Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up

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Happy Saturday! There were a ton of fun ideas shared last week! Here are some of my favorites:  Gifts of Curiosity shared their round-up of 10 Awesome Crafts for Kids! Mossyjojo showed us their creative Painted Hand Puppets. Still Playing School used sugar cubes for a Painting Cubes activity that worked on fine motor skills, color mixing and more!   Have an idea or activity to s … [ Keep reading… ]

A Back to School Prayer for our Kids

A back to school prayer for our kids

  Sometimes I get frustrated that the Bible gives us such little explicit instruction on the task of raising children.  Honestly, there are few things that matter more than raising up the next generation to love the Lord.  I have been a little weepy at the thought of my firstborn starting first grade this week.  His love for life and zeal for God is amazing (and encourages me daily), but th … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link-Up

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Happy Saturday! I hope you had a great week and had a chance to check out all of the fun ideas shared last week! Here are some of my favorites: This Feed the Shark Playdough activity from Left Brain Craft Brain is just in time for Shark Week! Life with Moore Babies has a fun post on Geocaching with a pirate theme! If you're a teacher, Playdough to Plato has a FREE Printable Teacher … [ Keep reading… ]

10 Things Every Teacher Wants You to Know…But Won’t Tell You

10 Things Every Teacher Wants You to Know

  As a former first grade teacher and now a parent, I have seen both sides of the fence when it comes to schooling.  I have said it a thousand times and I will say it again...I would be a much more understanding teacher had I been a parent first!  There are SO MANY emotions that are involved when you hand your beloved child over to the care of a stranger and EVERYTHING said about your c … [ Keep reading… ]

How Are Germs Spread?

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*This is a sponsored post.  I was compensated for sharing this information from PURELL (in conjunction with the Mom It Forward Blogger Network).       It's August!  Which means that school is just around the corner!  It is an exciting time filled with new beginnings, new school supplies, and new friends.  But it is also a time when germs reemerge and get passed around fro … [ Keep reading… ]

50% off Back to School Toys and Products Today Only

Today only, get up to 50% off select toys and kids products on Amazon!  Here are just a few of my favorites: This Melissa & Doug Easel is just $51.99. This Mind Blowing Science Kit is just $8 (regularly $19.99)! This K'Nex Set is $19.99 (regularly $39.99). This Star Wars Zip Bin is just $12.50 (regularly $24.99).  This would be perfect to store action figures or even LEGOs. I h … [ Keep reading… ]