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5 Words to Guarantee Patience in your Child

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Parenthood, Uncategorized | 0 comments

5 Words to Guarantee Patience in your Child

I am the first to admit I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to parenting. But this morning, after Baby T had come into the bedroom 1,367,268,901 times between 6 and 6:30 while I was trying to get that last 5 minutes of sleep, I decided not to bark at him. I don’t know what got into me. Instead, I said, “Thank you for being so patient and waiting for me to come out to turn on the TV.” Now, the fact is, he wasn’t really being patient. He was coming in every second and asking me for something I told him...

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Superhero Magnet Teacher Gift

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Play, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Superhero Magnet Teacher Gift

Since preschool is ending this week {sniff}, I was inspired to make some teachers’ appreciation gifts for the amazing teachers that put up with, snuggle with, teach, and inspire my kids every day. Of course the inspiration hit at 10AM on Monday morning when I had to come up with a craft for the week for the art room. I found this adorable magnetic clothespin craft at My Craftily Ever After, but alas, I didn’t have scrabble tiles available in my haze of procrastination. I then stumbled across some cute hand-painted clothespins...

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…Annnnd…Back to the Blog

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Parenthood, Uncategorized | 0 comments

…Annnnd…Back to the Blog

Today, Tmuffin is a space for parents to come and connect with other parents. Kids connect with other kids. Kids can explore in a playspace for toddlers to preschoolers to school-age kids. Parents can chill on our soft, marshmallow couches and share the trials and tribulations wonder of parenthood. But it wasn’t always that way. You may or may not know this, but Tmuffin started out as a blog. For about 3 years before I built a place for parents to connect in a physical space, we were connecting through the blogosphere. As I got tied up...

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Colorful Salt Paintings

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Play, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Colorful Salt Paintings

As you probably know by now, my kids are all over the place. Which means getting them to create 2-dimensional art with crayons and paper was futile when they were toddlers. They are all about big movements (and big messes). Toddlers like to experiment with different tools and see what happens as a result of their actions. That’s why this salt painting project is a huge hit. It mixes a bit of science with art and comes out different every time. It’s pretty cheap and simple to do, but there are a few non-optional tips to doing this...

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Death to Supermom. For Real.

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Parenthood, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Death to Supermom. For Real.

I recently read an article by a mom celebrating the death of the Supermom. The article begins with the author describing how the beds in her house go unmade and she just can’t afford to eat all organic right now. Sigh. This writer was a self-proclaimed recovering Martha Stewart type who realized when she slipped off her bathroom counter that she was perched on in heels trying to get rid of a smudge on her mirror before over 100 people came to her house for a party that she just couldn’t do it all. Honestly, these blogs, bloggers,...

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Smartphone Lego Puzzles

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Play, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Smartphone Lego Puzzles

If your kiddo is a self-proclaimed “Lego dude”  like mine, chances are your house is consumed with this tiny, colorful, creative yet maddening invention. My boys can spend hours on end putting together Legos. If you’re anything like me, you cringe when you hear the dreaded “Mo-om! Can you make me a ____________?” (Fill in the blank: batmobile, forest police station, space ship, super gunner fire engine, alien egg motorboat sword fighter, etc.) There. I said it. I do not really enjoy playing with Legos. So last...

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Sunday Funday – The Control Factor

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Parenthood, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Recently, Baby T has been saying a lot of, “I just never get to do what I want to do!” I get it. The morning routine before school is pretty regimented. We need to have our shoes on and get in the car at a certain time. Bathroom breaks need to happen at a certain time. Socks must be worn to avoid death-wish stinky feet. We go to Tmuffin after school. We can’t get too crazy at Tmuffin. We can’t order the food everyone else is ordering. Baby T doesn’t get to pick whether I drive him home or Big T picks him...

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Sunday Funday – Zen.

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Play, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sunday Funday – Zen.

Sundays are the one day of the week that I usually have off. It’s a family day, and Baby T has nicknamed it “Sunday Funday.” This week, Sunday Funday began and ended with Zen. Don’t get too jealous–it’s the type of Zen that you get living with a 2 and a 4 year old. The nonexistent kind. Ok, so back track to Friday, when I Pinterested the coolest thing. Something I had never seen before. Something that totally intrigued me. Zentangling. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s like controlled doodling...

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Learn through Play – the Mindful Play eBundle is on sale!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Parenthood, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Learn through Play – the Mindful Play eBundle is on sale!

I’d like to give you a peek into the amazing new e-bundle up at my affiliate partner: the Mindful Play eBundle. This bundle contains 9 play-oriented e-resources, plus 3 phenomenal bonuses. This ebundle is for sale only from September 30 through October 3. After that, you’ll never see this particular collection together again at this price. There’s a little something for everyone, geared to kids from ages 1 to 12: coloring pages, a yoga story book, mandala drawing initiation, treasure baskets and sensory bins, modeling play,...

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Mindful Learning – Get Valuable Homeschooling Resources

Posted by on Aug 24, 2013 in Parenthood, Play, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Mindful Learning – Get Valuable Homeschooling Resources

As parents, we think a ton about how our children learn, and what our role is in facilitating and guiding their education. That’s why I’m happy to be an affiliate for this new eBundle on Mindful Learning! The Mindful Learning eBundle holds 6 carefully selected learning and homeschooling resources, with a focus on early reading. This is a practical bundle with over 1,200 pages of learning fun and numerous printables. If you’re stuck in a homeschool rut, if your child keeps asking for fun learning activities and you’ve no...

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