Chalkola!

Drawing/Decorating/coloring/all the arts and crafts things are my kids favorite past times. Crayons, markers and chalk litter their room and desks and their notebooks are filled with doodles. This new product, Chalkola which we recently tried is definitely a favorite because it combines the temporary nature of chalk and the brightness/boldness and ink flow of…

Teaching Gratitude to Our Children

It’s no secret or misinformation that we live in a world where our children are often over-indulged; where they want our presents more than our presence but really need our presence more. We use things merely as the place value in our life, without being grateful enough; and unfortunately even as parents, we forget that…

NIGHT TIME ROUTINE ~for KIDS

Bath: Not a crazy splashing bath filled with a thousand toys but a calm, soothing warm bath complete with a massage after using our favorite Aveeno lotion. Pick out Jammies: I like to grant the feeling of control to my kids by letting them choose their own jammies. Snack: Having a snack ensures everyone gets a…

Top 10 Pre-School Games

Pengoloo Chicky Boom Honey Bee Tree Hungry Hungry Hippo Zingo Whac-a-mole Spot It Go Fishing Super Why ABC Letter Game Brown bear Panda Bear

10 Reasons We Like Homeschool Better

I actually know my children and vice-versa…Instead of spending the morning saying “hurry up”, we spend the first hour of our day chatting, playing games, doing religious studies, etc TOGETHER. They get to learn and practice life skills all day long. The microwave, toaster oven, tea-maker and other small appliances are not off limits in…

Fisher-price Rainforest Baby Swing

Fisher-price Rainforest Baby Swing This swing was a life saver with not just 1 but all 4 of my babies. And they are definitely built to last because I have used the same one with all 4 and it is still working the way it did when we first used it. The reasons I LOVE…

What a Wonderful World

One of my favorite things to do with my children is read. It’s something I start doing from the time they are babies. There is a special bond formed, not only with their attachment to books and reading but also that special quiet time when we cuddle, enjoy our stories and chat about them. One…

YOU are your child’s biggest bully…

The idea that WE, as parents are our children’s biggest bully doesn’t seem to fit the title, it makes us squirm but it’s the harsh reality. We begin this by holding them to standards higher than we hold ourselves. HOW?? 1) We too become disappointed and this leads to frustration but when they become this…

Hickies

This amazing innovation turns   any pair of shoes into custom-fitted slip-ons with HICKIES lacing system. Perfect gift for any age from kids to adults. https://www.hickies.com/ HICKIES are great for any adult or kid with a wide range of colors and they are an unexpected, fun and extremely functional product. I find myself recommending this…

5 Tips to Improve Fluency

Pay attention to ACCURACY – Don’t eliminate prefixes/suffixes – Don’t skim over words or eliminate any – Don’t add random words where you think they belong because this can change the entire sentence. Read with Appropriate EXPRESSION – Ensure that your reading isn’t robotic and you are reading sentences, not words Pay attention to PUNCTUATION…