Tag Archives: parenting

Chore Charts

15 May

Does your child need a reminder about what their chores are and when they should be done? We’ve found a site that has 73 different chore charts that you can download for free; you do have to “Like” them on Facebook before you can download. There are tons of styles and designs to choose from.

We recommend putting the printed chore chart in a clear page protector or laminating it so you don’t have to keep printing them off. You can write on it with a Vis-a-vis or dry erase marker.

Click on the chore chart above to see the various styles.

Why Have Chores?

14 May

Do you want to be cleaning your kids’ dorm rooms or apartments when they leave the house? Teaching kids age appropriate chores is teaching your child lifelong skills.

Click on the picture to read the article about the importance of chores.

What Mom Really Wants

11 May

On my first Mother’s Day, I couldn’t wait to get away from my baby. I know that sounds terrible, but you just might be surprised to find that there are lots of moms who feel this way. I was working full-time, teaching, so I was surrounded by kids all of the time. Not only that, I had no idea what I was doing as a parent and I felt like I was drowning.¬†Fortunately, my husband was very in tune with what I was feeling and planned a very special day just for the two of us.

Over the years, my family has grown and we have celebrated Mother’s Day in a variety of ways but we still have many traditions. My kids always bring me breakfast in bed and as they’ve gotten older, the breakfast has gotten better! We go to church together, as a family and during the day, I take some time for myself. My favorite treat is to lay in the hammock, covered with a blanket and I read until I fall asleep. In the evening we go out to dinner so I don’t have to cook. These are such special gifts my family gives to me each year.

Do you know how the mom in your family likes to celebrate her special day? Ask her what she would like to do. Here’s what some of our moms would like to do.

Garden Art

1 May

 

This is a simple and beautiful way to bring the garden inside.

Click on the picture for activity directions.

Betcha Didn’t Know You Could Do This With a Bean Seed

30 Apr

Easy, Peasy Homemade Baby Food

25 Apr

 

DIY Sensory Box for Baby

23 Apr

This activity is also great for older kids who like to touch things as a way of learning. Special needs kids also love sensory experiences.

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