3 Stress-Free Tips for the End of the School Year

3 Stress-Free Tips for the End of the School Year The end of the school year brings excitement and stress for both teachers and students. With summer approaching everyone is understandably ready for a break, but there are still several weeks of learning, tests and events left on the schedule.

Fences Movie Review

Fences Movie Review Are you an avid movie buff? Do you try to catch the ones nominated for awards? If you are, then chances are you’re familiar with the movie, Fences, staring Viola Davis and Denzel Washington. “Some people build fences to keep people out – And other people build fences to keep people in.”

Bear Hug

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug As a mom, there is nothing sweeter than snuggling up with my little ones and reading. Mine love it when we make the different voices of the characters. It just makes my heart smile to hear them giggle.  In the latest book by Caroine B. Cooney, hugs […]

Keeping Your Car Neat with Kids

Keeping Your Car Neat with Kids If you’re like I am, you spend a lot of time in the car running errands, going to sporting events, and even travelling for the holidays. It doesn’t take long for the backseat area to get messy with crumbs, spills and toys; and let’s not even start on the […]

Faith Starts in the Cradle

Faith Starts in the Cradle Have you ever snuggled an infant and had them start breathing in unison with you? Or as you make humming sounds they start to mimic them? I have always snuggled and made a sound unique to each of my little ones. They started early to return that sound to me […]

Goodwill #DonateStuffCreateJobs

Goodwill #DonateStuffCreateJobs Christmas is just around the corner. By now, I am sure most of your already have wrapped all your gifts and are ready for Christmas.  Just kidding. Or maybe not? Some people are wonderful at organizing, list creating, and shopping throughout the year. Others (like me) still haven’t started – and may not […]

Washi Tape Covered Jumbo Clothes Pins

Washi Tape Covered Jumbo Clothes Pins   I am not sure who has found more ways to use washi tape this year..the children or me! You would laugh at some of the things they have created with their tape. I will admit, that I smile every time I use my jumbo clothes pins. I use […]

Washi Tape Craft: Chalkboard

Washi Tape Craft: Chalkboard This week we are sharing a super easy gift for a teacher or friend. My crew uses chalkboards for math drills and spelling tests. 

Washi Tape Craft: Binder Clips

Washi Tape Craft: Binder Clips Of all the washi gifts my little ones have made this year, sale I think I use the binder clips more than all of them. They are so cute and yet extremely functional. Every time I pick them up I have to smile.

5 Tips in Preparing for Vacation with Hefty

5 Tips in Preparing for Vacation with Hefty®   Preparing for vacation or just a weekend away from home sure takes a lot of planning and energy when you have a large family. Over the years, we have gotten pretty streamlined in packing and getting things ready. Recently, I was asked to share my tips […]

Gerber Cereal Pops and Smoothies

Gerber Cereal Pops and Smoothies   Our little Miss Allie loves feeding herself. She is just turning one but having an older brother she thinks she can do everything he can and tries. Learning to feed yourself is a messy job. It also takes longer than we have planned to spend at the table.

Gerber Lil’ Bits Parfait

Gerber® Lil’ Bits™ Parfait Our Miss Allie Elizabeth (Lil Bit) certainly has a mind of her own. Thankfully she is a wonderful eater and enjoys all kinds of foods. She is just turning one and has entered the “do it myself” stage which means lots of laughs while watching her learn to feed herself and […]

Giving Backpacks Challenge

Giving Backpacks Challenge Back to school shopping for some families is not the exciting event that others talk about and share images of with their children. It is yet one more stressful thing that they need to find a way to get handled when there are no extra funds. This is why we participate in […]

Dealing with Hearing Loss and How to Get a FREE Hearing Test

Dealing with Hearing Loss and How to Get a FREE Hearing Test Hearing problems run in our family. Several of our children have mild to moderate hearing issues and so we have always watched for signs as they got older.

Summertime Learning

Summertime Learning Do you take the summer off from schooling or do you follow a different schedule?  We take the month of July off from academics and start back the beginning of August with a three day schedule along with lots of day trips and other learning activities. Summertime Learning doesn’t have to be just […]