When my daughter began Kindergarten last year I was beside myself with excitement. As a former First Grade Teacher, with my Master's Degree in Reading and Language Arts, I felt I had prepared her well. I was shocked to get a call a few weeks into the new school year from her teacher - telling me that my daughter was struggling in her reading and writing. I knew that to make her successful, certain steps needed to be taken. As a teacher I worked daily to encourage and motivate the children that ... Continue Reading
If your child struggles to read, here are some interactive and fun ways to help.
Bring in Autumn with nature walks, leaf collections, apple picking, and more.
Autumn is one of my favorite times of year, the smells, the changing of the weather are truly glorious! In the busyness of a new season of school activities and sports and prep for the holidays, sometimes it is hard to remember what Autumn really brings. Here are our top ten ways to bring the new season. Go on a nature walk Even if you don't live somewhere with mountains or regular hiking trails, Autumn itself brings in nature with cooler weather and the changing colors of the ... Continue Reading
Incorporate museums into your next family vacation to keep those curious kids interested and having fun.
I'm a mom of two curious boys who love to travel. And, as if they aren't enough a handful, I've got a third on the way! My sons get bored with movies, games and even sandy beaches before I can think of what to do with them next. The only way I can hold their interest is by giving them a challenge. They hate to give up on something, admit defeat, wave the white flag. I discovered a great trick to keep them busy, especially on vacation. My solution: museums. The Children's Museum | ... Continue Reading
Have fun and save money with these basic first steps to green living. Getting started is easier than you think.
When it comes to green living, many people are overwhelmed with all of the advice and expenses. But, in truth, many of the best ways to be gentler to our planet are simple and also save money. With a few basic first steps in green living, you'll discover how easy and fun it really is. Ditch the Disposables Choosing reusable products whenever possible is a great way to save money and reduce waste and is often the first step to green living. There are countless products that are designed to be ... Continue Reading