May Day Follower Fest 2012

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Welcome May Day Partiers!

(And to my regulars, feel free to join in or share my attempt at a highlight reel with friends you think would benefit–clicking on the header above will take you to the party!)

Oh hey, watch out for that SPILT MILK.

Hi! So, sorry. How embarassing! Where was I? I’m Shelisa. The first thing I ever wanted to be was a Solid Gold Dancer. By middle school I decided to become a writer. A logical compromise when I went to college was to become an elementary teacher! I have a Master’s in Education, a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in Early Childhood. During my high school sweetheart husband’s service in the Air Force, I was blessed to find myself gaining experience in many grades as we hopped around the USA and England.

Then I became a baby factory. I’m convinced we could have taken the Duggars, but we stopped at 3 babies in 31 months. After 8 years of being a stay at home mom for the sole reason to be able to see all the March Madness Games, I’m on the Eve of a new season of returning back to the classroom, while never closing my classroom at home. We’ve planted roots in Kansas, baby.

There’s no place like home! There’s no place like home!

Oh hey, I don’t mean to be rude, but I need to speed this up. I have a FAKE DATE tonight! Woo-Woo!

Think Magnet is a brand new blog (3 months) that is a potluck of the learning we weave into our home lives with our public school kids and sprinkled with how we find sanity as parents and laugh at life…aka my most popular post…The Revenge Plan.  I do my best to keep posts short, sweet, light-hearted, helpful, and sometimes embarrassing. Ahem…

 Me + Car Door + Harry Potter

It’s all part of my Parent Revolution to keep it real. Reading blogs or trying to keep up with Pinterest can be overwhelming. So, on a good day, I can rock out some cool pancakes….

But on medium days I serve up some burnt beauties like this….at Think Magnet, I’ll show you both.

I’ve been known to grow Giving Trees…

And Plants vs. Zombies Inspired Gardens;) 

I hope Think Magnet is the place where you can walk right in, take your shoes off, and look in the fridge. Stop on by for lunch tomorrow. I’m serving up some Tangramwiches!  with some Do Do Donuts for dessert. (I said I would show you both!)

What should I wear to this partaaay? I hope my Pac-Man shirt and sweats are appropriate. Looking forward to “meeting” more of you crazy bloggers;) Shelisa

PS. If you’d like to connect to Think Magnet, look for my social icons on my home page.

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  1. i really like your blog! i am also a teacher (preschool!) and i have a 13 month old baby. i look forward to reading more 🙂

  2. It’s great to meet you! Thank you for teaching elementary school kids! In my former life I was a teacher…but I gravitated to middle school…much more my speed! Also, please thank your husband for his service in the AF. And thank you for supporting him through all those moves and deployments. I know it isn’t easy!

    • Poekitten, Thank you and Thank you! You are so kind. Middle school teachers are my heroes. I coached 6-8th grade bball and vball for 2 years. Total blast. Thanks for commenting so much love:)

  3. Hi, I’m really enjoying your blog and appreciate your honesty, burnt pancakes and all! Keep the ideas coming, they’re helping keep me and my three little ones busy! Hannah

    • Hi Hannah! I’m sipping on my PG Tips as I write;) We lived in England near Lakenheath Air Force Base in the village of West Row for 3 years. I just loved living in England. I am always snatching up bags of McVities, I pack my PG Tips when I travel, and I love a Scrumpy Jack once in awhile out of a pub glass;) Your boys are so cute and I’m excited to follow along your adventures!

  4. Thanks for visting my blog 🙂 I love your writing style- you are hilarious!!! My hubby is a math teacher and he LOVED your tangramwiches idea!!! I look forward to reading more! – Mary @

  5. Found you on the UBP Facebook page and hopped on over! Love what I’ve found! It’s so nice to have met you.

    • Hi Miss MOE! I just visited your site too. I always treasure moms who have been there-done that, a step ahead. You have a beautiful family and I love your easier life philosophy!

  6. Christina says:

    Just stopping by to give you some love! Love the picture of you all on the floor – and the Halloween costumes!

  7. Love You! So excited to read more from you. I find myself only wanting to laugh(it brings peace), my posts aren’t always funny but hopefully uplifting. I hope we connect again.

  8. 3 babes in 31 months- you are a much stronger woman than me! Although it does look like you’ve come out of it unscathed for the most part…lol. Best wishes on going back to the classroom and I look forward to following you on your new adventure.

  9. You’ve got some great ideas that I’ll have to save up for when my kid is older. It’s always good to learn from the moms a bit ahead of me on this parenting road. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  10. Love your tangramwich! Love all you are doing in your blog! And the pictures are super cute.

  11. So glad I found your blog at UBP. I need more funny mommy bloggers to laugh with.

  12. Eeeek!!! I love the Giving Tree! What a great project…you must be like Martha Stewart in the classroom (that could be a GREAT TV show and magazine idea by the way…just saying…)

    I found you through the UBP and hope that you are having a great time! 🙂

  13. Sorry, but I just giggled at your Harry Potter caption…was looking for some horrible injury story…nope hit with a little HP humor! Love your photos, you are very talented! Love the giving tree and the fact that your Halloween picture could be the perfect photo, that you find in frames prior to purchase! You have a beautiful family, and I know they must keep you on your toes! How do you keep it all together and still teach!

    Stopped by via the UBP2012! Thank you so much for making me smile!

    • Jenny, glad you got a laugh out of my clumsiness;) You are so kind, and you must know I definitely do not have it all together;) I try to share that often too (hence the car door story). This is my final year staying at home with the kids, I will start teaching in the fall. Then I will really be a mess! 😉

  14. Glad I found your blog, you gave me some great ideas what to do with my 3yo during school holiday. I love your math and science projects. As nice as it is, we can’t go to the beach every single day. 😉

  15. Oh my goodness, you made me laugh so hard I almost spit out my water. I am TOTALLY loving your blog and I am so very glad to have found it. I think you and I will be good friends. I have 2 girls and a boy sandwiched in between, gotta keep the laughs going as crying just doesn’t give me the right endorphins 😉

  16. HI Shelisa! I’m thrilled to find you, I love love that giving tree – my all time favorite book. I am lacking your pancake skills, I have only attempted Mickey Mouse so maybe I can learn a thing or two while I’m here. I hope you have fun at the party! PArty on!

  17. I’m having a hard time putting that ouchie forehead and that super happy smile together in my mind. Crazy times. Also, I kind of love your Plants vs. Zombie Rocks. A whole bunch. 🙂 #UBP12

    • Hi Audrey! Oddly, since I can remember, my first reaction to pain is often smiling or laughing:) And, by the time the stitches were done, my head was numb for awhile. It’s still numb:) Happy you liked the zombie rocks! Thanks!

  18. I found your blog from the May Day Follower Fest. Your blog is so cute and funny. And what a day to see your picture of spilt milk. That happened to me today, except mine was vanilla flavored baby formula…nice and sticky when it dries 🙁

    New follower,
    Shasta @ In The Old Road

    • Hi Shasta,
      Thanks for stopping by! Oh yes, I know those formula spills too. Your mosaic birdhouse is beautiful. My kids would enjoy that. I’ve liked you on FB!

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