Old Fashioned S’more Maker :: Product Review & Giveaway

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*This giveaway has ended.  Please check back for other great giveaways!*   Making s'mores is a quintessential part of childhood.  Nearly every time I have a s'more, I think about this scene from the movie The Sandlot.       I don't know about you, but the idea of an open flame and young children is enough to make me put aside my childhood love of s'mores in the … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!


There were sixty amazing ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few: Science Sparks shares this awesome idea for creating your own catapult!  Big Brother would LOVE this! If you are without snow like we are, My Oatmeal Kisses shows you how to have a snowball fight without snow! Celebrate Every Day with Me shares this fun idea for a Marshmallow Fight!  All 3 of the boys in our house … [ Keep reading… ]

Winners of ‘Give them Grace’ Books

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  Out of the 470 entries, the winners of the five copies of Give Them Grace (via random.org) are:   Comment #62:  Liz who said, "Am currently reading this book! It is indeed an amazing book! Would love to win one to give to a friend! Thanks for opportunity!" Comment #254:  Rebecca who said, "Your comment that “This book challenges you not to give more “law” and instead give … [ Keep reading… ]

Snow Day Science

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Guest Post by Shelisa of Think Magnet Kids It's never too early to use the Scientific Method with your kids, well debatable with your 6 month old.  ;)  I've seen a variety of "scientific method" terms and lists through Googling.  Use what feels right to you and remember, this isn't NASA, it doesn't have to be perfect. Snow Days are a very playful day and valuable teachable moment! Keep a … [ Keep reading… ]

Learning Naturally Through Conversation and Play

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Guest Post by Becky of This Reading Mama As you put an ABC coloring sheet in front of your preschooler, (s)he pushes it away and declares, “I don’t want to do this!”  It can be extremely frustrating and perhaps embarrassing when your own child doesn’t desire to learn; especially when Suzie just announced at playgroup that her two year old knows all his colors, shapes, letters, and can count to … [ Keep reading… ]

Becoming a Stay-At-Home-Mom :: When There Seems Like No Hope


  Guest Post by Tina of Mamas Like Me Before kids, I never imagined myself as a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM).  I had a plan.  I would go into teaching right after graduating with my masters degree.  Three years later, I would join an admin program and shortly after become a Principal.  Kids were included in that plan, but as more of an accessory to my successful … [ Keep reading… ]