BFBN Blog Spotlight: The Mommy Teacher

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At the end of every Babywise Friendly Blog Network week, we like to pick a notable blog written by a Babywise parent to spotlight. We like to cover a whole range of topics and introduce you to like-minded parents who have blogs that may be of interest to you. Today’s spotlight is on The Mommy Teacher (

This is a blog full of great ideas for learning activities to do with your children A great thing about this blog that I think is appealing to the general type of parent a Babywise parent tends to be is that she has a lot of information teaching you the “why” behind it all, with ideas (how) to incorporate these whys into your day. 

Today, Jessica has a post on why and how you can do just one little activity a day. I love this reminder. I think in this world where we have so much information and see so many great ideas out there, we think we need to go over the top if we are going to do it at all. We think if we are going to do any sort of learning activity with our child, we need to spend an hour prepping it and perfecting it–it must be “Pinterest worthy.” We then think we need to spend a good amount of time on the activity and make sure we take some stellar pictures along the way. But let’s step back and think a moment–is our three year old really going to compare our creation to what we saw on Pinterest? No! So who are we trying to impress here? Not the child. 

Jessica reminds us that we don’t have to be over the top in “An activity a day can go such a long way.” She says:

Most of the time, I sit down & think of a daily activity that I think my son would enjoy and one that I know can be used to teach important skills.

Go check out Jessica’s blog and get some inspiration for your learning time!


Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. The Mommy Teacher
    March 15, 2013 / 8:39 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this 🙂 It is such an honor!

  2. Valerie Plowman
    March 21, 2013 / 8:22 PM

    You are most welcome!

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