One of my favorite places to visit in Kanagawa prefecture with my children is Enoshima Aquarium. I love watching my kids as they press their faces against the glass to see various sea life. I enjoy laughing with them at the dolphin show. We often enjoy ice cream on the large open porch as we … More Enoshima Aquarium
You initially start potty training two to three months earlier than reasonable due to peer pressure from other friends with toddlers. You quickly realize the toddler who keeps urinating consistently on your tatami floors, needs more than 20 minute bathroom break reminders; she simply needs a diaper! You wisely put her back in diapers, and tell yourself you’ll conquer potty training at the start of the new year. … More A Toddler’s Potty Training Antics
Babies and Toddlers Old Bear by Kevin Henkes Rah, Rah, Radishes! by April Pulley Sayre Does A Kangaroo have a mother, too? by Eric Carle Preschool- Early Elementary I Was So Mad by Mercer Mayer Detective Dinosaur by James Skofield Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr Seuss Yertle the Turtle by Dr Seuss Hurray for … More On Our Bookshelf: March
Happy Halloween from our family to yours. Xoxo Erica P.S. More pictures on Instagram.
Every few years, we take a big family vacation. Somewhere fun, where none of us have ever been. Our, my husband’s and my own, thoughts are to travel somewhere in the world where we want to go, somewhere child safe and mostly child friendly, and somewhere to make new memories together as a family that … More Travel Day to Bali
Singing nursery songs and bedtime lullabies seems synonymous with parenthood. You hold your child for countless hours throughout their first and second years of life, and throughout the rest of their childhood. For the past eight years I’ve sung multiple nursery songs almost every day and at bedtime, with very few exceptions to the infinitive … More Motherhood: Singing Lullabies and Nursery Songs
While scanning through the recipe book Birthday Cakes: Recipes and Memories from Celebrated Bakers by Kathryn Kleinman, I found a simple yellow cake recipe created by Alice Waters, owner of the world- famous Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. For Miss C’s second birthday cake I choose to make her this delicious and less fuss … More 1-2-3-4 Cake
Here are some of our top infant and toddler, and preschool and early elementary school age book choices for June. I hope you are able to enjoy them, too! 1. The Grouchy Ladybug 2. I Love You, Papa, In All Kinds of Weather 3. When I Go To the Farm 4. Berenstain Bears and … More On Our Bookshelf: June Favorites
Favorite books of April Here are our favorite books we shared this month. With all the spring rains and impending typhoon season here in Japan we enjoyed books together during the rain and the sunshine. For infants and toddlers My daughter liked these books and many more: Mommies Say Shhh! by Patricia Polacco Clifford’s Touch … More On Our Bookshelf: April Favorites
School mornings are quite hectic in our household. We try our best to get to school on time with some grace. Some mornings we have more grace than other mornings. This week has been especially busy; our household goods arrived, we had dentist appointments, my husband’s birthday, a vet appointment and my husband was gone … More Brunch for two, please!