School Graphics – Miscellaneous Icons

These free mouse drawn school graphics were created by Mrs. Huddle. There are 50 unique images for you to use and choose from. They work well for websites, documents and anywhere small clipart can be used. The images are available in the PNG format.

These school graphics were created many years ago and we’re happy to be sharing them with you again.

Pinterest Tips & Tricks for Bloggers

Grab a cuppa and get settled in. We’ve got ten amazing Pinterest Tips & Tricks for you to review. Whether you’re a new blogger on the Pinterest scene or an old-hand, there’s something for everyone.

Social media is an ever-evolving business. One day images should be ‘this size’ and the next day they’ve changed. Keeping track of those changes is a full-time business. We’ll do our best to keep this page up-to-date. So perhaps you should go ahead and pin it now!

The ten tips we’ve listed should help your blog get on the Pinterest map. Our tips include help for images, descriptions, creating a brand, buttons and more.

Online Word and Character Counter

This free online word and character counter is useful for your tweets, posts, sms messages, as well as a many other applications. Please feel free to use this tool to count the number of letters or characters in your document(s). Students will find this useful for essays and reports.

Many websites and applications have a limit on the number of characters that you should you use. Below our word and character counter we have listed many of those limits.

July Update & Parent Time Alone

Summer vacation is already over in the Huddle household for our youngest, Megan. She started band camp on July 14th, was ready to quit on July 15th and was good as new on the 16th. Band camp lasts one more week and then there are endless evening and weekend practices, performances, contests.

Last week I did a guest post on A TIPical Day. I wrote about the importance of Mommy & Daddy Timeouts. Things to do alone, together and how to make it happen. I hope you’ll give it a visit!

Strawberry Marble Cake – An Easy Dessert

Band camp start on Monday and we’ve already had tears, injuries and whining. Yeah, it’s a blast! Both my husband and I volunteer in a variety of ways. One thing I help with is “feeding the band” which consists of 240 band members and staff. It’s a crazy challenge that I adore.

As you can imagine, EASY is the name of the game right now for our own cooking. Easy lunches, dinners and desserts! The wonderful thing is, my very favorite cake is simple & easy. Strawberry Marble Cake is even kid friendly. Your younger chefs would love helping to poke the holes and splash in the jello.

This particular recipe came from my Aunt Cheri several dozens of years ago. I’m not even certain if she knows how much I love it! Maybe I need to jot off a not to her!

Stop Counting to 3 & Start Teaching Responsibility

When it comes to parenting, we all have our opinions. Spanking vs. No Spanking. Co-sleeping vs. Crying it out. Cloth vs. Disposable. Formula vs. Breast. Yeah, there’s a lot of decisions to make and wade though.

One seemingly innocent parenting skill, is to count to three. The purpose of which is that if your child doesn’t respond within that count, an appropriate punishment would be handed out. Unfortunately, there is one major pitfall to this method plus a scary possibility. Let’s start with the pitfall.

We all know that before the age of five, children absorb and learn faster and easier than at any age. Repetition and patterns teach us better than anything else. Ever watched a children’s educational program? They repeat the same numbers, letters, colors, etc. over and over throughout the same program because it helps it to stick.