Monthly Archives: April 2013

In Honor of Jayden Lamb

My friend Jess, who recently moved to Michigan, shared a video with me. The video is the  story of Jayden Lamb, a little boy from northeast Michigan. This past weekend we celebrated my almost 8 year old with a little … Continue reading

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A Huge Chalkboard to Celebrate With

Just popping in to share what you might have noticed is my latest creative tool The Over Sized Chalkboard Good for birthdays and holidays   Get a large piece of wood, paint it with chalkboard paint, and your done!

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3rd Graders & Their Future

Inevitably when teaching math to kids the words, “When will I ever have to use this when I get older?” comes up. And when it came up, I asked my group of 3rd  graders what they want to be when … Continue reading

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My Phone

Why is it that the only time I lose my phone is roughly 5 minutes after I have put the ringer on silent? Ugh. Excuse me but I must go find my phone.

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Our Favorite Art Books

I love to buy artsy books for my kids (and sometimes me!) to draw with. Now don’t get me wrong, I fully believe in blank paper in order to create but sometimes it’s just fun to try drawing an alligator … Continue reading

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Art Holder for Markers, Crayons, Pencils, Glue Sticks, and Scissors

I have wanted an art holder for our kitchen table for awhile now. I looked around the garage and found an old tea light candle holder that I bought at Goodwill for $3 several years ago. My husband drilled the … Continue reading

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Mr. Rogers is a Good Place to Start

 Thinking about everyone in Boston. The explosions killed an 8 year old. Once again, another reminder to hug your kids everyday and tell them you love them. This is so difficult to explain to children (and adults). Thought this would … Continue reading

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A Sleepover Party for My 11 Year Old

I have to confess something. I hate sleepover parties. Really hate them. I know I should love them as a mom and love that my friends have kids who want to come to their house but alas, I hate them. … Continue reading

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Work Today

Remember when I said I was so lucky to work with 5th graders? After today… 1. Scratch that. 2. Forget it. 3. Pretend that I never said that. I’m starting to reassess my career choice and think that perhaps working … Continue reading

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The Dallas Color Run 2013

My friend Melissa, my 10 year old, and I ran the Color Run this past Saturday in Dallas. It was tons of fun and would have been even more fun if I had properly trained for the 5K. I know … Continue reading

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