The Nearest Thing to Heaven is a Child ~ Thank God for Kids!
How to Put an End to Whining and Complaining in Your Home.....I can't WAIT to read this one!!! : D
Magic fingers method of shoe tying - This is CRAZY! I tried it several times, thinking, "this doesn't work," but then... IT DID! I don't know how easy it would be to teach a little one this technique, but I'm gonna try it!
visual schedule with pull down flaps + magnets. When item is completed close the flap and the word done is on the outside.
New Years Mom Challenge: 7 Mini Challenges to Bring Kids Closer to God in the New Year
GREAT READ - 25 Ways to Stay Calm as a Parent - Some good suggestions especially these two: (1) Get up early. Having time to yourself is absolutely essential. Period. (2) Go to bed early. Being fully rested is key. You can’t be a good parent if you are too tired to think, too tired to come up with creative responses and solutions or too tired to ignore the small things.
Makedo Kits - Tools for Creative Play
Other pinner said: 21 creative consequences . . . all I can say is that I'm glad my Mom wasn't on Pinterest when I was a child! some of these are really clever ideas
Calming jar-tell child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom - I think I love this idea... Better than a simple time out for temper tantrums.
Take a picture of your child while they are sleeping after they lost a tooth. Then, go to this website where they'll put the "tooth fairy" in the picture with them! Very cute. I'll have to remember this one day!
Interview your kids on video periodically. It's a blast to watch later on. Here are some question ideas.