Back To School Facts – Infographic

Back To School Facts – Infographic

The new school year starts at very different times around the country, here in the St. Louis area it seems to start sooner than many places. I’m in a suburb of St. Louis, St. Charles, and the kids head back to school this week – August 11! Wowsa! Growing up we generally started the last Monday in August in my … Continue Reading →
Keeping Summer Fun

Keeping Summer Fun

Summer is here and that means it’s time for baseball games, barbecues, camping trips and other vacations. However, it’s also a time for continued learning, whether you’re staying at home or out on the go exploring your community and beyond. Research shows that children who don’t read over the summer risk losing up to three months of important skills they … Continue Reading →
Educational Toys – Suggestions and Infographic

Educational Toys – Suggestions and Infographic

This week’s infographic is about educational toys. While the twins are a bit young for most toys, it is still something I am already thinking of as their grandma. When my son (the twins daddy) was young I really tried to purchase toys that were not only fun but also educational. Many toys can become educational if you use your … Continue Reading →
Learn to play and sing music at MusicSchoolOnline.com

Learn to play and sing music at MusicSchoolOnline.com

The folks at MusicSchoolOnline.com recently asked if I was interested in reviewing their online courses (disclosure – I was provided free service to facilitate this review). While I am not a musician, Hubby is! He loves to play guitar and to sing. So he has been trying out MusicSchoolOnline.com for a couple of weeks for me and is sharing his … Continue Reading →
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 … 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 … Continue Reading →