Easter Crafts Using Plastic Eggs: Letter Recognition Game

Easter Crafts Using Plastic Eggs: Letter Recognition Game

Educational Easter Crafts for Kids We're all about our ABCs in this house lately! At 4 years old, Alina is learning to read and sounding out words. Our little man just turned two, and while watching his sister, has fallen in love with letters, too! I'm constantly amazed at how excited he is to play and learn with letter recognition. So when Walmart asked me to check out this innovative, new product - plastic eggs, perfect for Easter - I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them! Paper Magic now sells PLASTIC eggs, in a 12 count carton, that can be dyed and decorated just like … [Read more...]

A Love Letter to My Son at Two Years Old

A Love Letter to My Son at Two Years Old

Before I became a mother, I wrote love letters to my children. In my thoughts, through poetry, in analysis of my self doubt, I started to document the progression of their lives. Before I even met their father, I yearned to have a son to love and mold into the type of man I wish the world had more of. And so, how incredibly blessed am I, as I sit to write this love letter to my son on his second birthday? Beautifully Blessed By You, My Son Querido Sebastian, I wonder if a little boy grows out of needing love letters from his mama? Do you think you'll ever grow tired of reading my words to … [Read more...]

Passport to Culture: France

Passport to Culture: France

Cultural Activity for Kids Our at-home travel series took us to France this month, but it's most certainly a destination that I hope to take my kids to for real one day. I've been to France once. With an old friend, we stayed in Paris for a few days before taking the train down the coast to Monaco. It was breath-taking being in Europe and realizing how young our country truly is. Walking down those cobblestone streets makes you feel so small, yet so alive and purposed, to know you are just a moment in history. One day I'll take my babies there. But for now, we explore, learn and travel... at … [Read more...]

Goals For A Healthy Mealtime Family Legacy

Goals For A Healthy Mealtime Family Legacy

Building a family legacy for my children is a huge priority in my parenting. I want my kids to appreciate where they come from, understand where they’ve been and lean on the values they’ve been raised with when trying to navigate where they’re going. That’s why I’m excited to be partnered with Barilla and Share the Table, an initiative aimed to inform parents of the importance of meaningful meals to the development of our kids. Now that Alina is getting older, creating traditions and a foundation of values around the dinner table has been something we’ve been practicing more diligently. … [Read more...]

French Food Culture: Artisan Cheese and Juice Pairings for Kids

French Food Culture: Artisan Cheese and Juice Pairings for Kids

Cultural Activities for Kids We've been having so much fun with our Passport to Culture series! Conducting a travel-at-home parenting series has been in the works for a long time. It all started with our first post on Ireland culture last year and has since turned into various fun cultural activities for kids, including food culture. This post is the first of our culture party on France, and I’m excited to partner with Président, Europe’s leading cheese expert, to showcase some of the classics, and new favorites, in specialty cheeses. Passport to Culture: France {part one} The French know … [Read more...]

Booking Family Travel And Accepting Our Reality

Booking Family Travel And Accepting Our Reality

We did it! Last week we booked our big family travel plans! After hundreds of research hours, conducted over many years, I was ready to buy our vacation to a destination that I've had my sights on since forever - long before it became the international superstar that it is now. Costa Rica is one of the most stable countries in Latin America. Without a national army, it's incredibly safe with a stable currency. The region boasts equatorial temperatures, and so long as you don't mind a bit of rain, there's really no bad time to visit. The biodiversity in Costa Rica is insane, and the animals … [Read more...]

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