list of free summer reading programs for kids

free reading programs for kids

Ah summer…I’m already daydreaming about it. But, as any teacher will tell you–students do lose traction and knowledge from the time off during the summer and it takes several weeks in the fall to get back into the groove. Every parent should encourage their child to be a reader. Sure, for some kids, reading is […]

inexpensive teacher gift ideas~for Teacher Appreciation Day or end of year

8 Cheap Teacher Appreciation Gifts

National Teacher Day is May 6 and that is just right around the corner. National Teacher Appreciation week for 2014 is May 4-10. It’s also getting near the end of the school year-time to think about giving your child’s teachers a special end of year gift. If your budget is tight and/or your child has […]

{Tuesday To-Do List} please contact Congress about the ABLE Act

Me, at the Capitol just last week!

Author’s note: I published the post below on 2/19/13 and it’s been edited. However, the wheels of legislation often turn slowly, so over a year later we are discussing the ABLE Act again. This is gathering up steam and it looks like 2014 could be the year that the ABLE Act gets passed. We just […]

this week’s best educational freebies: apps, worksheets, theme units and more~Easter weekend!


I’m excited to be bringing you this new weekly roundup. Every week, we will be posting a round up of freebies for you, related to education. It may be printables, apps, theme units, and so much more. Use it if you homeschool, to keep your kids active during down times or when they complain of […]

Weekly listing of free or frugal fun family activities~Easter weekend!

free family fun

Don’t miss our comprehensive list of Sensory Friendly and Special Needs Egg Hunts and other Easter Bunny events. Every week (I aim for Wednesdays!) I publish a list of free or low-cost activities for your family. At the very least, every activity has a discount code or coupon available. Keeping the kids busy and entertained […]

{TGIF} Fun Friday Blog Giveaway Linkup~Happy Easter weekend!

Fun Friday blog giveaways

Happy Friday! This week, due to the holiday, I’m starting this a little early. I have one giveaway going on right now and it ends Wednesday. I’m giving away a 3-month subscription to Netflix. Very easy to enter, just one entry method! You need to enable javascript to enter this campaign !Powered by PromoSimple. Good […]