The Tiny Seed: Literature-Based Activity Kit

The Tiny Seed literature-based activity kit from Ivy Kids

*This is a sponsored post.  I was compensated for sharing my honest opinions on this product.  All opinions are 100% mine.   Ivy Kids is a literature-based monthly subscription kit that comes packed with about a dozen ready-made activities based around the common theme of the book for the month (which is also included).  This is truly a wonderful resource, especially for busy … [ Keep reading… ]

My Kids WILL Be Bored this Summer

why boredom is a good thing

  Spring Break is over, which means that summer is on the brain.  This time last year I had a newborn and was overwhelmed at the thought of long, unstructured days with all the kids at home.  I signed my boys up for moms-day-out and camps, organized "theme weeks" (which never really happened, despite all my best intentions), scheduled outings, and ordered workbooks to keep them … [ Keep reading… ]

Egg Heads Activity from “The Garden Classroom” Book

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  My blogging friend Cathy James of NurtureStore just released her book The Garden Classroom.  For someone who is vegetationally-challenged like I am, this book offers helpful information and beautiful inspiration!     I am quite certain that I have a black thumb, especially since I could probably kill a silk plant if I really tried.  :)  I appreciated Cathy's … [ Keep reading… ]

25+ Totally Awesome Science Fair Projects

25 Totally Awesome Science Fair Projects

  'Tis the season for science fair projects!  We had our first science fair experience last year when my oldest son was in kindergarten.  I was truly amazed (and overwhelmed) at the complexity of science fair projects.  As a former teacher, I wanted to make sure that my son wasn't just showing off a cool experiment...I wanted him to do it himself and be able to understand and explain the … [ Keep reading… ]

Chicken and Broccoli Quiche

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I know quiche doesn't seem like the most kid-friendly food, but my boys actually LOVE this recipe...as in, they actually ask for it!  And I love that it is made with milk instead of cream or half-and-half, which means fewer calories/fat.   It takes about 15 minutes to throw together and then just pop it in the oven for a hearty meal...any time of day!  We typically eat it for dinner, … [ Keep reading… ]

Jesus Covers All Our Sins- Activity for Good Friday

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  I've always been puzzled by the term "Good Friday".  To the disciples and everyone who loved Jesus, this must have been the most horrible, traumatic day that they could have ever imagined.  There was absolutely nothing good about that day.  The evil in this world had prevailed.   But thank God that wasn't the end of the story...that Sunday came and Christ demonstrated his … [ Keep reading… ]