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Mail A Hug

Hugs. Honestly, I’m not a huger. If someone stretches out their arms toward me, I will reciprocate. But unless you’re my husband or kids, I find a head nod, wave, or shoulder squeeze to be sufficient. However, social distancing must be getting to me because I wanted to hug the UPS man today. And I’m

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Rocking Chair Refresh

When I discovered I was pregnant with a baby girl, I knew my childhood rocking chair would be the perfect addition to her nursery.   That baby is now a 3-year-old and my childhood rocking chair is no longer strictly decor. It is where she rocks her babies to sleep, pages through countless books, and

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Little Spaces. Happy Faces.

Whether you know me personally or follow me online, you have probably picked up on the fact that I love to read. Want to know another passion of mine? Projects!   From putzing on a homemade card to working on a full room makeover, I can’t help but have at least three projects going on

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My Husband is Worse than Your Husband

Want to play the game, My Husband is Worse than your Husband?   The game is simple. To play you need two or more married women. Decide who will go first. Player one will say something negative about her husband. The other women will then take turns saying something negative about their husbands. The game

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Birthdays Are Meant to Be Celebrated

Parked at Hobby Lobby, I turned to my almost two-year-old daughter and said, We’re here! Would you like to pick out party hats for your birthday party?   Party hats! She screamed as she double fisted her hands in the air and begged me to take her out of her car seat, right now!  

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What Lies Do You Believe?

For years I have been making New Year’s resolutions and for years I have failed. What starts out as I got this turns into a cycle of tomorrow, next week, next month, and finally, forget it!   Desperately wanting a successful year, I decided to take a different approach in January of 2018. I ditched

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Watch 'n Read

Children's Message: Use Your Gifts

Children's Message: God Made You Special!

Children's Message: Mother's Day

Children's Message: Why Pray?

Easter Children's Message

Children's Message: Complaining

Children's Message: Worry

Are you a parent that cringes when a pediatrician tells you how important reading aloud to your child is? Do you slouch in guilt when your child’s teacher sends out a newsletter to remind parents to read at least 15 minutes a day with your student each night? Do you throw your hands up in defeat when you finally attempt to read with your son/daughter but they don’t seem interested?  

 

Dear Sister, breathe a sigh of relief. I may not hold all the answers, but I am here to help!

 

As a former Kindergarten teacher, I am slightly obsessed with finding creative ways to make reading fun for kiddos. I firmly believe that if you are intentional about choosing good books and making reading fun for your child, they will want to learn the art of reading for themselves.

In the Watch ‘n Read portion of my blog, you will find FUN and EASY tutorials, practical advice, and quick videos to demonstrate ways you can help your child make reading the best part of their day.

 

As always, I would love to hear from you! Tell me what you do to make reading fun for your children at home. Let me know if you attempted a Watch ‘n Read idea and if your son/daughter enjoyed it. Take the advice given in this blog and contribute how you modified it to make it enjoyable to your child.

 

Sisters, we all share the desire for our kids to excel at reading. Join me in the team huddle! Let’s support and encourage one another with ideas to make reading more fun for our little ones!

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