Expecting? 9 modern pieces of advice that your bff wants you to hear *with resources*

You’ve picked an OBGYN, you’re taking care of yourself and that sweet babe, you’ve been on your secret Pinterest board approximately 1,657 times planning (is that just me?) a nursery, baby registry items, and dreaming about when that baby arrives. I’m here to share some of the things that you might not be hearing yet-things you’d hear from a close girlfriend who’s been there.

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Candy Cane Patterns

“Candy Cane Lane, bring a friend this holiday. Bring a friend who loves to play, we’ll eat all the candy canes…” Didn’t think I knew songs outside the realm of hip hop? Surpriiiseeeeee! I sing this song in my head (Candy Cane Lane by Sia if you’re not familiar) ALL. THE. TIME. This song is […]

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You’re a Fun One, Mr. Grinch…Day

“…(She) got an idea. An awful idea. (She) got a wonderful, awful idea.” Picture me with a Grinchy Grin, clasping my fingers together, manically giggling to myself. My idea? A new, green, hairy? family holiday tradition-Grinch Day! A day filled with cheer, Whos, good (no, GREAT) food, and for a grand finale, the movie, The […]

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Gingerbread House STEAM Challenge

Gingerbread House STEAM Challenge- A Candy Cane Lane Lesson: science-exploration, critical thinking, problem solving, and art Teachers and their acronyms, amiright? Welp here’s one of the popular ones you’ll see floating around these days: STEAM. No, it doesn’t have to do with teachers blowing off steam at the end of the day with a few […]

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Christmas Lights Up in Here: Candy Cane Lane Literacy Lesson

More Christmas fun up in here (up in here, up in here) this week! Know that song? I’ll roll with you. Hint: it’s not a Christmas song. Another hint: hip-hop/rap/r&b is my jam. You know what? While I’m on the topic of music, I have to make a confession. Here it is. Adam’s going to […]

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Mindfulness Mommy-Stop and Smell…the Cinnamon

Who else’s kids are jumping off the walls with excitement for Christmas?? (I’m raising both hands between taking gulps out of my cappuccino) Jack has been antsy alllll week. I felt myself becoming irritated with him yesterday-he was throwing tantrum after tantrum and my patience was wearing thin. Thankfully, my husband Adam came to the […]

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Candy Cane Lane: Candy Cane Mathematics

For the month of December, we are getting holly jolly with our new preschool theme, Candy Cane Lane! Lesson: Candy Cane Mathematics: less/more, estimating, counting, and 1:1 correspondence Read aloud, The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg. Discuss the book and what the candy cane symbolized after. *Note: the book discusses the candy […]

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Meet Mommy and her boys

Hi and welcome to my site! My name is Shannon and I am a former teacher turned stay at home mom with a Master’s degree of two little boys, Jackson (4) and Sawyer (9 months). My very supportive husband’s name is Adam. Being a stay at home mom can be lonely and that feeling of […]

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