5 Tips for Staying Sane While Pregnant with No. 2

5 ways I am keeping sane while pregnant with no. 2. www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

I will be the first to admit, pregnancy and I just don't get along very well. When I was pregnant with my first, I was working full time. I would still get sick and be nauseated throughout the day and my diet consisted of about 5 things until way into the 2nd trimester.Now that I am pregnant with no. 2 and staying home with a toddler full time, it has brought on a whole new set of challenges for me. Now I have a toddler who needs my attention when honestly most days I would rather just lay in bed or sleep on the couch. I did get on some medicine this time around, but things are still rough. So I am sharing a few things that I have been … [Read more...]

Activities to Beat the Winter Blues with Kiwi Crate

Fun and engaging activities for beating the winter blues using our Koala Crate subscription. www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

If you live anywhere in the world that gets cold temperatures and lots of snow in the winter time, than I'm sure you are in the same place I am - stuck inside with a very active 2 year old who needs activity and movement. And with pregnancy symptoms hitting me pretty hard over the winter, I have has some difficulty coming up with fun and engaging activities for her. Thankfully, our Koala Crate subscription from Kiwi Crate has come to our rescue with some fun activities for beating the winter blues.How Koala Crate Keeps the Winter Blues Away I love coming up with fun activities for Ellie to do at home. She is 2 1/2 now so is able to do … [Read more...]

5 Home Management Tips And Tricks – Good Tips Tuesday #56

5 Home Management Tips and Tricks. www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

We all can use some simple home management tips and tricks in our homes. This week we have featuring 5 home management ideas from last week's Good Tips Tuesday link up party. Be sure to check out each one and let them know you came over from GTTuesday!5 Home Management Tips And Tricks For Busy Women 5 Creative Home Organizing Tips - The Road to Domestication What to Clean Daily to Avoid Getting Sick - The Health Minded Make Ahead Freezer Meals - Nepa Mom The Many Uses for Epsom Salt - The Health Minded Simple Menu Planning - A Life in BalanceGood Tips Tuesday LinkUp PartyWe want this to be a resource for you to find Good … [Read more...]

My 5 Favorite Posts from 2014

Some of my favorite posts from 2014 for toddlers, preschoolers, and homeschoolers. www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

Today I am teaming up with some great homeschool bloggers from the iHomeschool Network to share our favorite posts from 2014. Be sure to check out all the other blogs sharing their posts today, I will share the link with you below.My 5 Favorite Posts from 2014 Some of my favorite posts from 2014 had to do with some of the fun things I have done with my 2 year old last year. I shared some tips to use with toddlers and preschoolers as well as some handwriting tips for homeschoolers. In my 5 Days of Tot-School and Preschool Ideas series I shared some fun ways to include practical life skills, fine motor, sensory, handwriting, and … [Read more...]

Why is Sensory Play so Important for Development?

Some great reasons why sensory play is so important for development. www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

When you hear the word sensory play, most times you think of messy play, or children being let loose to explore the world around them outside. And while sensory play does include these things, it is SO much more than that. Sensory play is so important for development - they hand in hand.As stated above, sensory play is often associated with messes and parents having to clean up messy kids, toddlers, or houses. However it is much more than that. All of us use our senses each and every day to process the world around us and respond to it. There are 7 senses that we each use on a daily basis. Yes I said 7, not 5.So what are those 7 … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Resources for Busy Moms

There aren’t enough hours in the day, right? With work, helping the kids with their homework, preparing meals, cleaning up after everyone and putting yet another load of laundry on, there’s very little time for sleep – let alone DIY and crafting!But do you look at that bare wall in the den and that tatty tablecloth on the kitchen table, and just wish you had a few hours to do something about them? Or do you browse through those wonderful crafting successes on Pinterest and think to yourself that “one day” you’ll have a few more minutes to yourself so that you too can create something incredible?You’re not alone – there’s a huge … [Read more...]