Teaching Kids to Sew: Why It’s Important and How to Do It

By Jennifer Kessler

Photo credit: craftindustryalliance.org

Teaching your little one how to sew sounds like a wonderful idea. I started sewing when I was in my early 20s. And how I wish I had acquired sewing skills earlier! I learned both the basics and advanced techniques all by myself. It took a while to get the hang of it. But once I was there, I couldn’t be more proud! So here’s Teaching Kids to Sew: Why It’s Important and How to Do It! (more…)

Story and the Spooky House

Story was given an assignment in early October to build a spooky house and write a story about it. Of course, she forgot to tell me about it until at least a week had gone by. Luckily, the project wasn’t due until Halloween. Still, I knew there would be a long road ahead of us. Every time I asked her if she had decided on what kind of house to build, she just shrugged. Finally, fed up, I refused to turn on the radio in the car until she had made a decision. While I had thoughts of spiders, cemeteries, and skeletons, she thought for only a moment before coming up with an idea that made me proud. (more…)

The Wiggly Tooth Adventure

Last Saturday began like any other Saturday morning. Riley woke up before all of us in hopes of being allowed to play games on my phone while Maddie and I slept in. While she took herself to the bathroom, I readied the phone in hopes of at least another half hour of sleep. But, instead of requesting the phone when she returned, she had another request. (more…)