Family, Lifestyle

Remaining Thankful, Especially When It’s Hard

November always ushers in a season of thankfulness. Everyone seems to crack down and place lots of focus on what they're thankful about. However, what I'd like to introduce is the fact that remaining thankful - especially in hard times - is, well, hard. I'll be the first to admit that I can put on a nice… Continue reading Remaining Thankful, Especially When It’s Hard

Learning in the Early Years Series

Learning vs. School

Our world has become more and more focused on school. If you have a toddler, chances are that people are already asking when she will start school. Even the homeschool community has begun to embrace curriculum for toddlers. In fact, I get questions all the time about what type of homeschool curriculum I recommend for… Continue reading Learning vs. School

Learning in the Early Years Series

Circle Time at Home

Did you ever attend a library program when you were a child?  Do you ever take your children? Some of my first memories when I was little was going to the Hortonville Public Library (Wisconsin) with my friend. I have memories of the books, music, and crafts we did.  When our first child was little… Continue reading Circle Time at Home

Learning in the Early Years Series

4 Important Skills Every Preschooler Should Know Before Kindergarten

Oh the preschool years… Those sweet little humans drive you crazy with their constant testing of their independence. But on the other hand, they still need you for some things and still love to cuddle up in your lap for a good story. This is the time when many parents, and even educators, start to worry if… Continue reading 4 Important Skills Every Preschooler Should Know Before Kindergarten

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Developing Fine and Gross Motor Skills Through Play

The preschool years are a prime time in children’s lives when they are developing essential skills that will help them when they begin structured learning. By training the small muscles in their hands and fingers your preschooler will be ready to start writing when it’s time. In a similar way when your child learns to… Continue reading Developing Fine and Gross Motor Skills Through Play