15 More Fall Crafts For Kids

15 More Fall Crafts For Kids

Fall is the best time of year and one way to get in the autumn spirit is to do fun Fall Crafts with your kiddos. When the temperature drops and you have to stay in these activities will keep them busy and happy. It’s all good fun!

***If you missed my First Fall Crafts Post that I created this year you can check it out right here.

15 More Fall Crafts For Kids


Paper Bag Crafts

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The Pinterested Parent does it again with these amazingly fun Paper bag crafts. Find out how to create these here..

 

Create Leaf Turkeys

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Make these silly turkeys with Crafty Morning. 

 

How About Making Hedgehogs WIth Leaves??

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Here’s another one straight from the Crafty Morning Blog. This little guy is so cute and fun to make!

 

Puffy Paint Candy Apples!

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These Look so Good it makes me want Candy Apples. Find out how to make them at I heart Arts And Crafts. 

 

Popsicle Stick Apple Cores With Glitter

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I’ve got lots of apple crafts here today. Find out how to make this one at Glued To My Crafts.

 

Another Sweet Hedgehog With Glue

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This is an easy one even toddlers can do! Take a look at  Glued To My Crafts.

 

Fall Tree Math Craft

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Here’s Something Fun And Easy from Coffee Cups And Crayons.

 

A Felt and Fiber Hedgehog

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This is most definitely my favorite hedgehog on the list over at Artsy Craftsy Mom. 

 

Tissue Paper Plate Apples

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This is another cute and simple apple craft from Jinxy Kids.

 

A Nifty Handprint Tree

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This Will make a nice Thanksgiving decoration for the kids to show off over the Holiday. See At Best Ideas For Kids.

 

Painted Jack o Lantern Rocks

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These are so cute! Make them with Adventures in a box. 

 

Halloween Pumpkin Salt Painting!

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This is an interesting way to use salt. Find out how to make it at Natural Beach Living.

 

Stuffed Paper Apples

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These are really rustic and fun looking. Buggy and Buddy will show you how.

 

Paper Strip Pumpkin Craft

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Fireflies and Mudpies want to show you how to make these. Check them out here. 

 

Hanging Toilet Paper Roll Bat

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Here’s something to do with those old toilet paper rolls. See it at Crafty Morning.

 

That’s it! May Your Fall Be Colorful and fun!!

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Breastfeeding Guide | Quick And Simple Guide To What You’ll Need Plus Educational Resources

Breastfeeding Guide | Quick And Simple Guide To What You’ll Need Plus Educational Resources

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This is a quick resource guide on what you’ll need to breastfeed your newborn. Sort of a breastfeeding kit Post. It’s quick and easy and gets straight to the point.

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Ok So Let’s Get Right To Our List:

The Things You’ll Need In your Breastfeeding Kit are—

The List above has definitely got you covered. It’s all you’ll need in your breastfeeding Mama Kit. The things listed above will help you tremendously with your breastfeeding, making success much more likely and most of them are dirt cheap on Amazon { as listed in the links }

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Here’s an amazing post that will teach you how to breastfeed quickly like a pro and if you want to watch someone breastfeed and teach you on video, this course right here is the best online and it was written by a Nurse and lactation consultant.

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5 Ways To Deal With A Super Stubborn Child

5 Ways To Deal With A Super Stubborn Child

Raising a stubborn child is one of the more difficult challenges of parenting. When I was in college, one of my part-time jobs was babysitting a stubborn child.

During the interview with her mother, I was told that J. was strong-willed. Mom was frustrated and didn’t have any suggestions for how to deal with her stubbornness. With all of the confidence that a nineteen-year-old woman could possibly possess, I was sure that, with all of my years of childcare experience, I would be able to help.

Boy, did J. prove me wrong.

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At every opportunity, J. would argue with me. At four-years-old, she could debate me about the color of the sky for an hour. I would walk into the kitchen to put lunch together, and step back into the living room five minutes later to find a crayon masterpiece on the walls.

When nap time rolled around, she would lay in her bed and scream like she was being beaten. Once, I had to run to the store for what I hoped would be a quick trip, with J. in tow. I ended up carrying her out of the store, surfboard style, as she called me names for not buying her a cupcake at the bakery.



