In Lieu of Christmas Cards…

Christmas Card

Everybody loves getting Christmas cards in the mail this time of year.  I love proudly displaying the faces of our friends and family in our home.  But what do you do with all the Christmas Cards you receive each year after Christmas is over?  I'm sure some people have creative ways of preserving them (making a flip-book, putting them in a scrapbook, etc.), but the majority of us probably just th … [ Keep reading… ]

A Lesson Learned: All of Me

I recently heard a song on KLOVE that has been totally captivating my thoughts.  It's called "All of Me" by Matt Hammitt: (Can't see the video?  Go here.) I heard the song and immediately had to download it.  I related to the song immediately by wanting to give 'all of me' to God.  But it wasn't until later, when I heard the story behind the song, that it truly spoke to me.   Go watch the … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

alphabet advent

Lots of great ideas were shared last week.  Here are just a few: MomsTown Calgary North shares this cute idea for making an Alphabetical Advent Calendar:  Christmas Activities from A-Z. Our boys would absolutely love this letter hammering from What's Fun Today?  What a great way to promote learning and fun! Have you ever wondered what exactly 'curds and whey' are in the "Little Miss Mu … [ Keep reading… ]

Toddler Time: Sorting (and Counting) Ornaments


Before we go any further, let me preface:  Do not use ornaments that are special or sentimental to you.  And obviously, no glass. Okay, now that we've got that out of the way... We used some drum ornaments that I bought for 30 cents each at Dollar General last year after Christmas.   I dumped them in a bowl and Little Brother and I attempted to sort them by c … [ Keep reading… ]

Math Made Easy (For School Age Children)


Guest Post by Dana of Third Grade Gridiron I introduce students to several different ways to solve math problems.  When planning instruction and centers, I have to remember that my students learn in multiple ways and I must meet their individual needs.  Here is one strategy I use when teaching multiplication:   During this center, I show students multiple ways to find the product of a m … [ Keep reading… ]

How to Remove the Stench from Sippy Cups

sippy cup

Please tell me I'm not the only one who frequently finds nasty, old sippy cups full of curdled milk!!! We recently left our favorite Contigo cup at church one Sunday morning.  We thought we would pick it up the next time we were there, but we forgot.  And then we forgot the next time as well.  Finally, two weeks later, we remembered the cup.  It was partially filled with milk and was absolutely … [ Keep reading… ]