Author Archive | Anne G

Open Communication

Getting Your Child to Open Up

“How was your day, honey?” “Fine.” “What did you do at school?” “Nothing.” Anyone else have conversations with you kids like this one? Even with my three year old, it’s like pulling teeth some days to get him to talk. As a teacher, it baffled me when a kid’s response to their daily happenings was, […]

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Fall Crafts

4 Fall Crafts :: Mommy and Me Style

Crafting is my jam. At least it was. Add two kids, newly SAHM, trying to keep the house picked up, meals cooked, kids happy, and my sanity, crafting fell by the wayside. One of my favorite activities when I taught 2nd grade were “craftivities,” one part academic (writing, science experiment, geography, etc), one part craft. In […]

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Tips for A Successful Back to School Experience

Tips For a Successful Back-to-School Experience

Back-to-school is a fun, exciting, nerve-wracking time for kids, parents, and teachers too! I always loved back-to-school, both as a teacher and a student. The key to making the transition from summer to school a success is being prepared. With a little prep and incorporating a few routines into your schedule, you and your kids […]

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Be A Man

Be A Man

As a boy mom, my job is vital. I am helping shape the male population. I am raising future gentlemen. Even though my boys are currently three and under, I already feel the weight on my shoulders to raise well-mannered, well-rounded, respectful, hardworking, independent men. Our job as parents is to pass on the values […]

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DIY Couple

4 Home DIYs You Can Actually Do Yourself

“Your home should be the story of who you are, and a collection of what you love.” I love that Nate Berkus and his words resonate so much with me. The story of our home began in 2010 when we purchased our 1964 fixer-upper. My husband is very handy and has grown up around people […]

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Dear Breast Pump

Dear Breast Pump, What a journey we’ve had together. For the past six months, it’s been you and me feeding the babe – and now it has come to an end. The pumping, feeding, supplementing, and repeat has overtaken my life. We tried tea, pills, lactation cookies, power pumping- anything to make my body produce […]

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Life Lessons with Daniel Tiger

Life Lessons from Daniel Tiger

If you have young children, chances are you are familiar with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. The PBS series follows the lives Daniel Tiger, his family, and friends. Children learn age-appropriate social skills with Daniel through creativity, imagination, and music. For me, the songs are what stick out. Or, rather, get stuck in my head. I find myself […]

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Favorite Thanksgiving Books for Kids

The Thanksgiving season is here, and after the meal of turkey, stuffing, and multiple samplings of pumpkin pie, what would be better than snuggling up on the couch with your little one and enjoying a seasonal book together? Being a second grade teacher for six years, I loved having a wide selection of seasonal books […]

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