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Teaching Self-Worth

Last week, Jeff and I were talking about the particular challenges that parents today face as they raise their children.  Jeff said something to the effect of, "How are we going to instill in Adeline a feeling of self-confidence and self-worth?"  As per usual, my answer was to start by reading her books about the importance of being yourself, and not being worried about what other people think of you.  Of course, after that, I've got no idea.  ;)  But…

Fostering Early Literacy

For today's What to do Wednesday post, I thought I'd write about something super simple, but also something that is really important--fostering literacy in our young children.  Let me tell you why I feel so strongly about this. For 4 years, I taught school in Title One, low-income schools.  The first one I taught at was here in Arizona, and I taught only English Language Learners.  I loved those kiddos with all my heart, but oh, boy!  They were so…

Mess-Free Toddler Craft

I don't know about you, but I am SO tired of these summer days where it's way too hot to spend time outside.  Except, of course, on the walk to and from our car to our townhouse, because obviously girlfriend has to pick up every rock and leaf along the way.  I swear it sometimes takes us 7 or 8 minutes to walk the 100 yards to our house, and of course, when I try to pick Adeline up, MAJOR…

Homemade Fingerpaints

For today's What to Do Wednesday post, I'm introducing you all to an activity that your toddlers will LOVE...  Well, at least if they're not like my toddler, who really hated it... At least, she did at first. If you're like me, you are always looking for fun things to do with your toddlers.  This has been especially true for me since we moved away from our families, who doubled as our best friends.  I started trying to find something…

Father’s Day Gifts

Today's What to do Wednesday post is all about Father's Day!  I am so excited to show the finished product(s) of what we did for my dad, Jeff's dad, and for Jeff himself. To be honest, I am not very creative.  I really wish I was, but I'm just not.  And I am NOT artistic.  I think I was the only elementary school teacher ever who didn't even draw stick figures very well.  So, I always have to search Pinterest…