Friends, one of the tips that Allie McDonald and I share when speaking or presenting that usually yields the most nods of approval is what I'm sharing here, via video, with you today.
It may seem super-simple to you, but this tip is M-O-N-E-Y.
It really is.
Totally worth your time for so many reasons.
So go ahead. Skim the post quickly, click 'play' on the video below, and you'll be in the 'know' too.
And the cool thing is that the only thing you'll need is the one object you most … Read More...
Every day, all day.
Each week. Each month, all year long, I am asked all kinds of reading questions.
So I'm officially opening up teachmama office hours!
That way, we can chat--even for a quick five minutes!--and I can help you support your children.
The awesome thing is that there's a free, new platform called SpareMin that allows us to chat when we can find time. During our 'spare' minutes of the day.
I love it.
I'm just planning ahead a bit and telling you when I'll make … Read More...
I've been chatting up poetry all month long, since April is National Poetry Month.
I've hit you with a few ways to make poetry rock for your kids.
I've shared some of my favorite poetry books.
I've even told you why kids need to hear sounds in words..
Honestly, more than anything, I'm thrilled to share some really awesome poetry-related resources with you--resources I truly believe will help bring poetry to life for your kids.
It's one thing to read poems, but it's another to … Read More...
please note: This post is a bit more content-sensitive than others.
More than anything recently, my friends and readers have been asking for my recommendations for books about puberty.
Books about changing bodies.
Books about growing bodies.
Books about sex.
Books about everything important.
Books for girls and books for boys--all about what they should expect to happen once they move into the wild world of puberty.
And though I am certainly not an … Read More...
How I wish I were better about teaching my kids to budget, to stay on top of finances, and to save money.
It's not my thing.
But it should be.
It should be everyone's thing. A basic necessity.
As I reviewed the cool, interactive tools for teaching kids about financial literacy from PwC Charitable Foundation, this became crystal clear to me.
And because April is also Financial Literacy Month--yes, it really is!-- what better time to share this with you than … Read More...