Looking forward to "The ABC's"

photo of The ABCs of...KBN Series {January 7-11, 2013}

Hey there, stranger! I've been taking a little Christmas break, but I wanted to quickly pop in to say Hello! I hope you've been enjoying the holiday with your family.

As I'm sure you can relate, this past year has been very busy. In an effort to relax and unwind, I decided to turn off the computer (for the most part) and focus on quality time with family and friends. It has been incredibly nice to take a break so that I can recharge and focus on what's to come for 2013!

Speaking of 2013, I'll kicking off the new year, by participating in a five day series called "The ABC’s Of…" The week of January 7-11, over sixty of your favorite bloggers will be exploring select topics from A to Z.  See below for a sneek peek at the topics that are being covered, including my own... The ABC's of Valentine Crafts and Recipes!

So, mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this!


photo of The ABCs of Arts and Crafts

Art Education / Krissy at B-Inspired Mama

Cardboard Box Creations / Here Come the Girls

Children’s Music with Art / Debbie at Rainbows within Reach

Coffee Filters / Adrienne at The Iowa Farmers Wife

Crafts & Art / Maggy at Red Ted Art

Crafting on a Budget / Tammy at Housing a Forest

Creativity / Varya at Little Artists

Paper Plates / Kelly at Domestic Goddesque

Toddler Crafts / Cerys at Rainy Day Mum

Upcycled & Recycled Crafts / Esther at Craft To Art

Valentine Crafts & Recipes / Heather at Local  Fun For Kids

photo of The ABCs of Learning Through Play

Baking with Kids / Maggy at Life at the Zoo

Bath Time / Crystal & Jessie at Bath Activities for Kids

Discovery Bottles / Deborah at Teach Preschool

Farming for Children / Alex and Valerie at Glittering Muffins

Gross Motor / Cassie at 3 Dinosaurs

Imaginative Play / Allison at Train up a Child Learn as we Go

Kids Activities / Crystal of Growing a Jeweled Rose

Learning Through Play / Brittany at Love Play and Learn

Learning Toys & Manipulatives / Becky at This Reading Mama

Movement  for Little Ones / Angelique at Angelique Felix: The Magic Of Play

Outdoor Learning / Rebekah at The Golden Gleam

Play Dough / Anna at Imagination Tree

Playing with Light / Kristen at Graham-and-Parker

Preschool Play / Heather at It’s a Long Story

Sensory Bins / Erin at Royal Baloo

Sensory Play / Katherine at Creative Play House

Toddler Activities / Kristina at Toddler Approved

Winter Outdoor Play / Carolyn at Pleasantest Thing

photo of The ABCs of Literacy and Language

Books for Preschoolers / Preschool Book Club

Building a Home Library / Jackie at Ready-Set-Read

Early Language Learning / Katie at Playing with Words 365

Early Literacy / Malia at Play Dough to Plato

Exploring Books / Deirdre at J Daniel 4s Mom

Graphic Novels / Mia at Pragmatic Mom

Learning to Read Through Play / Bern at Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Learning to Write / Cathy at Nurture Store

Reading Comprehension for Pre K- Grade 1 / Carolyn at The Wise Owl Factory

Storytelling / Jillian at A Mom with a Lesson Plan

photo of  The ABCs of Mama Tips & Tricks 

Being a Hands on Mom / Jamie at Hands On: As We Grow

Connecting with Your Kids / Ness at One Perfect Day

Fun Healthy Snacks for Kids / Akane at Juggling with Kids

Kids’ Party Ideas / Jane at Mama Pea Pod

Mama Survival / Mel at The Dizzy Mom

Mom-Tot Yoga / Jenni at Jenni Fischer

Printables / Melissa at Mama Miss

Raising a Healthy Kid / Beth at Living Life Intentionally

Raising a Thinking Child / Chrissy at The Outlaw Mom

Raising a World Citizen / Leanna at All Done Monkey

Raising Boys /  Stephanie at Boy Mama Teacher Mama

Raising Eco-Friendly Kids / Jennifer at Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Raising Girls / Vicky at Mess For Less

Raising Toddlers / Kendall at Home Learning Journey

Simply Celebrating Holidays as a Family / Mari at Inspired by Family Magazine

Teaching Kids about Money / Marnie at Carrots Are Orange

The Family Dinner Table / Gina at Connecting Family and Seoul

The Organized Home / Tina at Mamas Like Me

Trying A New Experience with Your Children / Danielle at 52 Brand New

Values for Children (Character development) / Janine at True Aim Education

photo of The ABCs of School Activities

A Waldorf Mama / Amie at Mum of Twins a Toddler and a Teenager

After School Activities / Kim and Amanda at The Educators Spin On It

Field Trips with Kids / Jacquie at Edventures with Kids

Hands-on History / Ticia at Adventures in Mommydom

Home Daycare or Family Child Care / Suzanne at My Buddies and  I

Homeschooling / Jill at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom

How to Home Preschool / Genny at In Lieu of Preschool

Math activities / Suja at Blog Me Mom

Montessori / Deb at Living Montessori Now

Science Activities & Play / Emma and Kerry at Science-Sparks

Teaching Math / Leann at Montessori Tidbits

Thrifty Teaching Tools / Susan at Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers

See you in  the new year!