A Time I Witnessed Clever Parenting

#Back before marriage and motherhood I taught dance classes for my local Parks and Recreation department. I had grown up taking classes from the same people that were now my coworkers and boss. Teaching kids definitely has it’s challenges like I’m sure every teacher, daycare worker, and many others can attest to, but there were …

Top 8 Banned Books I Want My Kids to Read

Throughout history there has been different countries, governments, school districts that have banned books. These books were often seen to be portraying a message that should not be heard. From pro-communism ideas, anti-slavery, offensive language, sexual content, use of drugs, and more. In the United States many of the books have had the ban lifted, …

16 Fun and Easy St Patrick’s Day Crafts

I have always loved St Patrick’s Day. As a child I remember always wearing green to school and doing fun St Patrick’s Day crafts in school. These are some great craft ideas to do with your kids either at home or in school. DIY Leprechaun Mask This leprechaun mask is so fun to make with …

10 Christmas Traditions for Family Fun

My husband and I have a pretty “young” family. We have been married for just shy of three years, our oldest will be two in a week, and we are trying to gear through what traditions we would like to create as a family. We’ve both grown up with Christmas traditions, many the same, many different, and we are working on possibly changing it up a bit with our own family.

Encourage Imagination: 9 Fun Ideas for the Tooth Fairy

As your kids grow it’s fun to play into their imagination. One wonderfully fun way to do so is to do something fun for tooth fairy visits. Children generally start losing their baby teeth between 5 and 6 years old. What you do for the tooth fairy, how much the tooth fairy gives, and so …

8 Amazing DIY Halloween Costumes

I have always loved to sew and create things. Since becoming a mother this love has translated to wanting to make my children’s Halloween costumes for as long as they’ll let me. So every year, end of August beginning of September, it means looking, researching, finding all kinds of ideas on Pinterest and from other …

Gender Discrimination in Religion: Why I Want to Teach My Kids Differently

I am Christian and honestly, I should not feel a need to preface posts about religion with that. Why do I? Because no matter what I say, if it seems threatening to the religion many can doubt my faith. It is unbelievable to me that faith is taken to be unwavering. That should not be …