The last time we made play dough in this house Baby Love (who is almost 3) was not born yet. But, by some miracle, we still had some left in our fridge (and we play with it at least twice a week). Finally though, today, I decided it was time to replenish our supply and throw out the disgusting little ball of dog-hair-filled blue play dough.
I saw an idea for adding essential oils to play dough to increase the sensory and therapeutic experience. This I had to try. Read more »
We have a really exciting announcement for you: The Sisters are now a part of Tommy Mommy!
Tommy Mommy is a select group of bloggers who were chosen as brand ambassadors for the Children’s Division of Thomas Nelson, Inc. What does this mean to you? It means that every month you will see us review a new Tommy Nelson title AND give one away to YOU! We’re really excited and honored to be a part of this group, and we are especially thrilled to be giving away such great products. Read more »
Earth Angel is officially in K-4 Kindergarten this year, and we are following the classical model of education as we homeschool her and Baby Love, her 2-year-old pre-school sister. As promised in my post explaining how Classical Conversations works and our plan for curriculum this year, I will be blogging about our experiences with Classical Conversations throughout the school year. I won’t blog each week, but I will be doing a smattering of posts throughout the year to give you a feel for what CC is like and how we implement it.
I’m currently reading An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield, and I feel like every page is a gold mine of blog post inspiration. Recently, I was reading his chapter titled “The Power of Negative Thinking” and sisters, did it get me thinking. You see, I had the incredible honor of being one of Col. Hadfield’s instructors at NASA when he was training for his expedition aboard the International Space Station, and while I hope over the course of our classes I was able to teach him a few things about the space station, I am pretty sure he taught me a whole lot more about life.
Today we’re bringing you another installment of Penny’s Picks. This is a running series of Penny’s best finds online for your little girls, your whole family, or even you, momma. This post contains affiliate links, thank you for supporting Sisters Raising Sisters.
Save up to 60% on all Disney’s Frozen apparel, toys and gear at zulily on Thursday, August 28th!
With Disney’s Frozen being the highest grossing animated film of all time (and who doesn’t love a movie about sisters!?!), this is sure to be the wish on every little girl’s gift list this year, so you are not going to want to miss this sale.
To get you and your little one in the spirit of the sale, zulily has put together some special tutorials on how to create the magical updos and braids of Anna and Elsa. Pin and Share these images with your friends, and don’t forget to tell them about the zulily Frozen Sale. Read more »
This year, as your kids go back to school, do not just take those first day pictures. Really remember what your kids were like by having them fill out this fun “10 Things About Me” free printable from Sisters Raising Sisters.
We talk a lot about being “Empowered Traditionalists” around here.
What does that mean? Besides bringing us up to pursue whatever dreams we could imagine, our parents instilled in us a strong sense of duty and tradition. We were taught to understand that while we were capable of just about anything, we are also best equipped for certain roles — roles no one else can fulfill as we can.
We both spent several years succeeding in male-dominated career fields (Mustang Sally as a national sports television producer and Penny Lane as an astronaut trainer for NASA). Now, we are “leaning in” to motherhood – hard and unapologetically. Encouraging our daughters along a similar course is an important part of our daily lives.
Big dreams are pursued, dependence is a dirty word, creativity is fostered, and intellectual curiosity is expected. Read more »