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 →
Rock ‘N Learn 10 DVD Math & Science Collection Deal and Giveaway

Rock ‘N Learn 10 DVD Math & Science Collection Deal and Giveaway

In my email I get a lot offers to review various items. I say no to a great majority of them, but then there are those that stand out. Today Rock ‘N Learn jumped out at me. Why? Because as a former homeschooler and a parent who supplemented education during the time that my son was in “regular” school I was always on the hunt for really helpful educational items. … Continue Reading →
Technology In Education

Technology In Education

Recently Microsoft and Parade Magazine asked me to participate on a panel about technology in education (disclosure – I was compensated for my time). Education has always been a high priority for me as a parent and technology has played a big part in my son’s education. I was honored to be a part of the panel and to be able to invite local bloggers and educators to the event … Continue Reading →
77 More Teen Writing Prompts

77 More Teen Writing Prompts

  One of the more popular posts on my blog is 83 Teen Writing Prompts from way back in January of 2012. While it is titled for teens, really anyone can use it. Writing prompts are a great way to encourage daily journal writing and free flow thinking. There are no right and wrong answers. UPDATE: Make sure you check out my more recent post on Using Photos as Writing … Continue Reading →
Free lesson plans from Bing are great to extend learning in summer

Free lesson plans from Bing are great to extend learning in summer

While most of the USA has a typical school year with several weeks in the summer off, that really is not the greatest for our kids as far as retention and learning. My son is older now, but we always did things to extend learning in a fun way at home in the evening, weekends, and in the summer. We actually were a homeschool family for several years also and … Continue Reading →
App Review: Lola's Math Train 2

App Review: Lola's Math Train 2

The folks at Lola’s Math Train 2 provided me a free copy of their app to review. This is the first I had heard of their series but you all know me, I love apps. Even though my son is an adult (gulp) now and out on his own, I still like to keep an eye out on apps for kids, especially learning apps, for my nephew and other friends … Continue Reading →
Cash Register Play for Preschoolers

Cash Register Play for Preschoolers

The big kids are headed back to school this time of year for lots of new learning experiences. Just because the preschoolers are not in a classroom does not mean they cannot be having new learning experiences also. Just like we buy back to school supplies for the older kids, think about some supplies for our preschoolers. (Disclosure: I was provided a sample of this product to facilitate this post; … Continue Reading →
Save on paper and ink PLUS a free printables blog hop

Save on paper and ink PLUS a free printables blog hop

While I am no longer a homeschooling parent, I still have lots of friends who do homeschool. I think my brain may appear to be stuck in homeschool mode, but it is really because I just think everyone should always learn everyday. I just happened across this free printables blog hop that started today, September 24, and will run for two weeks. They are having different topics each day. If … Continue Reading →
Mad for Mad Libs and Giveaway

Mad for Mad Libs and Giveaway

I think Mad Libs are ___(adjective)____ fun! Growing up in __(place)___ we always had plenty of Mad Libs around everywhere. I remember playing with ___(name of person)____ on the ___(noun)___ bus after school. We laughed so hard we almost ___(verb)____ our pants! As you can see from above, I really do like Mad Libs and grew up with them. I still love them as an adult. They are always just … Continue Reading →
Keep the Kids Learning at Home

Keep the Kids Learning at Home

This back-to-school season, Kimberly-Clark and Colgate-Palmolive have partnered with HealthyChildren.org and Dr. Alanna Levine to provide moms with helpful tips to set their kids up for success as they head back to school, and Clever Girls Collective is joining in on the fun!  #HealthyHabits #CGC I love learning. I always have. My brother is two years older than I am and I was so jealous that he got to go to … Continue Reading →