Head to Dick’s Sporting Goods Through Sunday for 20%

Grab a kid from your house or your neighborhood (just ask permission first), throw them in a uniform shirt and save 20% off most items at Dick’s Sporting Goods. This is a great time to stock up on athletic clothing … Continue reading →

Authors Responding To Young Readers 

I have written often about reluctant readers. Today my daughter happily read her new “sncoyragemt.” My son commented about how it’s easy to read a book that is exciting or interesting to you. He reflected back to third grade when … Continue reading →

Great Classroom or Home Storage $14.99

This week Aldi has a super three drawer rolling storage cart, which include the  three drawers for only $14.99. I was able to put it together myself, so it’s very doable. This is perfect for reading and math center supplies … Continue reading →


Barnes & Noble- Get Your Free Summer Reading Book Reward

We have been participating in the summer reading program through Barnes and Noble even before the kids could read independently.  That means we have gotten nearly $100 worth of amazing literature free simply by reading. The program is very easy … Continue reading →

Another Reason to Love Summer

We got more than an officially late start to summer.  Monday started out with a trip to a specialist with my son. The doctor asked how the summer was coming along and we had to once again explain how July … Continue reading →

The School Cure All

Primary teachers know that there is nothing like a bandage or an ice pack from the nurse to turn an injury around! But in the land of multiple injuries, they may not have shared with you a super secret trade … Continue reading →

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 →