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Hi! Welcome and thanks for visiting! My name is Melissa. I am a new Mom, Certified Teacher, wife and homeowner. Here, you will find DIY projects, educational activity ideas, recipes and more to inspire you to enjoy life at home and beyond!


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September 9, 2020

Our little one has been really interested in bugs lately, from afar, like her Mama! She loves to look at picture books of bugs, name each bug and looking for bugs outside. Her favourites are butterflies, grasshoppers (which she loves to find in the grass and we hop alo...

August 21, 2020

Toddlers and preschoolers love to help at home! The kitchen provides some wonderful opportunities to learn and explore their practical life skills.

Today on the blog, I am sharing my TOP 5 simple and fun kitchen activities for kids!


Encourage your little one to m...

August 4, 2020

Today on the blog, I am sharing FIVE simple and fun beach themed activities to do at home with your little ones.


Whether it is décor shells or shells from a previous beach visit, add them to a bin or water table with a sponge and some soap.  Add in some pl...

February 5, 2020

Our little one has been interested in animals that hatch from eggs like chickens and penguins!

Over the holidays we recorded some movies, one of them being Happy Feet and her love for music and dancing combined with penguins just blossomed! 

I put together some penguin t...

November 28, 2019

This week, we’ve been exploring Winter themed activities on our shelves.  The snow has come and gone here, and we’ve been able go out and play in the snow with our hats, mittens, and boots of course. So we have added these items to our shelves!

Our little one recently f...

October 23, 2019

Since late summer of this year, our toddler has been watching The Letter Factory as part of our activity time. 

As a teacher and now a Mama, these are one of my top favourite learning tools to have in the classroom, I have recommended this to parents, and have brought b...

October 8, 2019

Having our Toddler, makes our tradition of going to the pumpkin patch so much more exciting! She loves to spot pumpkins on our walks, reading books about pumpkins - especially her Peppa Halloween book, and I have included Fall themed activities on her Montessori shelf,...

April 16, 2019

This recipe combines just a few healthy ingredients, both nutritious and delicious, and is vegetarian!

I make a batch of these and freeze them for our toddler and she loves them, to enjoy with food items like pasta or vegetables, for example. It is a great meat substitu...

April 3, 2019

Spring is here! Start off the season for your toddler with these simple, fun and hands-on Spring activities. In addition, as I do in previous activity posts, will be including some activity/play suggestions for each activity!

Our toddler loves cards (flash cards, regula...

March 7, 2019

Pizza is a classic dish that tastes even better when its homemade! With just a few simple ingredients, store bought dough and some elbow grease - you'll be enjoying this pizza and your favourite beverage (ours is wine, of course), in no time!

That's Amore :)

We love pizz...

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