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Happy Valentines Day 💝

For whatever it is worth, Happy Valentines Day! Tell yourself "I are amazing!", give yourself a high five and a hug. Life is challenging and everyday is full of reminders that we are imperfect. And that is OK! Being imperfect is what makes us unique, fun and interesting.

I love imperfections! Like my hubby's very broken-crooked nose, his dad-bod and his very heavy sarcasm. I love that my son doesn't know when to stop talking and that my daughter doesn't know when to stop worrying. I could nitpick everything I may not like about myself but it IS what makes, me.

Try and love yourself as much as possible.😘

Kids Summer Education - Star Wars Workbooks

Last year my mother in-law purchased three Star Wars workbooks for the 7yo: 2nd Grade Math, 2nd Grade Writing & 2nd Grade Reading. He did about half of each book last year. We tried to dedicate a couple hours a day working with him on certain tasks he couldn't do on his own.

We hung onto the books and pulled them out of the "craft dresser" last week and he dove right in. Now that his reading skills are stronger, he can do the almost all the pages on his own. What I liek about these books is;

1. They're Star Wars and I'm a huge fan.

2. My son finds them very fun. When he is going through the cursive practice, G is for General grievous, Y is for Yoda, etc. Math problems involve droids or Star Wars creatures.

3. Each book adds in some creativity and art. ie; create a new type of droid, draw them doing their job, draw your favorite jedi or sith, etc.

 4. Again, they are fun. Most of the educational books I find are mostly boring for the parent and kid. Yes, as a parent you can try and make things exciting, but your kids know when your doing this.

The books range are available on Amazon, and range from Pre-school to 2nd Grade. There are also some basic writing or math skills for ages 7-8 books as well. The cost about $7-$25 a piece.

I really wish they went past 2nd grade as my son is preparing for 3rd grade. As soon as Odin finished these workbooks I'll be heading to Barnes & Nobles and the local Educational School store  to look for workbooks equally as fun and enticing to the now 8yo.


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