The Way I Feel Activities and Reading Party

EVEREADY® Pajama Jam Reading Party

Scholastic and EVEREADY® are teaming up to help parents shine a light on reading, even in the dark! Today I've become part of the team. I'll be spreading the word and sharing with you some fun ideas for hosting a reading party of your own. I love the idea of hosting a reading party! Anything that encourages a love of reading and brings books to life is something I want to be a part of. By the way, have you seen our new Family Book Club series? Check it out and join in! EVEREADY® has made hosting a Pajama Jam Reading Party super easy. They've created a printable party toolkit with easy to follow tips and ideas. FUN! Reading Party Continue Reading

Creative Halloween Writing Activity

Halloween writing activity sheets. Easy to make and fun for the kids.

A while back I came across a really great idea for turning an old picture frame into a writing practice tool. All you do is put writing paper inside instead of a picture, offer your little one some dry erase markers and voila... they can write their little hearts out. (I think everything might be more fun with markers!) I've been working on adding Halloween everywhere. I've put Halloween jokes for kids in their lunch boxes and in the kids' art area I decided our dry erase board could use a little spooky writing practice! That is how this creative Halloween writing activity was born. Preparing this Halloween Writing Activity I used a Continue Reading

On The Go Writing Prompts for Kids

9 fun writing prompts for kids

This year we are doing a lot of running around after school. It's quite different than the downtime we're used to. With Big M playing baseball and Little M joining in a local play, we find ourselves rushing from school to activities. We also seem to have quite a bit of wait time for the kid who is not participating that day. I've been trying to bring along fun things to entertain them. When I came across this pretty little notebook, I knew it would fit perfectly in my purse. It has now been transformed into an on the go writing prompt journal for the kids. (I'm going to do my best to write the name and date of each stories author. When Continue Reading

My Week with the Chevy Traverse 2LT

beach trip with chevy

I have a confession. You are going to think I'm crazy. I don't like the beach. I just don't. I've lived in southern California all of my life and never go anywhere near the beach. It's too hot, too sunny and too sandy. Blah. I'm not alone. My sister feels the same way (which makes me feel a little better about it). At the beginning of the summer the two of us asked all 5 of our kids what fun things they wanted to do. The beach was at the top of their list ... of course. Before heading back to school, we decided to honor their request with one last great summer adventure. My sister, her 3 girls, my 2 kids and I piled into our Chevy Traverse Continue Reading

23 Halloween Jokes for Kids (with a printable)

Halloween jokes for kids (with printable)

I started this year off putting silly jokes into the kids lunch boxes. They have gone over so well with M and M, I decided to round up some extra special jokes for the month of October. Any guesses what the theme is? You got it. Halloween jokes for kids. Fun right? M and M love Halloween. What's not to love? Scary storytelling, spooky pretend play and of course all the candy! I just know these jokes are going to be a huge hit.   Halloween Jokes for Kids Printable Halloween Jokes for Kids There are 23 jokes. I counted and that is the number of school days in October. You can write them on a napkin or use the Continue Reading

Pumpkin Science … Rotting Pumpkin

Halloween activities for kids

We had a little pumpkin drama on the day Little M brought her pumpkin home. No need to point fingers (since the only innocent party was me). When the pumpkin cracked there were tears... and consequences were doled out... but then I had an idea. Why let this sad experience go to waste? Why not turn it into a pumpkin science experiment? A rotting pumpkin science experiment in fact! Rotting Pumpkin Science That is just what we did. I brought out our nature journal and we made a few initial observations. We also talked about what we thought would happen to our pumpkin. While doing this experiment I used scientific words. We recorded our Continue Reading

Mom Time & The Importance of Being Comfortable in Your Skin

When was the last time you got to sit around with a group of women and talk about girly stuff? I was lucky enough to be invited to join 3 other bloggers last month in a discussion about being comfortable in our own skin. We talked about all kinds of stuff... clothes, weight, work, life achievements and so much more. You know what I realized... we are all so similar. And we are all so different. What an amazing thing that is. To me being comfortable in my skin is remembering to focus on myself. Looking at MY goals, MY dreams and MY accomplishments is what matters. It can be very easy to look at someone else and try to compare their Continue Reading