When we moved in the middle of the school year, I was thrilled to find a preschool/daycare for my son that said it followed preschool curriculum for learning and writing numbers and letters. And they also said they focused on...
Whether you’re a fan of New Year's or not, the night of Dec. 31 is another one of those holidays where you get to celebrate life with the ones you love. As a mom with young kids, I want...
“Why didn’t you want to kiss me?” I asked my daughter.“You’re not supposed to kiss on the lips,” she said.I had asked for a quick smooch as we snapped a photo on our recent trip to Austin. We aren’t...
At the beginning of kindergarten, I sent little love notes to school in my daughter’s lunch. Since she couldn’t read, I wrote them in code and pictures.I was worrying since she didn't know anyone there. It was a big,...
I’m a bit of a science nerd. By that, I don’t mean I’m good at science because I’m certainly not. However I’m certainly fascinated by specific sectors within the scientific community, especially anything on outer space and the universe....
With school back in session after break, you might be breathing a sigh of relief. Having the kids home for two weeks straight is hard!Although, admittedly, I miss them the second they’re gone.But what’s even harder for me after...
A year and a half ago, Santa made a big mistake. He brought us a big, heavy and bulky train table that was a good idea in theory but ended up being one of those toys that just takes...
As we enter the holiday season, I always like to take stock in the love and gifts we are lucky enough to have in our life. I don’t specifically mean material things, although I do like to give thanks...
While many experts continue to debate the topic of kids and screen time, the world hasn’t stopped moving toward an increasingly digital age. Our children are growing up in a digital space, whether you agree with it or not.My...
On Thursday I was excited to pick up my daughter early from preschool. After spending the previous weekend in the hospital with my son we were planning to keep the kids home on Friday and have a fun, family...
Do you remember your favorite old school games from childhood? Games that you would play outside with friends until the sun went down. Games you would play in gym class at school before you ever thought about shaving your...
With preschool winding down soon I've started reflecting on the last year with my daughter. She's learned so much and it's been exciting to watch her just soak it all up, but we've had some setbacks too in the...
With Thanksgiving happening soon I know everyone is busy planning out the final dishes they will serve, buying food, thinking about the turkey and making sure the house feels festive and warm. But there’s one spot that can be...
I love a fun project at home that’s educational too. While I don’t home school (and really think I would be horrible at it), I do enjoy fun projects with the kids when it comes to reading, art and...
I’m not a teacher. Sure, I have this website that has some fun ideas on it that happen to dovetail with learning, but I’m not a teacher and before this pandemic a didn't give a homeschool schedule a second...
My baby is starting kindergarten in a few weeks. While she’s gone to school before this feels different to me. It feels bigger to me and I think it feel bigger to her too.Somehow, this seems to mark the...
My daughter is opinionated. She is 2, so that's to be expected. However, I don't think this is going to go away. I see it as a good thing for her life in general and a frustrating thing for...

Recent Posts

White Bean Crostini Appetizer

Appetizers are a favorite of mine. In fact, sometimes I prefer to make a meal of appetizers so I can taste a little bit...

Dos and Don’ts for Donating to Food Banks

As we enter the holiday season, I always like to take stock in the love and gifts we are lucky enough to have in...

White Turkey Chili Recipe Is A Fall Must Have

A couple years ago, I wanted to re-create a bowl of white chili that I had in college. There was a small, secondary bookstore...

Nutritious Halloween Treats For Your Little Monster

Halloween can be a really tricky time when it comes to providing treats for your little monsters and their friends.Our school has a list...

9 Easy Ways to Show Your Children You Love Them

Raising children is a messy adventure that goes by way to quickly. It's important to show your children you love them while they are...