Posts By jenn0324

jenn0324I'm a WAHM to a 7-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl. Left the full-time work field in criminal justice and mental health to be at home with my children. Haven't lost my sanity yet! :-)

A Day of Terror, Years of Healing

September 11th. Can you believe it was 10 years ago? The images are still burned in our minds and souls, and I’m sure just about everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when the horror started. Where were you? What were you doing? I was working downtown at the probation office. I…

Quick and Easy Craft

Another busy day with rushing from the doctor’s office to The Older’s school to drop him off, then back home for some time with The Younger before starting work. Since I was pressed for time, I did a super-easy craft that you can do any time and they love. All it takes is colored paper…

Toddler Painting Activity

Today, I was pressed for time between the gym and work. I decided to set up some painting for The Younger, because she seems to be happiest when she’s painting, and this falls into the category of one of my favorite activities for toddlers. I set up everything we needed, which only took about 2…

Window Painting Activity

Today, I unpacked one of the boxes of art supplies and found the paint! I decided it would be a perfect day to make our own window paint and then paint the sliding glass door out to the pool. When I told The Daddy about our plan, he grew quiet a minute and then, in…

Back to School Prep

This week, I’ve been trying to get The Older back into the grove of going to bed at 7:30 pm and doing ‘work.’ In the beginning of summer, I was really good at making sure he read for at least 30 minutes a day and works on second grade worksheets, but when the move came,…

Easy Science Experiment for Kids

The afternoon of the water balloon day, we decided it was time to set up shop and work on an experiment. I wanted to teach The Older about how different substances create different things entirely, so we got some more balloons together and gathered up the rest of our supplies as well. The first step…

Old-Fashioned Water Balloon Fun

It was such a hot day, I decided to forgo my “lesson” and let the kids have some old-fashioned fun playing with water balloons. I picked up a pack at The Dollar Store the other day and was happy that they were on hand so I didn’t have to load everyone up and go to…