Friday, July 18, 2014

Are We Ready For Kindergarten?

My son will be old enough to begin kindergarten this year- which is awesome! I just do not know if we are ready. I've been tossing around my options since spring. I have a son who has a speech delay and it has put him behind in a lot of ways for kindergarten. The school says he will be ok and will have help to succeed. Admittedly, I'm a little hesitant. I want him to feel like he's on the same page as the other kids around him. I worry that he may be ridiculed for being a bit different, even though he is a very bright boy. All of his progress makes me proud and he's been making his IEP goals over the summer. He is smart and I know it.

Then I look at where he should be as a Kindergartner...and I begin to see just how far we have to go. He is a December baby, so he is starting at age 5. I just keep asking myself "should we be doing one more year of preschool instead?" I want to set him up to do well and I worry about him playing catch up in the future if he starts now. This is one topic I do not have the answers to. I just know I need to be his advocate. Which I do.

School is a milestone, and I want it to be a milestone that he can be proud of. I do not want it to be a struggle for him from day 1. Anything I can do to ease that burden seems like the best thing. So I'm asking you, would you wait, or give it a go?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Collection

**Disclaimer- The Spellbinders brand provided me with a sample of Spellbinders Celebra'tions Collection in exchange for a product reveiew. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own. **

Here are some of my "crafty" skills at work. Spellbinders Celebra'tions made it easy and I'm really proud of how these projects turned out. The directions were simple to follow and as you can see the projects look great. I love doing things like this but usually the result isn't so pretty. If I can do this, i'm sure that anybody can. 

Like what you see?? Check out the entire Spellbinders Celebra'tions collection here. This collection was created by Richard Garay who really hit the mark when he was trying to make sure that crafters could get great results. 

Now you can try a sampling of Spellbinders Celebra'tions for yourself.  You will win the 15 piece many words set of polymer stamps (sample below) 

(lame shadow, sorry!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck!!