What I didn’t Understand then Was that all behavior is communication.

When J. was fiercely defending her right to color on the walls, she was trying to tell me that she needed a creative outlet. When she debated the color of the sky, she just wanted to be right. When she didn’t get what she wanted at the store, she needed some control over her life.

Neither I, nor J’s mom, were being bad caregivers; we just failed to realize that J’s personality was strong and that she needed to be in a leadership position. Kids may also seem stubborn because they are overwhelmed or simply because they are having a bad day.

5 ways to deal with a stubborn child

Today, being blessed with 3 stubborn children of my own, I have learned some ways that I can help my kids get the outcome they need, while I still get the results I need.

Here are five ways I’ve found to help your stubborn child.

Give choices

Instead of asking your stubborn child to get dressed, which can overwhelm someone to the point of non-compliance, lay out two clothing choices. “Please choose an outfit to wear,” gives those with strong personalities the feeling that they are in control, and helps those who may feel overwhelmed by narrowing their choices down to just two.

You as the parent are happy because kiddo isn’t dressed in purple pants with a yellow top and mismatched socks.

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Help the communication

Many times, a child may seem stubborn because they can’t communicate what’s wrong. A child who refuses to eat dinner may have sensory issues, or may merely have a bit of tummy trouble and not feel like eating tonight.

Asking questions can help to narrow down these issues to get to the heart of the matter. However, because young children don’t have all of the tools to effectively communicate more complex needs, you may need to guide them. Keep the questions light, with a conversational tone, so that kiddo doesn’t feel like she is in trouble; if she does, she will get defensive or stop talking altogether.

Explain why

When I grew up, “because I said so,” was the answer I always received when I asked why. I wasn’t overly stubborn, so this response usually just made me mad. However, with a stubborn child, hearing “because I said so,” is a guarantee of a quick trip to temper tantrum island.

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In this case, your child isn’t being stubborn because they don’t like you or they are trying to be difficult; they simply want a deeper understanding of why something has to be done.

A friend of mine has an autistic son who refuses to do anything if the only reason to do so is that it’s socially acceptable. To him, that’s not a valid reason. If she said “because I said so,” he would just not comply with her request.

In that situation, she needs to explain to him why she’s asking him to do a particular task. It’s just the way his brain works.

Keep It Simple

Kids need everything in small doses. When you are trying to find out what triggers your child’s stubbornness, start small. Don’t ask questions for thirty minutes if they refuse to put on their shoes. If you don’t have the answer after a few questions, you have to realize that you are not going to find the solution today, and hope for better results tomorrow. Keeping things simple helps keep your child from feeling overwhelmed or interrogated.

Also make sure that as you make changes to help adjust behavior, you remember the need for small doses.  Making accommodations does not mean that stubbornness will end tomorrow. There may be a long road ahead of you.

Get Help When You Need It

Sometimes, parents are not great at communicating with their kids. That’s not a fault in the parent; childhood behavior and communication is something that people study for years, and still don’t consider themselves experts.

There wasn’t a Parenting Fairy who gifted you with the right tools for parenting upon the birth of your child. You are going to stumble occasionally.

When that happens, you may need help. A behavioral therapist that specializes in children may be able to help you and your child communicate better. Seeking help does not make you a failure, or label your child “difficult.”

It merely means that you have reached the point where you realize there is an issue that you alone cannot solve. It happens to all parents at some point.

When you take the time to help a stubborn child, you will find genuinely unexpected rewards.

A child who tested your patience can become loving and compliant when you understand what is triggering the stubbornness. Helping them learn how to communicate better will ease the journey you will be taking together, and will surely make things more comfortable as you navigate the messy teen years, which will happen sooner than you think!

I really hope this helps and good luck 🙂

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16 Fall Crafts For Kids | Simple And Fun Fall Crafts

16 Fall Crafts For Kids | Simple And Fun Fall Crafts

It’s almost Fall again, Yay! It’s the absolute funniest time of the year. The Weather is always dreamy and the Leaves are crunchy and beautiful.

