10 Life Lessons From My Neighbor Totoro

Fellow, parents, if you haven’t watched the movie My Neighbor Totoro from Studio Ghibli with your kids yet, its time to pop some popcorn, snuggle under a warm blanket, and give this one a go! My Neighbor Totoro is an anime style movie about a small family in rural Japan. The main characters are sisters.Continue reading “10 Life Lessons From My Neighbor Totoro”

A Thanksgiving “Simon Says” Game!

Looking for a way to get out that pent up energy while everyone is home this weekend? Check out Dice Mom’s FREE DOWNLOAD of “Turkey Says”. It is a Thanksgiving themed Simon Says game that will have everyone moving and giggling! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EjB_a6ai7PkG2Kxbm4ywkfLIL02DjU2g/view?usp=sharing Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving from the Dice Mom family to yours!

Preschoolers and Board Games: Getting Started

The kids are home for a long Thanksgiving weekend, so I thought it was the perfect time to talk about BOARD GAMES!! We are a board gaming family. We go to board game conventions. We have board gaming marathons, and our board game collection has gotten a little out of hand. If you are newContinue reading “Preschoolers and Board Games: Getting Started”

Origins of the Horn of Plenty: A Learning Activity for Kids

Like many of you, we are Remote Learning this school year, which means coming up with lots of supplemental learning materials to fill the school day. In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, I prepared an afternoon around the iconic Horn of Plenty or Cornucopia. You might not know this, but the Cornucopia actually comes fromContinue reading “Origins of the Horn of Plenty: A Learning Activity for Kids”

Surviving the Pandemic: Holiday Edition

If you have been following my blog, you know that I have been working on a series for you entitled “Don’t make it normal, make it EPIC” where we talk about ways to make the holidays special during the pandemic. I was going to work on one of those posts for you today. But IContinue reading “Surviving the Pandemic: Holiday Edition”

Roll for real talk: Parenting vs. Pandemic

In March of 2020, we all rolled initiative versus an enemy we could not see, but has caused immesurable suffering. I, like so many of you, have given all I have to keep my little adventuring party safe. The battle continues 8 months later, and every day is another round of combat against Covid-19. First,Continue reading “Roll for real talk: Parenting vs. Pandemic”