Sometimes I’m cleaning up around the house and I find stuff like this lying around and I’m torn between “Geez, does anyone even clean up after themselves…” and “Wait? What? What even is this?” and sometimes “Are my children brilliant and way more funny and interesting than I am?” and then “Do you think I’m qualified to be a buffet taste tester? How much do … Continue reading File this under: Things found while cleaning the house.
The kids’ school pictures came in the other day and I cannot stop staring at them. When I was a kid, I feel like most school pictures looked pretty terrible and awkward. Or maybe that was just me? This is not the case these days, at least at my kids’ school. The photographer s so freaking talented and had the genius idea of taking the … Continue reading A Snapshot of the School Year So Far
And now, an interview with BB, age 8, after interrupting her YouTube video time. One word to describe you would be creative. What do you like to do for fun? Um… I like to do arts & crafts. I like painting and other messy arts. Why do you like being a kid? It helps with my creative mind. As a kid, I get more time … Continue reading Getting to Know BB, Age 8
So about this time four years ago I asked the kids a bunch of super deep questions about life and shared them with you. I thought I’d ask the kids the same questions today and see how their answers changed and share my findings. 2013 | 2017 Back in 2013 the kids were about 3 1/2 and 7. Those responses are on the left just like … Continue reading Then and Now: Deep Questions To Ask Your Kids.
My kids are officially on summer vacation and to prevent screen time overload brain mushiness, I nerded my heart out last month and concocted a summer plan of learning. It’s more of an outline than an actual concrete plan. Because each day and week of our summer will look different than the one before, I simply came up with a list of themes that will shape … Continue reading 5 Science Experiments and Videos to share with your kids!
Something you might not know about me: I’ve been volunteering at my kids’ school this year as the 1st / 2nd Grade Librarian. Woah, I know. That sounds like a big job. Don’t worry, it’s a tiny private school so we’re talking about 16 children. Something you probably do know about me: I love reading and I have a tendency to recommend books to everyone. … Continue reading Here’s What 1st & 2nd Graders Are Reading.
I’m linking up for another Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they post a new prompt. This week’s prompt is… Ten Books To Make You Laugh. I’m stealing Kate’s idea of listing 10 funny picture books because after my suggestions for tween girls and 10 year old boys, picture books seems like a natural progression. And being a … Continue reading 10 Funny Picture Books for Kids
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt from The Broke and the Bookish was to make your own Top 10 Must Reads For… your choice. Awhile back I wrote a post suggesting books for the reluctant tween reader. I had a lot of fun with that and have been meaning to write more posts like it so today I’m tackling a new list of suggestions – books for … Continue reading 10 Book Suggestions: For 10 year old boys
I’ve got a veritable stock pile of amazing things I’ve seen online that need to be shared with you so buckle your seat belts. Did you see the new Ghostbusters trailer yet? I’m personally super excited but apparently a lot of people are upset particularly about Leslie Jones’s character in the movie. Probably the same people who were upset about the Starbucks cups. And while … Continue reading Weekly Geekly: 03.11.16