31 days of blog posts. Can I really do it?
A few months ago the awesome and funny Brie and I discussed doing a challenge where we would each write 31 days of reader-driven blog posts. At the time I thought, sure! I can do that! I’ll just write a bunch of stuff in advance and have a surplus of posts to choose from when the challenge starts. Yeah, that didn’t happen (not by any fault of Brie, mind you). Meanwhile, Brie over at A Breezy Life has been compiling a bunch of topics that our readers would want seeing on our blogs. Thanks, Brie!
Here’s the thing. I don’t want to be a quitter, but I do need to stay realistic. I have a full-time job, four kids, a side job, and a husband who is gone most nights at work or school, leaving me on my own with four kids pretty much whenever I’m not at work. As excited as I am for this challenge, I’m going to give myself permission to not stick to it 100% because there will be nights when I choose spending time with my kids over writing. And I’m sure you all will understand. You’re so forgiving 😉
To start things off right (and because today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday!) here is a little Seuss-style poem.
I’ll take on this challenge with the illustrious Brie
Who was gracious enough to partner with me
We’ll search in our hearts, dig deep down inside,
To write pieces that reach readers both far and wide.
To bring them a reason to smile or to grin,
Or to get more out of life. It’s a total win-win!
Breezy Life and Rushed Mommy, your journey’s begun.
Now go out to the world and make the internet fun!
We had an academy-wide “Read Across America Day” today. Each teacher planned an activity to go along with a Dr. Seuss story. Groups of children rotated from teacher to teacher throughout the day, and we mixed all the classes up so there were kids from all ages in each group. It was a blast! My group read Yertle the Turtle and made paper plate turtles. I got the idea from Because I Said So (And Other Mommyisms). Hers turned out quite a bit fancier than mine though, you should really check them out.
Here are other Dr. Seuss activities I considered doing with my class.
I love that so many books by Seuss teach a lesson about life. A few of my favorite books by Dr. Seuss are
What Was I Scared Of? with a lesson about being brave/ being a friend to someone who is different
Yertle the Turtle, which teaches a lesson on being bossy or greedy
The Sneetches, with a lesson on acceptance and prejudice
You’re never too old to enjoy a fun picture book. What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book?