The one author your young children NEED to be reading

Assortment of Mo Willems Books

Mo Willems, in my opinion, should be the newest member of the legendary children’s authors hall of fame. I was first introduced to his books as a kindergarten teacher about 10 years ago and I have continued to follow his hilarious and lovable characters through their ups and downs ever since. What makes Mo Willems’… [Read More]

Books for Boys: Recommendations for ages 7-10

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Mr. A is a reader, much like his mama was/is. The only problem with that is I’m constantly scrambling for appropriate reading material – for both his age and his interests. Thank goodness for Facebook and other blogs to tell me what other kids his age (and older) are reading. Right now he’s eight and… [Read More]

Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day With Your Kids

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I like the whole concept of Earth Day: celebrating our beautiful planet and taking time to focus on what we can all do to preserve her beauty. It makes me feel a little warm and fuzzy inside. If I’m honest though, in our house, Earth Day doesn’t get a huge spotlight. I have a few… [Read More]

Celebrating Chinese New Year – Tips and Ideas

Celebrating Chinese New Year

As a parent and as a teacher, I really love exposing my kids to different cultures and traditions. When I taught kindergarten, I always worked in a week long unit on Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival. As a mom, now I do the same thing at home. Here are a few ideas to… [Read More]

Books and authors that made my childhood

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Do you what is the coolest thing now that Mr. A is reading? Getting to go back and introduce him to some of my favorite books from childhood. Talk about nostalgia. I love to read. I have since I first learned what those beautiful words were on the crisp smelling, bound pieces of paper at… [Read More]

Prepping for preschool

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And moms around the world rejoiced! Preschool starts next week. It seems like it’s been 100 years since my little miss was in school. With Labor Day being late this year, it’s put a hurting on both of us. She’s done with me and I’m done with playing Camp Director. Don’t get me wrong. We… [Read More]