Parenting

An Inexpensive Father’s Day DIY: Ford Model-A Footprint Painting

My Month-Long Absence It seems like it has been an eternity since I last wrote.  We have been incredibly busy since mid-May with my husband's graduation in Pittsburgh, hosting his family, preschool graduation and celebrating Lil' Man's fifth birthday in early June.  I had fully intended to post during this time, but we've been hit… Continue reading An Inexpensive Father’s Day DIY: Ford Model-A Footprint Painting

Parenting

Pokémon Garden Rock DIY

I'm a bit behind in posting this week, but I assure you we have been quite busy with some Pokémon themed crafts these last couple of weeks.  Within a 24 hour time span, I managed to injure myself on both my mandoline slicer as well as my spiralizer.  The first accident was due to my own… Continue reading Pokémon Garden Rock DIY

Parenting, Travel

DIY Countdown To Disney Chalkboard

I had originally told my son that he could not start counting down for our Disney trip until after his birthday this June.  After all, what parent wants to constantly be bombarded with questions like, "how many days now?" for months leading up to the trip.  But then I came to the realization that this was… Continue reading DIY Countdown To Disney Chalkboard

Parenting

Food for Thought: Raising our Kids to be Healthy Eaters

First of all, let me start off by stating that I am not a nutritionist and have no formal training. I am simply a concerned mother and educator who has seen the effects poor nutrition can have on our children.  I cannot tell you how many occasions during my teaching career I had a child… Continue reading Food for Thought: Raising our Kids to be Healthy Eaters

Education, Parenting

What We Are Reading: A Book Review of Animal Babies (The World of Eric Carle)

Author:  Susan Rich Brooke Narrator:  Michaela Emma Brooke Illustrator:  Eric Carle (The World of Eric Carle) Board Book:  19 pages Publisher:  Phoenix International Publications, Inc. ISBN-13:  978-1450867740 What Teacher-Librarian Me Thinks:  Animal Babies is a part of The World of Eric Carle Series. The text of the book is simple and contains a pleasing rhyme scheme for… Continue reading What We Are Reading: A Book Review of Animal Babies (The World of Eric Carle)

Parenting, Travel

The 139th White House Easter Egg Roll

Lil' Man and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at the White House and seeing it up close was absolutely surreal.  I had tried to obtain tickets through the National Park Service's lottery, but luck wasn't with me this time.  It was my husband who managed to snag up the tickets through his work.  Unfortunately we… Continue reading The 139th White House Easter Egg Roll

Parenting

My Easter Egg Fail

I'm going to chalk this one up to "mom brain".  You know the term for those momentary lapses in judgement, or just flat out flakiness, that they told you would come and go with pregnancy (except mine never left me).  I decided to give the whip cream egg dying a second attempt with Lil' Man.  We… Continue reading My Easter Egg Fail