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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ultimate Homemaking Bundle and Ipad Giveaway

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The secret is finally out! 
I've been keeping the details of this sale under wraps for weeks now, and I'm so excited to finally be able to share the details of this amazing resource with you. The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is here, but it will be available for 6 days only. 

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Why I love the Ultimate Bundle

As moms and homemakers, you work so hard always doing so much for those you love, making sure everything is on budget, on schedule, cleaned up, and scrubbed down, noses and bottoms wiped, owies kissed, and so much more. I love that this small purchase gives you something that is just for you. I love to see you inspired by the real women who are the authors behind these ebooks and resources. And...

...I love that you also get the 10 free bonuses to enjoy, including lovely things you can hold in your hands (3 natural mineral eye shadows and the beautiful vintage inspired fabrics), practical things that you will actually use (3-months worth of eco-friendly detergent and set of 10 greeting cards), and ones that will make your days go smoother with less stress (memberships to Once a Month Meals and List Plan It).

3 This time the bundle is available in both PDF and Kindle format, making it easy to read it on your computer or any mobile device you might own. Once I learned that you can transfer your kindle files from your PC to your Kindle with one click, I got a lot more excited about this collection of ebooks!

4 I love how I have been personally inspired by this ebook bundle. I've had the bundle for a couple of weeks now, and each of the books I've read has filled up my tank in ways I didn't expect and didn't even know I even needed including...


  • practical ways to keep a budget and save money on groceries (It's Me or the Coupons, 5 Days to Budget Breakthrough, and Advanced Penny Pinching)
  • making your dream to work at home into reality (FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom's Guide to Passion, Purpose, and Profits and The Blog Planning Kit)
  • living simply without getting overwhelmed with all the DIY (My Simple Healthy Life: A Minimalist Approach to Herbal Remedies, Beauty, & Natural Cleaning and The Minimalist Mom's Guide to Baby's First Year
  • reducing stress in your home (Taming the Laundry Monster and Discipleship & Discipline: Practical Parenting Help for the Desperate Mom
  • ...faith, marriage, homeschooling, and so much more!

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How much? Well now, that's the best part. The entire package is worth nearly $900, and it's selling for less than $30. Sweet deal, right?





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Monday, April 21, 2014

101 Independent Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Here's a little day in my life when my baby girl was about 4 months old, and my toddler was not quite 2 1/2.

It all started out with me leaving the room to change baby's diaper. My little guy comes into the room saying "I rub my belly by self, good job!" and clapping. Hmm...I wondered, why is he so proud of himself? This can't be good...

Get ideas for keeping your toddler or preschooler occupied with these independent activities and supplies checklist. www.growingslower.com #toddleractivities #preschoolactivities

He had gotten into the Viks VapoRub and put it all over himself.

That same day I came out from rocking BabyA to sleep, and found this...

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It looks harmless, and even precious, but that nap only lasted 45 minutes and it was the only one he took that day. And we all know the dangers of an over-tired toddler...

I was out of the room for 2 minutes changing another diaper and found this. (If you can't tell what's going on, he's covered in those little colored dot stickers that I used to label boxes when we moved.)

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Then, as I was rocking BabyA for her next nap, I could hear him getting into something. When I came to check, I found this...

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Yes, that's my dining room table with permanent black marker all over it!


What a day! Obviously there were some immediately child-proofing measures put into place. With a new baby in the house, it was simply unavoidable that there would be times when my toddler couldn't have my full attention.

I did a quick Pinterest search for ideas of ways to occupy him with some more positive activities, but I didn't come up with anything promising in my exhausted state. I needed a huge list of ideas to choose from with extremely simple instructions that required very little prep, but I didn't come across anything like that at the time.

Soooo, I had to rely on America's favorite babysitter, the television, for those sticky times when a mama just can't be in two places at once.

But boy, is it a slippery slope! Before I knew it, my TV-free kid went from watching TV a bit while I was putting his sister down for a nap or changing her diaper, to all during her nap and while I was making dinner or any other time he could wear me down with whining and pleading.

And he isn't one of these kids who eventually just ignores the TV and goes on playing. No, PBS Kids comes on and he's a little zombie, slumping lower and lower on the couch with eyes totally glazed over.

I've known we needed a different solution for a while. His baby sister is 8 months old after all! If anything is going to change, it's kind of now or never.

Independent Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

We started looking for some toys and activities that would occupy a very active 2 1/2 year old who really needs a lot of one-on-one time to fill up his tank. Here's what we came up with that is working well so far. (This post contains affiliate links.)

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1 Puzzles have always been a favorite for E, but his wooden puzzles with only a dozen or so pieces were getting way too easy. We picked out some new puzzles that were a bit more for a challenge. When he first started out he'd get frustrated and needed some guidance. Now he is happily spending more time fitting pieces together by himself.

As I'm learning, it's always worth while to spend a little time teaching him how to do something on his own. I can see that this is going to be a great independent activity that he will really enjoy for longer periods of time before soon.

2 I'll put play-doh in the marginally successful category. He has a lot of fun mashing, dumping, squashing, and scooping the play dough, putting it in his hair, and forming surprisingly creative sculptures of Mama and Baby, pizza, and creatures yet unknown.

However, there is some mess involved, and I do find myself stopping my progress on dish washing to retrieve the neon colored play stuff from under the table more than I would like.

3 Of all the new activities we tried the absolute favorite for all of us has been a magnetic drawing board. My husband and I have had several blissful Saturday morning moments, drinking coffee, chatting together, and dreaming about the future thanks to this toy.

Meanwhile, our 2-year-old is happily drawing and practicing his letters on his "color board" without making a mess or feeding his sister crayons. Everybody wins!


4 Then I found this little gem: 101 Independent Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers. It's written by mother of four, MaryEllen of the Imperfect Homemaker. (Oh my! How I wish I had this book when BabyA arrived last summer!)

I put together this checklist of supplies based on the activities from the book. All of these goodies (most of which I was able to gather from around the house) will sit in a box in the kitchen ready for when I need my toddler to be happily and safely occupied. That way I have everything I need all in one place to quickly pull out an activity when I need it.

Toddler & Preschooler Activity Box Checklist

  • Paper Clips
  • Index Cards
  • Washable Crayons
  • Flashlight
  • Coloring Books
  • Paint Brushes
  • Containers
  • Stickers
  • Tape
  • Trace Paper
  • Sticky Notes
  • Play Dough
  • Construction Paper
  • Craft Sticks
  • Books
  • Foam Letters/ Numbers
  • Magnets
  • Ribbon
  • Tooth Picks
  • Craft Pom Poms
  • Pipe Cleaners

For 101 ideas on how to use these supplies to keep your kids busy doing fun, creative, educational, and productive activities, check out 101 Independent Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers! For lots more books to make your home more peaceful check out the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. Available only through Monday, April 28.

What independent activities keep your little ones occupied? Share your tips in the comments!




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