Who the heck is waddlee-ah-chaa?
See the little squirt in the cornfield? That’s me, Jeannine. I’m standing next to my big sister Joyce. We’ve always shared a passion for life, children and education. Since we both have a background in education, we came together here at waddleeahchaa.com to host a blog for parents, teachers, homeschoolers and for those who want to live a simply engaging life.
Well, well, well. One thing is for certain in life. It is always changing. Joyce has retired (again) and is spending her days enjoying her grandsons. But you’ll still see her pop-up here and there.
Who the heck is Jeannine?
Well, I guess I’m a rather unconventional, conventional person. At least that’s what I’ve been told. In my past life, I didn’t have children. My husband and I did things like traveling to places that required a passport rather than a minivan. Now we’re living a new life. A life filled with family. A life filled with joy.
Today we are your average family (Dad, Mom, Boy, Girl and two scrappy dogs), living in a charming Texas small-town, in a great 1950’s neighborhood located on the hill directly above our town park. I am a homeschooling Mom who is endeavoring to give my children the nostalgic life-style I knew as a child. Endeavoring is the key word; many days are just a chaotic mess!
That all sounds pretty darn conventional, right? I guess, I’ll let you be the judge of the whole “unconventional” label.
My objective is to support parents and teachers who want to grow independent, thinking, creative, imaginative, artistic, problem solving children. Not always easy in our fast paced world.
I care more about how learning takes place, rather than where learning takes place (preschool, private school, public school or homeschool). This blog is a place where all parents and teachers can come together to share their insights and comments.
Each week I host a Books for Kids GIVEAWAY, highlighting great children’s literature and hands-on learning activities. Help me accomplish my mission to get good books into the hands of children, parents and teachers!
Each week I post in these three main categories:
at home, I post simple photo recipes for kids for teaching children how to cook (FREE printables), we share the agony and ecstasy of remodeling a home built in 1952 (it’s hard to remodel and blog at the same time!), we review educational toys (every Christmas we giveaway learning toys) and from time to time we post a few tips and tidbits that make life easier or just make life fun.
If this is your first time here at waddlee-ah-chaa, you might like to take a peek at our most popular posts. Here are the top three in each category:
- 10 Easy Steps to Create a Simple Backyard Pond with Children
- 6 Lessons Children Learn from Cooking
- Easy, Inexpensive DIY Trellis
- 10 Easy Steps to Introduce Journal Writing: Preschool – Third Grade
- Planting a Rainbow: FREE printables
- Life Cycle of a Frog: FREE printables
Out in the world
- The Butterfly Garden: FREE printable book
- Planning an Affordable Family Beach Vacation I and II
- Planning a Budget Friendly Family Beach Vacation: Okaloosa Island, Florida
Thanks for visiting and I invite you to join me as I blog my way through life: at home,at school and out in the world.
Joyce and Jeannine