Teachers are Heroes

I love all of my kids teachers. They work so hard and do a great job with all of my kids! In honor of them, and because my son Carter is having a bit of trouble with his addition and subtraction facts, I created
some flash cards for him to use on the teachers pay teachers website.
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I tried to buy some but no matter how many I tried they were all missing a few facts or didn't include similar ones (so it would have 3+4 but not 4+3) and Carter was really struggling with those. The other thing most were missing was facts up to 20. The flashcards I created are facts 1+1 to 20+20 I wanted to have a large range for practicing. He may not need all of these facts but I'd rather have them and be able to use them than not be able to.

I have the files on Teachers Pay Teachers and offer the flash cards 1+1 to 4+20 for free if you would like to try them out. Also today they are on sale for %20 off so you will be getting them all for around a $1.60! That is a great deal!! I have written in a few games and ideas that we use for my boys in the file as well.
Everything is on the site is on sale so go support a teacher, a hero and help your kids have fun learning too!


Striped Pajamas

While Parker was sick and crying and wanting to be held I decided I needed to make him some new pajamas. Did it make sense? No. I was crazy tired of doing nothing but holding a crying baby, even if he was cute, I needed a break from the monotony of it all and so I made him pajamas!

 Parker's eyes always kill me they are quite expressive and so adorable! Oh and his cheeks! Why are baby cheeks so scrumptious?!You can't tell but he was running a fever and cranky. This was a good moment though and he was so happy to be on my bed! It made it all worth it :0)

I used this free legging pattern for the pants and a flashback skinny tee for the top. Although I really do love this pattern (its free) and it fits very similar to the flashback tee except the neck is different.

I should have stabilized the fish with some interfacing but I didn't so its a bit bumpy. I used orange thread and a tight zigzag to stitch it on, I think the orange really makes it pop out a bit more. I really love the way it all came together!

He's walking now! I can't believe it :( my baby is slowly growing into a toddler, whahaa! 
I have to point out that the stripes in the crotch area are perfectly mis-matched it takes real talent to do that ;0)

One more of the boy in his new pajamas and oh how cute he is! 
Its funny but when I post just pictures of just the clothes I make I get less views but when you put a baby in them, Bam! I get more views not a lot more but I still find it amusing! I guess everyone likes to see clothing on a baby than on my bed, lol!


Things on my mind

Parker is sick, so so sick, with a double ear infection and rsv. Since he is sick and my time is being spent holding, rocking and nursing him, while surfing the web, I have a few things I've come across you might like. If you follow my blog chances are you have boys and even if you have girls I think you'll enjoy these things!
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I laughed when I read this post it is so real! I have said or done everything on her list. Everything. Check it out if you have boys (or very active girls) its entertaining at the very least and truth telling at its best.

List of more than 20 early chapter book series about boys
I have three reading boys in my house now (I can't believe it!) so I am always looking for books about boys. Not that they don't like books about girls but they really enjoy ones about boys. I was pleased with this list its a pretty good list with books I definitely need to check out for them!

Does a distracted mom make an angry mom

I have found myself really struggling of late with being an "Angry mom" after reading this article I was able to see why I am feeling that way. I need to schedule my time and be a more present mom when my kids are home. Its a good read check it out!

I have been following the art of homemaking for years and truly enjoy her posts. They are real, yummy and thought provoking. The author also has three boys and I love that we have that bit in common!

I hope you enjoy these ideas/blogs/things as much as I have and we'll see you soon!