8 Preschool Routines

Eight Different Styles of Teaching Preschool at Home 8

Are you considering trying preschool at home but aren’t sure how it would look/fit in to your lifestyle? Check out the following links to see a variety of ways that parents (and amazing bloggers) are making preschool at home work for them and their children. Angela from Teaching Mama shares […]


Come join the Kid Lit Blog Hop

Kid Lit Blog Hop #64

Welcome to the Kid Lit Blog Hop. If you’re an author, publisher, or blogger, feel free to link up a post related to children’s literature. If you’re a person wanting to see what’s happening in the world of kid-lit, please poke around the link-up and pop in on any posts […]


Homeschool Preschool Routine

Our Homeschool Preschool Routine 3

I started preschool at home with Pooky last year, and we’re doing it again this year along with some friends. Here is the routine we have found successful for us. (Notice I said “routine” and not “schedule.” We don’t follow a rigid time structure, we just go with the flow, […]


ebook proceeds benefit Mercy House

The Mom Quilt ebook – All Proceeds Donated

If you’re like me, you love hearing other moms’ stories about fertility, birth, and child-rearing. This recently released ebook (which I’m ecstatic to be a contributing author for), gives you plenty of real stories about motherhood as well as a way to donate to a good cause at the same time. […]


recommended authors for hesitant readers

Top Ten Authors for Hesitant Readers

I am honored to be a part of the Nerdy Book Club! Today I’m guest posting for them as part of their Saturday Top Ten series.  I wrote about the top ten authors that I discovered during my years of teaching who can help hesitant elementary age readers find the joy […]


visual timer for kids

How a Timer Can Help Your Kids 4

Back when I was teaching elementary school, I discovered just how useful a timer could be in the classroom. It wasn’t too long into motherhood, that I knew it would come in handy in this realm as well. I remembered a specific type of timer that a kindergarten teacher I […]


Come join the Kid Lit Blog Hop

Kid Lit Blog Hop 63

If you’re an author, publisher, or blogger, feel free to link up a post related to children’s literature. If you’re a person wanting to see what’s happening in the world of kid-lit, please poke around the link-up and pop in on any posts that look interesting to you. Be sure […]


learn w play ebook

Learn With Play Book Launch 1

I was so excited to get my hands on a copy of the newly released, Learn With Play: 150+ Activities for Year-round Fun and Learning, that I immediately dug in and started trying out some of the activities with my three year old. This book that is loaded with fun […]


Help Your Kids get more from Story Time

Help Your Kids get More from Story Time (Pre K Version) 10

Reading to your children (or any children you care for) is one of the best ways to have a positive impact on their future. If you’re interested, you can read more about the Benefits of Reading to Children. While just reading to your child is a wonderful practice that benefits your […]


Sammy Steals Show

Book Review: Sammy Steals the Show 1

About the Book Title: Sammy Steals the Show (a Bird Brain Book, #10) | Author: Emlyn Chand | Illustrator: Noelle Giffin | Publication Date: May 28, 2014 | Publisher: Evolved Publishing | Pages: 56 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8 Book Description: Sammy is a talented young cockatiel who loves […]