Bouncy Bands for Wiggly Kids

Bouncy Bands for Wiggly Kids

Do you have a wiggly kid in your house? If you are anything like us (we have two) the answer is YES! We have struggled for years with our son in particular. From the time he was little sitting still was an issue. He would bounce with playing games, roll around and run around while(…)

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Teaching Shakespeare Sonnets

Teaching Shakespeare Sonnets

So what exactly is a sonnet anyways? A sonnet is a 14-line poem with a variable rhyme scheme originating in Italy and brought to England by Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, earl of Surrey in the 16th century. Literally a “little song,” the sonnet traditionally reflects upon a single sentiment, with a clarification or “turn”(…)

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Moments to hold on to

Moments to hold on to

These are the moments in your child’s life that you want to freeze in time.  You know you will never get them back and can only hope to remember them, and in this case, capture them in a photo.

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Ava’s First Show and Tell

Ava’s First Show and Tell

On Monday night before settling Ava into bed, I had the task of helping her find her first “Show and Tell” item for preschool.  So I say to her “Ava what do you want to take to share with your friends?  How about a baby doll, or a favorite book?”  Standing in the middle of(…)

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Science Center

I decided to post a bunch of pictures I have taken from our local Science Center.  I have never been very impressed with the place because every time we went things were always broken and we never seemed to find activities that interested the kids.  Thus it has been a couple of years since we(…)

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What People Say About You

Leave a ONE WORD comment that you think describes me. It can only be one word. No more. Then copy and paste this on your wall so that I may leave a word about you. This should be interesting… When faced with this question, how do you think people would respond for you?  How would(…)

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Jonas Salk and Vaccines

Jonas Salk and Vaccines

So I just have to digress into a quick rant about the recent vaccine debates I have been subjected to recently.  There are a couple of e-mail loops I am on where the discussions have been not only heated, but cutting, rude, and even childish as times.  I get that many people feel VERY strongly(…)

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Why "Starts At Eight"

Not sure why the need to blog has come over me, but a few days ago it did.  There are not too many blogs that I even read myself..who would right?  We are all busy with our OWN lives!  I guess I am mostly doing this for me.  I have spent a lifetime writing in(…)

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