How To Live Your Best Life During Quarantine

how to live your best life during quarantineThis blog post will be sharing all I do as a stay-at-home/work-from-home mom to create a loose structure to my day! As well as an abundance of ideas on how to live your best life during quarantine. Our main goal as a family during quarantine is to grow closer together, an to take advantage of this abundant togetherness we have. It’s been a challenge to make the most of each day when we can’t go to all our usual spots outside, but we’ve made do with what we have and got creative 🙂

I hope this post inspires and equips you with realistic ideas and inspiration that will manifest joy, togetherness, creativity, and appreciation in your home during this COVID19 quarantine — and after! Feel free to check out my stay-in story highlight on instagram for tons more ideas on how we do a typical day indoors, too.

I know it’s not easy to be inside all day (as in, not going to our usual spots and keeping a social life and not hanging out with anyone outside of who lives with us). But we must do this for the greater good, and it soon will pass. Let’s make the time we have indoors purposeful and intentional so we can come out of this strong, and still sane!

I’ve also included a free download of our daily homeschool routine
for you to create your own block schedule with!
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The Biggest and Best Library Book Haul

library booksWe love going to the library for new books, and right now I have 30 checked out!! And I wish I could buy every single one of them – we definitely struck gold with this specific haul. Every book we checked out is SO GOOD! I’ve compiled an awesome and massive list of the books we have right now, and the themes focus on nature, friendship, learning, development, compassion, and all things Spring.

I love finding children’s books that are beautifully illustrated, are educational, engaging, have an enchanting narrative, and teach about valuable morals and character traits. And every single one of these books check all those boxes! Maybe I will buy them all after all 😀

I shared details about the books we have on my Instagram stories today. And as promised, here is the shoppable list of every single one! I also threw in some other favorite books of ours, just for fun.

I just found out today that our local library will be closing its doors until early April. I’m so bummed! But I’m also feeling like we definitely have more than enough books to get us through til then haha! If you can’t make it to your library, you can still get these books delivered through Amazon (and they’re all reasonably priced too!). I’ve included all the individual links below, or you can see them all on my Shop Page 🙂 I also have a section dedicated to my own favorite books. Happy reading!

The best (and biggest) library book haul we’ve ever done:
The Rabbit Listened
Little Cloud
Sunny
Big Book of Birds
Big Book of the Blue
Big Book of Bugs
Wild
The Little Gardener
Because of an Acorn
Builders and Breakers
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site
Let’s Build
In A Jar
ABC Yoga
Bunny’s Book Club
Big Cat
Story Boat
The Girl and the Dinosaur
Little Mouse’s Big Breakfast
Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring
Ball and Balloon
Over and Under the Pond
This Moose Belongs to Me
What Color Is Night?

Other children’s books we love:
The Big Umbrella
Be Kind
Bear Series (Box 1)
Bear Series (Box 2)
Cat & Bunny
The Keeper of Wild Words
The Hike
Tiny, Perfect Things
The Climbing Tree
Little Acorn
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
Tiny T-Rex and the Impossible Hug
Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt
Here and Now
Poetree
Windows
Her Body Can
Brilliant Bugs / Dinosaurs / Night Animals
Carl and the Meaning of Life

Our favorite books for potty training:
Poop or get off the potty
Goldilocks and the just right potty (our fav!)
Whose poop is that?
A potty for me

If you grab any of these books for your kiddo, tag me in your Instagram stories showing what book(s) you got! ❤

How To Survive Daylight Savings Weekend With Little Kids

how to do daylight savings with kidsDaylight Savings in fall used to be my favorite day of the year. Get an extra hour of sleep? YES please! Fast forward, and now I have kids. Two little ones, 2 years old and 6 months old, and I dread when we have to move the clock. But after practicing later sleep times and getting creative when my oldest did wake up earlier (or slept through the extra hour, praise!), I don’t dread this weekend anymore 🙂 And you don’t have to, either!

Read below for some fun tips on owning, surviving, and thriving through your fall-back daylight savings weekend, along with learning tools and craft ideas to make the most out of your evenings when it gets dark earlier: Continue reading

10 Simple And Festive Activities To Celebrate Fall

THE MINI APARTMENT fall activities 2019I love when Fall comes around – but rarely do I feel like we have time to do all the fall activities that we want to do! This year, I thought it would be a better idea to make a simpler “bucket list” of fall activities. This list is full of fun and festive ideas to do during fall that are either free or cost next to nothing! You can do all of these activities with little prep, and on any day of the week.

Some fall bucket lists can be a bit overwhelming with so many things to pack in, and others include things that not everyone has access to (like jumping in the leaves or sitting by the fire – we don’t get opportunities like that in San Diego!). This simple bucket list for fall includes seasonal activities to do no matter where you live!

Click the link below to download and print your free fall activity printable (in color and on cardstock if you want the full effect) – then hang it on your fridge or cork board so you can access it all season long! And make sure to check out the details on each item below to make the most out of this simple fall activity bucket list 🙂 Continue reading

This Is How We Do: Motherhood + Google Part 2

Motherhood and Google letterboard

Welcome to another week of #TMAthisishowwedo! If you are just now following along to my new weekly series, catch up on they why behind it, on this post. This week’s topic is a follow up/part 2 to last week’s, “When Google Is My Therapist” with more real-life Google searches about motherhood and parenting.

In my most desperate hour of need, I will inevitably turn to Google to help me solve my latest parenting dilemma. This week alone, I searched the following:

– “how to get play doh out of a suede chair”
– “how to get toddler to stop drinking bath water”
– “how to help toddler not be afraid of the dark”
– “toddler drank some of my coffee should I be worried”
– “how long does the first sleep regression last”
– “signs of heat exhaustion in toddlers”

Seeing as how Google is every mom’s on-call therapist… 😂 I rounded up some more mama’s to share their most recent Google search for #tmathisishowwedo Motherhood + Google. For every facepalm moment of motherhood, there’s a Google search for it. They go hand in hand, am I right!! Read below for some relatable and real-life Googles from moms: Continue reading