Education

Make Learning to Read Fun with Reading Eggs {Plus an iPad Mini Giveaway}

by Chrystal Johnson January 27, 2014

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reading Eggs. Zoë started Kindergarten this year, and her reading skills are improving every day. We work together as often as possible at home, but her school has been so wonderful in cultivating her love of learning. When we’re doing Zoë’s homework, Kaylee (who’ll […]

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Methods For Better SAT Prep

by Chrystal Johnson December 3, 2013

Sponsored Article School days are supposed to be the happiest days of our lives. The daily interactions with friends, run-ins with infamous teachers, and the sense of excitement about our future. But aside from all the fond memories, there is a serious reason underpinning our time at school. The need to achieve qualifications and demonstrate […]

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Little Pim Language Materials Review

by Jaime Weis November 17, 2013

When I was in college, an Italian friend shared a joke with me. It goes like this: “What do you call someone who speaks three languages?” “Trilingual,” I answered. “And what do you call someone who speaks two languages?” he asked. “Bilingual,” I replied. “And what do you call someone who only speaks one language?” […]

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Immerse Your Child in Spanish with the Whistlefritz Educator’s Collection

by Chrystal Johnson October 23, 2013

Since Kaylee was born in Uruguay, we really want her to learn Spanish so she has the option to take advantage of some of the benefits of being an Uruguyan citizen when she turns 18 (such as a free college education and the ability to get a Uruguayan passport and travel around South America without […]

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Support Your Child’s School with the Box Top Program

by Chrystal Johnson October 4, 2013

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Albertsons. Since Zoë started Kindergarten this year, the Box Top craze has been going around her school. They just had a contest to see which student could collect the most Box Tops and they’ll have another contest in the new year. Apparently we don’t […]

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How We Extend Our Natural Lifestyle to the Classroom

by Chrystal Johnson September 19, 2013

Welcome to the September 2013 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Extending Natural Living to the Classroom. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and The Pistachio Project through the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are talking about how they extend their family’s natural lifestyle […]

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Kmart Back to School Sale

by Chrystal Johnson August 26, 2013

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kmart. Doesn’t it seem like every year your kids get busier and busier? As the years go by, activities get piled on and so do the expenses. Soccer, ballet & music classes aren’t free. Unfortunately, neither are school supplies. With so much going on, your budget can […]

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Reflecting on Childhood Career Aspirations

by Chrystal Johnson August 20, 2013

Sponsored Article When I was a child, my career dreams changed year-by-year. When I was in Kindergarten, I wanted to drive an ice cream truck. I even wrote a story about it. Other dreams were to become a teacher, a lawyer, a geologist, an environmental activist, a business woman (I had no idea what that […]

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Save Money for College with Upromise

by Chrystal Johnson August 15, 2013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Upromise by Sallie Mae. All opinions are 100% mine. If you have children, you have no doubt thought about where the money for college will come from down the road. Saving is, of course, a great idea. However, there is one more idea you […]

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Eco-Friendly Back to School Gear Shopping with Mighty Nest

by Chrystal Johnson August 10, 2013

It seems like just yesterday, we were bringing Zoë home from the hospital as new parents. Now we’re about to send her off to Kindergarten in only 2 weeks! I never realized how much gear we’d need to get her ready for school. Fortunately, Mighty Nest came to our rescue and hooked us up with […]

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