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11 Tips To Teach Telling Time

11 tips to teach telling time - Whether they are in kindergarten, first, 2nd, or 3rd grade, most early elementary kids are trying to figure out how to tell time. You will find activities, worksheets, and games for parents and teachers in this awesome post that includes how to tell time to the hour and minute. Teaching the clock has never been so easy or so much fun!

My kids like to stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve. The trouble with this is that they normally go to bed at 8:30, and by 9 or 9:30, they are so exhausted that they are lying on the couch and not even picking up their heads. It’s pathetic. Grace, our now 10-year-old, taught herself to tell time at a very early age, and we had to secretly change all the clocks to three hours fast so that she would think she was staying up until midnight, even when she was going to bed at 9. Don’t judge me … Read more

10 Tips for Surviving Family Road Trips

10 Tips for surviving family road trips. Lots of ideas, hacks, and tips for essentials in packing and better organization. #2 is my favorite!

Summer is right around the corner, and for our family, summer means road trips. We love to pop in an audio book and hit the road, sometimes traveling to nearby Baltimore, Washington DC, or Philadelphia, and sometimes going further to Penn State, Old Grandma’s, or even further. Last year, we drove all the way to South Carolina which seemed like an eternity. But we made it. Because we drive so much, I wanted to share with you my best tips for surviving family road trips. There are several things you’ll want to do ahead of time (possibly way ahead of … Read more

Chicken Melts – Quick and Easy Meal in 10 Minutes or Less

Do you ever have evening activities that require you to throw dinner on the table in a few minutes? We do. Both Joe and I work full-time jobs, and the girls have Girl Scouts and church and piano lessons in the evenings.  That leaves us about five minutes to get supper into their bellies some days. It’s not ideal, but it’s our life during this season (which is lasting much longer than I would like). We recently discovered an amazing new solution for quick and easy healthy dinners – Sandwich Bros. flatbread pocket sandwiches. (They’re not gluten-free.) They are frozen … Read more

Cheesy Vegetable Soup

We try to cook a new recipe every week or two. It keeps our dinner rotation fresh and interesting, and it allows us to sample all different kinds of cuisine. With this in mind, Joe and I were excited to join a Sargento® campaign where participants have to create a recipe using a secret basket of ingredients. What a fun project! Talk about exciting! So the challenge is to create a comfort food recipe using the following ingredients: Sargento Sharp Cheddar Fine Cut Cheese Cauliflower Cremini mushrooms (sometimes called baby bellas or baby portabellos) Leeks When I think of comfort … Read more

6 Tips to Make Grocery Shopping with Children a More Pleasant Experience

Joe almost always does our grocery shopping. I love to shop. What? Are you thinking that those two sentences don’t work together? Well, yes they do. I love to shop for anything. Healthy food, candy, greeting cards, paper products, potted plants, household items… my love for spending our hard-earned money never ends. So I avoid the grocery store just like I avoid all the other stores because our budget can’t handle my even entering the premises. My money-saving strategy is to send Joe to the grocery store because he is capable of walking in with his list and walking back out … Read more

Tyson Project A+ Benefits Schools and Homeschools

In my post last week called 50 Healthy After School Snacks, I mentioned Tyson Project A+, where schools and homeschool groups can redeem Tyson® product labels for cash. I am super excited about this program, and I want to tell you more about it today. Everyone knows that the average school teacher spends $300-$500 per year on classroom supplies and equipment, right? That’s the average, some spend far more. As budgets decrease and class sizes increase, schools simply don’t have the money to provide even the basics for their students. Money from programs like Tyson Project A+ can go a long … Read more