I have seen my fair share of children’s books. Working in an elementary school for almost 10 years, you can imagine how many books I have gone through and recommended for little ones.
When Literati wanted to send a kit for me to try out with my 7 year old of course I said yes. I mean… I do have a love affair with all books. Especially #kidlit. But I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.
What do you look for when shopping for your kids? What books do you look for shopping for your classroom?
Spoiler: I was unexpectedly and pleasantly surprised with the box we received. What would you think if these were the books you received this month? Would you keep them or pass?
Am I the only one who can’t believe the school year is here!?!
Teachers report back to school next week in South Florida, and the students the week after that.
Meet the Teacher happens next week and it can be nerve racking on multiple levels. Parents are nervous, kids are nervous and YES… teachers are nervous too.
Continue reading “Back to School Teacher Gifts – Start the Year with a Thank You”
There was no doubt in my mind, that if we traveled to Pennsylvania this summer we would absolutely visit Hershey, PA. I have never been, and although it was a little out of the way of our Pittsburgh route, it was a non negotiable.
I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know too much about it. I had done a bit of research but there were so many “Hershey” themed attractions when I googled it… I didn’t know what we were actually going to. Continue reading “A Chocolate Lovers’ Dream – Hershey Park – The Perfect Day for Younger Kids”
Have you ever heard of Kennywood? If you know anyone from Pennsylvania you probably have. It is part of so many kids childhoods, including my husband’s and his entire family.
His entire family goes to Kennywood every summer, and every Christmas. It is just something people from the Burgh do. It is a staple there. I will admit, I am a bit jealous we haven’t been there for Christmas yet. Maybe in a few years. Continue reading “I have no souvenirs from Kennywood… and here’s why…”
I’m a mom. You know what that means? It means somewhere along the way I have stopped putting myself first. It happens. I feel like it happens to anyone who starts chasing after tiny feet. We are more consumed with the health and wellness than ours. That is the definition of MOM.
But this mom is running on empty a good deal these days. That’s why I said this summer was the summer of self care. It’s something I’ve been desperately needing.
Continue reading “Summer Smoothie Bowls – Self Care for Mom”
Can you believe summer is here? The first day has come and gone and now I’m sure your kids are bored. I mean it has been a whole day. Don’t give in to screen time just yet! I promise that will come later on before school starts and you’re just tired. Continue reading “5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer”
As an educator and parenting blogger – I get asked all the time from other parents, “How can I help my kids at home?”
Parents… I promise, it’s not as hard as it sounds. Play. Read. Enjoy your evenings together. Don’t stress about it, and find ways to simply have fun. Find what your kids are interested in and use it to your advantage.
Here are my favorites this month that can help celebrate small moments as well as help support what is happening in the classroom.
Continue reading “What Your Kids Will Want – 10 books and games perfect for Spring…”
Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen. The heartwarming Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Continue reading “Some People Are Worth Melting For – Disney on Ice – Frozen”
The 30th Spring Daytona Turkey Run presented by White Diamond welcomes thousands of beautiful classic and custom cars, a massive swap meet, arts and crafts on Artisan Alley, music, great food and drink and DOGS! The family event kicks off at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 22nd at the Daytona International Speedway, and runs through Sunday, March 24th. There truly is something for everyone! A great way to end your spring break too!
Continue reading “Spring Turkey Run – Daytona”
Most weekends when we head out to Walt Disney World, you’ll find us at Magic Kingdom. I feel like that park has more to offer for younger kids… but I’m loving that Hollywood Studios has been adding Disney Junior selections.
We thought this would be the perfect getaway for a toddler birthday celebration. Since we only have birthday parties every other year (I’ll post about that later), this was a great party alternative. Continue reading “What You Want To Know About The Disney Junior Dance Party – Hollywood Studios”