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Storytime: Actual Size

Storytime brings you the best children’s books so you can spend less time searching and more time reading.  All opinions are my own.  I have not been contacted by the author or publisher – we just love the book and want to share! This post does contain affiliate links; I may make a small commission on anything you buy through my links. Thanks for your support!  For me, great read-alouds blend simple & fun storytelling with beautiful, interactive illustrations. When…

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Teaching Money Skills: Do I Have Enough for…?

So your kids have been piggy banking their coins, and they’ve picked something to spend it on. But how do they know if they have enough money to buy what they want? This is a perfect opportunity for some real-life math for little money managers. The other day my 5 year old asked me if he could have a new watch. He loves his older brother’s watch and suddenly realized he just couldn’t go on without one. So rather than give…

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Full STEAM Ahead: Design Your Own Fantasy Animal

This is a great activity that can be adapted to work for kids from 5 to 105! We worked on different parts of the project over the course of a few days – do as much or as little as your designers have the attention and interest for in a sitting. By the end of the project they’ll have an amazing imaginary creature of their own design! Start With a Story We like to start activities like this…

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The Mixed-Up Chameleon

Storytime brings you the best children’s books so you can spend less time searching and more time reading.  All opinions are my own.  I have not been contacted by the author or publisher – we just love the book and want to share! This post does contain affiliate links; I may make a small commission on anything you buy through my links. Thanks for your support!  How can you not love Eric Carle’s books? They’re filled with vibrant illustrations and silly read-aloud…

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Give Kids More by Giving them Less

These days, it’s hard to give our children less. Our homes are filled with the latest and greatest toys & games. We sign our kids up for a million and one activities and spend the week carting around. Why? Our culture is fast-paced and competitive. We want our kids to have the opportunities and tools they need to be successful and fulfilled. But are we going about it the wrong way? Childhood, Then and Now Remember the free time you had free time…

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Storytime: Peanut Butter and Brains

Storytime brings you the best children’s so you can spend less time deciding and more time reading.  This post contains affiliate links.  All opinions are my own.  I have not been contacted by the author or publisher – we just love the book and want to share! My middle guy is into all things spooky at the moment…zombies, vampires, ghosts, you name it.  So when we hit the library last week and he saw Peanut Butter & Jelly Brains by Joe McGee it was…

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Nature Walk: 7 Simple Tips for Hiking with Kids

We love hiking!  There’s so much to see, learn and do on the trails.  Hiking with little ones can be challenging, though, and a little bit of planning goes a long way to ensuring a fun trip for everyone.  Here are some tips I’ve learned while hitting the trails with little ones to make sure I’m growing little wilderness lovers and avoiding trail meltdowns: Start Small You want locations that have short trails, clear paths,…

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Welcome!

 I’m Megan, a thirtyish mom, wife, domestic engineer and unexpected homeschooler. I’m a reader & I love to garden even though I’m not always super good at it.  I’m a Netflix addict, I hate talking on the phone, and I love eating all the foods. and a I’m a lifelong procrastinator and proud of it.  If you’d asked me 10 years ago if I’d be a homeschooling mom of 3, I would have thought you…

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