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Interests: momming, sewing, teaching, creating
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I'm moving this site to a new domain, Starting August 18th, you will get a 'hack a day' for you to use in your classroom, to save money, or just for general teacher fun!!! I'm busy collecting ideas, so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2013 at Classroom Hacks
Dipping my toe back in the fabric stash! Mel turned 9 and of course I made her the ubiquitious 9 shirt my girls have loved since Mary (her older sister) was 1: My girls LOVE Harry Potter and we are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2013 at The Material Mama Podcast
Follow me on Twitter whilst I reset my sewing room! We moved last year and everything went crazy.... So for now, here I am :) Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at The Material Mama Podcast
What is Pinterest? You 'Pin' your 'interest' thus the name. Pinterest is a virtual public pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2011 at The Material Mama Podcast
Howdy! Last time I wrote about how much I love listening to podcasts while momming. Today I wanted to share a few books I have enjoyed while on my many travels this summer. I joined Audible years ago and get... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2011 at The Material Mama Podcast
I just did a deep deep clean of my sewing room, donated about 90% of my fabric, then I reorganized it so I can actually get some work done in there, or change it into an office suite if the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at The Material Mama Podcast
Proud of my 1/4 Italian kids today! Raviolis for everyone! And I'm breaking out the embroidery machine, hoping to make some fun, personal things for the holidays! Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at The Material Mama Podcast
{settling} I have discovered I love this word... Over the last year and a half almost all these have applied to my life, and I feel more confident content and, well, settled. v. set·tled, set·tling, set·tles To put into... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2011 at The Material Mama Podcast
I think you are on the right track jersey!
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As my kids have gotten older my machines have not been running as much. Mary loves tee shirts and jeans, Melissa loves the store Justice. My oldest spent the summer in Cambridge going for a semester abroad, and is graduating... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at The Material Mama Podcast
Have you taken any online classes? I have taken some through Big Picture Scrapbooking and relly enjoyed them. I'm sure i'll take more once my NEW CAMERA ARRIVES! More on that in an upcoming post. I got my master's online... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at The Material Mama Podcast
Hello Friends! I just got my new computer (Hurray!!!) so I can load a web page in less than ten minutes. I'm still figuring it out, but have taken the time to also take a look at all the fun... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2011 at The Material Mama Podcast
"Mom, why are you watching the news if it makes you sad?" Wise words from Melissa (7). I guess it's an important event, certainly the most covered natural disaster in history so far. My oldest felt the effects in Santa... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2011 at The Material Mama Podcast
This is an international "Maths" day, and it's not too late to sign up! What is it? Students play at home and at school against other students around the world in live games of mental arithmetic. Each game lasts for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at Classroom Hacks
Hm. I sat looking at the Simplicity pattern which was adorable. I knew I had some GREAT, hard to find and expensive Heather Ross Munki Munki fabric waiting to be made into something fabulous. Flipping the pattern over, I checked... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2011 at The Material Mama Podcast
Thank you for all the great feedback on our new direction for Classroom Hacks! This has been at the top of my 'to do' list for a few years. I think it would be a great way to integrate literature... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2011 at Classroom Hacks
I found many great songs on YouTube that help children memorize multiplication tables. Check these out then search for ones that will work for your class! I think we all know the 6.7.8's are the most challenging. I say, sing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at Classroom Hacks
This wonderful artist and blogger teaches about 400 kids at a K-6 elementary school in Goleta, CA. Her collection of art lessons stem directly from her art room. You'll find hundreds of free, classroom-tested lessons under "Art Lessons" in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at Classroom Hacks
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Feb 13, 2011
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Feb 11, 2011
In today's Fun Friday, I've discovered some treasures for your home, your classroom or for a special teacher in your life. If you've been featured in our Fun Friday roundup, please feel free to add a button to your blog... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at Classroom Hacks
Some of you may know, I have another blog. It's not always been on the top of my to-do list. Originally I tried to work on it during lunch or after school, but with little to no internet at work,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at The Material Mama Podcast
Psssst: You do not need to sew to do this project! With life going by super fast, here's an easy and fun way to celebrate your kids! The product really is better than the sum of it's parts! I've made... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at The Material Mama Podcast
And have fun with these mugs! I'm building an online shop, and I got permssion to create this handy list mug! Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at Classroom Hacks