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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. [...]

Autism: Receiving Services

Autism: Receiving Services

Brody was 16 months old when he was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, which is a disorder on the autism spectrum (read about how we got his diagnosis here). The doctor called it a “mild form” of autism. His hopes were that with the appropriate services, Brody would start to make more progress and “catch up” and [...]

Choosing a Preschool, Questions to Ask

Choosing a Preschool, Questions to Ask

When we set out to find a preschool for our oldest son, we were a little overwhelmed by the variety of options available. What was going to work best for our son that was also within our budget? Given that he had never been in traditional daycare or away from home for lengths of time, [...]

Ask the Mamas: Choosing a School

Ask the Mamas: Choosing a School

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, toddlers, or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com. Mama Say What?! [...]

Easy DIY Tie-Dye Butterflies Craft

Easy DIY Tie-Dye Butterflies Craft

This is a cute, fun craft for kids of all ages. Make your very own tie-dye colored butterflies! Supplies needed: Coffee filters Markers Spray bottle with water Newspaper (this project gets a bit messy!) Pipe cleaners Instructions: Layer the newspaper under your work space. We started by putting our coffee filters on the paper and [...]