DIY Valentine’s Day Lei Wreath #orientaltrading #kidfriendly #kidcrafts

As an Oriental Trading Ambassador, I am provided with products to facilitate some of my crafting posts. I do not earn affiliate commissions through any of the links in this post. A quick snowstorm dropped about an inch of snow on us last night, and I spent the evening hours rearranging our lesson plans for today to accommodate the snow. I couldn't expect the girls to sit down calmly at their desks working on worksheets all morning with the elusive white stuff outside calling their names! After all, snow is usually a once or twice a year treat around here. So, we spent the morning enjoying … [Read more...]

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We’re Homeschooling! & A Free Learning Activity

School is coming to an end, and that entails a really big change for us. In 12 days we will officially become a homeschooling family. I will not go into detail right now about the issues we have faced this year, but we have been extremely unhappy with our daughter's educational experience. My husband was very resistant to homeschooling when I first brought it up before our daughter started school. That's a far cry from my husband who begged me to pull her out of the system weeks ago, but my daughter wanted to finish the year with her friends. I have spent the last few weeks preparing for … [Read more...]

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Join Me As I #PrayForTownville

Today has been very emotional. When I tucked my 7 year old into bed tonight I held her a little tighter for a little longer and said an extra prayer for her safety. I have shed many tears today over a situation that didn't involve my children, but it hit really close to home. A photo posted by FOX Carolina News (@foxcarolinanews) on Sep 28, 2016 at 1:22pm PDT The Townville Elementary shooting is now national news. Early this afternoon Ben and I sat in our kitchen eating a late lunch when I took a moment to scroll through Facebook. I scrolled through the usual funny and/or political … [Read more...]

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Back to School with Master Lock Review and #Giveaway

Back to school time have arrived! You may even have school supply lists already in hand. I have two great Master Lock products to share with you today that are great additions to those teen and tween back to school lists. I also have one Master Lock product to giveaway to one lucky reader! Are you ready to go Back to School with Master Lock?   Is a locker padlock on your back to school shopping list? As a teen I loathed balancing an armload of books and binders between classes while I clumsily fumbled with the combination on my locker padlock. Some days I would get so aggravated I … [Read more...]

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Meet Wild Animal Babies with the New Wild Kratts DVD and Companion Book

It's time to delve into my love of PBS again. I want to introduce you to a new Wild Kratts DVD and companion book we just added to our collection of PBS DVDs. My kids love watching Wild Kratts, and our Wild Kratts DVDs are almost always in the car ready to pop into the portable DVD player. Wild Kratts is such a great educational cartoon for children to learn about animals and their habitats. Wild Animals Babies was released on DVD May 3, 2016, and has a run time of approximately 120 minutes. What’s better than exploring nature and meeting amazing animals with the Wild Kratts? Meeting … [Read more...]

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