Winner of the Advent Boxes

dec 23

  Out of nearly 400 entries, the winner of the Advent Boxes is... Comment #167:  Jackie S. who said, "Thanks so much for the giveaway. What a great way to keep the right focus at Christmastime!" Congrats, Jackie!  You'll be receiving an e-mail from me shortly! And really, everyone is a winner because you still have time to make your own using the free printables! … [ Keep reading… ]

Let’s Give Them What They Deserve


Guest Post by Kristin of Kindergarten Monkey Business As a kindergarten teacher, I always get asked, “What does my child need to know before they come to kindergarten?” Although this question most often arises at kindergarten orientation, it needs to be addressed at the moment of birth. So, instead of answering this question of parents of kindergarten students-to-be, I have to answer their … [ Keep reading… ]

Week 1 Link Up: 30 Days of Intentional Acts of Kindness with your Kids


  How did your first week go?  This week has been invigorating for me.  There's something about stepping out of my selfish ways each day, if only for a few minutes, that has made a huge difference in my overall attitude towards life. Here's what we did this past week.  But I need to  make myself clear...I am not telling you these things to toot my own horn.  I am as selfish as they … [ Keep reading… ]

Advent Boxes

dec 23

  Last year I made several of these Advent Boxes to give to friends and family.  Our family loved opening these tiny little gifts each night and it helped us to reflect on the true reason for the season...Christ! Because I was making twelve at once, they took a lot of time and effort.  I didn't share the idea in time for my readers to use last year because I literally finished and … [ Keep reading… ]

A Lesson Learned: Busy, Busy, Busy…


We're approaching smack dab in the middle of the busiest time of the year.  Have I mentioned we have 8 birthdays in November between our two families???  And don't forget about Thanksgiving!  Christmas will be here before we know it.  Which reminds me...I haven't even started making my list! As my mind has been consumed this week with my "to do" list, I was struck by something I read in the … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

Stained Glass Leaf Cookies

There were so many fun ideas shared last week!  Here are just a few... I just love these Stained Glass Leaf Cookies from Raising Leafs.  It reminds me of the stained glass cookies we made for Valentines Day! Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas shares this idea for using glittered pasta wheels to make a pumpkin!  So cute! There are several fun literacy-oriented muffin tin games over at Growing … [ Keep reading… ]