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A Fun Way to Prep for Kindergarten :: The Little Kids Book of BIG Ideas {+Giveaway}

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Inquisitive through City Moms Blog. All opinions are 100% our own.  Like most parents with a child about to enter kindergarten, I want to make sure my daughter is as prepared as she can be on that first day. She is enrolled in a wonderful pre-k program, but I […]

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Improve your Child’s Handwriting without picking up a Pencil

Back in the day, long before kids, I started my journey as a kindergarten teacher. It was a passion of mine and I truly loved it. While I did have a strict side and expected them to be respectful and follow the rules, I also had fun whenever I could. Were they acting tired or […]

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Learning Letter Sounds with Kinesthetic Motions {+ Free Printable}

My son started showing an interest in letters at a very young age. While he was interested I wanted to jump at the opportunity to teach him his letters and sounds as they are the foundation of learning. Once he had mastered recognizing all of his letters, I knew we were ready to move on […]

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5 Places to Teach Your Kids About Art in Dallas

As a life-long art-lover and former elementary art teacher, I try to take every opportunity to teach my daughter about art. Some of this is through art projects at home, but I really love to take her out to see “real” art in person.  Dallas is such a great place to learn about art! We have […]

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Sign Me Up For That! How Busy Kills Us

Kids activities: I love them! And also: I loathe them. Our kids’ extracurricular activities can cause the wheels to come off the bus. We’re not alone. Talk to any parents of school-aged children, and this is bound to come up. The year we started homeschooling, I had stars in my eyes and big plans for […]

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Three Ways the New Breed of HomeSchooling Moms Will Surprise You! (Hint: She Doesn’t Own a Denim Jumper!)

Denim jumpers. Fourteen children crammed in a fifteen-passenger van. Colorful letters-of-the-alphabet signs doubling as home decor…  This is what I thought the homeschooling mother was all about. That is until I became one.  I had read other blog posts about how great homeschooling was…  But, I still thought those women were a little unconventional if […]

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Nature Centers in DFW :: For Nature-Deficit Disordered Parents and Children

My family and I moved to the DFW area five and a half years ago for my husband’s job. It all happened very quickly. I’d moved several times before; I considered myself to be adaptable and resourceful. We expected to stay a while, so I hoped DFW and I would like each other. I found […]

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Learning Letters: Parent Approved Tools

Lately, my 3-year-old son has been very interested in learning his letters.  In my quest to capture this enthusiasm, I’ve found some fun learning tools that I wanted to share with fellow readers: 1. LeapFrog Interactive Letter Factory Flash Cards  – We were already a fan of LeapFrog’s Junior Book Pal.  The system centers around an […]

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