Showing posts from January, 2023

Educational Theorists

I see many people talking and using Maria Montessori's way of teaching and learning practices. But many have no idea about her philosophy or many other wonderful philosophers' ideas about learning and development. Each week, I will be posting about a new philosopher and briefly their theories. I would love to hear what you think of their philosophy or if you have heard of them in the comments.  The first philosopher I want to talk about is Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development: Jean Piaget's theory is based on children organizing the environment around them. We constantly create, refine, change, modify, and recognize our mental representation of experiences. Each developmental stage is built on and incorporates the accomplishments of the previous one.  Stage 1 - Sensorimotor stage- (Birth- 2 years) - Children learn to identify object permanence. Realize they are separate from things around them. That an action equals a reaction. Learn about the world through their se

Ultimate Desserts Mom Made

 Desserts Growing up my mom created the ultimate desserts. She still surprises me today with how she is able to create delicious food out of thin air. With her permission, she gave me the recipes for all the desserts I begged her to make as a kid and an adult. 💖 I love making my friends and family desserts, which also make my heart feel full of love. I love sharing love with others and hope you are able to do the same.  Moms Triple Chocolate Cake- Nothing Bundt Cake Dupe     Directions Preheat your oven to 350 F Put all your ingredients besides the chocolate chips into your stand mixer Once your ingredients are mixed together add chocolate chips and mix for 1-2 minutes Pour the batter into a greased bundt cake pan Bake for 45-50 minutes While the cake is in the oven mix all the ingredients for cream cheese frosting into a mixer Allow the cake to cool fully before frosting your bundt cake. (I put frosting in a ziplock bag to pipe frosting) Enjoy! 😘 Recipe Devils

How to Prepare your Child for Kindergarten

What Your Child Should Know and How to Prepare Preparation Children will thrive in an environment that sparks their curiosity, builds their self-confidence, and creates a love of learning. When I plan learning activities the idea is not to push learning on the child but to encourage them to love learning. I believe that it starts at home. Reading books, using writing tools, and simply talking to your child about what they are thinking while they are exploring are some effective ways to create a strong foundation. It is important to know what you should focus on to prepare. The primary domains of development are: Physical- Gross and fine motor Mathematical - Concepts and thinking Literacy - Reading and writing Health Language and communication By kindergarten, children should be able to sequence, sort, and use problem-solving skills. Including knowing how to count to 20 and what those numbers look like. Children should be familiar with the alphabet and the sound of each letter. Lastly,

My All-Time Favorite Dinner Recipes

Dinner Recipes I like super quick and easy dinners that don't take twenty ingredients. Below are some of our household favorites plus additional tips that I use. Feel free to comment on what recipe was a favorite in your house. For your convenience, I also attached the ingredients to add to your Amazon cart 🛒 with a variety of brands to choose from. I hope you enjoy and are able to bring smiles to your family. 😊 Easy Chicken Pot Pie Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350℉ 2. You can skip this step if you have precooked chicken. Cook your chicken breast on a skillet and season to taste with salt and pepper (I also use seasoning salt or chopped onion to mix it up at times) 3. Chop chicken breast once it is fully cooked or take about 2 cups of chicken pieces from the rotisserie if have full chicken that is not pre-shredded.   4. Begin to make gravy mix (follow the directions given on the packet) 5. Whisk gravy until thickened  6. Stir together mixed vegetables , chicken, and gravy in

How to Feel Yourself Again After Having a Baby- 7 Beneficial Tips

Becoming a Mom Growing up when teachers and family asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Other kids would reply a firefighter, nurse, or chef but I, on the other hand, would reply "a mom". Distinctively a shopper mom. 😂 I saw my mom be a superwoman growing up and saw her as the ultimate goal. She inspires me in many ways even today.  When I held my little one for the first time, it felt surreal. In spite of accomplishing what my little girl self dreamed of, I felt like I was doing everything wrong. People would ask me "aren't you so happy?" or "isn't it the best feeling in the world?" and I never knew what to honestly say.  My postpartum experience was the opposite of normal. I go into more detail in, My Postpartum Experience- Five Stages of Grief. I wanted to feel happy so desperately, but that wasn't 100% what I felt. I googled everything like how to get my baby to sleep, how to produce more milk, and is ___ normal.