Monday, 29 August 2016

Apple Number Clip Cards

Free apple number clip cards for preschoolers by Welcome to Mommyhood #preschoolactivities, #homeschool, #freeprintables, #fallactivitiesforkids
Hey guys! Summer is officially over here in the Netherlands. Today, was the first day the kids head back to school. For our homeschool activities, we're getting back into the full swing of things, too. 

The only 'problem' we have is that Daddy is off of work. Last week, we took his first week of holiday off for some quality family time and lots of fun activities together. This was the first time in two years that Hubby wasn't working on the house! And we had a completely unplanned technology detox. I have to admit it was quite a bit glorious. 

Now, Y is going to (public) school and we are getting into our homeschool activities and finishing off the house/moving and preparing for baby while hubby still has two more weeks off from work. It's pure chaos, but it's absolutely wonderful to be so close to having our house be done! 

Anyway, anyway. All of this to say, fall is heading our way! This of course means the start of all things apple, pumpkin, and wonderful! To celebrate the start of the new school year, I am sharing a lovely little freebie with you guys! A favourite with Y - apple number clip cards! 

Free apple number clip cards for preschoolers by Welcome to Mommyhood #preschoolactivities, #homeschool, #freeprintables, #fallactivitiesforkids

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Baby Gender Reveal

Psst!!! I know I'm a tad bit behind in my pregnancy updates, I do want to update you guys on something fun and pregnancy related - the sex of our baby! 

Baby gender reveal by Welcome to Mommyhood #pregnancy, #paralysisandpregnancy, #baby

Weather 3 part cards

I'm so excited to be starting our weather unit! Y has been so fascinated with rain and all sorts of weather phenomena! To start off, I made some Montessori Weather 3 part cards that I am sharing today! 

Montessori weather 3 part cards by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #preschool, #weatherunit, #preschoolactivities, #reading

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

What do you really need for a new baby

I'm so excited that we're getting closer and closer to baby number two to get here! As we get ready for baby to arrive, I'm realising how much more confident I feel in my choices with this baby than I was for Y, and also how much less stuff we are going to buy and use. 

When I was pregnant with Y, I read about how you need to have a bouncer, a swing, a jumperoo contraption, a pack and play, and a bunch of other objects that you can put your baby in. I have to admit, I was 24, living in the Netherlands, and felt so overwhelmed by all of the conflicting advice I found on Dutch sites, American sites, and all of these huge shopping lists. 

Guide to baby essentials by Welcome to Mommyhood #babyessentials, #baby
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Monday, 15 August 2016

Colors sorting activity for toddlers (printables in 4 languages)

Y and I have been working a lot on vocabulary in English. If you're a regular on here, you know that I speak Russian at home to my son, my husband speaks a regional language called Frisian in the Netherlands, and then my husband and I speak English to each other. We also use either Dutch or Frisian to communicate with other people - at the grocery store, school, doctors, etc. Basically, it is a lot of languages. 

So English. Y hears English from my husband and I daily, but we haven't really tried to teach it to him. Children are seriously sponges though, and Y has been absorbing English during the past 4 years of his life. He speaks it. Fluently. 

The past few months, I have been trying to actively teach him vocabulary and proper pronunciation. One of the printables that I made to review for him was a fun color sorting work that I am sharing with you today! 

Color sorting for toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood #homeschool, #earlylearning, #toddleractivities