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Welcome independence along with the new school year.   Like most parents, I’m struggling with a variety of parenting anxieties as we settle back into the screen-routine for school. The questions nag persistently in my brain amidst my boys’ cries that...
  Fall is the perfect time to try some simple science activities with leaves. If you loved our post about leaf rubbings, nature treasures, and fall discovery tables, you’ll love these ideas, too.   Fall Science Activities with Leaves     Observe Leaves Releasing Oxygen   Place...
Back-to-school this fall has been a doozy for sure. We all waited anxiously in July for schools to reveal their plans. One at a time, school districts in my area announced that they would start virtually. My heart sank...
Take it from this STEM mom, STEM is happening all over the place. Hey moms (especially you SAHMs), in honor of STEM day, this is for you. Can I confess something to you? I was not what they in the...
When in-person learning is off of the table and virtual learning isn't working, becoming a new homeschooling mom may become your reality.   You guys. This year is so ridiculous. I was slowly adjusting to working full-time from home, and now...
Are you looking for a DIY valentine card project? If you need a non-candy valentine for school valentines, check out these options. Be creative and make your own versions, or grab my templates for a shortcut.   Easy Ways to Make...
With the cold temperatures and sunless skies of winter approaching, most of us are desperately seeking screen-free ways to engage our kiddos as we endure pandemic hibernation.  While we have definitely missed participating in extracurricular activities and social outings...
  The “kindergarten bubble” is another byproduct of the pandemic that will influence decisions parents of preschool students will make in the coming months. School closures and remote learning— or any long absence from the classroom— caused some parents to...
National STEM and STEAM Day is November 8th. Let’s celebrate by doing some activities. I challenge you to choose one STEM or STEAM activity to try with your kids today! Tag us on social media and let us know...
This College Planning post originally ran in November, 2020.   College Planning is one of those things that always seems so far off, and then all of a sudden ... you’re in it! There is a swarm of information, emails, and...

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