Kids Stuff: Virtual Play Dates & Activities

The natives are getting restless around here, and Fortnite aside, they’re missing their one-on-one time with their buddies. Totally understandable, and honestly, my heart aches for them that the weather is so beautiful and they can’t play with their friends in it. We’re going to make it, we just have to be resourceful and findContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Virtual Play Dates & Activities”

Kids Stuff: Free Printable Fortnite Valentines

Hey Squad, it’s almost Valentine’s Day, and since my son is a 5th grader, that means it’s our very last opportunity to make and hand out classroom Valentine’s. Make it Legendary? Mission Accepted! I don’t think I need to explain why Fortnite is a popular Valentine theme this year, you’re likely hearing your elementary schoolContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Free Printable Fortnite Valentines”

Cub Scouts and Beyond: Protect Yourself from Viral Breakouts

Updates to the Original Post Regarding Coronavirus March 16, 2020We are officially experiencing a national COVID-19 epidemic and just about everyone I know is out of school and practicing social distancing. While we are confined to our homes and feeling like our schedules and, well, entire lives are completely at a stand-still, there are stillContinue reading “Cub Scouts and Beyond: Protect Yourself from Viral Breakouts”

Easy Mexican Casserole Done Two Ways For Busy Nights

Anyone else struggling at least seven times a week to make a quick dinner before Scouts or sports that everybody looks forward to eating? The kind of recipe that comes together quickly, warms bellies, and makes for bomb.com leftovers? Let me introduce you to my mother-in-law’s Mexican Casserole, a regular life-saver over here with myContinue reading “Easy Mexican Casserole Done Two Ways For Busy Nights”

One-Pot Savory Italian Mac

The seasons are changing, much to my chagrin. It’s hard to stay sad about summer coming to a close when there are so many delicious one-pot recipes on the horizon, and this one in particular is a family fave. It’s flavorful, full of veggies, and simple to prepare, even on those busy school nights. TheContinue reading “One-Pot Savory Italian Mac”

Cub Scouts: Pack and Den Recruitment

Cub Scout Recruitment: 4 Steps for Recruiting New Cub Scouts for Your Pack and/or Den With back-to-school officially under our belts, Scouting recruitment and popcorn fundraisers are kicking off or in full swing! You laid the groundwork over the summer months when your Pack Committee met to discuss and plan your upcoming Year in Scouting,Continue reading “Cub Scouts: Pack and Den Recruitment”

Room Parent Survival: The Basics

Whatever we accomplish belongs to our entire group, a tribute to our combined effort.– Walt Disney It’s true, people, we are in this thing together so we may as well learn from one another. This is my 9th straight year serving in the role of Room Parent in my kids classrooms and, since the youngestContinue reading “Room Parent Survival: The Basics”

Start Smart: Adventures in Student Planning

For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned. -Benjamin Franklin For summer-loving kids, there are very few consolations for the end of these warm vacation months; new sneakers, school supplies, and seeing friends on the first day are the long list, and feeling nervous about being unprepared or overwhelmed sucks the joy outContinue reading “Start Smart: Adventures in Student Planning”