Thirty One Gifts Purse – Squee!


Squee! Look what came in the mail today! It’s my new purses from Thirty One! I’d been wanting a new purse for quite a while, but I could never find exactly what I was looking for in the store. All the purses I looked at were too big, too small,…

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Healthy Chicken Salad Recipe with Almonds


Not only is this chicken salad recipe healthy, it’s super-quick to make too. Teacher whipped it up in less than half an hour so we had time to eat before we had to run out the door for soccer – now THAT’S quick! Healthy Chicken Salad with Almonds – in…

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Copyright Woes


I started writing this over 2 years ago but was so upset by the whole situation that I had to set it aside. Enough time has passed now that I can finally talk about it without feeling sick to my stomach.   A couple of weeks ago I opened a…

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Easy Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole Recipe


Teacher loves trying new recipes and has several online sources for new recipes. One of his favorites is Iowa Girl Eats, which is where he found this Crock Pot Casserole Recipe. Of course, we put our own spin on it. We made it for Christmas Day brunch and it was…

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Uncommonly Good Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’re looking for unique Mother’s Day gift ideas that won’t break the bank, you’ve got to check out the Mother’s Day gift ideas at UncommonGoods. First we need to take a little trip back in time. Since I don’t have a DeLorean we’ll…

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Children Are…


Amazing: acknowledge them. Believable: trust them. Childlike: allow them. Divine: honor them. Energetic: nourish them. Fallible: embrace them. Gifts: treasure them. Here Now: be with them. Innocent: delight with them. Joyful: appreciate them. Kindhearted: learn from them. Lovable: cherish them. Magical: fly with them. Noble: esteem them. Open-Minded: respect them.…

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How to Extend the Life of Toys


Toys are often called the “learning tools” of children, but children seem to get bored with their toys quickly, yet never want to put them away. What’s a parent to do? If there are toys overflowing the toy box, falling off the shelves, and constantly underfoot it’s time to for…

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Make Edible Colored Rice for the Sensory Table


I know this may stir up some drama, but I can’t tell a lie: I put food items in my sensory table. Ducks and covers. Some early childhood teachers don’t have a problem with food in the sensory table, while others think that playing with food is disrespectful, irresponsible, even…

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Make a Natural Wood Teether


Ever since I changed my child care space to be more natural I’ve wanted to get some natural wood teethers. I browsed Etsy several times, but every time I started to click the Buy Now button a little voice in my head would scream “What are you doing, you crazy…

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