5 Ways to Encourage Diversity in Your Household

  In my household it is very important to show my children diversity in everything that we do.  Most times when this task is left up to society, a culture gets lost and stereotypes are created and assumptions are made, which most times can trigger hidden racism. Children are exposed to much more than I was as a child. With the media and how information is delivered it is hard to shield our children from real life, which in some cases means answering the hard questions. A fellow blogger wrote an article about empowering our children so they are prepared…

Paper Books vs Digital Books

Ok, so this has been a topic of discussion among myself and other moms and teachers, what is better paper or digital books? About two months ago I started a six month subscription to the new Netflix of books, Epic. Now when I first read about the program, I was completely and utterly super excited to have all these books right at the touch of a computer or tablet button.  Reading has never been something that I have had to beg my kids to do, but making time for the library and bookstore has in the past been a problem.  I…

Why is friendship so important?

As a parent and an early childhood educator I have watched how friendships evolve and how they don’t.  I have been a child once who dreaded the whole “friendship” equation when I entered a new school, new classroom, or new program of any sort. As an adult making friends is still a topic that makes me uncomfortable.  When I start a new job or join the PTO I wonder who will be nice to me and who will treat me like an outsider.

15 Ways to put the fun back into painting

In my household we love to paint.  During the winter and spring months we do most of our painting projects, because these are the times when the weather does not allow for outdoor fun.  After so many months of painting, we had to think of different tools around the house to use to put the excitement back into painting. Painting with brushes of course – small brushes, big brushes, paint rollers, and brushes with different textures. Painting with kitchen utensils – Grab some spoons, forks, sporks, and serving utensils. Spatulas, whisk, and mashers are also fun kitchen utensils to paint…