Author Archive for Mrs. Cowgirl


Educational Gifts for Little Ones

Young children learn when they play. They learn as they discover and explore and make sense of the world around them. While nearly any toy can lead to learning, I thought I’d share some of my favorite learning specific toys and gifts for little ones since I love to give and receive these types of [...]


5 Tips for the Transition to Full Day School

Pardon me as I dust myself off and come out of the Hellobee woodwork…September always turns me into a bit of a recluse as I get caught up in the busyness of the start of a new school year. This September I was even more exhausted than usual as I returned to work full-time after [...]

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How I’m Really Feeling

It is the eve of the first day of school as I write this. Usually, this evening is spent looking over lesson plans and schedules for the first day, all while trying to quell the first day jitters that start creeping up. This year, it’s a little different. Because I’m not so much feeling first [...]

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Pesto Chicken Sandwiches

I’m always looking for new chicken recipes because we always have chicken breasts on hand. I stumbled upon this quick and easy recipe last week and it was a big hit with me and my cowboys! Using and adapting this recipe, here’s what you’ll need (my wordy notes and adaptations in italics): Basil pesto (you [...]

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Mrs. Bee blogged about the Imagination Library a while back — in fact, I learned about this awesome program through Hellobee, and I’m so glad I did! When I first heard about the Imagination Library, a program that delivers free, high-quality children’s books to preschool-aged children to promote early literacy and a love of reading, [...]

Breaking Down the Supply List

Like it or not, the return of school is drawing near and big box stores everywhere are promoting their back-to-school gear. It’s enough to make this teacher momma want to cry! While the beginning of the year is always buzzing with excitement, seeing those signs everywhere with several more weeks of summer remaining drive me [...]

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“Different Mommies Have Different Rules…”

…is a phrase I’ve been uttering a lot around here. I first started using it about a year ago, and though I’m not sure exactly when it started, I definitely know why it started. This has been my go-to phrase in many different situations and it’s pretty much my version of “Because I said so!”. [...]

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