valentine’s day

secret message valentines: homemade, candy-free, totally cool
February 11, 2014 2 comments

secret message valentines: homemade, candy-free, totally cool

    Longtime fans of the ole homemade Valentine, I’ve had to get a little more clever and crafty as the kids get older. But I still want them writing, ...

valentine's day class party ideas, 2.0
January 31, 2014 6 comments

valentine’s day class party ideas, 2.0

       For many years now I’ve been roped into being Room Parent for my kids’ classes, and though I do love the opportunity to meet other families from ...

musical hearts: reading, moving, & crazy-fun kid game
January 30, 2014 No Comment

musical hearts: reading, moving, & crazy-fun kid game

      The snow and freezing cold temps has cause my three kids to be on energy overload lately. They need to burn steam. They need to run, jump, ...

homemade Scratch Art bookmark valentines: easy, cool, kid-happy
February 1, 2013 10 comments

homemade Scratch Art bookmark valentines: easy, cool, kid-happy

affiliate links are used in this post It’s that time of year when hearts and love and pink and hugs and candy and kisses are in the air. So the ...

how to throw a rockstar valentine's day class party
January 28, 2013 12 comments

how to throw a rockstar valentine’s day class party

It’s not easy running a class party–for any holiday–but with the right help and planning, any Room Parent (and his or her small army) can pull one off with ease! ...

our happy face and flower valentines
January 19, 2013 2 comments

our happy face and flower valentines

originally published on 2/5/2010: —————— There’s something about creating homemade Valentines that makes my heart skip a beat. So as long as I’m able–and my kids are willing–I hope to ...

sweet kids' valentines: mini stained glass hearts
February 11, 2012 12 comments

sweet kids’ valentines: mini stained glass hearts

I have always loved making Valentines with Maddy, Owen, and Cora. I love the discussion and decision-making beforehand, I love the mess, I love the time together.  And I love ...

easy, super-cute homemade valentines (with tattoos!)
February 11, 2011 8 comments

easy, super-cute homemade valentines (with tattoos!)

One of my favorite holidays is right around the corner–Valentine’s Day!  I’m totally not into it for the lovey-dovey stuff; that should happen every day if you ask me, and ...

valentines day: ideas for cards, candy, and fun
February 7, 2011 4 comments

valentines day: ideas for cards, candy, and fun

Valentine’s Day is around the corner–here’s the teachmama round-up, the throwback post! Before I share this year’s Valentines, (okay, so they’re not finished yet–you got me!), I thought I’d go ...

lunchbox notes: valentine's day knock-knock jokes
February 2, 2011 22 comments

lunchbox notes: valentine’s day knock-knock jokes

      Yikes! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and although we’ve been busy over Our family’s still on a knock-knock joke kick, so I ran with that ...

candy heart patterns
February 9, 2010 3 comments

candy heart patterns

For the last few days, we’ve been doing a lot of hanging out by the fire (which is what you have to do when you have no electricity in the ...