Positive reinforcement - Put a cotton ball, marble, pom-pom, etc. in every time you catch your child being good. Do something special when it's full. This is exactly what I need instead of focusing on the bad.
Sarah Lentz: "Ok, I just tried this and it seriously did work. I did it twice on a burner that's had scorch marks for a year or more and they're gone! For anyone as OCD about cleaning as I am, this is a must! I would be prepared to do it at least twice, more if you've got bad burns. This really works!!!"
If you're new to painting, I would HIGHLY recommend visiting All Things Thrifty and read her post Painting Furniture 101. This is where I started and I am sooo thankful for this post to set me in the right direction. Check out her piano transformation here! it is TO DIE FOR!
Crescent rolls filled with feta, mozzarella, and spinach. Yum!
25 rules for moms with boys - this one made me tear up, especially the last!
How to introduce & use Elf on the Shelf with focus on love, grace, acceptance from A Small Snippet. Has kids teach about grace when elf is naughty. Idea that Santa is NOT just an old man who you have to please in order to earn his presents but Santa operates out of grace, because we all mess up & need to know we're still loved. Gives example letter from Santa to include with Elf.
Love the way she explains Jesus and Santa and also how she incorporates The Elf on The Shelf...
Tutorial on How-To Paint Laminate Furniture
FOR ALL MOMS!!!! List of rashes and what to do/expect....good to know for future reference. wish i would have saw this sooner
Cleaning your toilet with coca cola will get out the nastiest stains! One pinner said: "I had my cousin try it when they bought a house and the toilets were disgusting, this trick left the toilets looking like new! I have also used Coke for cleaning soot off of the fireplace heat box, or outdoor grill. I'm glad I don't drink this stuff if it is that great of a cleaning product!"
Another pinned said: This is very educational and I'm glad I read it! It's a scary world, moms this is a must read! Educate your children on "tricky people" not strangers....Tell them to find a mom with kids if they are ever lost...SO SMART! (I first heard this on Safety Kids.) Common sense stuff that isn't so common any more. Take a minute to read and think about how you will have these conversations with your children.
it's all about creating memories, I'd like to check this one out
How to Behave and Why by Munro Leaf: "No matter where you are or who you are, there are four main things that you have to do if you want to make good friends and keep them. You have to be HONEST You have to be FAIR You have to be STRONG and you have to be WISE And there is no good in trying to fool yourself. All that isn't so easy." Sounds like an EXCELLENT thing to read together before bed
How to Behave and Why by Munro Leaf: "No matter where you are or who you are, there are four main things that you have to do if you want to make good friends and keep them. You have to be HONEST You have to be FAIR You have to be STRONG and you have to be WISE And there is no good in trying to fool yourself. All that isn't so easy." #Books #Kids #How_to_Behave_and_Why #Munro_Leaf #Values
Time Out 101 the best tips for time out etiquette
Keep one in the shower filled with a mixture of half vinegar and half Dawn dishsoap. Use it to wipe down the shower while you are in there and your shower will always be clean. Must try this!