Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Gardening with kids: (educational) gift guide

Gardening activities for preschoolers: (educational) gift guide by Welcome to Mommyhood #gardening, #gardeningwithkids, #gardening, #gardeningactivitiesforpreschoolers
Gardening is a wonderful way to spend time with your kids! My son loves to work in our garden with me and I love using that time not only to bond, but to get a little bit of extra learning in! Even preschoolers or toddlers can have a lot of fun working alongside you in the garden! 

This article is all about not only the gardening tools and supplies we recommend for actually working on the garden, but also contains a list of suggestions for accompanying learning materials that you can use to set up a gardening themed set of works and activities! 

Monday, 30 May 2016

Paralyzed & Pregnancy: 8-10 weeks update

Welcome back to this week's pregnancy update! I'm really excited to be sharing this journey with you guys! I have to admit that I completely forgot to get a belly shot in aannny of these weeks. It's not all that interesting though because there's still no real 'baby belly' (just a bloat belly), but I do promise that next time, I'll be sure to share the 'bump' alongside my rambling! 

Paralysis and Pregnancy: 8-10 Week pregnancy update by Welcome to Mommyhood #paralysis, #paraplegic, #pregnancy

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Free Letter R Printables Pack

Welcome back to this week's Letter of the Week series! Today is all about the Letter R with a fun rainbow theme! Be sure to scroll down below to download your own free Letter R printable pack! 

As always, be sure to visit Mumma Diaries to see all of the fantastic hands on activities and printables Amruta is sharing for the Letter R! 


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Friday, 20 May 2016

How we accidentally do our kids a disservice

How we accidentally do our kids a disservice: the importance of giving them opportunities to be independent #montessori, #independentkids, #practicallife, #montessorifamily

This post is something a bit more personal than normal. I'm giving you guys some warning - we're talking a bit about my injury in this post, too. 

When I was first injured, I had to re-learn how to do essentially everything. I remember the first time I was allowed to sit on the edge of a bed in the hospital. It was horrifying - my balance was gone, nothing felt the same, and honestly... I couldn't do it. I couldn't sit. 

It was in that moment that I realised how daunting of a task I had. I had to not only learn how to cope with a spinal cord injury, but I understood how difficult it would be to do very simple tasks that I had never given much thought to. Brushing my teeth, getting dressed, using the restroom suddenly seemed impossible.  

Everything was such a struggle, it took too long, I had no patience, and it was so annoying that everyone always wanted to help. Well intentioned nurses, my loving husband. I felt such a weight as they helped me.  

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Free fruit and vegetable cutting strips

With the weather here warming up (and then dramatically cooling down, getting warm and going a bit wild as is typical here), we have finally started working on our garden! I'm going to be sharing more about our garden separately, but of course, I also had to create some new printables and learning activities for Y to enjoy! 

Naturally, I want to share these works and printables with you guys! For now, here is a sneak peak at what will be coming to our huge gardening unit. You can scroll down below to download your own free fruits and vegetables cutting strips for your little ones! 


Spring activities for kids: free fruits and vegetables cutting strips #montessori, #preschoolactivities, #homeschool, #springactivitiesforkids

Free fruits and vegetables cutting strips




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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Paralyzed & Pregnancy: how we conceived and 5-8 weeks update

As you may have read in my special announcement, Hubby and I are expecting baby number 2! We're so excited for this new journey in our lives! I'm also looking forward to sharing this experience with you guys. 

Paralysis and Pregnancy: How we conceived & 5-8 Week pregnancy update by Welcome to Mommyhood #paralysis, #paraplegic, #pregnancy

Because of my paralysis, pregnancy and raising children is different of course. I've been doing research and searching the internet for ideas, stories, and really inspiration and support, but I haven't found so much out there. So, I'm sharing our story here with you guys! 

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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Letter O book recommendations

Here's another 'catch up post' from the Letter of the Week series I am hosting with the lovely Amruta from Mumma Diaries! Today, I am really excited to finally be getting Letter O book recommendations up! If you haven't already, be sure to grab your own free Letter O printables pack, too! 

Tot Labs presents Letter of the Week: Letter Oo book recommendations by Welcome to Mommyhood, #preschoolactivities, #montessoriactivities, #montessori, #handsonlearning, #letteroftheweek, #lotw, #freeprintables

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Free printable: Gardening themed shadow matching

The weather here is finally nice. Suddenly super nice! I'm really excited about all of that wonderful outdoors time, and am especially excited to really start getting busy in our garden in the new house! 

We have some amazing space and Y has been asking me to please plant some veggies in the backyard. Um, why yes, of course son, we plant all sorts of delicious and healthy vegetables in the garden! We bought some multi-coloured carrots before from the grocery store and he was so excited to see purple carrots. 

Once my dear hubby helps to make some extra space for us to get planting, I'm definitely going to be planting some purple carrots as well as assorted heirloom tomatoes, aaaand we have tons of berries already growing along (blueberries, black berries, strawberries, red currants, black currants, white raspberries, normal raspberries). It is amazing. And delicious.  We're just generally pretty in love with gardening if that's not clear from out abundance of berry plants and soon to be abundance of vegggies. 

Monday, 9 May 2016

Letter Q printables

Welcome back to this week's Letter of the Week series! We're still working our way through the series and today are on Letter Q! If you scroll down below, you can download your own free set of Letter Q printables to help your little one learn all about q! 

As always, be sure to visit Mumma Diaries to see all of the fantastic hands on activities and printables Amruta is sharing for the Letter Q! 


Tot Labs presents hands on letter activities for toddlers and preschoolers: FREE Letter Q printables pack by Welcome to Mommyhood, #preschoolactivities, #montessoriactivities, #montessori, #handsonlearning, #letteroftheweek, #lotw, #freeprintables

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Flour sifting practical life activity for kids

As we have been working through the Letter of the Week Series, Y has been showing a huge interest in learning to write. I love fueling his interests and creating opportunities for him to work on developing those skills. A fun, but simple way we worked on preparing his pencil grasp and strengthening hand muscles was using this flour sifting work! 


Montessori inspired: practical life and fine motor activity - sifting flour for developing hand muscles by Welcome to Mommyhood #practicallife, #montessor, #Preschoolactivities,
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Monday, 2 May 2016

Letter of the Week: Letter P printables

Welcome back to this week's Letter of the Week series! Today, I am sharing our letter P printables! You can use these to create hands on works and trays to help your little one recognise letter sounds and learn the alphabet. Scroll down below to get your own free set of Letter P printables. 

As always, be sure to visit Mumma Diaries to see all of the fantastic hands on activities and printables Amruta is sharing for Letter P! 


Tot Labs presents hands on letter activities for toddlers and preschoolers: FREE Letter P printables by Welcome to Mommyhood, #preschoolactivities, #montessoriactivities, #montessori, #handsonlearning, #letteroftheweek, #lotw, #freeprintables

Sunday, 1 May 2016

I've been keeping a HUGE secret from you guys

So for the past two months, I've been keeping a pretty huge secret from you guys. It's been so hard to keep this quiet and my family is so, so, so excited to finally go ahead and share some very exciting news with you! 

Guess what!!!! Guess what!!!