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.
If I see them, then I get a good chance to scream. The person about to kill me stops and says, "That was a really good scream. My cousin works in the movie making industry and would love to have you." Then I say okay, put on a towel, and become a millionaire. So there.
How to make your own fun stuff and be the coolest mommy on the block; sidewalk chalk, bath paints, finger paints, dyed macaroni, colored rice, fruit leathers, bubbles, pavement paint, play dough, natural dyes, yogurt, glue, baby wipes, and crayons.
"This isn't just a butterfly as you can plainly see. I made it with my feet which is a part of me. it comes with lots of Love Especially to say I hope you have a very Happy Grandmother's Day!" Change up for Valentines day, Mother's day, birthday, etc
Refrigerator snack bin. Kids want a snack? Tell 'em to hit up the bin and pick one thing. This has made getting a snack so much easier at our house! She is now choosing the healthy snacks because they are in her bin. We have one in a low cabinet also with crackers, granola bars, etc. No more fighting over snacks!