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How to Teach Sight Words

How to Teach Sight Words

How to Teach Sight Words the Fun Way Are you looking to start teaching sight words in a fun and engaging way? Coronavirus has led to me becoming a reluctant homeschool mom. I never intended to homeschool kindergarten and yet here I am. When it came time to start...

Teaching Sight Words

Teaching Sight Words

Are you wondering when you should start teaching sight words? This is a big topic for some of our littlest learners. It is pretty common for kids to be taught sight words too soon. Before we get too far into this, let’s start with a big fat spoiler alert, there is no...

Watermelon Ice Cream Cake

Watermelon Ice Cream Cake

When I shared a picture of my family’s ice cream watermelon cake on my Instagram account y’all went bananas. This is a family recipe that my mom use to make when we went to summer BBQs. We always got lots of ooohs and ahhhs when we would unveil the “cake” for dessert....

Children’s Books with Diverse Characters

Children’s Books with Diverse Characters

Children's books with diverse characters need to be in every home. I am creating this list of diverse children's books because I believe it is incredibly important for all families. As I began my research to find more books to add to our collection, I learned that...

Multicultural Toys and Art Supplies for Preschoolers

Multicultural Toys and Art Supplies for Preschoolers

Multicultural toys for preschoolers are valuable pieces in your playroom. I am creating this list of diverse toys and art supplies because I believe it is incredibly important for all families and classrooms. Play is the most important job our children have. I remind...

Free Preschool Worksheets

Free Preschool Worksheets

Download over 35 free preschool worksheets. Preschool and worksheets are not usually two words I put together. I have been working to put together some free preschool activities that include the ease of a worksheet and the interactiveness of hands-on preschool...

Summer Essentials for Kids

Summer Essentials for Kids

I like to celebrate transitions, so as we head into summer I am excited to put together a little gift full of summer essentials for kids for my kids. Like I said, most of the items I am putting in this little summer gift basket are seasonal items that I would have...

Baking with Kids – Recipes

Baking with Kids – Recipes

This list consists of over 25 baking with kids recipes. Have you ever searched Pinterest for recipes for kids to make? A ton of adorable recipes show up and you get super excited about all the cute, inviting foods you are planning to make with your kids. Did you...

Chocolate Pretzel Bites

Chocolate Pretzel Bites

My new favorite sweet treat is a combo of sweet and salty, chocolate pretzel bites. Is there any combo better than sweet and salty? I have always been a sugar lover, but it wasn't until I got pregnant that I fell in love with salty snacks too. The skill level for...

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

Cooking with your kids in the kitchen is HARD! While I cook with my kids regularly, I 100% recognize that having them in the kitchen with me is a challenge. It tests my patience, makes me nervous and anxious, and it usually results in a mess twice the size. I'm sure...

Zoo Theme Activities for Preschoolers

Zoo Theme Activities for Preschoolers

We love the zoo and animals, so zoo themed preschool activities are right up our alley.  I have told my mom a few times that I am not sure what my kids are going to do with all their farm and animal knowledge but they really love learning about it so I continue to...

Easter Craft for Preschoolers

Easter Craft for Preschoolers

I have always loved crafts, but crafts and toddlers don't always together, which is why I was super excited to try this Easter craft for preschoolers with my two favorite preschoolers. We are in the middle of COVID-19 and most us need to make due to with the most...

Camping Birthday Party Theme

Camping Birthday Party Theme

This year we took the kids on their first camping trip and they absolutely loved it. So, for Reagan‘s fifth birthday we had a camping themed birthday party. If I’m being completely honest I may have swayed this decision a little bit, but I’m so glad I did because the...

Christmas Gift Giving Tradition

Christmas Gift Giving Tradition

Four Gifts Gift Giving Tradition This year we are adopting a new Christmas gift giving tradition. Over the years I have over gifted my children at Christmas time because: It’s exciting to buy presents for my kids and I enjoy giving things I love a good deal and it’s...

North Pole Breakfast

North Pole Breakfast

Do you do a North Pole breakfast at your house? This is a tradition that we set up when Reagan was almost 2 years old and Derek was a newborn. We have done it for three years and it is a Christmas tradition that I absolutely adore. This special Christmas breakfast is...

Fall Preschool Activities

Fall Preschool Activities

It is 100% time to start our fall preschool activities. I have created a new fall mini-unit for you with 12 different fall preschool activities. You can enjoy using these activities throughout the months of September, October, and November. Like all of my preschool...

Preschool Journal Prompts

Preschool Journal Prompts

When I first heard about preschool journal prompts I was hesitant. I mean preschoolers cannot write a response to a journal prompt. But then I thought more about it and I realized that a crucial part of writing and often the most difficult part is learning that you...

Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

I am always a better mom when I am organized and prepared. For me, that means being prepped for meals. It also means having a running list of lunchbox ideas for kids. Having bento box style lunches ready to go for my kids for at least 2 days makes my week go so much...

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I  am a teacher turned  stay at home mom.  While I left the classroom to raise my kiddos, I still love all things education. My goal here is to share hands-on learning, sensory, art, and a few things I have learned as I have crossed over from the teacher life to mom life.

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