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Hi! I’m Angee, and welcome to my blog!!

Out of all the endeavors I have embarked on, motherhood is by far the most rewarding! When I was asked as a child what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always responded, “A mom!” And now, I’m living that dream, even though it’s a lot harder than I ever imagined. I was fortunate enough to get a degree in Early Childhood Education and had the incredible opportunity to teach school for 6 years. I fell in love with the children I worked with and learned so much! Now, I get to be a stay-at-home mom and apply the many things I learned to my own children. I love making and creating memories for my children. And I love teaching them and learning from them.

Here is just a little bit about me because I totally know you’re curious! *wink*  I’m petite, spunky, and full of energy (my nickname growing up was the “Energizer Bunny”). I grew up as an Air Force brat and enjoyed my childhood traveling all over the country, visiting many of the sites. My favorite city is Washington DC. I love naps! My favorite color is yellow; it just screams happiness to me. Would you be surprised to learn that my favorite flower is a sunflower (also yellow)?! I also like the color pink and anything sparkly. Oh, and skirts. And shoes. I enjoy curling up with a good book and a big bowl of ice cream! Speaking of ice cream, I like to eat it with a fork. I love being outside and can’t get enough of the mountains… or the ocean, although I don’t live near that. My life isn’t perfect, but it’s so good. And I feel so blessed!

Now on to the serious stuff:  My purpose for this blog is to help other women find joy in their children–whether that’s as a mother, an aunt, a neighbor, a teacher, or whatever role you may play. I want to provide a resource of activities to do with your children to make lasting memories, for that is what motherhood is all about! Like many young mothers, I don’t have a lot of cash-flow so you’ll find my ideas budget-friendly, simple, and yet fun!

I hope you enjoy! Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts and own ideas.

Here’s what to expect:**

Monday: Arts and Crafts (self-explanatory)

Tuesday: Fun in the Kitchen (either cooking/baking with your children, or doing a craft with items in the kitchen, or sharing hints for getting your children involved in the kitchen)

Wednesday: Dramatic or Active Play (make-believe ideas or outdoor games)

Thursday: Educational Fun (learning games, reading with your children, etc.)

Friday: Modge Podge (whatever I feel inspired to share)

**2012/2013:  I have had to veer away from this slightly since I’ve been having some health problems the last little while.  You will still find many great ideas; they are just not organized as well. I hope to return to this format in the future!

Responses

  1. Angee –

    I’ve recently discovered your site from a friend’s links. I wanted to let you know I appreciate your ideas. I really liked your latest post about kitchen and kids. My first son will be 2 in August and I really haven’t let him help me too much in the kitchen. He’ll play with pots and pans, measuring cups and spoons etc … but I’m never sure what he can and can’t do. Keep the great ideas coming. Thanks!

    Melissa

  2. Angee!!!
    I just discovered your blog! My kids are going to be so excited to do these activities. Thanks for inspiring me to be a better mom, and be more crafty with my kids!! You are awesome & I miss you!!!

    • Thank you, Chantel!!!! Miss you, too! 🙂

  3. I really like your ideas. Good job!

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  4. I made your jam with my preschool class. I followed your directions to the letter and the jam did not set. It was very delicious and the children loved having their own jar to take home. I am just wodnering what I did wrong. I love you site. Great ideas. thanks

    • I am so sorry your jam didn’t turn out. I’ve never had the Certo pectin not set so I’m not sure what happened! Ugh! At least you got some great strawberry syrup from it, right?! Try it again. Follow the directions included in the package (that’s your best bet), don’t use any shortcuts, and see if it works this time. Keep me posted!


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