For road trips with the behave clips stay up and get a special treat at next rest stop, misbehave and clip comes down-no treat...may limit the amount of times the parent has to say "please stop that," "dont do that," etc...just a visual reminder.

idea for car rides with future children: Road trip clips: One clip for each kid. If they are sweet, clip stays up, if they are not, clip comes down. Everyone with a clip on the visor gets a treat at the next stop.

sponge balls instead of water balloons

Sponge Ball

Game of tag on a scorching hot day, squishy sponge balls are summer's alternative to snowballs. Made from dollar store kitchen sponges that are cut up and tied together, they last longer than water balloons and are softer and splashier than regular balls.

Perfect for beginning or end of school year, or every birthday

First day of school photo idea. Do this once a year, make a photobook, and give it to them for a graduation/wedding present.

Healthy snack ideas

100 Healthy Snack Ideas to help you reach your weight loss goals! (Also includes printable version so you can put it on your fridge to remind you) Also some good ideas for healthy snacks for kids

20 Ways to "reset" kids if they are having a rough day!

20 Ways to "Reset" When the Kids Are Having a Hard Day. Good ideas although mostly for the kiddos as jumping jacks are still not a post-baby-body thing I can do.also there is no booze on the list.

19 things we should make sure to tell our children...nice reminders...

19 Things We Should Say to Our Children. I pretty much need to read this every day bc I don't want to forget to do any of this. Our children are special and they need to be reminded of that!

Doing this for the grandmother's this year...

Finger painting with toddlers is a great gift. Have your little one make a hand print flower as a gift of Mother's Day, Valentine's Day or just because.

<3 this! I wrote something similar on my son's 1st birthday for him to open on his 16th birthday.

15 Things Boys Should Know Before They Turn 18 - for all the moms of sweet little boys so they can grow up to be great men

Bunny Bait to put out for the Easter Bunny! Cute idea!

Bunny Bait = popcorn, white chocolate candy coating, M&Ms, pretzel sticks, and sprinkles. Yummy for Easter!

Father's day present next year? So, so if I could figure out how to do this with an 8-Ball as well...

baby hand print on a baseball. awwww katiegarvas baby hand print on a baseball. awwww baby hand print on a baseball.