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Showing posts with label figuring it out 101. Show all posts
Showing posts with label figuring it out 101. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Paint In A Bag- A Mess Free Activity For Your Child

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My kids are messy when it comes to arts and crafts. When they were younger and even more clumsy, I used to rip a head and arm holes into garbage bags and throw them over my children's heads so they could wear them and the bags would act as aprons to keep their craft off of them. Then I would lay table clothes on the floor under them so that clean up was easy and efficient.

Monday, February 18, 2019

How to Make a Sensory Bottle

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I love sensory bottles. I love to shake them up watch as all the glitter and other objects swirl in them and head to the bottom.

When my oldest started having difficulty at school and then at home, I became particularly interested in them as a way to time time outs with hopes that they would be an easy and painless way to get my son to settle down and listen.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Amazon Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

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Valentine's Day is a special day for those who are in grade school and those who have someone to share it with.

I've never been a huge fan of Valentine's day because I either didn't have anyone to celebrate it with or because I didn't have very much money to spend on it.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Frozen Lake Michigan


I grew up in the northwestern most part of Illinois where we were had small towns and cornfields. Almost 4 1/2 years ago, my husband and I moved to the other side of Illinois where we have Lake Michigan to the East and Wisconsin to the north.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

How to Make Paper Chains

I love to make paper chains! Ever since the first time that I made one in Kindergarten for our 100th day, I've liked to make them.

As an adult, I never really had a reason to make any, but as a mom, I use any excuse to do so.

In my house, we make paper chains as a way to count down to something. At Christmas time, we make a red and green chain to count down the days until Christmas. In the summer we make one to count the days until the kids go back to school. It's just an easy and fun craft to do with the kids.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Why We Chose To Medicate Our Son




When your child has ADHD, there are many forms of treatment or remedies that you can do to get them to calm down and focus.

I have friends who have their kids on a special diet, other friends who use essential oils, and others who chose to try everything else to combat the symptoms of ADHD.

 In my son's case, we chose to medicate him, first.


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Why Our Son's ADHD Diagnosis Didn't Surprise Us



My beautiful baby boy was born just like any other baby. He was healthy and just the most beautiful baby you'd ever seen with a full head of hair like Elvis. He behaved like any other child and my husband and I were doing our best to raise him to be an awesome little individual.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Spiderman's a Poopin'

When you're a mommy, sometimes you do things that you'd never thought you'd do.

One of those things for me was making up song parodies for my children.

With two younger boys, bathroom humor is hilarious, so should I be surprised that I rewrote Winter Wonderland to Spiderman's a Poopin'? No, not really. After all, they love Jingle Bells, Batman Smells.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

A New Way To Teach Your Child Multiplication



   Learning new things doesn't always come natural to everyone, especially when it isn't something that you like. For me, that thing was multiplication. I didn't see the need to learn it and I had a really difficult time memorizing it. Eventually, it kicked in, but I really wished I had a different way to learn.

      I was delighted to learn that there is a different way to learn from my son's third grade teacher. This is the year that they are really going to focus on multiplication. I'm so grateful that this teacher makes learning fun. Everything in her classroom is designed to help the student think for themselves and learn. So when we went to curriculum night, she gave us a few pointers and my favorite was this one. No longer do you have to figure out how to use a numbers graph to get your answer.


     Now you can print out numbers with all of the answers on 
them and I made it easy for you by creating a printable

     In this picture, you see the number three. In order to find out what 3x3 is, you start at the number three and count to three to get the number 9. This works for every number that's in the printable. The video below shows you how to use each number to find your answer. Pardon all of the noise. I sent my children upstairs, thinking it would be quieter, but it was actually louder.





                                       

      In the printout that you can download for free, all of the numbers are plain. I used construction paper when printing to make the numbers more colorful and laminated them for shine and durability. 

I hope that you will can use this tool with ease and enjoy it! 

What ways have you taught your kids multiplication?

Click here for the free printout. 



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Hello! My name is Brittany and I'm a writer, obviously. As a stay-at-home mom, there are many things that I have to figure out in order to run a house that appears to be more sane than insane. It's not easy to be a parent and I hope that this blog is able to encourage other moms out there to live life happily and to understand that there can be mishaps along the way, but those mishaps don't define you and anything can be overcome with perseverance and will.

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