10 Things We have Learned from Watching Animation Movies

While watching the animated movies we are able to find out the best solutions to various problems that we face in our real life. The cartoons provide relief from stress and anxiety and after watching the cartoons for a few minutes we are able to tackle the problems of our real life more efficiently. Cartoons are very effective in refreshing our minds. Today you can watch your favorite cartoons online and realize many aspects of your life about which all of us were ignorant so far....more

Learning to Live in the Moment

Living in the moment is one of the things I'm not good at.Like really not good at....more

Cooking at home

This past weekend, I helped my son make pancakes. I phrased it that way on purpose, as this was the first time I let him take the lead in making pancakes while I supervised. Up to this point, I would only let him do the prep work and stir ingredients together. But this time I let him work with the batter on the stove and he even sliced the strawberries by himself....more

The way we view failure

My son walked in while I was getting ready for work and said, "Mommy, I have some questions about ancient Egypt that I would like to talk about." Of course he does....more

Returning to pen and paper

I still use pen and paper for a lot of things: Shopping lists, stories for my other blog, notes at work and planning events. Since I went to college when laptops weren't a thing, it still feels more natural for me to take notes with pen and paper than by typing them. Also, I feel that I tend to remember things better if I write them down....more

Why Didn't They Teach THIS Stuff in School?

I remember being back in school and taking some oddly specific class/course and thinking to myself:“I am NEVER going to use this.”Of course if this ever came up in front of your teacher, they’d try to explain how, say, calculus could end up being used at some point in our adult lives.  Bless their heart....more

Crayola Learning Resources

The Crayola website has a wide array of free activity, coloring and educator resources. Most of the coloring pages have the option to print and color or color online. Some of the categories include: science, social studies, Disney, holidays, seasons, sports and words and letters. My kids really like the online coloring option and I have found some helpful resources to supplement their lessons.http://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/...more

Not your grandma's school

Going back to school can be daunting enough without the guilt of taking time away from family. I asked my 6 year old what she thought about mommy being in school, and turns out she focused on the perks, like taking the elevator in the library to visit me and eating Doritos with dad while I worked late....more

April's September

For everyone outside of education, January starts the new year. But as parents, teachers, and students -- fresh starts are made each September. With this being my first blog post, albeit April, it feels like fall. A little scary, a little exciting, and worth celebrating with a new pair of boots!...more

3 Reasons Your Kids Should Be Reading Books Without Words

Some of my very favorite books are books without words. I find books with pictures only (or with very few words) to be a really powerful tool in teaching children how to read and for practicing literary skills in children of all ages. Are you a parent of an older child, reading chapter books independently? Please do not think that these books are too juvenile for your family! ...more