Thursday, 28 July 2016

Summer activities: Watermelon themed unit activities

Today, I am sharing a bunch of activities that you can use to set up the perfect watermelon unit! With a variety of activities, ranging from play dough fun to counting practice to practical life, we have you covered! Watermelon themed activities are so much fun for summer. We have been having so much fun them! 

Summer activities for kids: watermelon themed unit activities #montessori, #preschoolactivities, #homeschool, #summeractivities

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Animal themed activities for preschoolers

I'm so excited to be sharing our first set of kids learning activities in our new home! We're still in the process of building, constructing, packing and unpacking, but are kind of living there more or less. It's ridiculously hectic but we are so happy to finally be in our house! 

Y's room is no where near done - we only have a bed in there and a temporary homeschool area, of course! Later, we'll be moving his activities and materials downstairs to the living room, but for now, we're keeping it away from all the construction (still working on our kitchen and floors downstairs). 

For this of learning activities, we focused on learning about animals. Y is almost 4 years old, however, these activities can be adapted for younger or older children. This really depends on your child and what they are ready to do. 

Kids Activities by Welcome to Mommyhood:Montessori Animal themed learning activities for preschool #montessori, #preschoolactivities, #montessoriactivities, #animalthemeactivities

Monday, 25 July 2016

Paralysis and Pregnancy: 14-16 Weeks

It's been a little while since I've updated you guys on the pregnancy. I'm still going to be sharing a three week update today, focusing on weeks 14 through 16. I like the little bit of lag time to be honest (I'm actually 23 weeks today!) because when the little babe gets here, I also want a few extra weeks to write up a delivery post. 

And now, on to the details of pregnancy!

Paralysis and Pregnancy: 14-16 Week pregnancy update by Welcome to Mommyhood #paralysis, #paraplegic, #pregnancy

Summer recipes: 10 delicious peaches recipes

Aside from watermelon, another favourite summer fruit of ours are peaches! We love to eat them as snacks, but also to use them in some of our favourite summer recipes! 

There are so many dishes you can prepare and add just the perfect amount of sweetness and extra summer flavour by adding peach! From savory dishes, to breakfast pancakes, to desserts, today we are sharing some amazing peach recipes that are sure to make your summer extra flavourful! 

Summer recipes: 10 delicious peaches recipes by Welcome to Mommyhood, #summerrecipes, #peachesrecipes, #healthyrecipes, #easyrecipes




Saturday, 23 July 2016

Watermelon cutting strips

One of our favourite foods during the summer is watermelon! Y just loves it so much. One of my favourite ways to add some fun to our trays and activities is simply to add something relevant to our lives. Of course, with summer on my mind, I created a few fun summer activities for our shelves! 

One of those activities, I am sharing today, featuring our free watermelon cutting strips! You can download these at the end of this post! 


Summer activities for kids: free watermelon cutting strips #montessori, #preschoolactivities, #homeschool, #summeractivities


Thursday, 21 July 2016

Final Letter of the Week: Y and Z

I can't believe this is the last Letter of the Week post! We are finishing up learning all about the alphabet and letter sounds! Today, I'm so excited to be sharing our free printables set for Letters Y and Z! 

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

Tot Labs presents Letter of the Week: FREE Letters Y & Z printables by Welcome to Mommyhood, #preschoolactivities, #montessoriactivities, #montessori, #handsonlearning, #letteroftheweek, #lotw, #freeprintables

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Summer Recipes: 17 Delicious watermelon recipes

Summer is a wonderful time of year, but it can also be hot. Obviously, right? Except in the Netherlands, where I live, where it is cold. But right now I'm pretending I'm back in Michigan, where my mom says it's ridiculously hot, and there's lots of pool and lake time happening. 

Because this lack of any season except for unbelievable amounts of rain and wind is seriously getting old. I'm just pretending we are actually in the middle of summer. 

Anyway, when it comes to beating the heat, one of my favourite ways to do that is with Delicious food and drinks that cool our bodies down. My summer recipes tend to be really basic and refreshing. Even if we don't have particularly hot weather, we are usually very busy and hydration is still very important. 

Watermelon is perhaps one of my absolute favourite foods. Aside from being the only craving I have been having so far this pregnancy, it's just a delicious fruit! For today's round of yummy summer recipes, I am sharing a collection of amazing watermelon recipes! These range from fun, drinks for hydration to healthy side dishes that can make your lunch of dinner extra yummy! 

Summer recipes: 17 delicious watermelon recipes by Welcome to Mommyhood, #summerrecipes, #watermelonrecipes, #healthyrecipes, #easyrecipes

Summer recipes: 

17 delicious watermelon recipes

Friday, 15 July 2016

Tot Labs Web Shop is LIVE!

I'm so excited to announce that the Tot Labs web shop is officially live! Amruta and I have been working so hard to bring you products that we love and are proud of! We are so happy that all of our hard work has paid off and now we can finally reveal to you all of the wonderful activities we have been working on. 


Please visit our here: Tot Labs by Welcome to Mommyhood


Tot Labs by Welcome to Mommyhood Montessori inspired preschool and toddler materials! #montessori, #preschoolactivities, #preschool

Psst! Welcome to Mommyhood is offering a 50% off discount on shipping to the United States! This is a limited time offer as we are located in Europe! 

Tot Labs by Welcome to Mommyhood Montessori inspired preschool and toddler materials! #montessori, #preschoolactivities, #preschool

What can you get?


  • Hard copies of printables
  • Complete activities sets
  • Themed bundles
  • Custom made wooden trays
  • 3 and 2 part trays
  • Practical life materials and activity sets

Don't miss out! Subscribe! 


Now is the time to subscribe to get email updates from Welcome to Mommyhood! As a subscriber, you get exclusive access to discount codes to the Tot Labs shop, you will be the first to know of sales, and will even have access to special goodies otherwise unavailable! 

If you sign up, you will get an exclusive discount code to the Tot Labs Shop! This discount is only available until Monday 18 July 2016 so be sure to sign up immediately



Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Fun summer snacks for kids

When it comes to snacking, especially during the summer time, we love to have easily accessible, yummy, but also healthy snacks available to Y. 

With so much time being spent outside, it can get hard to do, but today, I am sharing ten delicious summer snacks for kids! These are healthy and ones that you can even make in ahead of time in larger quantities! From delicious popsicles to simple energy balls, we have you covered! And really, you should make a larger portion of these delicious goodies so you can sneak a few for yourself! 


Healthy snacks for kids by Welcome to Mommyhood #healthyrecipes, #healthysnacks, #snacksforkids

Monday, 11 July 2016

Tot Labs Web shop: Launching July 15

Hi there! I know, I know, it's been so quiet on here lately! We've been having a lot of fun outdoors, and of course, this pregnancy has been so distracting. But I promise, I've been working hard behind the scenes on some serious projects that I hope you guys will love! 

Today, I am so happy to be able to finally announce that the Tot Labs web shop if finally almost finished! We are officially launching this upcoming Friday, July 15th! The wait is almost over!


Tot Labs by Welcome to Mommyhood coming soon! #montessori, #preschoolactivities, #preschool


Amruta and I have been working so hard to finish creating products that we are sure you will love! Each set of activities that we have available has been created, designed, and put together with love, care, and attention to detail.