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About a year ago, I decided to attempt to teach Matthew, my oldest son, some thematic lessons.  You know…D is for Doggie or P is for Pumpkin (or W is for What Was I Thinking?)  I kid.  However, as a former teacher to much older children, I quickly realized that I was seriously lacking in Early Childhood Education skills.  I decided to do our first thematic unit on A is for Apple.  This was pretty basic and I knew there were resources everywhere. We quickly discovered the lovely book Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington.  This sweet story chronicles the duties of an apple farmer while highlighting the many uses for apples.  The story depicts Annie as honest, hardworking, and...

A Run Around Town

I absolutely love to be outdoors! Whenever I have a free moment sans kids, I like to take advantage of the chance to run off the frustrations I face each day as a single, stay-at-home, homeschooling momma -because there are many. The free time to think, breathe, enjoy peace and quiet, get fresh air and sunshine, as well as get your blood pumping...it just makes you feel good about yourself! I don't think I ever appreciated Baton Rouge until I began running. I lived in Houston as a child (one of the many places I have lived) and have always wanted to get back to a "big city". I associated "downtowns" with high-rise offices and a beautiful skyline. I just couldn't...
We are so privileged to live in a city with an extensive park system. If you read earlier today, you know that parks are some of our favorite things.  And today, we are so excited to have Jessica Cook of The Mommy Teacher here with us to share a fun, easy way to take your basic park trip to the next level.  Jessica loves to turn everyday activities into learning opportunities, and she has created a FREE printable for all Red Stick Moms Blog readers! So moms, welcome Jessica, The Mommy Teacher: Hi, moms! I'm Jessica, and I’ll never forget the day when I was packing lots of monkey puppet printables and crayons on our way to Kenilworth park and...

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