There are so many fun things to do and creating Fall Crafts is at the top of the list. In this post, I give you 16 Crafting Ideas for you and your little ones to enjoy together. Your Kids will love these ideas and most of them are simple to make.

Let’s get this crafting party started!


Help your little one develop Fine Motor Skills With A fall Tree Craft Created With Dot Stickers. Fall Tree Craft From Fun Learning For Kids

Fall Crafts For Preschoolers

 

Create A Horse Chestnut Snake With Red Ted Art. Learn How Here. 

Autumn-Craft-Ideas

 

Make Some Leaf Puppets! This is so crafty and cool. See how on Messy Little Monster.

Fall Crafts for kids

 

Make Autumn Leaf People! This is another Great, leafy idea. Learn how at Thimble And Twig.

Fall Crafts for kids

 

Autumn Playdough For Sensory Fun. Check Out This 4-minute recipe over at Rainy Day Mum.

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How About Creating COLORFUL NO-CARVE OWL PUMPKINS?? Find out how over at I Heart Crafty Things

Fall Crafts For Kids

 

Want To Make A Pretty Hanging Leaf Mobile Craft? Check it out at The Imagination Tree.

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How about a FALL SENSORY & SNACK STORY TIME? Sounds fun right? Learn more here. 

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Felt Fall Tree Play Set Inspired by The Little Yellow Leaf By Buggy And Buddy!

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How about a Leaf Hedgehogs Craft By Easy Peasy And Fun.

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Learn How to make a colorful Fall Pine Cone Tree With Fireflies and Mudpies.

Fall crafts for kids

 

Why Not try something fun like making a Dixie Cup Squirrel? Take a look at The Pinterested Parent. 

Fall crafts for kids

 

What Do You think of this Tissue paper and leaf craft from  In The Playroom? 

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How about creating Fall Button Trees? How Cute is that? Get the details over at How We Learn.

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Here’s another great Craft from The Pinterested Parent. 

Fall crafts for kids

 

My Mommy Style has a Fun and easy leaf people craft you could do too.  See Photos here. 


These are some great and simple Fall Craft Ideas for Kids, Am I Right? I love The fall Sensory Playdough myself! I think using Autumn herbs will make the colors fun and it will smell heavenly!

I hope you and your little ones enjoy Fall to the fullest!

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How To Breastfeed A Newborn | The Easiest way to Learn Is Right Here

How To Breastfeed A Newborn | The Easiest way to Learn Is Right Here

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I write a lot about How To Breastfeed a Newborn.

It’s one of my favorite subjects. I have been doing it for a very long time and I like to help others learn to do it too.

When you first have your baby you may expect it to be easier then it is and if you don’t have a great lactation consultant at your hospital it may seem impossible.

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The pain may hold you back or the baby just cannot seem to latch. It can get pretty difficult.

I think the very best way to Learn to breastfeed a newborn BEFORE you even get to the hospital is to take a quick and easy online course.

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Yes, there’s an online course for this and it’s only $19! I wish there had been something like this when I had my first son, I would have jumped at the chance to take it.

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It’s a baby breastfeeding video course that teaches you how to breastfeed in 90 minutes, Guaranteed {30-day money back guarantee }

The course is called MILKOLOGY and it’s by Stacey who is a Certified Lactation Educator through CAPPA, a mom of 3 and the founder of Milkology®. You can check out the online course right here. It will provide you with all the breastfeeding help you need. 

The course has 13 videos and you get three other products with it. You get a Troubleshooting guide, A class notes guide and an ebook called the LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF BREASTFEEDING SECRETS.

Here are a few things you’ll learn if you take this awesome course:

  • Breastfeeding For Beginners
  • The biggest breastfeeding mistakes and how to correct them.
  • The best position to get a deep latch.
  • 2 ways to make sure baby is well fed and getting enough milk.
  • A powerful strategy to make more milk whenever you need to.
  • Places you can go to for support and so much more.

This is hands down the best online resource to learn to breastfeed and you can sit down and do it in an hour and a half.  It also has rave reviews online.

