Exploring Patriotic Symbols of America ebook

We love themed crafts throughout the year... but with the end of the school year, it was too busy this past May and July for patriotic crafts at Memorial Day or Fourth of July. So when Melissa & Doug asked me for some patriotic craft ideas for Labor Day, I was excited to come up… Read More ->

What we saw camping {Emerald Lake, Vermont}

Camping at Emerald Lake Vermont

It's familiar drive by now... over half a dozen Vermont trips now under our belt... the stop-off at the Vermont Welcome Center, the turn through Brattleboro onto Route 30... Every mile up and down the 8% grades, our four year old shouted, "Mom! That's OUR mountain!" Miles and miles of mountains tied by a curling… Read More ->

30+ Active Play Ideas for Busy Days

Active Play Ideas for Busy Days

"Mom... the leaves are changing color and it's going to be fall then winter," my four year old informed me the other day. I tried reeeeeallly hard to ignore that little detail! I do love the fall season here in New England, but it's also one of the busiest times of the year with school… Read More ->

One to One Correspondence Counting

What is it about August? It's still summer but suddenly I find myself longing for some chalk in hand, and a lesson planner! In my back to school planning for homeschooling our preschooler, my main concern is to address math skill areas, as we mostly focused on reading comprehension last year. Thanks to my partnership… Read More ->