The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fun Activities for Toy Story 4

I was just looking through photos the other day and found Halloween ones of the boy the year he went as Toy Story characters. He was Buzz Lightyear for trick or treating and Woody for preschool dress up.

I kind of miss the days of the Toy Story fascination, but even now, we are still planning to buy and watch, probably more than once, Toy Story 4 this weekend.  I've loved the movies too and I think we might need to work our way through the series once more.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Homeschooling Preschool Must-Haves

A friend of mine with little ones asked me what I used for homeschooling preschool with my kids.

Both of mine attended a two day per week program for preschool, but we also did a lot of learning at home, with many opportunities to incorporate learning into our daily lives.  I put together a list of some of our favorite picks for her and then decided, why not turn it into a blog post?  As a secondary teacher by trade, I definitely used a lot of blogs for preschool and early elementary ideas.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Doom Patrol, the Complete First Season {Review}

Do you need a new show to binge watch?

Right now, we are really enjoying Doom Patrol--a newer show from the DC Universe.  You can't go wrong with super heroes, especially crazier ones like the members of Doom Patrol.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Kids Dig Indoor Sandbox {Littleton}

Imagine a beach or sandbox you could play in all year long, but in Colorado weather!

That's the idea behind Kids Dig, Colorado's largest indoor sandbox.  We were very excited to get the chance to learn more about this great play place and our awesome little friends (ages 3, 5, and 7) were happy to help us test it out.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Fun Activities to get ready for Disney's Aladdin

Aladdin has always been one of my favorite Disney movies.

You can't help but love the animation, the music, and the voices, especially Genie.  I've been wondering for awhile how Disney can top the original and I'm very much looking forward to checking out the live action Aladdin, released to Blu-Ray on Tuesday. I'm also feeling the need to watch the cartoon version again.

Check out the ideas below for some Aladdin themed fun--drawing Aladdin and Abu might be my favorite!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Paint Mines Interpretive Park {Colorado Springs}

One of the best parts of scouting?  Finding fun hidden areas to hike or camp where you live.

A few weeks back, we joined our scout troops on an awesome hike and adventure at Paint Mines Interpretive Park, just outside Colorado Springs.  I actually had bookmarked it awhile ago as a place I wanted to visit, so we had to do it when it came up as a scouting activity.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music

The latest installment of The Swan Princess series, The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music, is now on  Digital and DVD today!


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