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Parenthood

Chatting like I am expert in parenthood always makes me cringe a little. I’m just sharing what works for us and what I know about child development. I pray that these are the things you find helpful. 

Black History Month for Kids

Black History Month for Kids

Black History Month for Kids Are you looking for resources to teach Black History Month to kids? This is an important topic and one that all kids should learn. My middle school history teacher used to explain learning history like this. The world is a big long movie...

52 Family Movie Nights

52 Family Movie Nights

Family movie night is a big deal in our house. On Friday's we pick a movie and spend the night together watching a movie as a family. We dim the lights, pop popcorn, and make a fun treat. As a mom, my hope is that we set this tradition now and it continues to be...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

WELCOME

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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