Thursday, 30 October 2014

Turkey coloring cards and color activities for Toddlers

First things first: Happy Halloween everyone! We don't have it here in the Netherlands, but I have definitely enjoyed putting together our Halloween inspired shelves! I will be writing later in the month about what we have instead here in the Netherlands. Today, however, I am sharing a few simple Thanksgiving inspired color activities for toddlers and preschoolers. As always, the printables are available at the bottom of this post in English and Russian!

Thanksgiving inspired color activities for toddlers and preschoolers {Welcome to Mommyhood} #coloractivitiesfortoddlers, #montessori, #montessoriinspired

I've been having a lot of fun bringing out the Thanksgiving and fall inspired printables I had made up earlier in the month. I had initially created this set of cards thinking that they would make a fun way to solidify Mr. Toddler's knowledge of his colours. 

Thanksgiving activities: Free prepositions cards

As I promised on Tuesday, today is the first of many Thanksgiving activities and holiday themed freebies for the upcoming three weeks! Today, I'm sharing Turkey Themed preposition cards! 

Thanksgiving activities: Free prepositions printables by Welcome to Mommyhood #thanksgivingactivities

These fun cards were inspired by the Pumpkin printable pack I had put together recently. I had included opposite matching cards, and a few of them were opposite prepositions, such as on top of and underneath.  I ended up demonstrating those cards by placing a pumpkin on top of/underneath a box. It was a simple way to show a very important aspect of speech and grammar to a two year old, while keeping things fun! 

For these turkey and scarecrow cards, I focused specifically on prepositions. Older children can match all of the preposition cards that apply to each of the image cards. 

Thanksgiving activities: Free prepositions printables by Welcome to Mommyhood #thanksgivingactivities

For younger ones, like my 2 year old, I would demonstrate what each image is representing with an objects you may have at home. 

Thanksgiving activities: Free prepositions printables by Welcome to Mommyhood #thanksgivingactivities

The preposition cards for toddlers already have the preposition filled in and bolded. 

Free Printables Preposition cards

Thanksgiving activities: Free prepositions printables by Welcome to Mommyhood #thanksgivingactivities

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Homemade pumpkin pie spice

One of the things I have come to love during my years living in the United States is pumpkin. All sorts of pumpkin and pumpkin things. Pumpkin pie spice became one of my absolute favourite fall staples that I always had in stock... back in the day. 

Now that we live in the Netherlands, pumpkin pie spice, like quinoa, seems to be an item that is rare if not impossible to find. I had to take matters into my own hands. I mean, how can I possibly survive autumn without pumpkin pie spice in my coffee? How will my pumpkin pie ever taste the same? It won't. 

So I came up with a simple homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe. It's just as delicious, adaptable to your own tastes, and unlike pretty much every spice mix available in groceries stores, this one doesn't contain loads of E-numbers and mystery ingredients. 

Homemade pumpkin pie spice by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo, #homemadepumpkinpiespice

Homemade pumpkin pie spice

WIAW: Paleo and tasty!

Happy Wednesday folks! Today, I'm giving you a look into what I ate on Monday! I was pretty excited to be able to share my kale and cauliflower mashed potatoes dinner today, but I've had to change things up a bit. I love meal planning because in cases where things go off track, and a crucial ingredient disappears, I still have plenty of healthy meal ideas in front of me. I never plan what we'll eat on which day, precisely for this reason. I like to have the freedom to choose what I'm in the mood for when.  

This week, I swapped out our dinner our mashed potatoes dinner because we ran out of sausage, and I didn't feel like substituting. Instead, I whipped up my napa cabbage and chicken recipe (coming soon!), which left me a nice portion of leftovers for lunch for the next day. Now that is always a win. 

Annyyhow, shall we get to the photos already? Yes, lets: 


I'm so boring. I know! Here's a recycled smoothie photo: 

Paleo Meals by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo #paleomeals

I also had an apple and a few large handfuls of nuts. 


Baked fabulousness. I'm not going to share everything that's in these easy breakfast bowls (yes, I know I made them for lunch. Same difference). I will, however, give you a hint - the bottom layer is filled with sweet potatoes, followed by a layer of spinach! I'll be sharing this recipe soon, too! 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


I've been spending some time thinking about my plans for this blog during the upcoming few months. This is really one of my favourite times of year, and even though I tend to take on a bit more than I can chew, I love the craziness of it. I have to admit... I kind of love being busy. As long as I have a cup of coffee or two to keep me sane. 

This year has been a bit more hectic than good busy with the house and all, but I can't help but add a few new things to my plate. Those new things are blog related, of course! 

Here's the plan for November: I'm going to be sharing new Thanksgiving or Fall themed printables and activities three days a week until 20 November, when I will be sharing a round up of Thanksgiving themed toddler activities. Here is a sneak peak of what you can come to expect in the upcoming weeks: 

Thanksgiving activities and free printables for toddlers through pre-schoolers by Welcome to Mommyhood #Montessori, #freeprintables, #thanksgivingactivities

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Healthy herby omelette

Life has been a bit hectic to say the least lately. My hubby just finished off a majorly scary part of the whole house project. We were quite concerned about safety and thankfully everything went smoothly. I really want to give an update with a house tour, but it's in a worse state than it was in the beginning because we've had to take everything apart to replace... the not so important stuff like electrical wires, plumbing stuff, floors, the roof. You know, the totally optional things in a house. 

Sarcasm aside, I really relieved and excited and anxious all at the same time. We actually need to plan for all of the above so I've been keeping my recipes simple in order to clear out some extra time to really think about where windows should be, where electrical outlets should go (outside of the reach of little humans). I also can't seem to decide what colour the doors should be. Like the front door? I say everything should be teal. My husband disagrees though. What colour is your front door? Or how about the stuff around the windows? While these details are certainly less important than proper plumbing, it's also a pain to repaint/replace later so we need to decide it aaaalll now. Pinterest here I come!

What was the point of that random introduction into our lives? Well, with all of that craziness, I have been trying to focus on preparing healthy, and quick meals. Lately, omelettes likes this one have been an absolute favourite! Quick, delicious, and oh so healthy!

Healthy breakfast recipes: herb omelet by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo, #healthybreakfastrecipes