• Let’s Teach Our Kids How to Take Down Notes!

    Jotting down notes for class seems such a menial task to do, but there are countless ways to make it effective. Before we get into the different techniques that we can teach our kids on note-taking, let us break down what goes into taking down notes first. What factors can affect note-taking?  First, students must be active listeners and multi-taskers. They know that while the information on the board is important, those that their teachers are saying are also significant. At the same time, when the teacher posits a question, they must be aware enough to raise their hand and answer, especially if they know the question. Second, students must know how to…

  • Giveaway!! Daphne & Velma on Blu-ray from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment!! #DaphneVelma

    **“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”**   Daphne and Velma is out on Blu-ray from Warner Bros Home Entertainment as well as Digital and DVD on May 22, 2018.         Daphne & Velma Mystery Video Decryptor & SoundboardBlog App:   • Help Daphne & Velma solve their latest case by helping them decrypt the footage! Dial the knob and meters to just the right position to unlock the footage and move to the next challenge. • Trigger fun & spooky sounds right from the movie in this fun soundboard Ya…

  • Hello Sunday!

    I’m actually in my car as you read this headed back home to Sandpoint, Idaho. Let me tell you what!! The Subaru Crosstrek can hold a ginormous amount of stuff!! I kept finding more free space and filled every square inch!! Also decided that I should bring that case of Diet Coke from the garage, but by that time the car was totally packed so……. of course I just started placing cans around the floor boards.  I see you smiling already, you KNOW where this is going don’tcha??  Yup, I slammed that door and heard psssssssssssssssstttttttttt. Y’all shoulda seen me MOVE!! I got the can out of the car before…

  • Fun Tips for Teaching Kids to Read!!

    Instilling a love of reading at a young age is imperative to a child’s growth and learning habits. There are many steps that can be taken to teach this to a child. The following tips make learning to read fun and easy for every child. Engage Children with Words The more a child is exposed to language, the easier reading will become. This can mean anything from singing, talking, cuddling or playing. Any way a child can be engaged with words aids the learning process. A fun game to play involves shopping at the grocery store. Say something like, “we need apples, where are the apples?” The child will look…

  • Pretty white flowers in Sandpoint Idaho

    Ahhhh Come ON!!!

    I’m still having major glitches with the blog. WOW! Do I know how to hose things up or WHAT?!?! Hopefully I will have this all fixed soon. Since I only have a couple more days with Alice I am not going to stress over it until next week when I’m back home. When I do get back home I’ll start documenting our remodel. I’m so excited!! It’s going to be fabulous!! (BTW did you know that the standard kitchen remodel takes 12 weeks?! TWELVE WEEKS?!?! Granted that’s from time of order of the cupboards to finish…. but ummmmmmmmmmm 12!!) Anyway, I hope you are all having a fantastic week. I’m…

  • Alice in the pool

    The Advantage of Age!

    Getting older has it’s advantages and of course it’s disadvantages as well. For me the advantages far out weigh the disadvantages. I mean, hello the alternative is well….. I’d like to hold off please. I find that I’m starting to care less and less what other people think of me. Really, my husband loves me. My kids love me. Alice adores me (she really belongs first on the list, I mean hello…… she is the cutest Grandkid a NaNa could ever have!!). You guys are here for me with friendship and support. Everyone else? Well, ehhhhh, I’m finding it easier and easier not to care. Another perk is that I…

  • Bras

    Living In Two Houses!

    Y’all remember how I’ve had so many months to pack for this move? Well, I’ve learned a lot. Number one. I am a HORRIBLE packer. I am 100% the shining example of what NOT to do! Right now we are basically living in two houses. Neither house has enough to really ‘live in’. Boxes in both house piled high. Marked “kitchen” “master bedroom” blah blah blah……. trust me WRITE every little item down on the box or you WILL be digging in boxes.  Pots and pans?  Yeah…. who knows!! All I am sure of is that they are in one of those dozens of boxes marked ‘kitchen’.  Ahhhh but the BIG…