I think it is safe to say I owe my crafty side to my mom, she has always been a creative, handy and artistic person. From fixing a leak to patching a zinc roof or drawing bright, beautiful flowers - I remember my mom being a jack of all trades and master as well. From… Continue reading FUN, EASY, COLORFUL HAND-MADE ENVELOPES FOR KIDDIES
All in all I appreciate that differences are to be expected and all eyes are on mommy to see how she handles these situations and I am keen on admitting that my behavior will surely be mimicked by my girls so before I act on anything these days I stop, breath and try to remember to ask myself "would I want my kids to say/do this?".
Teaching your toddler through song and dance or bright, colorful play-type activities is the ideal way to start. I have used a combination of reading, singing, dancing, flash cards and daily conversation to build my toddlers' confidence and familiarity with colors, numbers, letters, sounds and words with each of my six eldest of seven daughters.
Learning the alphabet and how to count is a fundamental step for every toddler - these two basic learning tools set the foundation for a bright future of life-long learning. It is often recommended to introduce your child to letters and numbers from as early as 6 months, however, this should be limited to songs, music and dancing the "numbers song" or "ABC song".
Starting early with daily reading in a fun, exciting and loving fashion is one of the best ways to accelerate your child's learning abilities. Choosing a particular time of day to have story time with your toddler is also a good ideal this means they know what is expected of them and what to expect of you at that time - it is reading time, a time when little angel and mommy sit together and look at books and perhaps read a few.
When my beautiful babies are grown and moving out to find their own lives and families I pray to be in a little rocking chair on the front porch looking at the quiet yard and remembering those care-free giggles and crazy screams that I never thought would transform so quickly in to the adult voices that call from university or wherever the future and my great God leads my little ones.
I guess it should be expected that after seven pregnancies in fourteen years I would have some form of failing ligaments - but nothing could have prepared me for the pain and discomfort that round ligament pain caused me during six of those seven pregnancies. My first experience with this nuisance was at 18 years… Continue reading HOW TO COPE WITH SEVERE ROUND LIGAMENT PAIN DURING PREGNANCY
VIDEO: Try this super cute and easy hairstyle on your little girls hair to keep her hair styled neatly through an active day.
If you have ever entered a pageant you would have been coached on interview etiquette and taught how important the interview aspect of a beauty pageant is to your overall score. The interview is your only moment to speak directly with the judges and to give them an opportunity to get to know you a… Continue reading 7 INTERVIEW TIPS EVERY PAGEANT CONTESTANT SHOULD KNOW
Potty-training my first daughter was an absolute breeze, I sometimes feel she potty-trained herself. We went to the kiddie store one day, bought cute princess underwear and started from there. The first day, I removed her diaper and she went about her day coloring and playing as usual until nature called...