It’s no secret that, when most of us reading this post were younger, we celebrated Valentine’s Day by sending each other paper valentines and shared parties at school filled with candy, chocolate and cupcakes. Fast forward to today’s celebrations and we have a conundrum facing our schools as so many children are struggling with food allergies and other health conditions negatively affected by these kinds of edible gifts. Valentine’s Day, among so many other holidays, has had to shift its focus a bit in the classroom, but the question remains, “Can it be done successfully?” I say, yes! Continue reading No snacks, no treats, no candy ~ Oh, MY! Valentine’s Day in the Classroom
I’ve actually been quite surprised at the mild winter we have had here in New England thus far this year (uh-oh….I probably spoke prematurely and will be blamed for the next Nor’Easter). Nonetheless, we finally saw our first official snow / ice day off this season and the boys could not have been more ecstatic to have been able to stay home from school. Of course, that begs the question….what does one do with three rambunctious boys on an unexpected day off? Continue reading Snow Day Adventures: Making Pretzels with the Boys
Last year at this time, I was both recovering from surgery and working on a fresh start for 2016. Since I was somewhat forced to relax and recuperate, it was the perfect time for me to start doing something I love to do, write, and turn it into something that perhaps could inspire, encourage, motivate or educate others. It’s been an exciting year in blogging and taking inventory has been humbling. Continue reading Our Top Five Footprints in 2016~ A Review of the Blog’s First Year
Even during the winter, New England offers a variety of activities for families to enjoy. You just have to have thick skin or very warm clothes. This last weekend in 2016, our family decided to head out to the ski slopes in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, not to ski ~ oh, no…that’s just too dangerous for this crazy family right now. Instead, hubby had a bucket list item of going snow-tubing with the boys while we still lived here in the Northeast, so that’s exactly what we did. We went snow-tubing on New Year’s Eve! Continue reading Our Family’s End of the Year Adventure: Snow-tubing!
The anticipation in our house had been building the entire year for the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The boys walked out of The Force Awakens last January eager to see the next installment as if it were being released a week from then.