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
Without my sister, I have no idea where I'd be today. She's been my rock and she's stepped up to the plate during these past 5 years when I needed her the most. We may not have always got along, but things have changed and I'm so glad they have. She's my best friend and I'm so thankful to have her in my life!
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.