No Non-cents Nanna

Practical tips and advice for a family friendly lifestyle

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3 Things Puppies and Toddlers Have in Common: Service-dog-in-training diary

Toddlers and puppies have a lot of things in common. -see post for 4 things about puppies and babies. Sophi-Do-It is the toddler in the above image.No at age 6 Sophie-do-it can fill the same dog dish with water.

This post  will compare the toddlers in my life and own new puppy, a future service dog.

As I write  I am reminding myself  that puppies and toddlers have more than 3 things in common that we need to be aware of with our new service-dog-in-training.

1) All babies leak.  2) Don’t understand English 3) Eat and try to explore everything with the mouth

2 more bonus points to remember about toddlers and puppies; 

4.Need for a loving grown up’s  time and energy to keep them safe while learning how to “make good choices.” . READ MORE

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Teach Your Kids to Sew This Spring Break

Sophie-Do-It learns to sew. 4 year old turned a heart shaped pillow cover right side out; filled with stuffing then sewed the opening close. Of course it looked like a 4 year old sewed the pillow…and No Non-cents Nanna is so proud!

Do you or your kids know how to sew on a button or mend a ripped hem on your skirt?

Can they thread a needle?

Perhaps you always wanted to learn to embroider a gift?

Well, stop putting  off learning this basic skill. Plan to learn to sew this Spring Break, Summer vacation or Winter Break. How about after school instead of mindless vegging out with video game?

Six years ago I taught my 11 year old grand daughter to sew so simple embroidery stitiches. She plans on being a surgeon one day. She has a head start on those stitching skills. READ MORE

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Viral Dinosaur Masks and More in Heart Felt Play Store Catalog

This viral image of 6 foam dinosaur masks

Thanks to the magic of  Pinterest and Shopify’s Buyable buttons these dinosaur masks are the Hottest product on Heart Felt Play Store for both 2016 and so far in 2017… but that is about to change with all the new dramatic play hats, visors, masks, ears, tails and capes. Last day to order  Halloween buying is Monday October 23, 2017 while inventory lasts-not guaranteed to be in stock. READ MORE

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