Meal Replacement Shake for Breastfeeding Mommas- Protein Without Powder

Busy, Tired, and STARVING!  This summarizes my current situation and I know there have to be other mommas out there who feel the same way. So, I threw a few of my favorite ingredients together for a quick fix. It isn’t the be all, end all, but it has made a huge difference in how …

Interactive Strategies for Spelling and Word Work

A little out-of-the-box practice with some on-the-fly planning! All you need is a bunch of index cards! No printables needed!
I plan most of my introductory lessons with the identify, practice, apply approach in mind. This lets me easily see which stage my students may be stuck at based on what kind of activity they struggle with. That’s how I grouped the activities below and really thesestrategies can be used with any set of words in your word work center!

Make it cross-curricular and use these strategies with Science and Social Studies vocabulary or Math and see the level of understanding soar!

Bacon, Egg & Cheese in a Muffin Tin

In my quest to “quit sugar”, as Sarah Wilson- former editor of Cosmopolitan and qualified Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York and author of, “I Quit Sugar”– would say, I have been trying lots of new recipes that make breakfast easy without cereals, toasts, bagels, muffins, etc. And THIS- This was the …

Popcorn Park Zoo

Everyone had the same idea about how to spend this uncharacteristically warm, 70 degree, February day! “All of the animals will be out!” they exclaimed!  And so… families came from miles away to visit the animals at the Popcorn Park Zoo today and yes, the animals were out! The zoo is home to many rescued …

Mill Creek County Park

Another beautiful February day today- so we took advantage and went to the park! After yesterday’s adventure at Popcorn Park Zoo, we were looking for some quiet fun and Mill Creek was just the place! My daughter is only 20 months old, so finding park equipment that she can actually enjoy without us both struggling is a …

About NJ Parks and Forests

New Jersey is the home of many town, county and state parks for a total of 1,484,900 acres of preserved open space and farmland. That’s not exactly the picture that’s painted when the country thinks Jersey, but it’s a refreshing reality. My family and I are loyal fans of our parks system- there is always a …