Who the heck is waddlee-ah-chaa?
We are sisters who grew-up in two different generations, living two very different lives. Joyce spent afternoons with Leave it to Beaver, while Jeannine shared “Sunshine Days” with the Brady Bunch. Joyce was Close to You with the Carpenters while Jeannine experienced what it sounds like When Doves Cry with Prince. (For the record, Joyce has no idea what it sounds like when the doves cry.) Joyce stayed put and raised her family in small town America, while Jeannine took a detour and enjoyed the big city life before finding her way back home to our quaint Texas town. Oddly enough, despite these differences we’ve always been extremely close. . .
We’ve always shared a passion for life, children and education. Since we both have a background in education, we’ve come together here at waddleeahchaa.com to host a blog for parents, teachers, homeschoolers and for those who want to live a simply engaging life.
Our 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.
We 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 we host a Book of the Week GIVEAWAY, highlighting great children’s literature and hands-on learning activities. Help us accomplish our mission to get good books into the hands of children, parents and teachers!
Each week we post in these three main categories:
at home, we post simple photo recipe guides 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
- Kid’s Bathroom Remodel: Before & After Photos
- FREE printable Cooking recipe guides for kids: Personal Pizzas
- 10 Easy Steps to Introduce Journal Writing: Preschool – Third Grade
- Now I Know My ABC’s: FREE Printable Alphabet Guides
- How to Introduce Reading Response Journals (Kindergarten – Third Grade)
Out in the world
- The Butterfly Garden: FREE printable book
- Going to the Pumpkin Patch: FREE printable book
- Planning an Affordable Family Beach Vacation
Thanks for visiting and we invite you to join us as blog our way through life: at home,at school and out in the world.
Joyce and Jeannine