Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift: DIY Chalkboard Gift Basket
April 26, 2017 – 6:16 am | No Comment

A ‘thank you’ gift for Teacher Appreciation Week that is a fun project for kids too!
by Liz Mangelsdorf
This decorative DIY chalkboard container is perfect to hold  special little gifts. I put together these gifts for …

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Easter Egg Decorating Idea #3: Painted Bling Eggs
March 30, 2017 – 7:57 am | 4 Comments
Easter Egg Decorating Idea #3: Painted Bling Eggs

What’s in Your Craft Closet?
I was at Michael’s last week to pick up some river stones for our bathroom sink, what a neat idea to freshen up a room and add a spa feel, but …

Easter Egg Decorating Idea # 2 – Doodled Eggs
March 29, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Easter Egg Decorating Idea # 2 – Doodled Eggs

Easter is one of my favorite holidays and I have such fond memories of decorating eggs with my mom and then enjoying the huge Easter egg hunts at Granny’s house with all of my many …

Giveaway: Monster High Electrified Blu-Ray / DVD Combo Pack
March 27, 2017 – 5:27 pm | 8 Comments
Giveaway: Monster High Electrified Blu-Ray / DVD Combo Pack

Win One of 10 Blu-ray / DVD Combo packs
Dreams Are Just a Spark Away in This All-New Monster High Movie!

Coaching Kids through Chores Builds Self-Worth
March 27, 2017 – 9:04 am | No Comment
Coaching Kids through Chores Builds Self-Worth

Encouraging Kids to Help Around the House Makes them feel Valued
Putting one’s house in order can help get your child’s inner self in order too. Remember how good it feels to fold and put laundry …

Easter Egg Decorating Idea #1: Papier Mache
March 26, 2017 – 6:28 pm | 2 Comments
Easter Egg Decorating Idea #1: Papier Mache

Easter Egg Decorating Idea #1: Papier Mache
 
I found this cute idea for making Easter Egg Placecard holders and decided it would be fun to do. I am on a quest this year for creative ideas …

27 Great Patio Restaurants in Dallas Ft Worth
March 22, 2017 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
27 Great Patio Restaurants in Dallas Ft Worth

Great Places in DFW to Dine Alfresco
(Updated 2017)
My favorite thing about our amazing Texas weather is dining “alfresco”. Perhaps it is my Oregon roots, but I have always been a big fan of the patio …

10 Tips for a Successful STAAR Testing Week
March 20, 2017 – 10:08 am | No Comment
10 Tips for a Successful STAAR Testing Week

Here are 10 ways to help our children be successful with STAAR testing
 
Whether we agree with standardized testing or not is a non-issue when it comes to our children in the classroom. They have to …

Teaching Your Child to Read
March 15, 2017 – 7:05 am | No Comment
Teaching Your Child to Read

How to Help Your Child Become a Strong Reader
Teaching your child to read is not difficult. Follow these simple tips to help your child become strong reader.

Staying Connected with Your Child When You’re a Working Parent
March 14, 2017 – 8:51 am | No Comment
Staying Connected with Your Child When You’re a Working Parent

Working Parent: To Work or Not to Work, That is NOT the Question
By Shannon Cassidy
Do kids suffer if their parents work?
Does every kid wish for a Mom or Dad to be waiting at the bus …

17 Green and Gluten Free Foods for St Patricks Day
March 13, 2017 – 9:00 am | No Comment
17 Green and Gluten Free Foods for St Patricks Day

 17 Green and Gluten Free Foods for St. Patrick’s Day
Your kids will get a kick out of seeing a table covered in green food and they might be surprised by all of the foods they …