The Tiny Seed: Literature-Based Activity Kit

The Tiny Seed literature-based activity kit from Ivy Kids

*This is a sponsored post.  I was compensated for sharing my honest opinions on this product.  All opinions are 100% mine.   Ivy Kids is a literature-based monthly subscription kit that comes packed with about a dozen ready-made activities based around the common theme of the book for the month (which is also included).  This is […]

My Kids WILL Be Bored this Summer

why boredom is a good thing

  Spring Break is over, which means that summer is on the brain.  This time last year I had a newborn and was overwhelmed at the thought of long, unstructured days with all the kids at home.  I signed my boys up for moms-day-out and camps, organized “theme weeks” (which never really happened, despite all […]

Egg Heads Activity from “The Garden Classroom” Book

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  My blogging friend Cathy James of NurtureStore just released her book The Garden Classroom.  For someone who is vegetationally-challenged like I am, this book offers helpful information and beautiful inspiration!     I am quite certain that I have a black thumb, especially since I could probably kill a silk plant if I really tried.  :) […]

25+ Totally Awesome Science Fair Projects

25 Totally Awesome Science Fair Projects

  ‘Tis the season for science fair projects!  We had our first science fair experience last year when my oldest son was in kindergarten.  I was truly amazed (and overwhelmed) at the complexity of science fair projects.  As a former teacher, I wanted to make sure that my son wasn’t just showing off a cool […]

Chicken and Broccoli Quiche

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I know quiche doesn’t seem like the most kid-friendly food, but my boys actually LOVE this recipe…as in, they actually ask for it!  And I love that it is made with milk instead of cream or half-and-half, which means fewer calories/fat.   It takes about 15 minutes to throw together and then just pop it […]