Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Easy as A, B, C,

We're four weeks into our "cram for the kindergarten readiness test" program.  And doing quite well.  I could take credit for the fact that both girls (Ellie and even Leighton!)  know all their alphabet sounds.  Or I could give credit where its due, and thank Leap Frog and their genius, child captivating Letter Factory Video.  I don't know what it is about this thing, but they've done it right.  They should give a money back guarantee or something.  I'm telling you it works like a charm.  Any parent I've ever talk to about it, raves.   I've also been having fun with letter crafts from the Totally Tots website.  After taking major pressure off myself to have a rigorous home preschool curriculum, and just slipping in little things here and there, I've seen lots of growth and had fun too.    

Pressure off motto that seems to be ebbing it way into several areas of my life.  And its a very good thing.  Especially for a girl who has had to live the last month without her stress releasers, my ex-bffs diet coke and coffee.  Week E... here we come.


  1. Fun! I loved doing all of that with the boys.

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  3. I know what you mean! I stopped drinking coke about a month ago!! I think i'm gonna give up soon!! I miss my cokes too much!!!

  4. Hi. I love your blog... not just the writing but the lay-out. Can you tell me what application you use to edit and apply your photos? I like the theme of the rounded edges and the vintage look. I will look back at your comment to follow if you wish to let me know.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity.


    1. Thank you! Lots of the photos I post are taken/edited with Instagram on my iphone. I love the Earlybird filter which gives the rounded corners and vintage feel. I also use picframe to create small collages with the photos. I use picassa and picnik for most of the photos I take with my real camera. Rarely I'll use Photoshop, but it a bit over my head so I stick with the other two. Hope that helps.

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  6. Thank you so much! So helpful. I was wondering how to do collages... I picked up on the Instagram. Photoshop is beyond my world. Many blessigs to you!