Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten Free eBook

During these crazy times being a parent has become more complicated and stressful. As a parent, and educator, I know any help to navigate your child’s education and social emotional learning / development is key. Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten is a great resource for children as young as four and children in the kindergartenContinue reading “Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten Free eBook”

Fun and Silly Days and Holidays

Welcome to Fun and Silly days and holidays. Every Thursday I’ll post about fun days for the next week (Monday -Sunday) I’ll include the days history, celebrations and fun tidbits. We all need some fun and silly things to look forward to. Fun and Silly Days and Holidays for the week of May 4th –Continue reading “Fun and Silly Days and Holidays”

Light and Fluffy Crinkle Cookies

I thought today I would switch things up a bit and do a sweet treat. This light and fluffy crinkle cookies are easy to make and are delicious. I made two batches, one for us and one for our neighbors. I like making these cookies to take to BBQ’s or other events that I needContinue reading “Light and Fluffy Crinkle Cookies”

Insta Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Happy Friday Everyone! I hope you all have had a good week. Here in Oregon we have had sun all week so it’s been easier to get out in to the yard or take a walk during our social distancing. Here is my recipe for BBQ Pulled Pork for the Insta pot. It’s a familyContinue reading “Insta Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches”

Insta Pot Orange Chicken

This is a flavor packed recipe. You can adjust the amount of marmalade to your families personal tastes. The first time I made this I put in 18 oz of marmalade and it made my families eyes cross from the orange flavor. I hope you enjoy the recipe. Orange Chicken Insta Pot 3 Chicken BreastsContinue reading “Insta Pot Orange Chicken”

Making Something from Nothing Activity

During this time of no school and social distancing, I dove into my STEM enrichment materials to give you an activity that will get your kids creativity flowing and build something from nothing. Below is my lesson plan I wrote for my enrichment. It is part of a bigger class Inventors Workshop so please excuseContinue reading “Making Something from Nothing Activity”

Life Continues During Social Distancing

Today should have been the beginning of Spring Break, which technically it still is.We had plans to go to the Zoo, OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), the library and get things done around the house. Our plans are a little different now but I don’t feel it’s a down grade. Yes, were notContinue reading “Life Continues During Social Distancing”