10 Ways to Entertain Children During the Day – For Free!

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  Guest Post by Katelyn of What's Up Fagan's?   Being a stay-at-home mom doesn’t mean that I know how to entertain my children all. day. long. Especially when I do not have a car during the day and have limited toys, crafting supplies, and money (and don’t want the TV to be a ‘babysitter’).  So, I have compiled a list of 10 things for both you and your toddler to do during the … [ Keep reading… ]

Animal Cracker Counting and One-to-One Correspondence Practice


  Little Brother is just a few months shy of being the exact same age that Big Brother was when I started this blog!  Crazy!  As with most second-born children, I am much more relaxed this time around.  I now understand that we can take our time with all the letters, numbers, and shapes and just enjoy playing together, while still sprinkling a little bit of learning in now and then! We … [ Keep reading… ]

71 Things Your Child Needs to Know Before Kindergarten


Have you ever wondered what exactly your child needs to know before kindergarten?  Here is a list based upon a Preschool Inventory given to children at the very end of our local Pre-Kindergarten program.  I was looking through my old student-teaching notebook and came across this list (granted, it is six years old).  It was used as both a guiding document as well as an assessment at the end of the … [ Keep reading… ]

Thirty-One Gifts: Product Review & Giveaway


*Sorry!  This giveaway has ended.  Please check back for more great giveaways.*   What is it about bags that are so. much. fun?  When my friend Kristie contacted me about doing a review and giveaway of an Organizing Utility Tote and coordinating zipper pouches from Thirty-One Gifts, I was thrilled! We don't have a need for a diaper bag anytime in the foreseeable future, so I … [ Keep reading… ]

Scripture Cookies (with free printable recipe)


  There's nothing better than being in the Word together as a family...except for maybe being in the Word while making cookies together as a family.  This is an activity that is geared towards older kids, but would work with little ones as well as long as you kept it short and sweet.  :) What I love about this activity is that it includes cognitive thinking, baking, and the Bible.  What … [ Keep reading… ]

Holy Week Easter Banner (Product Review)

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 Update:  Use the code "ICANTEACH10" to get 10% off your order through March 15th, 2013!  Go here for your options. Over a month ago,  Whitney from HeartFelt Truths asked if I would review her Holy Week Easter Banner kit.  I was super excited, especially since we have been trying to make these special holidays as much about Jesus as possible. The kit came fully assembled, made out of … [ Keep reading… ]