Cool Back-to-School Ideas

Cool Back-to-School Ideas

I am a HUGE fan of so many 3M products. Two of my favorites are Post-It and Command items. Both of these are awesome for back-to-school season to help with both parents and students. I’ve gathered up some of their fantastic ideas to share with you today. The Great Dorm Hookup Sweepstakes For any of your kids who are in college, make sure to let them know how the Command … Continue Reading →
Knowing Your Child’s Learning Style Can Make Homework Time Easier

Knowing Your Child’s Learning Style Can Make Homework Time Easier

Even though my son is out of school I still get caught up in the back-to-school excitement this time of year. We did a combination of public school and homeschooling with T growing up, based on his needs at the time. One of the most important and helpful things I did was to learn and understand what his learning style was and use methods that focused on that style to … Continue Reading →
Back-to-School with SanDisk Memory from Best Buy

Back-to-School with SanDisk Memory from Best Buy

These days students do so much of their school work in digital formats that most parents, even in grade school, are finding memory devices on the required school supply list when the kids head back to school. While I love cloud storage for many things, it is not always an option for students as schools block access to some things. If they require a removable memory device than I highly … Continue Reading →
August is Happiness Happens Month and the Science of Happiness Infographic

August is Happiness Happens Month and the Science of Happiness Infographic

You all know I love unique holidays and celebrations and I just found out that August is Happiness Happens Month! This celebration is made for people like me! Being happy has got to be the best thing – I mean what is not to love about it? This week’s infographic is all about the science of happiness. There are some really interesting facts about our brains and factors that influence … Continue Reading →
Missouri Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Missouri Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Here is Missouri our schools tend to start back for the new school year in mid-August. Early I know compared to many other states, but that’s the way it is. To help families save a bit of money on back-to-school shopping, Missouri has a sales tax holiday each year. This year the tax holiday runs August 7-9, 2015. Even if you don’t have a student you can still take advantage … Continue Reading →
Using Photos for Writing Prompts for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Using Photos for Writing Prompts for Kids, Teens, and Adults

During summer break kids, of all ages, can really get creative with their writing. I’ve done a few posts with lists of writing prompts for diaries, journals, and stories, 83 Teen Writing Prompts and 77 More Teen Writing Prompts. Today I want to share another great way to get minds thinking by using photos as writing prompts. There is no right or wrong way to use photos for writing prompts either. … Continue Reading →
INFOGRAPHIC: The Workings of Fireworks

INFOGRAPHIC: The Workings of Fireworks

Happy 4th of July! I found a great infographic this week on the workings of fireworks which includes a cross-section view. We love stuff like this in our home! I’m not sure if the Discovery Channel or Learning Channel (or along those lines) will be running their firework shows this year, but if they are they are worth the time to watch. We have watched most of them several times … Continue Reading →
Build Your Own Solar-Powered Phone Charger

Build Your Own Solar-Powered Phone Charger

Summer is here and the sun is out. Why not use the sun to your advantage and make yourself a solar-powered phone charger. This is also a great project for the kids to keep them learning this summer. My son loved making science projects like this all the time. I found this infographic with step-by-step instructions to make your own charger and a little extra info about solar power. Will you … Continue Reading →
Who doesn’t love tractors? PLUS Giveaway

Who doesn’t love tractors? PLUS Giveaway

What exactly is it about tractors that people love? I’m not exactly sure but I know Hubby loves them and all the little boys I know do too. Heck, girls and women also are tractor fans. There are books, songs, shows, collectors, toys, and tons of other tractor stuff out there. For all of the tractor lovers there is a new series of books, Casey and Friends, (disclosure: I was … Continue Reading →
Learn About Butterflies Day – Infographic

Learn About Butterflies Day – Infographic

Today is “Learn About Butterflies Day” so I had to find a fun infographic for this week that was about butterflies. I love this animated one with 42 butterflies of North America that is animated! Amazing work by Tabletop Whale on this creation! I actually came across another wonderful infographic about butterflies that I encourage you to go take a look at. Terri Wilhelm created it herself and has them … Continue Reading →