Each day this week, we’re bringing a small, uncomplicated present to the teachers in our lives to remind them that we appreciate them. Today’s present: A little treat to enjoy with morning coffee (or tea…or cocoa…we don’t judge.) I’ve made the “Thank You” printable tags available here if you’d like to use them. Thank you for visiting […]
I myself am not a teacher. But my mom is a teacher. I have any number of aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends who are teachers. And while I’m never going to understand their baffling teacher-language, which consists of nothing but acronyms, I have learned a few things about useful teacher gifts. This year for […]
Summer’s coming, summer’s coming! Here’s the thing — there are a lot of us. So even a relatively inexpensive trip to…say…a pool or a jumpy-house place adds up pretty quickly. We’ve gotten good at finding super-cheap or free things to do outside during the summer — because while I don’t want to pay for us […]
I’m on a road trip right now. And yet, I’m still here with you. Weird, isn’t it? Anyway, I’m over at My Favorite Finds talking about our Road Trip Notebook and offering free printable journal pages for your next trip. Check it out, ya’ll!
My daughter’s primary love language is words — words of encouragement…love…affirmation (if you haven’t read The Five Love Languages of Children, I highly recommend it). Anyway, this means she loves notes in her lunch. If I were to send my son a note, he would rip it into tiny pieces and swallow them before his friends noticed. […]
Happy weekend, everyone! We’re holed up hibernating here while it snows and snows away outside…so I made one of these with the kids. I’m over at My Favorite Finds today with a tutorial in case you and your little bunnies want to make one of your own! Check it out, won’t you? Thanks for visiting Peace but […]
So last summer we made a fairy garden. It was a hugely popular project with the kids and they played with it all summer and into fall. But as school ramped up and extracurricular activities kicked in, the fairy and her garden were forgotten for a while. We found her recently, living under rather appalling conditions: […]
I’m a sucker for a tea party. I like to pretend they’re for my kids…but really they’re for me. Today I’m over at My Favorite Finds for my first contributor post (wheeee!) talking all about having a Valentine’s Day tea party. You know, for the kids. Thank you for visiting Peace but Not Quiet!
This is an Emergency Blog Post for you East Coast mamas. I feel your pain, my sisters. Here in Colorado, we’re not expected to get much of this upcoming blizzard, but we have known them before…including one that struck two months after I moved here, almost cancelling Christmas. For a while afterward, people would hear […]
I’m in a funk. A post-Christmas funk. Brought on by the feeling that the whole season flew by much too quickly. And we didn’t do half the things I had planned. And, more likely, because I’ve had too many cookies and not enough fresh air and exercise so I’m sluggish and grumpy. So the exercise […]