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prepare a family emergency plan: be EVEREADY (and grab a few free books from Scholastic!)
April 18, 2014 No Comment

prepare a family emergency plan: be EVEREADY (and grab a few free books from Scholastic!)

      Free books.  FREE books! Seriously. Grab free books for making sure your family is prepared for an emergency.  And for goodness’ sake, don’t we all want to ...

alphabet egg hunt: uppercase and lowercase letter match
April 2, 2014 No Comment

alphabet egg hunt: uppercase and lowercase letter match

Kids need to learn the letters of the alphabet. And even if we play with the letters for ten minutes a day, it adds up–and before we know it, our ...

springtime easter sensory bin: egg hunt and count
March 30, 2014 No Comment

springtime easter sensory bin: egg hunt and count

Huge thanks to Lauren, of Tutus & Tea Parties, for writing this smart and totally cool springtime craft post.  Lauren is a certified elementary educator, and she writes about the ...

kids doing laundry: 3 secrets to success
March 25, 2014 14 comments

kids doing laundry: 3 secrets to success

      We are about six weeks into our laundry re-vamp, and things are going well. To be 100% honest, we have had some roadblocks.  A traveling weekend here ...

sweet, sparkly flower craft for kids: read, learn, create
March 23, 2014 No Comment

sweet, sparkly flower craft for kids: read, learn, create

The following sweet, springtime guest post is written by the incredibly creative mom and teacher, Kristina Buskirk, of Toddler Approved.  Toddler Approved is a must-read. Even though my babies are well ...

chick hatching: fun for kids and families (and giveaway!)
March 22, 2014 5 comments

chick hatching: fun for kids and families (and giveaway!)

I’ve said it before, and I’l say it again: We. Love. Chickens. Really, we do. Not only do we love backyard chickens, but we also love the teeniest of tiny ...

2 easy ways to teach reading at mealtime
March 18, 2014 No Comment

2 easy ways to teach reading at mealtime

Believe it. You can teach your kids how to read while you’re sitting down to breakfast. You can teach your kids to read while you’re making lunches. You can teach ...

virtual travel: kids can explore without leaving home
March 10, 2014 No Comment

virtual travel: kids can explore without leaving home

    Springtime often means sunshine and warm breezes, park play dates and bike rides. But it also means rain boots and umbrellas.  Long and lazy afternoons inside, waiting for ...

teach your kids how to do laundry: become wash warriors
February 25, 2014 6 comments

teach your kids how to do laundry: become wash warriors

      My kids are learning how to do laundry. And they love it.  Love it. No joke. And I want to dance! At 10, 8, and 6 years ...

how to make homemade slime: snow day sparkle slime
February 14, 2014 No Comment

how to make homemade slime: snow day sparkle slime

    It’s been snowing a whole lot over here for the last few weeks, and in fact, this week, about 15 inches of the white stuff were dumped on ...

reading informational text and crafting: easy, beautiful jewelry-making
January 29, 2014 No Comment

reading informational text and crafting: easy, beautiful jewelry-making

      One of the things that my kids love to do is crafts, so when Melissa & Doug came out with the Art Activity books, I was sold. ...