I highly recommend this baby breastfeeding video course if you’re are planning to breastfeed. It is more difficult than most understand and it can become a real stressor after birth when you’re already exhausted.

I hope this helps to ease your worry and nervousness about Learning to breastfeed your newborn.

 

Enjoy the experience because there’s nothing more special in this world!

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The Ultimate First Trimester To-Do List Plus Some Pregnancy Freebies

The Ultimate First Trimester To-Do List Plus Some Pregnancy Freebies

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When you find out you’re pregnant you may be very excited but really overwhelmed too. Even though the birth of your little bundle seems far off at the moment there is a ton of stuff you need to do to prepare.

I remember the first time I found out I was elated and totally shocked. It was an awesome feeling but I knew even though it was early on that I had to get to work. I wish I had read a post that told me what to do during each trimester and so I’m writing one for my readers 🙂

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Here’s a list of things to do during your first trimester to prepare you and get you on your way to being ready for baby.

Are You Sure You’re Having A Baby??

It’s important to confirm your pregnancy before you get to excited. This is definitely step number one. Most pregnancy tests are right but if the line is faint take another test two days later then get a blood test.

{ Here’s the best, most accurate pregnancy test you can buy }

**Are you looking for an online prenatal Course? My friend Hilary at Pulling Curls has a great online course for expecting mamas. It’s the best online. Check it out here.

Tell Your Partner

Next, once you’re completely sure then go ahead and share the good news with those closest to you! How excited they’ll be, especially if it was planned 😉

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Take Your Prenatal Vitamin 

Of course, you want to begin getting all the necessary nutrients for you and your babe right from the start. This is a really good prenatal vitamin that won’t make you nauseated { and that will be important }

Find A Good  Obstetrician

Finding a really good Obstetrician is important. Most prefer a woman { I know I did }. Make sure to check the reviews online so you can get to know their practice and how their past patients have felt about them, then make your first appointment.

Research Insurance

It’s important to check your insurance coverage and make sure that you have all the benefits you need. If not you may have to purchase add-on insurance or perhaps you’ll qualify for temporary Medicaid depending on your income.

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If you think you qualify for Medicaid you can go to your local health department and get a pregnancy test and then start your paperwork.

Check Your Maternity Leave Policies

You want to know where you stand right away when it comes to Maternity Leave so check your company’s policies but don’t tell them you’re pregnant right away.

Stop Smoking 

Please don’t tell me you still smoke. But if you do right now is the time to quit because smoking has a very profound effect on pregnancy and your fetus. No excuses what so ever, just quit that.

Learn What To Avoid

There are quite a few things you need to avoid during pregnancy and it’s best if you learn early on. There are certain foods and certain activities like sitting in hot tubs that can be hazardous so don’t take any risks and educate yourself right away.

Start thinking About A Pregnancy Fitness Plan

It’s really tempting to just do absolutely nothing when it comes to exercise during pregnancy. You’ll be tired and you just don’t want to move.

But keeping up some form of exercise is vital to your own health as well as your baby’s. So get moving and create a plan.

It doesn’t have to be intense and if you follow through half the time with your plan then you’ll be good to go.

Schedule Naps 

That’s Right. schedule your naps every. single. day. At least during the first trimester because you’ll be TIRED.

There’s nothing like ” Pregnant Tired “. It’s so intense and it was the very worst part for me during my three pregnancies. 6oclock in the evening bedtime anyone? Why yes, I’ll take that, and you will too.

My point is that you need to plan to rest A LOT. If you do it won’t interfere so much with your life.

Start Maternity Shopping 

You can go ahead and start buying new clothes because by the end of the trimester your clothes will be pretty tight. So go ahead and indulge yourself and buy some cute things to wear in the upcoming months.

Just Relax 

Just Relax mama and take a deep breath. It can all be very overwhelming at first and that alone is exhausting. So remain calm and take one day at a time.

That’s it for the first-trimester list. It’s all pretty simple at the beginning.  Good luck to you and I hope you enjoy pregnancy as much as I did!

If you’re interested in taking an online prenatal course my Friend Hilary at Pulling Curls has the best one right here as I mentioned above.

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