Never take for granted the little moments.
Look up. See what is right there. It won’t last, but the moment is there. Now.
Nature in all her beauty and color is a living art show, waiting to be seen.
Look down. Julia has paid a visit.
Be there, in the present. Children may need your arms.
They trust you and love you.
Ah, there are more, with a deeper meaning.
#2 says it all. Stay tuned.
I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about.
I was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
one moment at a time. when we slow down and realize this life seems better
the moments are everything
There’s always something to see.
Indeed there is!
Thank you, Ritu!! I actually like #2 best. You’ll see…
💜 I look forward to it!
Yay! Juliet is still around! What a lovely poolside sanctuary you have shown us, too!
Those are some lovely moments. It looks so peaceful by your pool.
It feels like paradise at times, at those ‘moments’.
I’m still waiting for you to kiss that frog. That will be moment #2, right? When he (Juliet?) turns into a prince (Julien).
Hahaha! She (Julia) lets me rub her back with my finger.
So you’re getting very close to a kiss. I can’t wait to see what happens.
Someone put a lot of love into that pool area.
I’m glad you noticed! Thanks, Jacqui.
So true. Everyday something happens to reminds us of doing just that. Have a wonderful day, Jennie.
Yes!! I wish I had paid more attention when I was younger. Better late than never?
You pool is so impressive, and I love the ‘floating in the air’ fish. Nice to see that Julia came back to hang out with you too.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks, Pete. We call it our vacation home. The fish floating in the air- one is a windsock, and two are suspended by wires in a small pole. Julia let me stroke her back with my finger.
Beautiful and tranquil Jennie.☺️
It is our tiny piece of paradise. Thank you, Kim.
Moments are the reason we count the minutes.
You are so right, Pam!
Super post, Jennie. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, John!
It’s all in the moments isn’t it? On a different note are you being overrun with rabbits? We seem to be as do all of our friends.
Yes!! We are totally overrun, and they’re eating our flowers- even marigolds which are supposed to repel rabbits from planted veggies. They must all have the same name- Peter.
A friend mentioned the same with her marigolds. What is going on anyway?
I wish I knew! As soon as I replant, many are eaten by the next day.
Well the squirrels just ate the sunflower plants. The rabbits had left them alone.
Oh, no!! Last year we had a groundhog under the house, and I put mothballs there to get rid of it. So last week I decided to put mothballs around the targeted flowers. Seems to be helping.
That is interesting. I had just heard that someone did that to foxes, much to their neighbors sorrow since they liked seeing the little ones born.
It’s a hard choice. If that disrupt your house or garden, then repel them.
Over the years, I’ve learned never to take the little moments for granted.
They’re often the most important. I am far better at this than I was in my younger years.
If Covid has taught us anything, it is to appreciate the small moments of life.
Wonderful video and post, Jennie. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful. Joy in every moment.
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Thank you, Michael!
Wow! You have created a wonderful property, in an wonderful environment. Well deserved, and honestly it looks like from a fairy tale. 😉 Psst: You should give Ritu the blueprints for the swimming pool. She has a bigger yard now, and now during the holidays it would be time to dig a swimming pool. Lol xx Michael
Yes, I should! She has a huge yard. Thank you for your kind words, Michael. We feel lucky to be in a fairy tale!!
So true, these little moments stay with us forever. Amazing blog!
Yes, they do. Thank you.
Very inspiring and beautiful lines 👌🌷truth of life 🙏😊
So welcome 🌷🙏
Every moment counts and I can see you can have many of them there. How nice of Julia to visit. Such a beautiful pool area with all the fish, etc.
Yes, every moment counts! Thank you, Marlene!
Thank you for this moment to take a pause from the hustle and bustle and teacher prep. Also, say hello to Julia for me. 😁
My pleasure, and will do!
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