Lego Challenges for Kids: Fun, Creative, & Educational Activity Ideas
Kids Crafts & Activities | learning and literacy | Simple & Sensible "Super Mom" / "Super Teacher" Ideas

Lego Challenges for Kids: Fun, Creative, & Educational Activity Ideas

Kids love Legos — that’s no surprise to anyone. With the new Lego Masters show on TV this season, my kids have been wanting to try their own Lego challenges. Since schools have been closed here for two months and counting, I created a bunch of Lego challenges for my kids to promote creativity while…

Operation Sibling: How To Prepare Your Toddler For a New Baby
Baby | Simple & Sensible "Super Mom" / "Super Teacher" Ideas | Toddlers

Operation Sibling: How To Prepare Your Toddler For a New Baby

Preparing for a new baby is a lot of work. When you already have a child, trying to prepare your toddler for a new baby adds even more work to this process. Sure, you need diapers, wipes, and to wash and sort out all the baby clothes, but now you also need to convince your…

5 Best Read Aloud Picture Books for Kids (That Parents Will Actually Enjoy Reading, Too!)
Daily Life | learning and literacy | motherhood | Simple & Sensible "Super Mom" / "Super Teacher" Ideas

5 Best Read Aloud Picture Books for Kids (That Parents Will Actually Enjoy Reading, Too!)

I love reading aloud picture books with my kids for so many reasons. I know how important it is to promote literacy, especially while your kids are young. Students who learn to love reading early enjoy huge advantages over their peers in school. Aside from creating a loving and healthy home, fostering strong reading skills…

Hilariously Helpful Life Hacks for New Parents Baby Books SHOULD Include
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Hilariously Helpful Life Hacks for New Parents Baby Books SHOULD Include

First-time parents are so precious. They read all the books, follow all the rules, and make all the preparations. It makes sense. They have absolutely no idea what they’re in for and all those little preparation rituals make them feel like they have a little control. Seasoned parents know: once you have a baby, actually,…

Freezing Meals Before Baby: 9 Perfect Freezer Meals to Have on Hand After Baby’s Arrival
Family Meals & Meal Planning | Pregnancy | Simple & Sensible "Super Mom" / "Super Teacher" Ideas

Freezing Meals Before Baby: 9 Perfect Freezer Meals to Have on Hand After Baby’s Arrival

Whether you’re a first-time mom or a been-there-done-that mom, freezing meals before baby arrives is always a good idea! If you’re lucky, when you have a new baby, family and friends will bring you some meals to get you through those crazy first weeks. Still, you don’t think about how often you eat until preparing…

17 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids That Are Fun & Easy
Holidays with Kids | Kids Crafts & Activities | Simple & Sensible "Super Mom" / "Super Teacher" Ideas

17 St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids That Are Fun & Easy

St. Patrick’s Day is an interesting holiday for me as a parent. For the longest time, it was just another excuse to go out, have fun, and drink green beer. Then…. enter, KIDS. Once you become a parent, sure, you can still have a great time on this holiday. However, you also need to find…

How to Get Rid of the Pacifier: Practical Tips From a Mom Who’s Been There (Repeatedly!)
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How to Get Rid of the Pacifier: Practical Tips From a Mom Who’s Been There (Repeatedly!)

How to get rid of the pacifier is a question that has plagued me three times already (and I have a fourth baby on the way). If you came here searching for a how-to strategy and some practical tips for getting rid of the pacifier, you’re in the right place! Important: Be sure to pick…

Valentine’s Day Bible Verses for Kids – Printable Bible Verses About Love
Christian Living & Parenting | Holidays with Kids | Kids Crafts & Activities | Simple & Sensible "Super Mom" / "Super Teacher" Ideas | Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Bible Verses for Kids – Printable Bible Verses About Love

I’ll be the first to admit: I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. I believe it’s every bit the manufactured “Hallmark Holiday” that Valentine’s Day Gripers accuse it of being. So… the fact that I created this Valentine’s Day Bible Verses for Kids printable may seem a little odd. However, despite my general indifference…

Meal Planning for Families: The Weekly Meal Plan Template That Completely Changed Our Family Dinner Plan
Family Meals & Meal Planning | Simple & Sensible "Super Mom" / "Super Teacher" Ideas

Meal Planning for Families: The Weekly Meal Plan Template That Completely Changed Our Family Dinner Plan

Meal planning for families can be one of the most stressful tasks, but it doesn’t have to be! I’ll explain the meal planning process and template I use, and at the end of this post, you can download two free versions — one blank and one already completed with three weeks of meals. Meal planning…

Valentine’s Day Printable For Kids (Free) – I Love You Because…
Holidays with Kids | Kids Crafts & Activities | Simple & Sensible "Super Mom" / "Super Teacher" Ideas | Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Printable For Kids (Free) – I Love You Because…

This Valentine’s Day Printable for kids is my *favorite* Valentine’s Day gift to have my kids give their dad.  Every year, I struggle with what to do for my husband for Valentine’s Day. Even before kids, I was never one to make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day. Now that I’m pregnant with our…