22 Questions to Always Ask a Potential Babysitter

Female Teenager

I am pleased to welcome Hannah Munson as MamaOT's newest guest blogger! Because we parents need a break from our kids every once in a while, it's important to have a good babysitter or two (or three!) lined up. So today Hannah is going to share some of the most important questions to ask a ...

11 Benefits of Playing with Bubbles

bubble forming

  Photo credit: Joey Lim Bubbles are one of my absolute favorite things to use when playing with kids, especially those virtually indestructible Gymboree bubbles I mentioned yesterday (read post here). And since I recently began a new job in a new city where I have to start up a new relationship with every single kiddo on ...

The Best Bubbles in Town

I have a secret about bubbles that I'll share with you: Not all bubbles are created equal. Those "Miracle Bubbles" you find on the shelves of practically every store, while cheap, are quite honestly not worth it. The bubble solution is thin, it only produces a few bubbles when blown, and the bubbles typically pop quickly after ...

Guest Post for HGI Healthcare

Had the privilege of writing as a guest blogger for a company called HGI Healthcare the other day! They are a healthcare staffing company that provides job placements for registered nurses and rehabilitation therapists (such as occupational and physical therapists), and they were kind enough to ask me to pitch in and provide their healthcare ...

9 school supplies that help kids’ fine motor skills

Have you done your back-to-school shopping yet? This year marks a new adventure for me as I add "school-based occupational therapist" to my list of credentials. That means I have been wandering the aisles of school supply and discount stores in preparation for lots of therapeutic work on, among other things, fine motor skills! As I ...

Foods to help kids FOCUS in school

Vegetable Medley: 26/09/06

It's that time of year again. School is about to begin (or already has for some of you) and the kids are (about to be) out of the house for much of the day...Yippee! said all the parents. This means it's time to get back into the habit of packing lunches (Boo!) and sending kids ...

5 great places to find activity ideas for kids

arts and crafts

Over the course of the past two weeks I have featured five different blogs and websites that I have found to be really helpful when it comes to finding activities to do with kids. Because each site was featured one-by-one, I wanted to be sure to put all five of them together in one post ...

Activity Ideas for Kids: Pinterest!

Last week I introduced you to four fantastic websites that all do a great job of sharing ideas for activities to do with kids: 1. Monday featured No Time for Flash Cards (read post here). 2. Tuesday was all about Productive Parenting (read post here). 3. Wednesday we dove into Growing a Jeweled Rose (read post here). 4. And on Thursday I introduced ...

Activity Ideas for Kids: “hands on : as we grow”

This week on MamaOT we've been featuring various websites and blogs that will give you a creative boost when it comes to coming up with activities to do with the kids in your life. Monday featured "No Time for Flash Cards", Tuesday was all about "Productive Parenting", and Wednesday focused on messy play ideas from ...