How to Double Crochet

Once you really get moving with crocheting, you’ll find that the smaller stitches just don’t get you to the finish line fast enough; thus, enter the Double Crochet. It is a very popular stitch found in lots of beginner type patterns, and it’s quite easy to do, so let’s take a look at how to […]

I is for Isis, Egytian Mythology

ISIS Role: Goddess of motherhood, women, and magic; goddess of the South; protector of Imseti (the son of Horus who watched over the canopic jar containing the liver)   When her husband Osiris was killed and dismembered, Isis was seen as a dedicated wife by searching high and low for his remains. It was Isis who supposedly […]

6 Ways to Explore Your Community

It’s May which means it’s the perfect time to get out and take a field trip around your community! Spring is one of my favorite times to take walking field trips. We’re lucky enough to live in our downtown area which makes it very easy to walk to various places in our community. Even if […]

Hair Brushing Tips (for the busy mom)

Picture this: You are running out the door after counting kids, cialis shoes, and snacks. You make sure everyone has clothes on and at least shoes in hand – if not on the feet. Grabbing a brush from the counter you start on the first head that gets close enough to run the brush through. […]

H is for Honey Dates, Gustatio, and Bread! An Ancient Roman Feast for Kids!

How to make a kid friendly Ancient Roman Feast. Romans knew how to throw a party. Wealthy Romans threw lavish events that included entertainment and music. They ate reclining on couches. The food was amazing and included delicacies such as ostrich, dormice and flamingo. Kitchens in ancient Rome were small, crowded and hot. They cooked […]

Science Supplies to Have on Hand (To Keep Those Kids Learning!)

We are big fans of STEM activities for kids at our house. You will always find my girls up to some fun STEM activity. At nearly 9, for sale Monkey is a STEM fiend. Once, medicine she even decided to invent skates for her doll. She has a creative and inventive mind, which we love […]

G is for Greece{Ancient Greece Resource Round Up}

Streaming (subscriptions required) Netflix – Mystery Files:  Alexander the Great The 300 Sartans Hulu – Horrible Histories – Groovy Greeks Kid’s Animated History Episodes 5&6 Amazon Prime – New Dimension:  Ancient Greece New Dimension:  Ancient Athens Empires Season 7, Episode 1 Global Treasures Acropolis Athens, Greece Brain Pop – Democracy Video FREEBIES Teachers Pay Teachers […]

15 Delectable Red Velvet Recipes

Here in the South, red velvet cake graces the table of almost every potluck, family gathering, or event that you’ll attend. In essence, red velvet cake is just chocolate cake doused in red food coloring. The signature of a great red velvet cake, however, is the cream cheese frosting. Mmm…sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Below I’ve […]

FREE Color Your Own Farm Themed Mini Book

It’s time for Poppins Book Nook! This virtual monthly book club showcases great books for children and activities to accompany them. This month’s theme was Farms! This is such a fun theme because children LOVE animals and all that comes with them! We often take field trips to various farms in our area and it […]

10 Books that Will Build Fine Motor Skills

Building fine motor skills is an integral part of preschool and early elementary lessons. I like to work on these skills in ways that aren’t obvious to my children. In our school lessons we cut paper into shapes, color pictures for family members, fingerpaint, or use lacing cards.  I also like to use books. Yes, […]