A Lesson Learned: Blessing


The term "blessing" or "blessed" is thrown around so often, especially in the community of Christians.  I myself use it quite frequently because it is really the only way to "sum up" a lot of life...my children are a blessing, my husband is a blessing, and we truly live in a blessed nation. But upon further investigation, I'm not sure I really like this word any more.  Here is how the Me … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up


Once again there were lots of wonderful ideas shared last week!  Here's just a few:   Creative Connections for Kids has a great post on several pre-writing activities.  Be sure to stop by and check out all the fun ideas...no paper and pencil needed!  :)     This idea is absolutely genius!  Do you ever find tiny toys that have no home lingering in the nooks and cra … [ Keep reading… ]

Toddler Time: My Body Parts Song

Little Brother had absolutely no interest in singing this song with me (probably due to the blocks, large exercise ball, and train table in his immediate eyesight). But I think it is a fun song nonetheless (especially for younger toddlers), so I decided to share it with you regardless of how non-participatory Little Brother was in this video. And yes, I know I have a terrible voice.  I'm … [ Keep reading… ]

Making Bird & Butterfly Masks {Guest Post}


Hi, I’m J from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational, a blog that I created to chronicle all the tricky ways that I keep my son learning after school. I’m so impressed with all the wonderful things Jenae does and am thrilled to be guest-posting here at I Can Teach My Child! I hope you’ll let your children’s artistic spirit fly free with this bird and butterfly mask activity and that you’ll stop … [ Keep reading… ]

Open Arms Series: Adopting in the U.S.


Guest Post by Angela What is the need? There are over 500,000 children in the U.S. foster care system today, and over 120,000 of those children are ready and waiting to be adopted into permanent homes (as opposed to a temporary separation from family or placement for some other reason).  Statistics for these children are nearly identical to those worldwide with regards to the fact that … [ Keep reading… ]

Our boys’ favorite “recipe”


  Yep, you're looking at it.  The entree that our boys eat this best is basically just penne pasta with butter and parmesan cheese.  They gobble it up and always ask for more.  Go figure! There really isn't a "recipe".  I just cook a box of penne pasta, drain it, add 2 Tablespoons of butter and sprinkle on parmesan cheese.  Talk about easy to please! What's your favorite "easy" recipe t … [ Keep reading… ]