Friday, May 2, 2014

Moving on to a New Adventure




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Thank you so much to all of Bed Rested Teacher's readers. It has been wonderful getting to share materials with both teachers and parents. Today, we will be starting a new adventure by moving to a newly designed Mom Blog.

During #UBP14, it was suggested that I make a change to either a teacher or kids blog; the 2 together was just too much. After much deliberation, I realized that a teacher blog just didn't fit my lifestyle anymore. I made the decision that I needed to transition to a "Mom blog." 

I considered keeping BRT and changing it's content over, but I felt that it would be too confusing for visitors. 

So today I present to you Hand-Me-Down Mom Genes. On this blog, I will be sharing kid crafts, holiday ideas, home decor, party ideas, and recipes (both kid and family friendly). I am most excited about sharing with you old recipes from my Mom and Grandma. I will be scanning in the actual hand-written recipes or cookbook pages that were used by my Mom/Grandma. 

Head on over to my new blog to find out more about why I made the move.  We would love to have you! 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Book 16: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb




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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Spring Book 15: From Seed to Plant




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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring Book 14: Diary of a Worm




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Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Book 13: Planting a Rainbow




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Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring Book 12: The Very Hungry Caterpillar




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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Book 11: Mossy




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Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Book 10: The Tiny Seed




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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring Book 9: Goodnight Baseball




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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Book 8: A Rainbow of my Own




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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Book 7: Peter Rabbit




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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

95 Easter Basket Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Book 6: The Ugly Vegetables




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Step2 Sand-Tastic Activity Center™ Giveaway


Enter today to win a Step2 Sand-Tastic Activity Center™ so your kids can have hours upon hours of Summer fun! The Mommy Nest has teamed up with Barbara's Beat and Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys to bring your this "Ready For Summer Fun" Giveaway!

Get your kids outside and into the fresh air. The best part is, the table is battery-free (my favorite type!). With the Sand-Tastic Activity Center™ by Step2, children will be engaged for hours (giving you a lot more time to relax and work on your tan grocery list). I especially love that the table is made in the USA (which is rare for toys anymore). The table is portable, with 2 easy to use handles. It also comes with a lid so that the sand stays bug and rain free. The lid is on a hinge and opens up to become part of the toy. Included are 6 accessories to digging and discovery. This table can hold up to 20 lbs of sand (not included). Adult assembly required.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring Book 5: See how they Grow - Chick and Lamb




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Saturday, April 5, 2014

10 Perfect Gifts for a One-Year-Old

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Ultimate Blog Party from 5 Minutes for Mom

Ultimate Blog Party 2014

I am excited to be participating in the Ultimate Blog Party this year hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. If you're visiting from the party, thanks for stopping by! 

If you are not here about the blog party, the idea is for bloggers to get to know each other and network through blog-hopping. If you're a fellow blogger, head on over to join the party! 

About Me
I am a proud stay-at-home Mom to my adorable 16 month old, Carl. I have been blessed to have a wonderful husband that has made it possible for me to stay home with our son. There is no better job in the world! Aside from running after my toddler, I love spending hours creating things on Photoshop, finding inspiration for my home and family on Pinterest, and baking/cooking. Before staying home, I was a Special Education teacher. I am certified in Special Education (birth-adult) and Elementary Education. I have taught ages 3-years to adults at a local community college. Most recently, I was teaching Special Education at the elementary school level. 

I started my blog back in September of 2012 when I was a little over 5 months pregnant. Unfortunately, I was put on bed rest until I had my son at 35 weeks 6 days. As a teacher, I was used to being kept very busy and decided to use my time on the couch wisely. At the time, I thought I would be returning to teaching so I decided to share free printables and ideas for teachers and parents (which is still want I blog about with a little addition of ideas for younger children). 

Once I had my son, I decided to take time off blogging to learn how to be a Mom. My son had feeding difficulties and would BF for at least 1-2 hours at every sitting round the clock until he was 6 months old so I found little time to do much else. At 6 months he finally started to cut his time down and I began to have time again to do things. 

During the winter of 2013/14, my blog took off on Pinterest. One of my blog posts has had over 14k repins. At that point, I decided I wanted to get back into blogging. But of course, just because I have repins, doesn't mean I have followers. So I am hoping through parties like this one, I can learn more about building a steady audience. 

I am looking into being a part of Giveaways, Reviews, and even Guest Posting. I will be part of a giveaway starting next week, and I just received my first reading program to review. I am excited to learn more about the world of blogging from the many experience bloggers in this party. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read about me! 

Spring Book 4: Make Way for Ducklings




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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Book 3: Frog and Toad Together




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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Book 2: Yellow Umbrella




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Sunday, March 30, 2014

16 Spring Books with Free Materials!




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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Save the Date and Engagement Party Invites for my Sister

Today I wanted to take a minute to share the Save the Date and Engagement Party Invites I made for my twin sister's upcoming wedding.  My twin sister, Jess, and her fiance are not your average couple. My sister lives for music and concerts (especially 311). Her fiance, Scott, is an insane skateboarder. Together, they're total foodies and outdoorsy people. They love to snowboard, kayak, go to the beach, travel, etc. But they never go alone. Their french bulldog, Stella, joins them. Stella loves to kayak and chase crabs on the beach. She even dines with them at restaurants when allowed. Stella will be one of Jessica's bridesmaids on their big day. 

The engagement party invite was easy because it was fall and we wanted to incorporate Stella. But when it came time to do their Save the Date, I had the hardest time. It took me forever to create something that fit their personalities and life-style. My sister had already decided she wanted a Stella head magnet so that Stella would be on everyone's fridge. In the end, I came up with the Save the Date below. If you look closely, you can see a little nod to both Jess and Scott. I love how it turned out. More importantly, Jess and Scott loved it. So I thought I would share the final product.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! We will be trying to stay dry here in Maryland. 






(Engagement invite)


Stitched collar
(Stella head)


(front)


(back)

One last picture...my little man is going to be her ring bearer and she got him this cute little stuffed bear to ask him to be part of the wedding...


you can find this adorable bear with personalized sweater at ETSY from Lil' Black Dog Crafts 



Friday, March 28, 2014

Making Spring Memories (free printables!)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

50 Spring Crafts and Snacks!




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Monday, March 24, 2014

Return with 50 Spring Crafts and Snacks!




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