Category Archives: life with kids

Andrew Wyeth lesson

The goal is to use watercolor to create a winter outdoor scene using dried glue–an easy method to create the illusion of snowflakes. Continue reading

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Georgia O’Keefe lesson

Three years ago, this lesson was used in my Masters class (kids ages 10-13) for Fine Arts, week 15 of cycle 3 for Classical Conversations, but really, I would do this project with even apprentices (ages 6-7). Continue reading

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Norman Rockwell lesson

I created this lesson three years ago for my class of 10-13-year-olds, and I chose to make the lesson about facial expressions, just one of Rockwell’s ingredients to make his magic. Continue reading

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When You’re Expecting During the Holidays (and how others can help)

9 things for you–and your family and friends–to consider. Things that makes having a baby around the December/January holidays different than having a baby at any other time of year. Continue reading

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Disney During the Holidays

I’ll highlight a smattering of experiences–including the new Beauty and the Beast features, an Avatar ride, and food, the holiday features, in no particular order. Continue reading

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I’m NOT that Crafty Mom

Do you know how many holiday crafts we’ve done together? I’ve managed almost one every year Continue reading

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Personalized Theme Alphabet for Preschool/K

About assigning pictures/objects to a letter for its sound: it’s much more effective to have that object form the letter shape. Arrows make A, a dragon makes the D shape, etc. The image making the shape reinforces the their acquisition of the alphabet and phonics in the way kids’ brains naturally process information. Continue reading

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