education

By Shannon Gurnee
In Career
Mar 16th, 2017
35 Comments
1576 Views
As a parent, I want the best for all of my children. I want them to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. As our oldest gets closer and closer to graduating from high school, the challenge of finding a job becomes more real…to both her and us as her parents. The same feelings will […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Feb 2nd, 2016
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2651 Views
Laptops, tablets, smartphones – we are in the age of technology. It’s amazing how much educators and parents are using technology to help teach children. They use it to teach reading, writing, math, and more! I recently discovered an app called the Counting Parrots Game. This is a great app that provides an entertaining rudimentary […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cell Phone
Nov 20th, 2015
23 Comments
2651 Views
Most of my life, I’ve wanted to be a teacher. No joke! When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a doctor, but when I really started looking at potential careers, I fell in love with the idea of teaching. My grandma and grandpa on my dad’s side were both teachers and they inspired […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Education
Aug 30th, 2015
18 Comments
2256 Views
Growing up, I always loved to share with others. I would share with my parents, my siblings, my friends and even people I didn’t even know. I learned and continued sharing throughout my life. To this day, I eagerly share with others when and where I can. As a parent, I want my children to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Do-It-Yourself
Aug 22nd, 2015
16 Comments
3947 Views
Do you have kids at home? Are you looking to do something creative, fun and educational with them that doesn’t cost a fortune? How about creating a Rock Band??!!  You don’t need to give an arm and a leg to get an instrument for your kid – all you need are your own two hands. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
Nov 26th, 2014
21 Comments
3598 Views
How much do our tweens really know about OTC (Over-the-Counter) Medicine Safety?  According to a few recent surveys, tweens got a failing grade.  In fact, not only did the tweens get a failing grade, but the vast majority of parents weren’t even sure whether OTC-related issues were being taught in their tweens’ school.  Plus, 58 […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
Jun 18th, 2014
1 Comment
3401 Views
It’s officially the summertime and the kids are out of school. All 3 boys got excellent report cards and on each of them, the teachers talked about their reading skills. The teachers also suggested that the boys continue to read during the summer to maintain their current reading levels. When I learned about the Scholastic […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Jul 28th, 2013
5 Comments
1950 Views
Last year I bought the Live Butterfly Garden at Wal-Mart when it was on sale. It comes with the pop-up garden and a certificate for 5 free caterpillars. I ordered the caterpillars and they arrived a couple of weeks before the kids’ birthday. They were a big hit come their birthday party. So this year […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Mar 17th, 2013
75 Comments
4176 Views
Growing up, we would cut out the Box Tops for Education from various foods and products.  We’d then take them to our elementary school and donate them to the schools.  I remember how excited everyone was to get new computers (ya know, the old school ones where you had to move the cursor with the […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Education
Mar 12th, 2013
0 Comments
1751 Views
How many times do you remember as a child hearing your parents say, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?”  Can you believe that today, nearly one in five children across our communities go without breakfast every day?    I know that when I was going to school (whether it was elementary school, […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Back-to-School
Sep 24th, 2011
618 Comments
14833 Views
Happy New School Year!!!  This week, I talked about our New School Year Resolution and I am so excited to see how it improves our family’s lives!  In the spirit of the New School Year, the NESTLÉ Family has come up with good resolution.  The resolution is to “Plan ahead for quick and easy snacks on the […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
Mar 18th, 2010
197 Comments
4243 Views
I grew up with National Geographic magazines and loved the pictures in them! I was so excited to have the opportunity to review the new National Geographic Kids book entitled, Weird But True.  It was filled with fun pictures and a bunch of interesting facts that even I didn’t know about.  My boys love having […]...
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