn about monsters. Did you know that monsters love to scribble, mix, dance, and wiggle? Because monsters love to make new colors! Celebrate along with the hilarious monsters in this wild and energetic picture book.

We loved this book from the amazing colorful cover to each colorful page throughout the book. My kids loved to dance and wiggle on each page with the monsters. I loved that this book was teaching my kids about colors and how to create new colors by mixing the colors. It helps them realize how green is made as well as some other secondary color. It is such a fun and light hearted monster book that we are for sure going to add to our library at home. I recomm…