Shape Investigation

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As we've been talking about shapes recently, I realized that Big Brother didn't know the difference between a "side" and a "corner" (or angle, if you really want to get technical).  I thought a fun shape investigation was in order to help him learn the difference while also reviewing the shapes! We used our Melissa & Doug Shape Puzzle for our investigation...I already had it out earlier … [ Keep reading… ]

Easy Apple Crisp (7-minute prep time)

Apple Crisp

There's nothing that says "fall" like warm apple crisp...except for potato soup, maybe.  I LOVE apple crisp and always look forward to making it in the fall.  The apples are yummy, but I especially love the "crisp" part of this dessert...the topping!  So I tweaked a recipe I found in a local high school cookbook to add a little bit more topping (if you're not a topping lover like me...just make … [ Keep reading… ]

What To Do When Naptime Ceases…

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  I don't know about you, but my sanity break (and my blogging time) comes about 2:00 every afternoon...when my children nap. Both boys have thankfully been regular nappers their entire lives. Until now, that is... Big Brother will be four in January and he has dropped his nap.  He's down to napping once every 4 or 5 days now.  I know I should be thankful that he's kept it this … [ Keep reading… ]

Shepherding a Child’s Heart: Book Review & Giveaway (2 Copies)

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 *Sorry!  This giveaway has ended.  Check back every Monday for another great giveaway.* What is your main goal for your child?  Do you want him/her to be successful in his/her prospective career, a productive member of society, a responsible citizen?   What is the goal you aim for as you get out of bed each and every day?  Do you have a long-term goal in mind as you go through the day-to-day … [ Keep reading… ]

Coming in November: 30 Days of Intentional Acts of Kindness with your Kids

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  I've never really liked the term random acts of kindness.  I want whatever kindness I show to be out of the overflow of the Holy Spirit living within me.  And I want these acts to be a daily habit in my life. I've heard that it takes 21 days to make something a habit.  Unless, of course, you're like me and have issues following through with things...then I would say 30 days is more … [ Keep reading… ]

Half-Off Advertising Special!

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ICanTeachMyChild.com is a great way to promote your business or blog!  Now through Friday, October 21st you can receive half off regular advertising for as many months as you wish.  You can find out more info about advertising on ICanTeachMyChild.com here.  E-mail me at [email protected] if you're interested. … [ Keep reading… ]