Popcorn Flashcards: Beginning Words

I'm happy to share a free printable with you that "popped" up in phonics today… Popcorn Flashcards: Beginning Words. Simply print, cut, and use to help little ones recognize these beginning words. I certainly love all the free printables available these days. I am not very techo savvy at this point, but I hope to learn given Read More

Rain, Small Feet, & Courageous Moms

  This past week, Spring brought some rain showers our way – of the gentle sort – not of recent tornadic nature. Those type of showers call to children {of all ages}, "Come! Feel the raindrops falling on your head! Come! Soak your feet in the mud puddles! Come! Get your clothes wet!" On this day, my husband Read More

I Can’t Do This! Oh, Yes, I Can!

School days will soon begin in our lively household! The RECOMMENDED "weekend get away with your husband" or "schedule several hours of quiet time at home" (???) or "dedicate an entire week annually" to plan for my multilevel student family… these events have not yet occurred! My nights are becoming my days in my midnight Read More

School is in the Air!

  As the school year approaches at  roaring speed, Planning for the new year is my current need.  Everywhere I think, all my calculations Turn into overwhelming multiplications.  Curriculum, courses, computers, and crayons, Charts, challenges, and chalkboards to write on, Lunches and laundry, love and learning, Lists and lessons, ideas burning.  Wisdom and wit, dollars Read More