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!
Stitch Fix Time! If you are new to my Stitch Fix posts, Stitch Fix is an online service where you input your sizes and style preferences. A personal stylist then selects five pieces specifically for you and ships them to your door. You have three days to try on them on and send back whatever you don’t like. With two kids, this service suits me perfectly. As you will see, my son requires a lot of my attention. This is my fourth Fix. As the service gets to know you based on feedback you give, your selection of clothes improves. This is wonderful because Stitch Fix gives you a 25% discount if you buy all the pieces. Improve it did. I bought it all this time! Below, I listed all of the original prices next to the pieces as well as the price I paid with the “buy it all” discount. Here is what I got: Piece #1 Dress: Tart Reina Abstract Chevron Racerback Belted Maxi Dress, Stitch Fix ($168, $126) Necklace: Whimsicle Last fix I was given this maxi, which I wasn’t a fan of, so I was initially wary about trying this one on. I loved it! The main difference was the neckline. I am overly conscious about the size of my chest since I’ve been nursing. The scoop neckline in this dress minimizes my bust as well as shows off my collar bone. Super flattering! I loved it. The price was a little bit of a shock, but it feels so good on! Worth the money in my opinion. Piece #2 & #3 Top: Daniel Rainn Rylin Pintuck Detailed Silk Blouse, Stitch Fix ($78, $58.50) Jeans: Kut From the Kloth Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jean, Stitch Fix ($78, $58.50) Near the shoulders, this top has beautiful pleating which descends to that tiny v-cutout you see by my neckline. Those details make it more than the typical black blouse. As for the jeans, they are some of the most comfortable jeans I’ve worn. In my last fix, I received a pair of jeans that were distressed like these but, unfortunately, way too tight. Love the look of this outfit. It has the relaxed, yet put together look that I am after. I admit, I had some help styling this from the note from my stylist. She also told me that this would look great on top of it: Piece #4 Blazer: Market and Spruce Benson Striped 3/4 Ruched Sleeve Blazer, Stitch Fix ($78, $58.50) Necklace: Express I requested a blazer with this fix to wear on business meetings for Whimsicle. Honestly, I’ve never owned a blazer that I liked. They have all fit poorly or looked a little…blah. This one is amazing! I love the horizontal stripes, the cut is super cute and the 3/4 sleeves make it very modern. The only drawback is that the fabric is a little heavy and hot. If I plan to be outside for any length of time, the blazer will have […]
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….