I’m going to be honest right off the bat: I’m completely torn on this whole student walkout that happened across the country today. As a teacher I can definitely say that having 6 of 24 students in class while the rest walked out made it a little harder to carry on with the lesson. I … Continue reading A Teacher’s View of Yesterday’s Student Walkout
Five-Minute Power Naps Ever had one? They’re amazingly refreshing! I had one just the other day. I woke up feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and completely re-energized. Five minutes in the middle of the day was all it took. The down side, if there is one, is that I was wide awake at night that evening. In … Continue reading Five-Minute Power Naps
With Valentine's Day approaching, parents usually like to give gifts to their kids as an expression of their love. One book that would make a fabulous Valentine's gift to a toddler would be the book, "With Love, From Me to You by Manz Simon-Ice. This book is an adorable book that teaches youth they should … Continue reading Book Review: With Love, From Me to You
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It seems that there is always a point in a young child's life where he or she starts to really love dogs. Even if the child is allergic and can't pet a dog, it is always fun to watch dogs or even pretend to be a dog. When looking for the perfect Christmas gift for … Continue reading Book Review: God Bless My Family
The NIV Color Code Bible by Tommy Nelson is intended for the child who is trying to transition between a kid type of Bible and an adult version Bible. The main feature is that the publishers have already gone through and highlighted many of the main and popular verses in colors based on categories. The … Continue reading Book Review: The NIV Color Code Bible
Some of the members of Lights UP North have severe food allergies which make finding an appropriate cake for birthdays a little tough. We have learned that when you need something but cannot find what you are looking for that you just create it out of necessity. We went to the drawing boards and came … Continue reading Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, (Processed)Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE
Emily Wright needs YOUR help to get to Germany for medical treatment she needs. How can you help? Here is a link to her website where you can donate directly. Emily needs to raise $60,000 by January and she is currently at $20,000. Don't have the money to donate directly but you are purchasing Christmas … Continue reading EXTREMELY Important News! Please share to give this beautiful soul the ultimate Christmas present!!!!
Some days things tend to feel bare minimum. Usually near the end of the week groceries start to twindle as little bellies have eaten them all up. Well, this week the twindling of groceries has seemed to be on warp speed mode. Our family had been fighting sickness and that usually causes the body to … Continue reading Counting Blessings – Hidden Snacks
Unfortunately a certain little one in my house seems plagued with croup every winter. The first year that he came down with it was pretty scary as he gasped and struggled for breath in the middle of the night and as we rushed to the emergency room. Thankfully the past few winters we have had … Continue reading Counting Blessings – The Mighty Croup Kicker