25 Questions to Ask Your Kids After School

We've all been there. Your kids get home from school and you ask, "How was your day?" without even thinking. They reply with something equally generic like "Good" and we all move on without any elaboration. Fortunately, that's not where the conversation has to stop. Finding out about your child's day doesn't…

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The Grandest Gesture of All: Consistency

Grand gestures are great (believe me, I swoon every time Jack Pearson does something sweet on This Is Us just as much as the rest of you), but isn't there something to be said about the little, consistent gestures of love that people do every day?It might be difficult to notice, pinpoint, or…

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Creative Activities with Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk chalk: a summer staple in the home of many children. But after drawing some pictures and writing your names in bubble letters, what else can you do? Check out some ideas for ways you can use your sidewalk chalk today!Obstacle Course or MazeDraw a maze big enough for you to walk…

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Summer Journal Prompts

Are you trying to keep your students or children writing over the summer, but finding it challenging to come up with topics for them to write about? Encourage them to start a summer journal (seriously, you can grab a composition book from Walmart for less than a buck!) and use the prompts…

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Just for Summer! Fun Resources for Break

Looking for activities for your children this summer? Look no further! New this year, I have created some resources for parents (and teachers) to do with their kids. I will be adding more throughout the summer, so be sure to check back for updates!Currently, I have the following printables available...Playground Challenge ChartsLicense…

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Cotton Ball Races

Looking for a quick and fun activity to do with your kiddos at home? Grab a couple of cotton balls and give each player a straw and get ready for a race! Use the straw to blow the cotton ball further and further down the "track" until you reach the finish line. Create a…

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Digital Lists

So if you know me, you know that I am extremely tech-savvy and quick to use digital resources in and out of the classroom. But I have to admit that I have a dirty little secret... I love neatly-organized, color-coded, three-ring binders... full of ACTUAL PAPER.Oh, the horror!I truly am embarrassed to…

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Give Yourself a Break, Mom

Before I had kids, I never thought I'd childproof my home. I thought childproofing was taking an easy way out and a lazy way to parent. I found it obnoxious when I'd go over to someone's house and see them fight with a cupboard lock or a doorknob cover. Instead of teaching…

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GIFs: Mommy Mode

Being a mom is awesome and rewarding. Every day is a new adventure. I love hearing Cam say a new word he learned (“triangle” is my recent favorite). It’s fun to see him rock a new dance move (poor kid inherited my dance style). Some days I feel like I can actually…

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