Here's a pep talk for the first 3 years, the "early childhood" years. It's exhausting. It's phenomenal. The world will never be the same on many levels. And, while the days can creep by and blend together, it's … [Read More...]
My son had been obsessed with rockets for the past 6 months or so, thanks to Little Einsteins. We had just moved, were staying with family, and so we kept it really simple which is also the beauty of it;) Yes, … [Read More...]
Our kids are 8, 6.5, & 5. We have yet to start individual allowance with them, quite frankly, it's not in the budget until fall when I go back to work. But, we recently were inspired to try out an idea we … [Read More...]
These are my favorite teachable moments. Not the spilling necessarily, but sneaking in learning naturally throughout the day. No plan. No prep time. Just action on my reaction.
"Oops, Mommy...I spilled my … [Read More...]
It's been nearly a month since my last post. I have avoided my computer and blog for weeks now. I've been kind of speechless after basically witnessing a miracle. Everything else has simultaneously seemed … [Read More...]
My time in early childhood classes (and the fact that messes find me) made me a huge fan of sensory experiences for my kids. Take a skill from a worksheet, remove pencil and paper, add flour (or sugar or … [Read More...]
PINTEREST FAIL! Yeah...so...I got stuffed on my slam dunk attempt for basketball donut holes. They look like nuclear meatballs. I'm pretty sure it's because I got cocky. Instead of setting up a … [Read More...]
Mom. Teacher. Wife. Cheeseball. A love for writing. And bacon. A mediocre camera. A crunchy floor. An open fridge policy. A half full cup, that often spills. Lots of laughter.