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.
With a little bit of planning and a few fun products your summer can be great and you can help prevent summer slide. Plus keep your sanity for a little longer.
Scrunchies are back! And honestly they are a bit expensive. Some of my favorite summer memories as a child are learning how to sew with my grandmother. Each summer I would visit her and sit at her sewing machine and make blankets and doll clothes. I had scrunchies to match every outfit because of her.
Don’t spend a bunch of money on fabric. Head to the thrift store and find fabric to repurpose as your kids are learning, or grab the fabric remnants at the store.
Look up one yard projects online to find project inspiration for your kiddos. You’ll be amazed what they will make by the end of the summer.
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…”
As we have started to redo the boy’s room and combine them there have been a few growing pains. Mainly that we sold the big bed before we bought new beds for the boys. No need to worry, it’s time to camp out. Turn lemons into lemonade right?
So once the other bed was taken apart and picked up by the seller up went the tent. In all honesty, it’s only been used once time outside… and a whole bunch of times in the living room.
Forgive the bed head, but he was super excited when he found out he was going to “camp out” in his room… at least for a few days. Continue reading “Bedtime Books – Make the Most of Them”
It’s the start of the school year, and what that means for me is nonstop projects. I’ve taken charge of the TAPs program at my school. That stands for Teachers as Parents. It is just like a separate branch of PTO. Continue reading “Key to Our Success – Teacher Appreciation”
This summer has been all about getting ready for Kindergarten. I honestly can’t believe we are already planning the school supplies we need. Picking out backpacks and lunch boxes. My oldest is headed to elementary school and I can’t wrap my head around it. Continue reading “Back to School – All About Me Time Capsule”
I don’t leave my kids often, and in fact last year Bill and I didn’t get away because of my knee surgery… but this Spring Break we knew we needed an adult trip. 5 days away… just us alone. We’ve never left them for that long before. Continue reading “While I’m Away Bags”
So I’m pretty sure I’ve expressed my love of books. All books. But for some reason, my oldest son is over it. He actually told me the other day that all of his books were “BORING”. Gaaaaaaassssssspppppp!!!! I stood there in his doorway, speechless.
I took that as a challenge. No one hates books. Especially someone I created… 🙂
He just hasn’t found the right books yet. Continue reading “High Interest Books for High Energy Kids”
Another school fundraiser? Yep. But this was one I was kinda excited about. Continue reading “Kiddo Art Gallery “
I have a problem. Although I didn’t know it was a “problem” until I was told …by my husband. On repeated occasions.
Other women sneak in clothes or makeup or new pieces of jewelry when their husband isn’t around. Not me. I sneak in kids books. It’s a rush… Continue reading “Addiction”
I’m not a hoarder. Not that I think anyway. I’m sure my husband has something different to say about it. When I was single I had tons of apartment storage and an entire garage all to myself. To me a garage has never been for an actual car, it just means MORE storage. Continue reading “When to let it go…”