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My New Years Resolution: Be a More Hands On Mom

Becoming a more HANDS-ON-MOM with Child Learning & Development. #kidsactivities #kidsactivitiesblog #learning #development

Becoming a more HANDS-ON-MOM with Child Learning & Development. #kidsactivities #kidsactivitiesblog #learning #development

My New Years resolution this year is to be a more hands on mom. I want to be more involved in my children’s learning and development. One way I decided I was going to do this was by implementing a baby-toddler daily activity schedule, so that each day I could schedule at least one learning activity with each of them.

The hubs and I also just took out a membership at our local library and we have been taking the girls there to check out some books. My daughter loves being read new books every week, and I’ve been checking out activity books for kids as well as books on homeschooling since I am also exploring that idea. We will cross that bridge when we get there.

So although I can’t say this is a complete blog re-brand, I still love offering parenting tips, doing crafts and sharing other mommy moments, you will definitely be seeing more kids activity posts here.

My toddler is at that fun age where everything fascinates her. There are so many new sights and smells and she is soaking up everything around her. She is adding new words to her vocabulary everyday and frankly, she shocks me with her vigilance and willingness to learn and explore her surroundings more and more everyday. I want to be right there in those moments with her.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicole
    February 1, 2014 at 6:45 am

    I am so with you! My daughter is 11m and we are hoping to have another baby soon. I am so with you on this and will be interested to see where it leads you. I found some great info on Pinterest (development for every month/year). Might be a good place to start. Good luck!

    • Reply
      Melanie
      February 11, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks so much Nicole, good luck with baby #2! It’s easier I think to have them close in age because they will sort of be on the same developmental plane and so similar activities.

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    Tanya M @ Mom's Small Victories
    February 2, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Those are great pictures, I especially love the one with the fan effect. I agree with you. I would like to be more hands-on. I try to do different activities with the kids that I didn’t have time for when I worked. I gotta make the most of the time I have with my youngest before he’s off to school too!
    Stopping by from the mommy monday blog hop. Hope you will stop by my post about achieving my January goals, one small victory at a time!
    http://momssmallvictories.com/january-2014-personal-goals-achievements/

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    TinyRunway
    February 7, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    What a great resolution! These ideas are also perfect for quality time. They grow up so fast!
    tinyrunway.blogspot.com

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