When my husband and I moved in together, we got a cat. Our cats were our first practice for children. They were mostly self-cleaning, pooped in a box, independent and relatively low maintenance. They prepared us for the responsibility of a dog who in turn prepared us for kids. Now, with two kids, our dog is still a member of our family. She sleeps on our bed, she comes along on family vacations, we take her on Starbucks dates in our car. Our cats, however, have become the roommates who live downstairs.
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I don’t know about you, but I have been spending an ungodly amount of money on iced coffee these days. With Arizona summer temperatures topping at 115 degrees, nothing sounds like more of a turn-off than hot coffee. In my search to find economical and tasty ways to make iced coffee at home, I found an excellent method to get the caffeine kick without breaking the bank.
I’m a Christian, but I’m NOT perfect.
Through this “Getting Baby to Sleep” series, we hope to show how there is no “right” way to get a baby to sleep – instead whatever works for the child and parent. Read on for JoAnn’s story. Bloggers: Link us at the end of this post!
Whether you are stuck inside because of the heat or sequestered for a rainy day, we have an indoor scavenger hunt that is sure to brighten everyone’s mood.
We all want our children to be creative beings and be able to explore their creativity. But sometimes life calls for following directions. Prepare your student for school with this simple How to Follow Directions activity.
Having a successful start of the school year can likely set the tone for you as the parent, your child, and the teacher. While first impressions aren’t everything, they can affect your child’s comfort level in a new classroom as well as your own. As an elementary teacher on hiatus, I have seen the situation from both sides and believe it takes hard work from the teacher and the family to work together to build a strong relationship. It’s not something that will happen over night, but with these few simple tips, you can get the year started on the right foot (and earn some brownie points!).
If you look in the backseat of my car, you will see markers… everywhere. Green crayola markers on the floor. Brown crayola markers in the cup holder with the cap off. A red Crayola marker under the seat gradually bleeding it’s way into the carpet. My daughter is an artist. She is five and has already determined her direction in life – creating art… lots of it! Anywhere and at any time. She loves making crafts, experimenting and creating. When we got our first Kiwi Crate, she immediately dove in. Building carnival games and testing methods of ball trajectory. Kiwi Crate also had the added bonus of having the materials for every projected contained in one small kit. If you haven’t tried Kiwi Crate before, you definitely need to check it out. As moms. anything we find that is portable, easy and educational, we latch onto to! Yes? But we also need ways to contain the chaos for all the supplies our kids need to follow their dreams. Thus, I made a kid’s travel art kit that fits in my purse and won’t leave markers all over my car. Here’s how I did it.
We want to have fun with our kids! However, when summer hits, so do the expenses. Kids activities are pricy, but entertainment doesn’t need to be expensive. During these Dollar Store Days of Summer, I’m sharing ten activities that use only supplies found at the Dollar Store. They are quick. They are easy. And most require little adult guidance and help. Just sit back and watch your kids play. Or.. jump in and join the fun!
You need a fun activity that is equally impressive and inexpensive! Yes? This make your own lava lamp is sure to make you and your kids happy! Plus, science….