Board Games For Pre-Schoolers

For my son’s third birthday, a number of people bought him board games. At first, I was skeptical that he would sit still long enough and be able to follow the directions. I was totally wrong. Game time is fast becoming one of our favorite activities. Don’t get me wrong, there is a ridiculous amount of cheating. But the more we practice, the better he gets. So if you are looking for a good gift for a three or four year old or some new activities for your toddlers, check out some of our new favorite board games. With the cold weather fast approaching, this is a great mess-free activity when you can’t get outside.

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  • Super Why ABC Letter Game – This game teaches reading basics, like letter and word recognition. Because the questions that players must answer vary in difficult, this game is great for a wide range of ages.
  • Mickey’s Clubhouse Surprise Slides Board Game -Since most kids love Mickey, this game is usually a surefire hit. The directions are very simple and only require children to know their colors.
  • The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game – Not only is the name really cute, but this game teaches sorting and matching and helps with fine motor skills.
  • Don’t Break the Ice – While this game doesn’t really teach anything, pretty much every three or four year old loves to make the bear fall. Sometimes all you need is a plastic hammer and you are a good to go.
  • Disney Doc McStuffins Operation Game – The Doctor is in! Fans of Doc McStuffins can play with this adorable take on the classic operation game. This game is a little tougher for younger kids, but they still get a kick out of making the buzzer go off. It really helps with fine motor skills.
  • Happy Playing!

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Apple Season!

Like most beach loving people, I get really bummed when the summer ends, but the truth is fall is my favorite season.  The weather here in Jersey is gorgeous and some of my favorite foods are in season – apples and pumpkins.  Today’s post is dedicated to all the amazing apple recipes (beyond good ol’ apple sauce) I have researched and will be making in the coming weeks after we go apple picking.

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Are you drooling yet?  I am.  Happy Fall!

The Perfect Non-Nursing Nursing Top

Another mom recently recommended this awesome H&M crop top for use as a top layer for nursing mamas.  At $7, I can’t imagine a better way to accentuate a fitted nursing tank and keep your wardrobe interesting.

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I am definitely ordering one size up.  This loose, flowy crop top can also double as a nursing cover over your nursing tank, and is comfortable and flattering for a recently pregnant mama.  Yay for creative nursing gear!

Rosh Hashanah

Tonight marks the start of Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year. Naturally, my favorite part of this holiday is the food. There are not many better combinations than apples and honey, which we eat together to celebrate a sweet new year. I am lucky enough to be going to my inlaws to celebrate and, in anticipation, I have compiled a list of some fantastic Rosh Hashanah recipes.

Whatever you are eating, we hope you have a happy and sweet new year!

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