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Sorting Lesson

Sorting Lesson

Here is a simple, fun learning activity you can do with your child, little sister, baby nephew or tot cousin. You will need: Colored Pom Poms Corresponding Colored Construction Paper  Plastic Container(s) Simply cut the paper to fit inside your chosen plastic container(s) Explain or model the concept to the child and enjoy watching them grow from novice to expert in color sorting. Optional: Count the number of Pom Poms by color ahead of time to keep track of missing pieces.  Like this post? Want to see more lessons I attempt with Selena? Leave a comment and help encourage me to...

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All of Her

Every now and then I run out of steam and need a recharge but this time was different. I felt trapped in a deep slump that I needed to claw my way out of. I woke up one day and everything hit me at once: the feeling of being burnt out, feeling guilty because I should be able to "do it all", frustration with myself for feeling unmotivated and like I'm not doing enough when I know I give my all every single day. After releasing some tears (OK—a lot of tears) and sitting with the uneasiness, I began making...

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New Year: New Roles and New Goals

I know I'm late, but Happy New Year! I love the amount of optimism the beginning of each year brings. It's so awesome to see more people inspired and aiming to better themselves. I believe that the ambition we have in achieving our goals is half the battle.  I've spent the last month getting acclimated to being a family of 4 (6 including the fur babes). Adding Sophia to our family before Christmas was such a wonderful blessing. It feels like she's been here all along and I am so excited to experience milestones with her this year.  Now that...

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Those Were the Days, and So Are These

If you know me then you know that I am a quote junkie. I love reading inspirational words throughout the day or hearing something that provokes thought. I came across this quote the other day that said, "A mind that is stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." It reminded me of the beginning of my motherhood journey.Leading up to labor and delivery with Selena I was genuinely terrified of the unknown. I had the misconception that my water would break then we'd rush to the hospital just like in the movies. After speaking to...

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My Journey through the Flower Field

As a child I always loved flowers, the peace sign and of course the yin-yang sign. My sister would call me "The Flower Child". You know when you're growing up and being unique/yourself starts to be uncool? Well unfortunately, that happened.   I traded my sunflower headbands for side bangs, yin-yang jewelry for Tiffany and Co. (still a proud lover of T&Co.) and my care-free spirit for a teenager who cared way too much about what other people thought.  It wasn't until my first year of teaching that I even thought about who I was as a kid. For me, being around this group...

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