It’s official, parents, you’re kids have been in school for 100 days!! I love school mom projects and celebrating 100 days in school is the perfect reason to break out my Cricut and start crafting. This is an easy one so if you’ve only got a day or two to make it happen, just download my Pokémon 100 Days of School digital cut file and make your very own 100 Days of School Pokémon Shirt. [Read more…]
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I don’t know about you, but candy hearts, love, and fun are in the air. I have a habit of making the most out of every holiday, being sure that each and each one is as fun and memorable as possible. This week we’re sharing this very special Valentine’s Day Bingo game for you to add to your Valentine’s Day celebration. [Read more…]
If you’re a vegetable or herb gardener, you know that dreaded feeling of having too much leftover and not wanting any of your hard, nurturing work to go to waste. Usually, when this happens I start handing out dozens of tomatoes, excess leafy greens, and basil by the handful. I will pass them out to just about anyone that I know will enjoy the goodies grown in my garden. What I can’t use in a timely manner or get rid of, I have to find new and creative ways to cook and use my excess vegetables and herbs. This Homemade Italian Sea Salt is [Read more…]
It’s always fun to do crafty fall decorations, especially at Halloween. Whether it’s spooky goblins and ghouls or creepy black cats and jack-o-lanterns, there’s never enough Halloween décor to fill up my house during the trick-or-treating season. There always a plethora of awesome kids crafts to choose from but what if you’ve got teens in the house or even a full-grown adult with [Read more…]
If you’ve got a little one in preschool or kindergarten through second grade, then you know the struggle with teaching sight words. I’m always trying to come up with new and creative ways to try and reduce the repetitiveness of teaching sight words to my very non-interested 5-year-old. Flashcards are great, and in a pinch, I might fall back on them, but I try not to rely on them. I like to incorporate as many hands-on and creative learning when it comes to sight words, which is why this activity, Sight Word Practice with Magnetic Letters, [Read more…]
One of my son’s favorite snacks is a cake pop from Starbucks. Surprise, surprise right- so is every other kid’s in America. I made these adorable DIY Fake Cake Pops for my son to bring to school and add them to his VPK class Starbucks store. [Read more…]
Halloween is just around the corner, but if you hurry you can still make this DIY Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Halloween Costume just in time for trick or treating. Most of the materials can be found on Amazon, Walmart, and Dollar Tree.
Originally, my 4 year old had decided, about 4 months ago, that he wanted to be a garbage truck driver (conveniently the same thing he wants to be when he grows up) for Halloween, and I thought I had it made in the shade when [Read more…]
It’s a new year and that means it’s also back to the grindstone, as mom always says. With Christmas and New Years, it feels like months since I’ve been on a normal schedule with J. The past 6 months I’ve been consumed with letter of the week crafts and activities, finishing letter z the week before Christmas. We took the next 2 weeks off but we’re back at it and coming in strong this new year with phone number practice. This is what you need to know about [Read more…]
One of the issues I struggle with most in my life is a balance. I often say I want more of it, and yet I often take on more projects and new responsibilities. I know that I really don’t want to do less—I want more time to do more things. Obviously, since I will never have more than 24 hours in a day, I try to be more efficient.
We are so excited because we were recently nominated for our first blogging award! This is exciting for us because we have been blogging for just under a year and it means a lot to be recognized.
We’re thankful to both For the Love of Teacher and Jattu Kallon for the nominations. Both are amazing blogs and it’s an honor to be nominated and recognized by them. For the Love of Teacher is a great blog dedicated to celebrating teaching as well as the collaboration of teachers. Jattu Kallon has an awesome lifestyle blog with a little bit of everything, not unlike our own blog. Be sure to check them both out!
The great thing about an award like this is that it tells us that we’re making an impact but it’s also an amazing way to showcase other blogs that recognize. We get to continue a great cycle by nominating 15 other bloggers and recognize them! It’s exciting to be able to spread the love to fellow bloggers.