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10 Reasons You Should Ditch the Preschool Curriculum

10 Reasons YOU Should Ditch the Preschool Curriculum You are your child’s first teacher.   And, probably your child’s best and most memorable teacher. Why? You’ve been there. You’re the one who’s there at all hours of the day, seven days a week. No teacher can compete with that. By […]

Parents make great preschool teachers! Find out how to teach your toddler or how to teach your preschooler without a curriculum or spending tons of time looking for activities.

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Why Making Free Money is Easier than You Think

It’s summer, yay! And, that usually means travel. Either we get to go somewhere, or we hear about all the places our friends went. I recently had a conversation with someone who was surprised that we’re able to travel still, even though we no longer have my teaching income.   […]


How we Survived a 3 week Quarantine

I never really understood the point of staycations. It always sounded boring to me and a waste of time, but I’m also a person who likes to travel and see new places, even if it means just driving a few hours to a campground and hanging out there for a […]


Taking a Chance

Trying something new can be super hard. It’s imitating. It takes us out of our comfort zone. We feel like we’re not quite sure we got ourselves into. It might bring out some insecurities, perhaps ones that we didn’t know we had, but it’s usually worth it.     Often, […]


Make Mother’s Day Special! Advice for Moms, Dads, and Everyone in Between

Mother’s Day. A holiday of mixed emotions. It’s a day that supposed to be all about moms and mothers, but sometimes husbands or fathers of our children forget or think that they don’t need to do something for their wives or the mother of their children. They think it’s just […]


7 Tips from Busy Moms who get it “ALL” Done

There’s a HUGE misconception that, as moms, we need to do it all, all the time, by ourselves, or else we’re failing. And, while this simply isn’t true, the pressure is still there, and it’s very real. The pressure to “do it all” (kids, housework, jobs, exercise, cooking, “losing” the […]


The MOST Important Thing in Life

We all want the best for our children. It’s part of being a parent. We want more for them than we had (no matter how good we had it!), and we want to make sure that our children have the best possible life we can provide. We want to do […]


11 Travel Tips for Hitting the Road with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Yay! Spring Break is upon us! Ok, who am I kidding? I don’t have “Spring Break” anymore, but one can dream of the sun and the sand, right? But, traveling with little ones can be quite the task. Gone are the days of tossing our clothes and some toiletries in […]


Magnifying the Moment

I’m just like any other parent of two little kids. I’m trying to keep up with the day-to-day life, trying to make sure my kids are behaving and doing what they’re supposed to be doing, while simultaneously trying to make sure they are prepared for their futures- both socially and […]


Starting Seeds

Spring is almost here! Yay! And, that means we need to get our seeds going or we won’t have a garden. Ok, that’s a bit extreme because we can go buy starter plants, or whatever they’re called. But, I want Sweet Pea to see how plants form and watch them […]


12 Tips for Teaching Little Ones to Clean up

I was so impressed when I saw this! I’ve been asking Sweet Pea to help me clean up for what feels like forever. It started with her watching me, then doing one thing and wandering off, and slowly getting more and more helpful. But, it’s something we’ve been working on […]