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Full Moon Black Cat Paper Plate Craft

Full Moon Black Cat Paper Plate Craft

by / on October 22, 2014, 8:00 am

Full moons and black cats are synonymous with Halloween. Help your young crafter celebrate the holiday by making a simple but fun non-spooky full moon black cat paper plate craft. Materials Yellow, black, pink, and white nontoxic paint White paper plate Scrap cardboard Cotton balls Paintbrush Instructions Pour some yellow […]

Spicy Tuna Smart Bottoms Smart One 3.0: Daily Diaper

Spicy Tuna Smart Bottoms Smart One 3.0: Daily Diaper

by / on October 22, 2014, 6:00 am

Before buying a cloth diaper to add to my stash, I like to look at pictures of the diaper in action to get a better feel for the diaper. The Daily Diaper is an ongoing feature of The Parenting Patch in which I share photographs of the cloth diapers in […]

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Squares Lesson Plan

Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Squares Lesson Plan

by / on October 21, 2014, 10:00 pm

Objective: To learn about the shape square Message: Squares have four equal sides. Book(s): Squares by Anita Loughrey Perfect Square by Michael Hall Square by Bryony Jones Squares by Pamela Hall Square from Play Bac Publishing Squares Around Town by Nathan Olson Squares by Dana Meachen Rau Squares by Diyan […]

Week 34 of Pregnancy: Getting My Flu Shot and Tdap Booster

Week 34 of Pregnancy: Getting My Flu Shot and Tdap Booster

by / on October 21, 2014, 8:00 am

Today I am thirty-three weeks exactly into my pregnancy with my second baby, meaning I am in week 34 of pregnancy. My baby is now the size of a cantaloupe in weight, measuring between eighteen and nineteen and a half inches from head to heel and weighing between four and […]

‘Boo Who? A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book’ Book Review

‘Boo Who? A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book’ Book Review

by / on October 21, 2014, 7:00 am

Lift-the-flap books are super popular with young children. Boo Who? A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book by Joan Holub is a fun little Halloween book that fills the desire to lift-the-flap among early readers. Recommended for children ages 3 and up, Boo Who? A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book is a book of Halloween […]

Orange You Glad AppleCheeks: Daily Diaper

Orange You Glad AppleCheeks: Daily Diaper

by / on October 21, 2014, 6:00 am

The Daily Diaper is an ongoing feature of The Parenting Patch that features cloth diapers in use on actual babies. When I am considering purchasing a new cloth diaper to add to my stash, I always head online to check out pictures of the diaper in action first to get […]

Week 33 of Pregnancy: Improved Iron Levels

Week 33 of Pregnancy: Improved Iron Levels

by / on October 20, 2014, 8:00 am

Today I am exactly thirty-two weeks pregnant with my second child, meaning I am in week 33 of pregnancy. My baby is now the size of a durian fruit in weight, measuring between eighteen and nineteen inches from head to heel and weighing about four pounds. I amazingly am in […]

N Is for Narwhal Handprint Craft

N Is for Narwhal Handprint Craft

by / on October 20, 2014, 7:00 am

N is for narwhal! Help your toddler learn about the letter N by making a fun narwhal handprint craft. Materials Blue and light blue nontoxic paint Blank paper Paper plate or scrap cardboard Cotton ball Cotton swab or paintbrush Instructions Pour some blue paint and some light blue paint onto […]

Spooky Best Bottom: Daily Diaper

Spooky Best Bottom: Daily Diaper

by / on October 20, 2014, 6:00 am

Welcome to the Daily Diaper, a current feature of The Parenting Patch in which I will share photographs of the cloth diapers in my stash in action. Whenever I am thinking about adding a new diaper to my stash, I head online to check out pictures of the diaper in […]

What You Need to Know About Immunization Infographic

What You Need to Know About Immunization Infographic

by / on October 19, 2014, 3:00 pm

How much do you know about immunization? Learn about how vaccines work and the risks of vaccination in an infographic from Doctors Nova Scotia. Image Credits What You Need to Know About Immunization Infographic: http://www.vaccinews.net/2014/10/a-closer-look-at-vaccines-are-they-really-safe/

‘This Is Not a Pumpkin’ Book Review

‘This Is Not a Pumpkin’ Book Review

by / on October 19, 2014, 8:00 am

“This is NOT a pumpkin. It’s round, it’s big, it has a stem, but this is NOT a pumpkin!” begins This Is Not a Pumpkin by Bob Staake. Recommended for children between the ages of 1 and 4, this board book is a fun little read during the autumn season. […]

Week 32 of Pregnancy: Braxton Hicks Contractions

Week 32 of Pregnancy: Braxton Hicks Contractions

by / on October 19, 2014, 7:00 am

Today I am thirty-one weeks and one day into my pregnancy with my second child, meaning I am in week 32 of pregnancy. (Today also marks the sixth wedding anniversary for James and me!) My baby is now the size of a jicama in weight, measuring between seventeen and a […]

S Is for Spider Handprint Craft

S Is for Spider Handprint Craft

by / on October 18, 2014, 8:00 am

S is for spider! Help your toddler learn about the letter S by making a fun spider handprint craft. Materials Black, red, and white nontoxic paint Blank paper Paper plate or scrap cardboard Cotton ball Cotton swab or paintbrush Instructions Pour some black paint onto the cardboard. Use a cotton […]

The Duck and the Pile of Pumpkins: The Rubber Ducky Project Week 42

The Duck and the Pile of Pumpkins: The Rubber Ducky Project Week 42

by / on October 18, 2014, 6:00 am

Image Credits The Duck and the Pile of Pumpkins © 2013 Heather Johnson

‘The Story of the Jack O’ Lantern’ Book Review

‘The Story of the Jack O’ Lantern’ Book Review

by / on October 17, 2014, 8:00 am

Every fall during Halloween, carved Jack o’ lanterns sit outside on porches, glowing into the night. But how did the tradition of carving pumpkins begin? The Story of the Jack O’ Lantern by Katherine Tegen with illustrations by Brandon Dorman offers one legend about the origins of the Jack o’ […]