Here’s a super easy St. Patrick’s Day craft I did with Miles. I found it here. No joke, all you need is an empty toilet paper roll, tape, and green paint. And paper, I suppose, if you want to get technical. Just dent the TP roll in so it’s kinda heart-shaped and tape it that… Continue reading Quick Shamrock Craft
One of my favorite Valentine’s Day books was already checked out of the library this year, but I got it after the fact anyway. I decided to read it last week in the name of “O is for Optimism.” Yeah, it’s a stretch, but oh well. Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli is… Continue reading Letter O Books
Last Monday Ben started us off on the letter O with a big Ouch! He was sitting against a wall under a heavy wooden picture frame. Meanwhile, his brothers were kicking the same wall. When the frame came down, he got a pretty big gash on his head and ended up with three staples. Poor boy! He and Sam… Continue reading O is for Ouch, Octopus, and Owoooooo!
My boy Miles is amazing. I’ve been telling him this since he was a baby. What I always wanted to say was “You’re crazy!” but I thought “You’re amazing!” sounded more positive. Miles is always on the lookout for something exciting to do or yummy to eat. He can get the things he wants even when they’re on top… Continue reading No, David!
I was drawing a blank on an activity for the letter N last week, so I quickly looked it up on No Time For Flashcards & found this super-easy nunchucks craft. Basically you tie two empty toilet paper rolls together. Miles & Eliza didn’t even want to decorate them. In keeping with the ninja/nunchuck theme, we… Continue reading N is for Ninjas, Nunchucks & Nice Neighbors
One of the most amazing things about life is how we all make each other who we are. I’m not sure if my grammar was correct there, but the fact that I’m even concerned about my grammar is because of my mom. She’s somewhat of a stickler and even though we give her a hard time… Continue reading Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
I had a total meltdown this morning. I won’t go into the details leading up to it, but just picture me locked in my room, crying and blaming myself for everything that’s less than ideal in my family right now. “I’m just not good enough. I need to be better – more patient, more disciplined,… Continue reading M is for Meltdowns & Mom
I have a hard time letting my kids do messy fun stuff. But I am determined to get better at it. It’s so good for them, and for me too! So much learning and discovery take place while splattering paint or forming dough, and their creativity can really shine when they aren’t as restricted. Plus, when you allow… Continue reading M is for Messy
“Mom, can you help me? There’s gum stuck in my hair.” He kind of mumbled it. He knew it was his own fault. After reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Ben had been walking around with gum behind his ear like Violet Beauregarde. I had warned him multiple times about getting it in his hair, but apparently… Continue reading Gum in Hair
You guys. I just sang in public. By myself. Well, with a pianist, but still solo. I sang a bunch of jazz songs and I loved it! And other people seemed to like it too. They clapped between numbers, I got lots of compliments, and I even scored a few tips! This may not seem like… Continue reading The Jazz Singer