Sight Words Scramble Worksheets

  I always struggle a bit when my children are just learning to read.  Listening to the slow, stumbling sounds has a way of putting me to sleep, but that first year or two is critical to helping them build essential reading skills. Some years ago I taught reading in a K-3rd grade school.  Most […] Read more…

Subitizing Games for Early Math Practice

What is Subitizing? Well it certainly isn’t one of those words you use every day, but you’d be surprised how often you do it. Subitizing it the ability to recognize the number of a group of objects without having to physically count them. When was the last time you had to count all of the […] Read more…

Fall Pumpkin Alphabet Letter Find

Seasonal activities are one of my favorite ways to keep my kids excited about learning.  A worksheet by itself may be boring, but put Santa on there and it has transformed into something magical and exciting. With fall knocking at our doorstep, I decided to create a pumpkin themed letter activity for my preschool age […] Read more…

5 Fun Preschool Alphabet Games

I was one of those children who did not attend preschool.  My pre-elementary education consisted of running around our farm, hiding out in the scary barn loft, and hunting for elusive berries that hadn’t been found by the birds or my older siblings.  My mom wasn’t worried about teaching me to read or learn letters […] Read more…

What I Will Miss About the Baby Stage

Things I Will Miss Most About the Baby Stage

My final baby recently turned one, and while we celebrate, with special significance, each milestone she achieves, I find myself silently grieving the loss of the baby stage. My joy, at not being forced to face another moment of pregnancy, is unexplainable, but the ache for an infant in my arms has already begun. I […] Read more…

10 Great Fantasy Books for Tweens

I have always loved a good novel, and you better believe I’m encouraging my kids to love them too. We send them to read every night before bed, but summertime is a particularly great time to suggest they take a break from the midday heat, find a cool nook, and turn some pages. Right now […] Read more…

Learning To Live A Life I Can Love

I was one of those kids who couldn’t wait to grow up.  The magic of being an adult was so alluring that I chased after it in an almost desperate pursuit.  In all my rush, I must have hit a fast forward button somewhere, because life has become a bit of a blur.  The days […] Read more…

Peanut Butter and Honey Granola

I feel pretty strongly about giving my kids a healthy breakfast that will keep them full longer than it takes me to do the dishes.  We eat a lot of oatmeal, but when my kids get tired of that, I bring out the Granola.  It’s basically the crunchy, delicious version of oatmeal, and my kid […] Read more…

4th of July Fireworks Craft

I can’t stand paint.  I know this makes me a terrible mom, but I really hate it.  Painting activities are always messy.  There’s just no getting around it.  If you mix kids with paint, cup fulls of water, and paper, bad things are bound to happen!! Having said that, my kids LOVE to paint.  It’s […] Read more…

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