Posts tagged May
20 Must Follow Moms

Happy Friday. Happy May. Popping by to share some fun news.

This is kind of awesome. The warm and talented Stacy of Kids Stuff World has invited me into the cozy guest chair of the 20 Must Follow Pinterest Moms. This space is inhabited by some of the most innovative, creative mamas on the interwebs, and, jeepers, I'm glad to be at the same party with these ladies. I've followed a majority of them for a while, and if you're hooked into my Mommy & Daddy School board or my Create with Kids, you've seen a lot of repins from these geniuses. It's also followed by nearly 250K interested individuals, and it's a delight to have my content out there for this supportive audience.

For the month of May, I'll be guest pinning post from Pars Caeli and sharing some of the great pins from these mommas just in time for summer prep.

I'm incredibly grateful to Stacy for this opportunity. I'm a small fish in this big pond but happy to swim along and learn as I go.

If you're a momma or an educator, click on over and follow the 20 Must Follow Pinterest Moms board. It's an active one so be ready for oodles of inspiration!

Do you know any inspiring moms out there that I should be following via Pinterest? I'm always looking for fresh and positive ways to approach parenting and to teach and learn alongside my children.

Have a bright weekend, friends! Coming at you on Monday with a little something...

xoxo, MJ


It's May

A little break from the pattern around here.

May is a happy month around these parts. It's a month of birthdays (me and C), Mother's Day, and, for us, a special month focused on Mary, the mother of God. We joined our parish last evening for the annual May Crowning service and celebration (AKA: cake, icing, and chocolate sauce).

I head up a group that works with families, and I needed a quick craft that the kids could do as they gobbled up sugary goodies.

Insert happy pipe cleaner flowers. You've likely seen these around. This is not an original DIY, but it is a tried-and-true. We've made a few bouquets for get well wishes and more just because we love our grandmas. These blooms can easily be crafted by the smallest hands. L at age 2 hole punched, pick his colors, and added his drawings and felt really great about what a big guy he is. (*smiles)

The happiest part about these for me was that I saw all ages crafting. Toddlers, tweens, adults, and seniors tried them out, and everyone accomplished their stems in 4 minutes or less. Oh, yeah.

You'll be seeing a spattering of Kiddo Crafts, especially as we prepare for summer. The hubby and I are experienced (though not currently practicing) teachers, and we joyously throw ourselves back into all that we love about learning and host what we call Mommy and Daddy School during the summer months. Believe it or not, our littles love it, and even ask for Mommy and Daddy School during winter and spring breaks...

But, everyone needs a hiatus.

How are you celebrating May? Anything festive to share?

Thanks for coming over! Looking forward to telling you all about my latest Alt Summit classes on DIYs and Spectacular Blog Designs as the week goes on.


PS. Special thanks to Sage and Berries for the cute confetti banner background!

MJ KocovskiMary, May, crafts, kids