Caramel Oatmeal Cookies

Caramel Oatmeal Cookies

I love plain oatmeal cookies (without the raisins, thank you very much).  But adding a touch of caramel to the mix makes them even more scrumptious!  The thing that I absolutely adore about these cookies is that the caramel adds another dimension and texture to the cookie while not completely overpowering. I used the tried-and-true Quaker Oatmeal Cookie recipe (minus the raisins, plus the ca … [ Keep reading… ]

Copying and Cutting


As a former first grade teacher, I can tell you that generally boys struggle much more with fine motor skills than girls.  Holding a pencil correctly, cutting with scissors, and legible handwriting are all skills that prove more difficult for the male gender.  That's why I wanted to make a concerted effort on providing my guys with fine motor practice early on to make these important skills easier … [ Keep reading… ]

Giveaway: Two $75 Gift Certificates to Tina Steinberg


*Sorry, this giveaway has ended.  Check back every Monday for another great giveaway.* I've raved, and raved, and raved, and raved about how much I love Tina Steinberg jewelry.  Her fusion of fashionable jewelry with sentimental meaning makes for the perfect "mother" jewelry...or anyone, for that matter!  And it holds up beautifully. I especially love her fingerprint pendants, of which I ha … [ Keep reading… ]

Would you mind helping me out?


Would you mind helping me out?  Head on over here and vote for us for the Parents Magazine Best Craft for Kids Blog?   If you aren't already registered with Parents, it will take you just a few minutes...I know it's kind of a pain!  Sorry!  From what I can tell, there isn't an actual "prize" besides getting to word out on favorite blogs and exposure to new readers.   Thanks so much!   … [ Keep reading… ]

A Lesson Learned: Why?

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Why do bad things happen?  Why do good people suffer?  Why does healing come to some who are sick but not to others? Have you ever struggled with these questions?  Yeah, me too. I'm participating in yet another amazing Beth Moore Bible study this fall...The Beloved Disciple:  The Life and Ministry of John. Getting a glimpse of Jesus' earthly ministry peering over the shoulder of the youngest … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!


Once again, there were so many wonderful ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few... Homespun with Love created this "Before You Speak, Think" printable.  And it's free!  Head on over here to print this out.  I think I need this up in my house for my own benefit!! Art for Little Hands had the great idea to use playdough to create this beautiful sun catcher!  We will definitely be trying t … [ Keep reading… ]