Can you concentrate??

As a volunteer with kids, a teacher, or a kidmin…how do you create an atmosphere that consistently draws kids’ minds to your voice.   Here are some tools that I use…in no particular order: Holy Spirit:  NEVER underestimate the power of the Holy Spirit to capture kids’ attention.  It’s THE thing I look for and noticeContinue reading “Can you concentrate??”

Bring it…don’t wing it…

How many times have you sang “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?”  I am obligated to sing it every. single. night. around 9:00…to a two year old who can’t/won’t go to sleep without it  (along with two blankets/three dolls/a sippy cup/a night light/a kiss and hug from every person and pet in the house/and a prayer forContinue reading “Bring it…don’t wing it…”

Texture vs. Clutter

So…the debate between texture and clutter began because of a pillow.  It was given to me by a dear friend as a wedding gift.  My house was EMPTY. We didn’t realize that buying furniture was really more like ordering furniture that would come in three weeks. I moved the ironing board into the living roomContinue reading “Texture vs. Clutter”

About me: Super Amber…not me

Well…let me just start with an apology.  I abuse “…” and “””” (that’s quoted quotation marks), and I end sentences with prepositions all of the time…so there.  Almost every time I go to work, I am surprised by how much I love my job.  Almost every time I get home, after a long day ofContinue reading “About me: Super Amber…not me”