What I learned as a camp counselor | Manic Mommies® Media, Inc. Kristin recalls how her motivational and organizational skills as a camp counselor are perfectly put to use as a mom (when she remembers). Great reminders.
The only thing that saved us from takeout this last night was that no one could agree on what to eat. Good thing, too — I had all the ingredients for this delicious soup, and it probably took less time to make than we would have spent ordering food. (Certainly a lot less money.) CHICKEN […]
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How To Support a School Project Without Micromanaging | GNMParents Oh, yes. Thanks for this, Megin — great stuff!
Sounds like something from The Jungle Book or Lost! Awesome. From Brock: While out walking with the family, my 4 year old son's finger started hurting (from him picking his fingernails). He wanted a band-aid (now!), crying was immenent, and we were a 15 minute walk back to the car. I grabbed some long leaves […]
Kimberly's got a great lunchbox tip: We all have several of the dosing cups that come with our children's medicines tucked away in a drawer somewhere. I've come up with a great re-purpose idea for them: if you pack sandwiches in your lunches, but don't like putting condiments on them until you're ready to eat, […]
Wow! Amazon’s put a bunch of kids’ movies on sale, and just about every one of them is a keeper! Discounts range from about 38%-50%. Big showing by Disney and Pixar movies, plus Coraline, Fiddler on the Roof (and other musicals), and even The Three Stooges (!). Evergreen entertainment. This sale is sure to round […]
Several folks have written in about putting their kids to bed in the next day’s clothes. Generally, it has been a time-saving strategy, but in Nicole’s case, it also keeps the toddler rebellion to a minimum: A little before my son turned two he was having a hard time getting dressed in the morning. We […]
Learning to Read with a Cootie Catcher How COOL is this? You remember cootie catchers, right — the origami-like toy/game many of us played with in elementary school? Turn it into a learning toy! Thanks so much, Rachel, I'm going to do this.
Spare change doodles A few coins scattered on a restaurant placemat inspire art. Thanks, Amida! The City Cradle – Bike wreath with plastic bottle flowers. Some people. So creative. Even the BIKE was from a thrift store! Thank you, Vicky! I love your style. At least somebody likes to clean… « Capa Tosta Look at […]