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This week in the activity boxes I put together for Flora (who is 2.5 years old) all focus on SHAPES! Flora is doing really great with her colors but we haven’t spent too much time on shapes yet. I always try to get these boxes together on Sunday so they are ready for the week. […]

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Ohhhh, I am SO happy to finally be sharing this post! I’ve been working on these ideas since November and finally manage to get everything photographed and ready to share! If you’re new around here, activity boxes are my favorite thing to put together to entertain my girls while I get work done, clean, cook […]

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Morning activity boxes have been a game changer in our routine! I did a version of this with Piper when she was younger and I was trying to juggle the work-from-home mom routine. So a few weeks ago I started making boxes for Flora to use when she needs an activity (i.e. she wants my […]

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We are really getting into a long-term routine this week, it will be our first week with Piper’s distance learning program in place. We will be meeting with her class 2x and basically be doing her assignments combined with the meetings from 9:30-12pm every day. I’m learning how to adjust my work expectations and figure […]

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I’m so excited to share that I’m launching The Mama Notes Activity shop next week on Wednesday, March 11th! I’ve been working on this business for over a year and to see it come to fruition is both exciting and nerve wracking. I’m sharing everything you need to know below and answering the frequently asked […]

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It’s Activity Box time! I got a little off schedule with sharing for February but hope to bring you simple and easy ideas you can implement with your kids all month long. I’m also going to share how I stretch these 5 activities out to last the entire month. You can see 5 more activity […]

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We’ve been practicing colors with Flora (age 2) for a few months now and I pulled out this easy activity the other week that she’s been doing independently with her big sister. It allows me to get stuff done and not feel guilty about her being in front of a screen plus she’s learning! All […]

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If you’re new around here maybe you haven’t heard about my activity boxes, so here’s the deal! I started doing them a few years ago with my toddlers as a way to set up our activities for the week. When my girls were young (12-18 months) I found I most needed them to be entertained […]

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One of the most popular topics that’s been requested surrounding pregnancy content is how exactly to survive pregnancy when you already have other children. For the most part my pregnancies have been pretty easy, aside from the normal exhaustion which I am very grateful for – but I know that is not the case for […]

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Since launching Magic Playbook last month one of the most frequent questions I have received is if I’ll still be sharing activity box ideas. My goal is to share them once a month still with seasonal and monthly themes. Many of these ideas use printable sheets from Magic Playbook – and you also get tons […]

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We are heading back to the beach for Camp Mama Notes this week – taking fun adventures at sea with mermaids and pirates! In case you missed it you can find all of our Space Week camp activities here and Beach Week camp activities here! Mermaid Dolls Supplies: Clothes PinsFelt or FabricYarnHot Glue GunPaint Directions: […]

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Mother’s Day will likely look a little different for most of us this year, and fresh flowers may not be an option! I came up with these paper flower bouquets as an activity for the Spring Mama Notes Activity Shop boxes long before quarantine started, but they seem even more fitting right now! The concept […]

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