learn with seashells: letters and sight words

Huge thanks to an extraordinary educator and parent, Kim Vij, for guest posting for us for this final Rockstar Sunday of the summer....more

shutterfly 40% off everything for labor day: teachmama fab find

So this is a little different, I know, but I think you’ll dig it. I’ve been blogging for a long time now. A long time ....more

teach kids game playing etiquette

Originally published 12/7/09 but republished today because, well, it’s worth it– ...more

quick, kid-friendly after school snack: Bagel Bites (and $100 Visa gift card giveaway!)

I can hardly believe that the new school year is almost upon us. But it is. And before I know it, our home will be a whirlwind of paper, pencils, and new backpacks ....more

dream car of the day: cool look at the car of the future

This post is brought to you by Toyota. ...more

positive affirmation notes for kids: lunchbox love

Countdown’s on for the new school year, so I’ve been at work making a new set of lunchbox love notes. In the past, we’ve covered joke notes, we’ve covered puzzle notes, fun fact notes, and travel inspired notes. We did a closer look notes,...more

quick, kid-friendly after school snack: Bagel Bites (and $100 Visa gift card giveaway!)

And before I know it, our home will be a whirlwind of paper, pencils, and new backpacks. Lunch bags, homework, projects, and field trips. And though I know how important it is to keep our kids' lives balanced, what usually makes me crazy is the after school activities--the extra-curriculars.  ...more

26 triangles: tricky, fun math game

We’re winding down summer over here, but not before my kids finish up their math and reading assignments from school. Yes, we just started them this week. But whatever ....more