Galway to Graceland, Ukulele Style

So, I know this post doesn’t look like it involves activities for preschoolers, but I swear it does. The ukulele is the perfect starter instrument for a 3 year-old. It is the right size, teaches music appreciation, fine motor skills, and you name it. Edison is already starting to get the hang of strumming, and I just got it today. My friend, River, turned me on to the baritone ukulele which has 4 strings that are tuned just like the highest strings on the guitar. So, if Little Man can get the hang of the ukulele, guitar would be a natural transition.…

Maybe it is time to save the children…

I have to admit, I struggled with this post. I have wanted to write something about this for several days now, but everything I wrote sounded like some lame, save-the-children commercial. You know what though? Maybe it is time to save the children…At least one. Yes, I know. There are children all over that need help. Children who were unlucky enough to be born in war torn nations. Children down the street whose parents don’t have enough money to put healthy food on the table. Children who are neglected. Children with serious health issues. So many children who need so…

Preschool Cooking Activities: Healthy, Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

For some reason, I frequently find myself with 3 overripe bananas. I know I am not the only one. Even though they are still OK to eat, I don’t want to pack them in Edison’s lunch because I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for the kid that has to eat black bananas. I am also sick and tired of banana bread. Typically, we get all excited right when it comes out of the oven, and then we can hardly stand to choke it down over the next week. So…This time, I wised up and searched for “things to do…

The Significance of Toddler Activities for Child Development

The mind of the young child is frequently likened to very soft, adaptable clay: Impressible and responsive. All through infancy and early childhood years, there are countless sensory paths just waiting to get formed. These will impact how well a child interacts with and functions in the world. The toddler age is known as a important period for child development. Variety is of the utmost importance, because different types of toddler activities will stimulate different centers of the brain.

Diary of a Spirited Child Mom: The Blue Chocolate Butterfly

A few weeks ago, we took our son to Gallery Hop, a monthly event down town where you walk around to all of the galleries, sip wine, and pretend you are all sophisticated. Well, things are a little different now that we have a 3 year-old. The word “sophisticated” is no longer in our vocabularies unless we are referring to our son in jest. So, rather than sipping wine, we went to a fancy chocolate shop. You know, one of those candy shops where one piece costs the same as a bag of chocolate anywhere else. We told Edison he…

Aren’t You Cool…You Hacked a Mommy Blog

For the second time in 30 days, Wildedisons.com was hacked. They changed my home page to a file with a generic hate message and a picture of a girl that they could never date without paying. It wasn’t directed at me. It was just some script that someone wrote to target old versions of WordPress. They call it tagging, and it is the internet equivalent of spray painting a picture of a male body part on a school building. It is common and usually harmless, but boy is it annoying. Now, if I had an online bank and they hacked in…