Monday, 26 September 2016

Spider Life Cycle Activity

Halloween is approaching soon! There's always something about Halloween that I just can't help but associate with bugs, creepy crawlies, and spiders. We've actually had quite a few spiders around our house, which has sparked several conversations with Y. 

I've mentioned it before, but I just love the age that he is at right now! He's so inquisitive and asks so many questions! He just turned four years old and wants to know why and how things work all of the time. I'm having so much fun with his interests and desire to build his knowledge. 

To answer some of Y's questions about spiders, and coincidentally also perfectly on time for Halloween, I created a fun spider life cycle printable and activities! 
Halloween themed activities: spider life cycle printables by Welcome to Mommyhood #preschoolactivities, #halloweenactivities, #homeschool, #montessori

Monday, 19 September 2016

Paralysis and Pregnancy: Pregnancy update

I haven't been updating you guys all that much on the pregnancy lately. Really, the entire second trimester has flown by, and now, I'm 31 weeks. You guys, baby is going to be here soon! I'm beyond excited, but slightly terrified because we still have a ridiculous amount of stuff to do. 

So that second trimester? It went fairly well, but we moved during the summer so it was pure chaos. Moving while pregnant in itself is so much work. Okay, just moving is hard work, but combine that with pregnancy and paralysis? I was exhausted! 
Paralysis and Pregnancy: Second trimester pregnancy update by Welcome to Mommyhood #paralysis, #paraplegic, #pregnancy

With energy levels up and nausea subsiding though, I really did take advantage to pack, unpack, and get settled in the new house. We still are actually working on the house, don't have our permanent kitchen in, and still need to build an extension for the bathroom, alongside tons of little projects and buying the remaining furniture. However, I am really making due with what I can to get as much done as possible before baby arrives. 

Saturday, 10 September 2016

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cutting Strips

I'm so excited to be sharing our Eric Carle unit! We love his books and the beautiful artwork that accompanies them! Today, I am sharing a sneak peak at our upcoming shelves with a small freebie - The Very Hungry Caterpillar themed cutting strips. 

Scroll down below to download your own freebie! 

Free printables; The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cutting Strips by Welcome to Mommyhood #theveryhungrycaterpillar, #ericcarle, #montessori, #montessoriactivities, #preschoolactivities

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Why we don't jumparoos and similar baby products

Recently, I wrote about the items that my family really considers to be baby essentials. Today, I want to talk about something pretty specific pertaining to that list. The reason I put the baby essentials list together is because I've been seeing a lot of long, overflowing baby essentials lists with items such as jumperoos and baby walkers. 

In this article, I want to share our reason for avoiding the overwhelming majority of those objects.

Why we don't jumparoos and similar baby products by Welcome to Mommyhood #babies, #babydevelopment, #baby

Monday, 5 September 2016

Fish unit activities

Last month, I put together a Fish themed unit for Y. We really had fun working on spelling, writing, colours, and more! The printables I created have a lot of fun activities you can create. With attractive, bright colours, your kids will love these! 

Fish unit themed activities and printables for preschoolers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #preschoolactivities, #homeschool, #fishthemedactivities

Y has been so into writing after our Letter of the Week series! Recently (well a few weeks ago, but I'm just behind), I set up several activities to focus on practicing writing and letter sounds for him! This was great review for us and he absolutely loved working with our colorful Fish theme!