Kids often are the ones responding to who and what they are thankful for and why. In this post, I reflect on the many reasons on why I am grateful for my children.View More I am THANKFUL for you, my children, this Thanksgiving Day!
Practical and Unique Children’s Gift Ideas for Any Special Occasion: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas 2021. Grow bags (just add aJusTeas, Shadow Projection Book, Seek and Find books..View More Practical and Unique Children’s Gift Ideas for Any Special Occasion: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas 2021
Introducing Mamas Got Heart! After over 2 years of writing, cooking and reflecting, reviewing many eco friendly items, I have decided to open my own online store where you will find, “Purposeful, Practical, Fun and Mindful Goods.” The store has a several collections curated by me with collections for eco friendly home goods (tea towels, dish cloths), wool goods (handmade wool dryer balls and ornaments), PLAY collection (include Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks), party favor plastic alternatives, eco decorations, books, pins and even a dairy free collection! Thank you for your inspiration and support over the years leading me to launch this store!View More Introducing Mamas Got Heart
Children are 100% our future.
School age children that attend school often spend more time in their day with teachers, than their families. Families also play an essential role in shaping the minds of the children that they also spend time with.
As I reflected all day about what to share on social media, I thought about why I chose to become a teacher, and an early childhood teacher at that and how the education a child receives becomes embedded into their character from the moment a child is born.
How can we achieve equity, equality and embrace diversity when lower income neighborhoods get funded less than higher income neighborhoods? How is this fair? How is this just?View More Children are 100% our Future
Making dumpling with kids is pretty much the same as making edible play doh! We did homemade play doh earlier this month for a school assignment and little did I realize how both doughs use the same ingredients, salt, flour and water–except dumpling wrappers uses warm or hot water and play doh uses room temperature water. All you need is flour, salt, hot water, kid friendly knife, cutting boards , rolling pins with the filling of your choice! Cute aprons totally optional! A great way to bond as a family and kids get hands one, real life hands in learning! Plus, the mini cutting boards and rolling pins can work for so many other things and I plan Rn do them all with the kids–pizza, pupusas, samosas, tortillas and more!View More Homemade Dumpling Fun with Kids
Have you ever felt worried? What does it mean? How does my body felt differently when it is worried? Do adults worry too? How can I overcome this feeling? The breathing technique the author highlight in this book is brilliant, fun and relatable to many kids , “Breathe in slowly through your nose like you’re smelling cookies. Breathe out slowly through your mouth, like you’re blowing bubbles.” It honestly taught me a more visual and improved way to breathe in and out. Try it too! Smell those cookies and blow those bubbles!View More Worries are Not Forever by Elizabeth Verdick
Friendsheep Eco Friendly Wool Dryer Balls and Other Goods. These dryer balls are made with fair wage by Nepali Artisans in underprivileged communities and all their packaging is 100 percent recyclable and/or biodegradable and compostable. These adorable dryer balls work great to soften the load. I am more than happy having them found in random places in my home, as they unexpectedly bring a smile to my face whenever I see them. Add a few drops of essential oil to the dryer balls to gently scent the clothing. The fun designs and shapes of the dryer balls and air freshener make them a welcome addition anywhere in our home drawers, washing machine, children’s playhouse and more. Tuck in Spring or Easter Egg hunts, in goody bags, gift to adults and kids alike!View More Friendsheep Wool Eco friendly Dryer Balls
Why kids do so much art? Why is art important in early childhood and beyond?
The more you art, the more you start to realize art is embedded in our lives and shares bits and pieces of who we are as unique, one of a kind individuals.
Art is about developing yourself. It’s taking baby steps to try new things and trying to understand things other people create and respecting their point of view.
Art is you and you are one of a kind. You are special because there is no one like you.
Life is about sharing who you are to the world, and finding not IF we connect, but HOW, WHERE and WHY we connect.View More Art tells us it’s Okay to be You