My daughter loves to make cards for people. I try to encourage this whenever possible. For years my grandmother was the “Card Lady” at my church. She also always encouraged me to send cards and letters to family members. I must admit I am not great at this. That of course does not mean I… Continue reading Our Christmas Card Project
As I wrote in Why we LOVE Scholastic Reading Club! Here are 25 of our favorite books from Scholastic, I like buying Scholastic books. The biggest drawback is that they are flimsy. It’s almost a guarantee that there will be ripped pages. If you’re reading to an infant or toddler, it’s certain. Reading to your infant and… Continue reading My 12 favorite Board Books
One of my favorite things about school was Scholastic Reading Club. First you have these awesome flyers that you can look at over and over, and a new flyer gets sent home EVERY month! Second the books are affordable. Even though we didn’t have a lot of spending money, I still got a book or… Continue reading Why we LOVE Scholastic Reading Club! Here are 25 of our favorite books from Scholastic.
This week’s favorites include a pumpkin book. Yay for pumpkins! In fact after reading it we went to a nearby pumpkin patch and picked some of our own. Whenever the season changes it’s always fun to see what books the library sets out. Some of them are new and some are classics! Either way the… Continue reading This weeks (10/9) Library Picks: Children’s Picture Books
When I wrote Teaching our 4 year old to READ!, we had just completed lesson 21. Well, we have completed lesson 33 today, and I had to post a quick update. I planned to write an update at 50, but her progress has really surprised me. With today’s lesson she read, “We see a duck. We can… Continue reading Review in Progress: Our experience using Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
As I wrote in More than the Minimum: Expanding our Celebration of Advent I am trying to organize our advent devotional times. I am also trying to increase our amount of Scripture we (me, my husband, and my children) encounter each day. I decided that I will go ahead and write about the process on here for… Continue reading 7 Goals for our Family Devotional Times
Last year, to my shame, the Advent season was upon us before I had even considered marking it in our home life. We are Presbyterians and celebrate Advent at church. I have done this my whole life. For whatever reason, it wasn’t until a friend asked how we were preparing for Christmas as a family that… Continue reading More than the Minimum: Expanding our Celebration of Advent