Author: Heather Vogler

3 Festive Ways to Countdown to Christmas

Right around Thanksgiving time, I notice many stores pulling out all the stops with their Christmas displays. Some have been set up clear before Halloween, while others are just beginning to decorate. This is usually the time I see those tasty looking chocolate advent Calendars hitting the shelves. When the kids were little, I gave in and let them enjoy these treats as a countdown to Christmas – but now, as the family continues to grow, I have broken out of the box a bit.

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10 Fall Writing Prompts

Pumpkin pies, scenic car rides, and hot apple cider. These are what first come to mind when I hear the word, “fall.” Seasons invoke certain memories. We attribute specific smells, tastes and feelings towards these seasons. As we encourage our children in their writing, we want to teach them to capture these feelings as they write. Here are ten writing prompts to get them started.

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The anxious learner

How do you handle your child when they freeze up during school? You might ask them a question about what you went over yesterday and they feel so put on the spot that they simply cannot think of the answer. Or you hand them a test and they hand it back to you empty saying they don’t know what to do, when you know for a fact they know the answers.

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