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My kids love rubber ducks, and I am a bit obsessed with making wreaths for all the other holidays and seasons of the year. Most recently I purchased some Valentine’s Day rubber ducks from Amazon so that I could create a wreath to display in my home from the end of January through the middle of February.
A love of rubber ducks began for my family a few years ago when my daughter was a young toddler. She absolutely loved ducks, so I started buying her new ducks whenever I saw one in the baby department at the store. At one point I order a bunch of ducks offline. However, when the […]
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Of all the crafts that I make with my children, I love the handprint and footprint crafts the best because I get to lock a tiny piece of my little ones in time. For a fun winter- and Valentine's Day-themed craft, my kiddos and I made “Cold Hands Warm Heart” handprint crafts.
Of all the crafts that I make with my children, I love the handprint and footprint crafts the best because I get to lock a tiny piece of my little ones in time. For a fun winter-themed craft, my kiddos and I made “Cold Hands Warm Heart” handprint crafts last January. Materials Construction paper Paint […]
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My daughter is in kindergarten, and we usually do 1.5+ hours each day. Sometimes we go faster, sometimes slower. Homeschooling gives us so much freedom.
One question that many new homeschool moms ask is "How long should we homeschool each day?" The answer to "how long" really depends on a couple of things.
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Staying awake all day! I had to take a nap most days while pregnant.
FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestPregnancy makes many everyday activities hard. While the beginning of pregnancy is well known for morning/all day sickness, the last weeks are hard because of your belly. You see, as my belly grew it got harder to do basic things. I remember walking into my OB’s office late November. She looked at my feet and …
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I honestly have never been a fan of baby monitors. I have always slept with my kids. And I have a modest home with only one level (minus the basement which is nasty and used only for storage and the laundry room). I have honestly never felt the need or desire for a monitor. Plus the whole hackability factor creeps me out. But you do you, of course!
I would argue that the Philips Avent baby monitor becomes even more important as your little one moves into toddlerhood! Here are my five reasons to keep...
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My daughter is super excited for Valentine's Day next month! Learn how to make a simple Valentine's Day wreath with kids using paper plates, red or pink paint, and decorating materials.
I love hanging wreaths around my home for the holidays. I especially love displaying the homemade wreaths that I create with my daughter. Yesterday for our homeschool lesson on Valentine’s Day, she and I made a simple paper plate wreath in red, pink, and white perfect for the season of love. Materials Paper plate Scissors […]
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I absolutely adore spending time making crafts with my kiddos. My daughter is also super excited to work on her burgeoning scissors skills. For a recent Valentine’s Day craft, my daughter and I made some simple but sweet heart snails.
I absolutely adore spending time making crafts with my kiddos. My daughter is also super excited to work on her burgeoning scissors skills. For a recent Valentine’s Day craft, my daughter and I made some simple but sweet heart snails. Materials Construction paper Glue Markers Scissors Instructions Cut a snail body shape from one color […]
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My daughter and I love making crafts together, especially during our homeschool preschool time. For a recent lesson on the letter H, she and I made heart people from construction paper.
My daughter and I love making crafts together, especially during our homeschool preschool time. For a recent lesson on the letter H, she and I made heart people from construction paper. Materials Red and pink construction paper Scissors Glue Markers Directions Cut one large heart and four small hearts from the red construction paper. Cut […]
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If you are searching for a book series to help your child with reading skills, definitely check out Alpha-Mania Adventures. I received a copy of the first book, Captain Ray and the Rhyming Pirates, which focuses on rhyming skills. The other four books focus on blending, alliteration, segmenting, and sound manipulation. The book is fun to read to pre-readers and for early readers to read on their own. I appreciate the additional educational activities at the end of the story, which allow me to further use the book in homeschooling lessons. The pictures are bright and colorful. Overall, my kids and I are quite pleased with Alpha-Mania Adventures: Captain Ray and the Rhyming Pirates created by Ruth Rumack, written by Jennifer Makwana, and illustrated by Jalisa Henry.
Reading and books are top priorities in my house. My daughter learned to read a little bit after she turned four. She is now an avid reader on her own. I encourage my daughter to read a least a couple of books for fun each day. I especially appreciate fun books that also include an […]
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If one of your goals for the New Year is to exercise more, definitely look into the pain-relieving products from Salonpas to help alleviate any aches or pains that you may experience as you work on staying healthy and in shape. The topical patches, spray, and gel contain pain-relieving ingredients such as camphor, menthol, methyl salicylate, lidocaine, and capsicum that deliver temporary relief of mild to moderate muscle and joint aches and pains associated with arthritis, sprains, strains, bruises, and backache.
When I was younger, I kept fit through dance and gymnastics. I have always experienced problems with my joints because of my Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). As a result, I injured my shoulder while tumbling almost a decade ago. As I got older, I started doing yoga instead, which helped me maintain my strength and flexibility […]
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Valentine’s Day is the next big holiday that my kids and I celebrate together. This year I picked up some heart craft materials from my local dollar store and crafted a simple but pretty shimmery pink and red wreath to hang on my door for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is the next big holiday that my kids and I celebrate together. As soon as the holiday decorations have been boxed up and stored away for next year, I put up my red and pink heart décor. My kids and I also love making heart crafts in the weeks before Valentine’s Day. I […]
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Lesson plan for Valentine's Day for preschool homeschool curriculum.
Objective: To learn about Valentine’s Day Book(s): Valentine’s Day by Josir Keogh Valentine’s Day by Trudi Strain Trueit Llama Llama I Love You by Anna Dewdney The Best Thing About Valentines by Eleanor Hudson Pete the Cat Valentine’s Day Is Cool by Kimberly and James Dean Music: “Skinna Marinky Dinky Dink” Skina marinky dinky dink, […]
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Heather Johnson is the founder of The Parenting Patch and Linguistics Girl.
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Heather Johnson is a writer, librarian, linguistic, mother, and wife. She writes The Parenting Patch and Linguistics Girl. Please send all correspondence via email.
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