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Exploring Our Public Library

Exploring Our Public Library

This past spring I discovered our public library. I knew where it was, but I never went there to visit or see what it was all about in our small town. I really wish I’d gone sooner. However, now is the perfect time since M will be three and we have already outgrown our bookshelf. [...]

DIY Paper Heart Wreath

DIY Paper Heart Wreath

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, a paper heart wreath is a fun craft for mama and little ones! I made this one with my toddler, and I’ll be making another with my preschooler next week! I used one-sided scrapbook paper squares, so that means one side of the paper is plain white. I’d recommend using double-sided [...]

Photo Book: Toddler’s Best Friend

Photo Book: Toddler’s Best Friend

When I was a child, we always had at least one dog. I loved playing ball with them, snuggling with them, hiking with them, really doing anything at all with them. Some of my happiest childhood memories included our dogs. Late in 2006, I moved into my first apartment on my own. Shortly after, I [...]

DIY Mini Mei Tai Doll Carrier

DIY Mini Mei Tai Doll Carrier

I have talked about my love for babywearing more than once on MSW. A while back, I was surfing the web and came across a child-sized baby carrier meant for a child’s stuffed animal or doll. My son saw what I was looking at and was mesmerized, “Mommy, can I have one of those?!” Then [...]

DIY Tie-Dye Turkeys

DIY Tie-Dye Turkeys

If you’re looking for a fun craft to do with your little ones for Thanksgiving, making a tie-dye turkey is a quick and easy project. You probably have everything you need already in your home, so a trip to the store won’t even be necessary. This easy project is perfect for little ones who can color with markers. Materials: [...]

DIY Butterfly Art

DIY Butterfly Art

My almost-two-year-old’s big girl room is butterfly themed— she adores all things butterflies. When I saw this pin, I had to recreate this beautiful DIY art for her bedroom. This craft is pretty toddler-friendly; C helped me with everything except gluing the fragile butterflies onto the canvas, which I did during her nap time (with [...]

Playhouse Renovation

Playhouse Renovation

After playing at a friend’s house, it was evident that our toddler would love a playhouse in the backyard. I looked around and couldn’t really see myself paying hundreds of dollars for a piece of plastic that sits in the backyard. Ha! So as I usually do, I went about trying to find something used. After posting [...]

DIY Chalkboard Table

DIY Chalkboard Table

Our friend Jessica, mama of two adorable twin boys, was nice enough to share with us a recent project she undertook: her DIY Chalkboard Table. She wanted a solid wood table for her boys to use. She knew she wanted something durable that would last years to come, but she didn’t need to spend a [...]

DIY No-Sew Tutu

DIY No-Sew Tutu

One of the easiest and cutest things you can make for your little one is a tutu. Little girls love them! I decided I was going to make one for my niece for Christmas, since I don’t have a little girl of my own… yet! It was so simple; I even did it with my 18-month-old [...]

DIY Magnetic Chalkboards

DIY Magnetic Chalkboards

Chalkboards seem to be the biggest craze right now, and I’ve totally jumped on board. I’ve been looking for something to make my own for awhile, but haven’t had much luck. I like the framed chalkboard look, but couldn’t see a piece of glass being sturdy (or safe) enough. I thought I could get just a [...]

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