SHOP LOCAL: Non-traditional Christmas Gifts for little ones

SHOP LOCAL: Non-traditional Christmas Gifts for little ones

Last year my sister kick-started this idea for me as she gave both of my kids a super cute certificate for a date night with Aunt Ra-ra.  It included dinner at a restaurant of their choice, arts and crafts, special dessert, and a sleepover.  BEST 

Summer Learning Series – Part 2 – Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco

Summer Learning Series – Part 2 – Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco

Today we’re continuing our Summer Learning Series, lessons I previously taught, based on The Heartwood Ethics Curriculum. One of our trademark Boone weather patterns is a good ole summer rain storm.  When these usually arrive after a “hot” day (hot being a relative term for 

$5 Or Less Rainy Day Summer Fun with Kids

$5 Or Less Rainy Day Summer Fun with Kids

What is a mom to do about all those days that it rains (maybe everyday these days but I would rather deal with a little storm each afternoon than extreme heat)?  There are several things you CAN do when it’s raining so get your galoshes 

Summer Learning Series – Part 1 – Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

Summer Learning Series – Part 1 – Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

As a former school counselor, one of my favorite things about my job was going into the classrooms and teaching a guidance curriculum.  This included character education and I would love to share some fun little lessons that I have adapted from The Heartwood Ethics 

Serving Others with Your Children – Part 2

Serving Others with Your Children – Part 2

Last week we took a look at a few places where you might be able to serve our community with your children.  Here’s a peek into a few more: Green Street Catering – This catering ministry is housed at our church, Alliance Bible Fellowship.  I 

Serving Others with Your Children – Part 1

Serving Others with Your Children – Part 1

Some schools are still in session, you might be wondering how you’re going to fill some of those sun-filled days in the High Country.  We have many great opportunities to serve others right here in our area.  I believe it is important to teach children 

The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect

How many of you grew up with a role model that you absolutely adored?  Mine was my Grandmother Greer.  She embodied that “gentle and quiet spirit” found in the Bible.  She grew the most impressive vegetable garden, from which she made lots of yummy food