Teaching the Alphabet

Teaching the alphabet is part of every parent-child relationship. Whether we just feel inclined to sing the ABCs constantly, or make it more fun, it is something that we all do regardless of whether we even intend on implementing more of a tot school routine. For us, when we took time to focus on the alphabet itself, we did not do much of it in order. Even if it’s great for children to know and recite the song, letter recognition is far more important to me. Keep reading to find some of our favorite activities, books, and even a free printable I made to share with you!
Free Printable and other ideas for teaching the alphabet | ALLterNATIVElearning
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New Baby Checklist – Week 2

The new baby checklist is in full swing now! We are on week two of our four week and 28 day journey to prepare for a new baby. Once all four weeks are complete I will compile an easy download and post it on the main page to help you organize and prep for the big days ahead of you! In the meantime, follow along as I make sure that I too am ready for a new baby from the tiny details like washing clothes to more important things like empowering my husband in his role as my birth coach.

28 Day New Baby Checklist - Week 2 in a series | ALLterNATIVElearning

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To the Mom of an Only Child – You are not a Lesser Mom

While I am still waiting for number two to make her debut, it is on my heart to speak to mothers from a very real place in my life right now. If you are like me and only have one child and maybe you are a family who will only have one child, please let me be the first to say you are not a lesser mom because you “only” have one child. You still have hard days, you still have victories, and you are still a mother and it’s still a hard job!

Open letter to any mom of an only child. You are not a lesser mom | ALLterNATIVElearning.com

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How to Help Younger Siblings Shine

Having multiple children can mean having to learn and understand how to cater to each child’s unique personality and needs. Rather than have children who all live under the shadow of the oldest or older child, there are ways to help younger siblings shine. This is so important in validating who they are and their unique personalities. I am excited to be able to welcome a guest post on this today from Rachel at A Mother Far From Home. I hope you enjoy it and give her some love for a great post!
4 ways to help younger children shine and stop living in the shadows of their older siblings. Great parenting tips here

We often take for granted all our children feel loved, appreciated, and accepted. Of course we love them! Of course we think they are amazing! However, children aren’t only looking for our approval. Often they look to their siblings to feel important and significant. If younger siblings think their older brothers and sisters hung the moon, they can be so busy trying to impress them they don’t come into their own…. 

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