Happy Hump Day friends! We are halfway through our week of all things "middle school" and I am very excited to bring today's post to you! I have a very special guest today...my own daughter, Marley! Marley was very prepared for her first year of middle school, thanks in part to her research online, a one-day day camp two weeks prior to school starting to acclimate new students to the school itself, and a great book, A Smart Girl's Guide to Starting Middle School. Let's just say, if Marley ... Read More about Preparing Girls for Middle School
All week long here on One Tough Mother, we'll be focusing on Back To School goodness! Today is a very important day in the life of my sweet daughter. She is officially a middle-schooler! I could not be more proud of her and all that she has accomplished up to this point. She is in the Talented & Gifted program, has 4 advanced classes and will be taking French! Academically, Marley has always been a top student in her class. Middle school is going to be very challenging, there's no ... Read More about A Homework Station Fit For A Tween!
Hello lovelies! My family and I are traveling home from Grand Haven, Michigan, today. It was our last family vacation before Marley starts school next week so we greatly enjoyed it. Today I wanted to share a fun craft that I recently shared with the readers of Wait Til Your Father Gets Home. My little birds are loving our feeders, and I hope your feathered friends love them, too! My family and I moved into our new home last June and my favorite part has got to be the nature that ... Read More about DIY Pony Bead Bird Feeder Tutorial
If you stopped by the blog on Monday, you might have noticed that I had a friend fill in for me due to a crazy flu bug that knocked me out for about a week. It really stinks when your version of therapy is spending hours in your craft room but you're too sick to do even that!Fortunately, I have another sweet friend who is helping me out today with another fun tutorial! Today I am very happy to have Bethany visiting from Pitter & Glink. She's going to show you how to create a beautiful ... Read More about DIY Stenciled Burlap Art
Do you know what today is? (Besides hump day... Don't expect that awesome camel from the Geico commercial to pop in here, although I would love it if he did because he makes me giggle every time he yells, "WOOT WOOT!" but I digress.) *ahem* Today, is the final installment in our summer series, A Girl's Guide to Self-Confidence! This summer has been a whirlwind for our family with a lot of unexpected twists and turns (like real twists, as in the broken-foot-kind of twist that my daughter ... Read More about A Girl’s Guide To Self-Confidence – Week 9 – Random Acts of Kindness