The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Fun Gifts for Teen Boys Gift Guide

Shopping for a teen boy this year?

I am.  Besides the higher priced tech gear like iPhones, Nintendo Switches, and AirPods, I've been on the hunt for smaller fun ideas to fill in some gaps and to share with the rest of the family.

Check out our picks for a variety of interests!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Frozen 2 Sneak Preview

We have been waiting for Frozen 2 ever since we heard the rumors that it might exist 4-5 years ago.

Yesterday, we were able to sneak preview the movie with other bloggers and media in Denver and we knew it was a must-attend type event.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

K9 Planet Adventure Box, Fun for Dogs & Kids

Are you looking for a different sort of subscription box this year?

The new K9 Planet Adventure Box is a great option for dogs and their kids, providing a country themed monthly box of fun and canine bonding, while your little ones can track Ace (the mascot) around the world and learn about where he visits.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Fun Pumpkin Carving Stencils for Halloween

Last year, I discovered the amazing world of pumpkin carving templates.

We went to a friend's house for a pumpkin carving party and I decided I was finally going to try fancy pumpkin carving, resulting in the cutest bat ever, if I do say so myself.  This year, I'm going even fancier and trying some other pumpkin stencils.  I've bookmarked my favorites to share.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted by Conor Grennan

Just in time for the holidays, fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson and superheroes have a great new book to look forward to--The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted by Conor Grennan.

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.


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