A Minute to Win It class party?
We have been all about Minute to Win it this year after we rocked out a Minute to Win It Family Game Night a few months ago, so when I asked Owen what he wanted to do for his Valentine's Day class party, without hesitation, he said, Minute to Win It!!
So I started thinking about how we could make this work for a classroom filled with 24 fourth graders.
It definitely would be vastly different from our little, at-home 10-person family … Read More...
These cute melted crayon Valentines have been floating around the web for years now, but this is the first time we've tried it.
Our own take on the melted crayon Valentine turned out really, really awesome.
Don't get me wrong--we've melted crayons before.
We just never used them for Valentines. We experimented with them on a super-hot summer day.
Our family is always on the hunt for crazy-cool, handmade and candy-free Valentines that the kids can make and share with their … Read More...
New book series for tweens? Yes.
Worth your time? Yes.
Your tween--girls, especially--will really like it? You bet.
It's the Star Darlings series.
Maddy, Cora, and I are giving a big, star shout-out to this new fantasy series for a bunch of reasons.
And the awesome thing is that one lucky teachmama.com reader will be able to score the first five Star Darling books and A Wisher's Guide to Starland to share with his or her startastic star darlings as well.
Here's the skinny. … Read More...
When I was asked to check out Gatheredtable and then share it with my readers (if I liked it!), I was hesitant.
It sounded too good to be true.
Stress-free dinner prep?
Meal planning that won't make me lose my mind?
Food that will keep everyone happy?
New recipes catered to our family's needs and preferences?
Time-saving so that I can spend what few minutes I have cooking and not recipe searching or shopping?
Homemade foods that will keep everyone healthy and … Read More...
Originally published on 10/28/12 but republishing because there's a winter weather emergency declared in the DC Metro area again.
Something's coming our way.
Something big. Something named Sandy who is bringing with her high winds, 'astronomical' tides, and rain like we've not seen in decades.
I'm trying hard--hard!--not to get swept up in the hype. I'm trying hard to maintain my calm, find my zen, and be that calm, cool, and collected mom I strive to be. But I am having a really hard … Read More...