Pre-K & Kinder Kids

Fun Ideas, Product Recommendations, and Lessons Learned

Raising Pre-K and Kindergarten Kids is No Joke!

Those of you with teenagers are rolling your eyes right now, but try to remember how it felt to have little bitty ones! It’s a different kind of exhausting, right?  Believing that parenting is going to get easier is what’s getting us through the day. Those of us who are raising pre-k and kindergarten kids need a little extra help from the pros. So read with us, and help out in the comments! We need your wisdom, mamas! 

My favorite things to write about for pre-k and kindergarten kids are all related to product recommendations, school stuff (including what to do when your kid gets into trouble at school), and behavior management tricks to create a more peaceful household. Oh! And the holidays. I like to write seasonal posts a lot, too. 

Help! My Kids Fight All the Time!

Help! My Kids Fight All the Time!

Are you sooooo frustrated about sibling fighting? My kids fight all the time, too. They're little bitty and total opposites. They kinda drive each other nuts some days, and I DO NOT foresee this changing before the teenage years. You can't change wiring and personality! That...

A Valentine’s Letter to My Child’s Teacher

A Valentine’s Letter to My Child’s Teacher

You may be here because you're searching for the best Valentine's Day gifts for teachers. You already have what you need, and you don't have to spend a dime. Keep reading for a letter to my child's teacher that can serve as a model for you to do the same.  As a former teacher,...

My Child Writes Letters Backwards: 13 Dyslexia Myths

As a 3rd grade teacher, I heard it numerous times: parents panicking about dyslexia because their child writes letters backwards. There is so much confusion among parents (and even many teachers) about how dyslexia presents itself in young kids. Whether your child is a...

The Best Children’s Bibles by Age

There are a lot of children's Bibles out there, and it can be hard to know which ones are worth the money. Some of the ones below we own, and others have been checked out at our local library. (PS: I'm a big believer in the library). These are the best children's Bibles by age,...

How to Talk to the Teacher about Too Much Homework

How to Talk to the Teacher about Too Much Homework

As a former 3rd grade reading teacher and current elementary school parent, I hate homework. It's not that I'm lazy and don't want to grade the homework or oversee it in my own house. It's just that I think too much homework in elementary school is doing a disservice to...

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The Mama Manages Resource List

Stork’d Podcast, by Julia Karol

The Birth Hour Podcast, by Bryn Huntpalmer

Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth (an Amazon Affiliate link)

The Business of Being Born (Amazon Affiliate Link)