Education

Easy DIY Apple Ornament

Well, I did it again!  I lost track of time.  I woke up Sunday morning and realized that this is Lil' Man's last week of school for 2017.  Yikes!  That means I have just a few days to to put together gifts for his teacher and the class instructional aide. I've been braving the stores… Continue reading Easy DIY Apple Ornament

Education, Parenting

Not Another Post on Making Slime

Sorry folks, but my son has been begging me to make slime for months now.  I don't know about you, but I feel like stores are constantly bombarding me with advertisements for slime.  Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that this elementary classroom experiment would get boxed up and commercialized. I've always used… Continue reading Not Another Post on Making Slime

Education

Entering the World of Self-Publishing: Buzz Finds his Voice

Besides encouraging me to start this blog, my husband has been urging me to give writing children's stories a go for awhile now.  When he recently mentioned the idea again, I took it as a challenge. I've had several ideas bouncing around in my head for the last few years, but life had us so… Continue reading Entering the World of Self-Publishing: Buzz Finds his Voice

Education

Primary Pinterest Projects: Disney’s Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Votive

Last October I saw this great tutorial for a DIY Hitchhiking Ghosts Mason Jar from Disney while perusing Pinterest.  I thought it was a cute, inexpensive holiday craft and promised myself that I would get around to making it before Halloween.  Unfortunately, Halloween came and went, and I never got around to the project.  I had already… Continue reading Primary Pinterest Projects: Disney’s Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Votive

Education, Parenting

Making Sight Words Fun

It's hard to believe that Lil' Man has already completed his first month of kindergarten!  Last week he received his first set of monthly sight words to practice at home:  I, the, a, go, and is.  We quickly went through all of his teacher's recommended activities, and we determined that Lil' Man should use his time to practice… Continue reading Making Sight Words Fun

Education, Parenting

What We are Reading: A Book Review of A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

Title:  A Perfectly Messed-Up Story Author:  Patrick McDonnell Hardcover:  40 pages Publisher:  Little, Brown and Company ISBN-13:  978-0316222587 Summary:  In the beginning, Louie's story seems perfect.  It is when Louie is faced with one mess after another that he must learn to embrace the fact that life can't always be perfect and that is okay. What… Continue reading What We are Reading: A Book Review of A Perfectly Messed-Up Story