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6 Winter STEM Projects to Inspire Creativity

6 Winter STEM Projects to Inspire Creativity

Now that the attic is full of our Christmas decorations (unless you’re like me and still have your tree up!), it’s time to take on Winter!  We’re not planning a trip to the Klondike, but I am planning on a…

Pleasure-Seeking Parenting: An Intro

Pleasure-Seeking Parenting: An Intro

What is Pleasure-Seeking Parenting? This is a guide with entertaining and enlightening secrets to get what you want out of your children. So you’re a parent.  But are you a pleasure-seeking parent? There comes a time in every parent’s journey…

Enchanting DIY Christmas Gifts

Enchanting DIY Christmas Gifts

A couple of months ago, my friend Monica shared pictures of a few center pieces she’d created for a friend’s birthday party. The pictures immediately caught my eye since the structures were made of dishes. Dishware is an insane obsession…

Simple Advent Activity for Christmas

Simple Advent Activity for Christmas

Last week in Sunday school, my oldest daughter came home full of Christmas joy.  She had learned the story of Advent.  Since that day, we have begun the tradition of lighting the Advent candles in our home. Advent means “arrival”.…

14 Christmas Ideas For Busy Moms

14 Christmas Ideas For Busy Moms

In my 9 years of being a stay at home mom, I know how busy the holiday season can be.  The older the kids get, the busier our life gets.  I have one child who insists on celebrating every holiday…

How To Teach More Than One Subject At Once

How To Teach More Than One Subject At Once

Keeping up with state standards can be a strenuous task anytime of the year.  But, during the holidays?  Over the years I’ve found ways to tie in multiple subjects with our thematic units. Because of the high level of interest,…

Christmas Themed Phonics and Spelling

Christmas Themed Phonics and Spelling

With the Thanksgiving leftovers still in the fridge, I begin thinking about Christmas.  No, not getting out the Christmas tree and the wreaths, but putting together Christmas themed lessons.  My Little Pixie is getting ready to study vowel team patterns.…

Native American Units

Native American Units

When I plan out my school year, I always check out the state standards. I use these skills to drive my curriculum.  Since I love teaching by thematic units, I use the social study standards to help build these units.…

5 Steps to Living a Stress Free Life

5 Steps to Living a Stress Free Life

During this time of year I begin to experience the overall feeling of fatigue.  The semester is beginning to wind down and the holidays are weeks away.  While I can’t control my work schedule, I can control my household to-do…

Election Day Treats

Election Day Treats

During my sophomore year of high school, I took Government only as a requirement.  My teacher, who like most of my high school teachers, didn’t ignite my desire to care one iota about our government. It’s miraculous how life can…