Family Stories and Traditions

When I think of family stories and traditions one of my fondest memories is that of my mother-in-love and her afghans. She made some of the most beautiful blankets you’ve ever seen. She made one for both of our children when they were first born. She even made one for me and my husband early…

Shoutout Saturday-Back Home

It’s Shoutout Saturday! Let me tell you about this very special gem from my collection by @gloriajeanpinkney entitled BACK HOME. _ 👨‍👩‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👴👵 Living far away from extended family can make it tough to build and maintain bonds that help young children build their identity. _ 🚙👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 This book reminds me of the many road trips my husband…

Throwback Thursday-Family Matters

📸 Have I got a Throwback Thursday for you all today! _ 🚚 Moving can be really hard on young kids because it can mean long periods of separation from extended family. _ 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 My husband and I come from large families with lots of brothers and sisters and even more cousins, aunts and uncles. We made every…

Guess What’s In the Big Box?

Grab one of the last 15 Dr. Marta Big Boxes of 2019 for the young learner in your life. Featuring Dr. Marta’s Tool Kits, the Big Box gives parents and educators the tools they need to get kids ready to start school. A veteran early childhood educator of over 40 years, Dr. Marta provides easy…

We ALL Need Great Teachers

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬ This one goes out to all of my brothers and sisters who have taken on…

Shoutout Saturday-Don’t Say A Word, Mama

📣 It’s Shoutout Saturday and I have to tell you about another wonderful book entitled Don’t Say A Word, Mamá (No Digas Nada, Mamá) by Joe Hayes. – 🌶🌽🍅Hayes teams up with illustrator Esau Valencia to tell the story of two sisters who love each other and their mother so much that they overflow their mother’s…

Give The Gift of Learning

🎁🎁🎁To make your holiday season merry and bright, I am offering my Holiday Baby Box and Holiday Big Box to one-time and monthly subscribers at the $100 level and above! – 📕📗📘You will receive my book of the month along with access to advance content and resources. You also have the option to receive my…

Thanksgiving from the #TeamMCESS

🙏🏾 Thanksgiving is a time when we gather with family and friends to give thanks for all we have received throughout the year. – 🥰 This year, I am especially thankful for all of YOU!!! – 🤗 May God bless you today and always! Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours! – 💁🏽‍♀️What are you thankful for today?

Children Must Be Seen And Heard

👧🏼👦🏾👧🏻🧒🏽👧🏿🧒🏼👧🏽👦🏻Every child needs to know that they are seen, heard, and important. — 🕰 As adults, we must make the effort to give undivided attention to our children. — 🙇🏻‍♂️🙇🏾‍♀️🙇🏽‍♂️Moments of quality and quantity time impact a child’s identity, self-esteem, confidence, and behavior towards others. — 💁🏽‍♀️ What are ways that you show your children they are…

Happy Sunday, Family

Many of us are preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving, and we know that there is truly something to be thankful for every day! – As we model gratitude and generosity on a daily basis in front of our children through our words and actions, we demonstrate humility and appreciation for God and others. – This lays…

Shoutout Saturday-The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

🌻 It’s Shoutout Saturday and I have to tell you about another one of my favorite books entitled The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by #WilliamKamkwamba and #BryanMealer. – ⚡️Kamkwamba and Mealer team up to tell Kamkwamba’s story of how at the age of fourteen he brought electricity to his village in Malawi to help them through a drought….

Support Your Child’s Learning

In my experience, many fathers desire to be active participants in their children’s education but don’t know how to work with them. – When they use my project-based curriculums, they are able to facilitate their early learners’ education while having fun doing so! – You can help me equip parents to unlock the genius in…