10 Things I Learned in My Decade of Parenting

I remember vividly a conversation I had with my friend when was pregnant.   I asked, ” Do you regret it ever?  Do you ever wish you didn’t have any kids?”  At this point it was too late to change anything, … Continue reading →

Has Summer Finally Arrived

Our pool has been open for two weeks now. It  was opened for one single swim by a few brave children. Despite it being heated to 90 degrees, no day has been inviting enough to beckon them to dive back … Continue reading →


The Summer Slide a New Take

I think I have written several posts about education in the summer and how to combat the summer slide. Last year we participated in Brain Chase for my older son and I ran a small educational group at my house … Continue reading →

I Love Them But….

I was looking for inspiration to write earlier today and got great ideas. None of which lead me to this post.  It’s a gorgeous Saturday afternoon here, sunny with a light breeze. It’s a perfect day for adventuring or relaxing … Continue reading →


Stride Rite Phibian Summer Shoe Deal under $27 Shipped! Hot!

Sneakers without socks that can go in the water and not stink!  I found these and thought they’d be the perfect answer for my daughter since she has school until the end of June.  With a price of $38 and … Continue reading →

When More Might Be Less

People will often comment, ” I want my kids to have more than I did.”  My kids have a playroom, a pool, a stream, a swing set, a zip line, plenty of electronics, and acres of land.  When it comes … Continue reading →


Lyrics 2 Learn Boosting Reading Fluency Through Music

Oral reading fluency can create the bridge between decoding and reading comprehension.  With proper fluency and expression, students are able to focus on the meaning of the text and less on decoding.  So reading with automatically is a  critical skill, … Continue reading →

Guest Post Celiac 

My friend shared this eye opening post and I knew that it could potentially help many others who aren’t recognizing the symptoms of Celiac . Please take the time to read and share.  Are you a parent with a child … Continue reading →

Scholastic Qualty Books Cheap! 

As if Scholastic didn’t already have both my heart and wallet, they just got even better. Each week Scholastic is offering a high quality title for $1. This makes quality literature even more affordable than ever and allows teachers to … Continue reading →


Mama Bear and Me

It was last week and I was using my final bit of energy to read my daughter a story before bed.  We are between Junie B. Jones and fairies right now so see grabbed a picture book, The Berenstain Bears … Continue reading →