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13 Ways to Keep Your Potty Training Toddler Busy

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Do you have a potty training toddler? If yours is anything like mine, you have to sit with her most of the time, waiting for the potty to come. Sometimes she can be on the potty for a very long time! If I don’t keep her busy she doesn’t like to sit for very long. So, I’ve come up with 13 ideas to do with your toddler while they sit on the potty. I have also listed 11 things YOU can do while your toddler is on the potty. Enjoy!The links listed below are affiliate links, meaning I will earn a small fee (at no extra charge to you) if you click the link and buy a product. Please know that these are my personal opinions and I only recommend products that I know and love. Please visit my Disclosure and Privacy Policy Page for more information! Read books. We love to use this time to read books. I put a basket of books in the bathroom that she can choose from. I put it on her stool so that when she is sitting on the potty, she can reach her books by herself. Sometimes I…

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Teaching Preschool Skills with Playdough

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As a mom and preschool teacher, I love to find new ways to teach foundational skills to my kids. I get especially excited when I find something that can be used to teach many different skills at once. That is why I love using Play-Doh so much! You can use to teach letters, numbers, counting, colors, shapes, sorting, and size!  Yes, it can be a little messy at times, but I have found that if you set a few simple ground rules, the kids do just fine with it. Download my poster Play-Doh Rules as a reminder for your kiddos! Learning Through PlayMany of the examples I will give below are for teaching foundational skills. The key word here is teaching. Meaning you are interacting and playing with your child. At this age, teaching can be playing with, talking to, copying, and interacting with your toddler or preschooler. Kids LEARN through PLAY! This is something adults tend to forget. Their knowledge is expanding through every activity, game, or interaction they have each day. So, while you might feel like you are just playing, your child is LEARNING!! With that said, your child also learns a lot…

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Living from the Laundry Basket

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Laundry is going to be the death of me. Okay, so that might be a little bit dramatic, and very much a first world problem. But, I know some of you other moms can relate with me on this! I hope I’m not alone in this! My family lives from the laundry basket! We do the laundry. As in, we wash the clothes. But getting it put away? That’s another story. Sometimes, it doesn’t get put away. We simply pick our clothes out of the pile each day deciding last minute if we have time to iron it. If not, it just goes back in the pile and we pick something else out. The pile is so BIG, so overwhelming. The thought of spending an entire hour folding clothes is enough to make us leave it for another day. Here’s the other problem. Once you do the laundry, there is always more to be done. It is NEVER. ENDING. Why put away all the clothes when there will just be a new pile to put away the next day? Ahh! Please Lord, encourage my husband to do the laundry today. I pray this…