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This Mommy and Me St. Patricks Day Play Date comes with book ideas coordinated with a special craft, snack, and fun Irish play list. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers

Check out this Mommy & Me Play Date perfect for some St. Patrick's Day fun! I think one of the biggest perks of being a mom is getting to do creative, engaging activities with my girls, but sometimes I let the responsibilities of motherhood overshadow the FUN of this stage in life. I decided to start [...]

baby safe play space

baby safe play space

  The following post is sponsored by buybuy BABY  Eleanor's little 2 year old world was rocked with the birth of Everly in April, but little did she know, that was only the beginning... Eight months later, Everly is on the move and we've had to make some BIG adjustments in our house. Gone are [...]

cuddles and convos

The following post was sponsored by Stonyfield To say things have been busy around here lately is an understatement. As you're reading this post, Jeff and I have *hopefully* made the FINAL trip to our old house to move the rest of our things. It's truly amazing just how much stuff we were able to [...]

easy toddler ornaments

easy toddler ornaments

You guys, today's post has been a YEAR in the making! Eleanor and I made these as Christmas gifts last year, and I totally forgot to post about them. Better late than never, right? Last Christmas, my little lady was 18 months old, and the perfect age for some handmade Christmas crafting! Look how tiny [...]

a book a day december

personalized children's book

This post contains affiliate links - thanks for supporting Makingmine! If you're a long-time reader, you might remember my post about doing a Storybook Christmas Countdown. The basic idea is that for each day in December leading up to Christmas, you unwrap a book to read together as a family. The 25 books can be [...]

preparing your child for a live show

**Keep reading till the end for a grooooovy giveaway sponsored by the Rose Theater ;) Hello and happy Monday! If you follow me on Instagram then you already know that this weekend Eleanor went to her first performance at The Rose Theater (a local children's theater here in Omaha). Pete the Cat: The Musical was a [...]

7 reasons you should try infant massage

I did infant massage with Eleanor when she was little, but it's a routine I haven't started with baby Everly yet. After talking to Taron (our FAVORITE yoga instructor at Mommy Fitness who is also a Licensed Massage Therapist) about the benefits of infant massage, I'm definitely making it a priority again!  Just 15 minutes a [...]

homemade banilla frozen yogurt

*Thanks Stonyfield for sponsoring this post! Making frozen treats can be just as fun as eating them! All it takes is your favorite Stonyfield yogurt, some yummy mix-ins, and a bit of space to run and play :) Stonyfield sent us this awesome Ice Cream Ball from YayLabs! You get to PLAY with a ball and [...]

father's day bicycle paint resist craft

Here's a bonus Father's Day craft idea - be sure to check out Eleanor's Milk and Cookies Gift too!  Aside from her daddy, Eleanor has two more special men to make gifts for this Father's Day - her grandpas! All three of these guys love biking (and do so often together), so I thought it would [...]

fathers day milk and cookie craft for toddlers

Be sure to check out Eleanor's BONUS Father's Day craft idea - it's perfect for any bike loving daddy!  From the time Eleanor wakes up in the morning, she's asking me when her daddy will be home from work, "Daddy home soon?!" When he walks through the door, she has a million requests for him. There [...]

grandparent gift

grandparent gift

Mother's Day was a few weeks back, but I have yet to share Eleanor's fun little gift she put together for her grandmas. I was inspired by an idea I found on Pinterest, but E and I made it our own with some special supplies and a personalized message :) Art projects with a toddler are [...]

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