What are We Eating Wednesday? 14 Valentine’s Day Treats!

 In elementary school as soon as the pink and red Valentine paraphernalia appeared on the Eckerd shelves I spent all of my kid effort trying to get my parents to get cards and candy for me to take to school.  I have such fond memories when I look at these… http://www.parentingthroughschoolyears.com/what-are-we-eating-wednesday-14-valentines-day-treats/ ...more

Finally Time for Friday Fun: Valentine’s Love and Learning

We’ve been snowed/iced in for the last three days. At the first sign of sunlight and melted ice on the roads we broke out – straight to Cracker Barrel and Walmart. It was wonderful! It was also then that we realized that it was really and truly Valentine’s day. Being stuck in the house all week we’ve only thought about the snow and what great food and snacks we could consume. Today, being out and about, seeing folks snatch up pink and red flowers and balloons has reminded us that this is a nationally recognized day of love....more

What’s for Dinner Wednesday? Creamy Grilled Turkey Soup!

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What should your kindergartner know? Sight Words!

 It was not that long ago that my main concern with our youngest was for her to correctly identify parts of the body, shapes, and colors and to keep the ABC song going when I dropped out out as ‘back up’.  Now, with my youngest baby starting kindergarten this school year I am reminded of two things:How time flies (sigh)....more

Parenting Tips: What Helps to Have a Smoother School Morning?

 A scary vision of me flying through the front door of school with teeth not brushed, one shoe on and dragging half- dressed children behind me is about the only thing that gets me to move well after the alarm clocks first warning.  I don’t know about you, but I am not an early bird....more

Celebrate the Fall Season with these Great Children's Books

After working all day long and trying to keep our evening routine, reading a book to the little ones AND making sure the oldest one reads a chapter is honestly the last thing I want to do.  I am ready to take a break, finally sit down and have several uninterrupted thoughts.  There are times bedtime curfew creeps up on us before we can get in a bedtime story.  But most of the time mama-guilt sets in....more