Christmas Cheer – Lifestyle Post Roundup

Between helping with (and having kids involved in) children's choir, teaching a preschool class on Wednesday nights, teaching piano lessons 3 out of 5 evenings, and all the holiday buzz in general, my December plate is pretty full! Basically, the month is moving so fast I can hardly keep up! I haven't had lots of [...]

Alphabet Soup – A “Martha Speaks” Learning Activity

This little learner activity is perfect for emergent readers! This summer I grabbed the children's classic, Martha Speaks (by Susan Meddaugh) off the library shelves and got a little bit inspired to do something more than just read. My daughter laughed and laughed at the idea of a dog spouting off full sentences, and begged [...]

Fairy Tale Picture Books Worth Falling For

I'd be lying if I said I didn't absolutely love a good fairy tale. And guys, if you've got a preschooler at home who loves them too, these books are gold!! There's quite a variety on this list - new, old, heroes, heroines, historical, modern... but don't let the eclectic picks fool you. These books are tried and [...]

What’s on Our “Morning Chair” (and why we have one)

Make coffee. Sip coffee. Savor the first few (and possibly only) quiet moments of the day. Then embrace the chaos. Anyone else? Our morning routine was...well, not so routine until this last fall. We've been working this year on making our homeschooling mornings more peaceful and smooth, especially the transition from breakfast into the "school" part of [...]

Our Springtime Library Haul

So my goal was to post about our fun library finds once each month, but with baby on the way, that has proved a bit more difficult than once imagined! Instead, I'm settling for a library-find post once or twice each season. 🙂 Here are some of the fabulous children's picture books we snagged today [...]