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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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DIY Sensory Table

A few days ago, we visited the Children’s Museum at the Museum of Nature and Science. We’ve been a few times before, but this time Kyler was really interested in the water table and the sand table. He is finally old enough to sit or stand at the tables and really concentrate on what he […]

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