This week's pick for our best blog feature is Mama Smiles.
We are featuring an interview with Mary Anne today and rounding up some of our favorite Mama Smiles posts this afternoon. Kids Activities Blog is so excited about our best blog series. We are hoping to introduce you to some sites you won't want to miss!
Mama Smiles is best blog because you will find every day creative parenting done through play and learning! The site is full of activities which encourage parent-child bonding, learning opportunities, activities which inspire positive sibling relationships and healthy family connections.
We are interviewing Mary Anne today to find out about the mom behind Mama Smiles.
Why did you begin blogging?
I began blogging when I was home with two little kids, and most people reacted with sympathy. I wanted to show the ways in which being a stay at home mom was fun!
What do you hope to inspire in the parents who read your blog?
Hopefully my blog inspires and gives readers some simple ideas of making the most out of childhood as it all flies by so quickly. I try to focus on fairly simple ideas that do not take unusual materials or a lot of work.
What is it like to live in your home?
In our home we have a six-year-old daughter, a five-year-old son, a three-year-old daughter, and a baby girl.
What are your kids favorite activities?
I have two, one is mess free art and the other is a sensory wall mosaic art project. The great thing about both activities is that they don’t take a lot of set-up, they can be left out for days on end without too much worry, and they are nice ways for kids to create while quietly chatting.
What is important to YOU as a blogger?
My”Exploring Geography” series is very important to me! Stop over and check it out.
What is your advice to readers?
My advice is to make the most of precious moments – a child grabbing hold of your hand for comfort, or two little ones engaged in pretend play. I also want to share that when you feel frustrated or angry, count to ten and really LOOK at their faces – this helps me feel empathy for their point of view.
More Mama Smiles
Thanks so much Mary Anne for sharing all of your creative play and mommy advice with us today. You have inspired us to slow down and take notice of those little moments that happen daily with our children and to treasure them.
More Best Blogs
If you are looking for more great blogs to follow, check out previous best blog articles here at Kids Activities Blog
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- True Aim
- Peanut Blossom
- East Coast Mommy
- Housing A Forest
- Playdough to Plato
- Learn Create Love
- Busy Kids Happy Mom
- Mess For Less
- Creative Family Fun
- B-Inspired Mama
- The Usual Mayhem
- Octavia and Vicky
- My Poppet
- Mama Miss
- All Done Monkey
- Inspiration Laboratories
- Frugal Fun for Boys
- 52 Brand New
- Creative Kid Snacks
- Kid World Citizen
- Two Big Two Little
- What Do We Do All Day?
- 3 Dinosaurs
- Red Ted Art
- Enchanted Homeschooling Mom