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Timeline of a breastfed baby.

EVERY pregnant mom should save this! Timeline of a breastfed baby. Wish I had this my first time around I breastfed my baby. So glad I did.

Rainbow rice. Like sand, but less messy!

Rainbow Rice Garden for Play: Measure rice cups) and put it in a Ziploc bag with about of food coloring or liquid water colors (works great!) and 3 T of rubbing alcohol. mix the rice in the bags to spread the color.

21 Questions to ask your kids - good for mother's day, father's day, etc ...

Mother's Day gift idea: Interview your kids on video each year. It's a blast to watch later on. Here are some question ideas. We do this every Mother's Day and Father's Day.

hundreds of FREE books you can read online or download to you e-library. An amazing resource!

Books to read online for free.Goodnight iPad is a great book for this generation :D

Receiving blanket as background

I kept items from my boys' first few days of life just for this purpose. Baby blanket, going home outfit, hospital cap, ID armbands (ankle bands), footprints

Plum Print will take your kids' paintings, doodles, and construction paper creations and turn it all into an absolutely gorgeous coffee table book from children's artwork. The company professionally digitizes as few as 20 pieces of art--or as many as 220--and arranges them onto high-quality paper. You provide a book title and, if you'd like, a photo of your child with a short caption.     Read more: www.coolmompicks....

Plum Print will take kids' paintings, doodles, and construction paper creations and turn it all into a coffee table book. The company professionally digitizes as few as 20 pieces of art--or as many as arranges them onto high-quality paper. Very cool idea

Paint for babies- flour, water, food coloring . Safe if eaten

Michaelango & his two muses

Paint for kids- flour, water, food coloring . Safe if eaten!we will be trying this out this summer for sure!

great reward system for the kids.  when they do chores (on time, no whining, no complaining) and do them well, they earn points to "shop" at the "store"  points can also be earned for good behavior, sharing, helping. some ideas for the store:  snacks, candy, walk to/from school on a nice day, GC to the skate park, help with a chore, later bed time, sleepover...etc

Reward Points System and Home "Store"

A reward points system to help motivate kids to do chores happily, quickly, and well. Kids earn points to shop at the "family store" Points can also be earned for positive behavior, sharing, helping and good manners.

Mommy and Daddy's love story for the kids ~ I love this idea!!

"On the day I was born" book as new big sibling gift. Also love the idea of creating a "parents love story" for our kids to read. A real life fairytale!

fathers day

Blank printable Fathers Day Survey for kids to fill out about their Dads. Fun answers on this one! The Creative Homemaker: Father's Day Printable

document what he wants to be each first day of school

{Keep It Simple, Sister}: First Day of School Photo Ideas. Great Idea to do the first day of each school year.

Behavior punch card, for every good thing they do you punch a number out. When all twenty are punched out they go to the treasure box.

Behavior punch card, for every good thing they do you punch a number out. When all twenty are punched out they go to the treasure box. {This could work for completing chores, being helpful, good behavoir, etc at home too.

personalized alphabet photo book

personalized alphabet photo book - what a beautiful gift for a child/parent! I scrapbooked one(abc book) for my oldest son.but think this is such a neat idea to do a photo book--working on this now for my two younger children.

downloadable Birthday questionnaires for the kids to answer each year

FREE birthday questions printables for kids, then put each year in a little scrapbook!- cute idea for each year!

Over 20 Printables for Father's Day

Exclusive Free Printables

{Free Printable} Father’s Day Candy Bar Wrapper- candy bar wrapper for Father’s Day, it’s kinda my “thing”. This wrapper was designed to fit the LARGE Hershey bars


More ideas
do this with first dance recital costumes and first baseball uniform. Cute!

Such a cute idea to do for their very first dance recital and you can keep for years! Or baseball Uniform for the boys :) oh my gosh. I would hang up MY first dance costume in the nursery if I have a daughter. How sweet.

How to create adorable baby birth shadow boxes! So easy and beautiful to display

How to create adorable baby birth shadow boxes! So easy and beautiful to display - such an adorable idea

always liked the best of times thing...but i especially love that it includes their coming home clothes.

New Baby Shadow Box Ideas DIY Video Instructions

I want to make these for the boys! But incorporate the clocks in the shadow boxes:) Baby Shadow Box ideas! Hospital picture and outfit along with a clock of the time they were born!

Shadowbox idea for bringing home baby! From 'Crocheted Spider web'

Birth shadow box - Such a good idea! All those little pieces are hard to keep up with! Need to do this with my kids hospital stuff

Finally, why didn't i look this up sooner?! How to enable “Kid Mode” on iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. You can lock kids into certain apps & disable parts of the screen so they can't click on the ads // awesome. Just set it up! SO easy!!

Enable “Kid Mode” on iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. How did I not know about this before! We can lock kids into certain apps! And you can disable parts of the screen so they can't click othe annoying ads!

Plum Print will take your kids' paintings, doodles, and construction paper creations and turn it all into an absolutely gorgeous coffee table book from children's artwork. The company professionally digitizes as few as 20 pieces of art--or as many as 220--and arranges them onto high-quality paper. You provide a book title and, if you'd like, a photo of your child with a short caption.     Read more: http://www.coolmompicks.com/2012/04/preserving_kids_artwork_plum_print.php#ixzz1sfhUvvoo

Plum Print will take kids' paintings, doodles, and construction paper creations and turn it all into a coffee table book. The company professionally digitizes as few as 20 pieces of art--or as many as arranges them onto high-quality paper. Very cool idea

Most amazing graduation gift from a father ever!  Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day she started kindergarten, he had every teacher, coach, and principal write a little something about her inside this copy of Dr. Seuss' Oh The Places You'll Go. One of my favorite books ever, and makes me cry every time I read it!

A dad's graduation gift to his daughter. 'Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day you started kindergarten I've gotten every teacher, coach, and principal to write a little something about you inside this book.

This family is ADORABLE! The Back to School Fairy comes every year the day before school and leave something for the kids so that they are excited for back to school. The blog also has TONS of great teacher gift ideas.

BACK TO SCHOOL FAIRY: This family is ADORABLE! The Back to School Fairy comes every year the day before school and leave something for the kids so that they are excited for back to school.

Shadow box with hospital keepsakes  I swear I'm going to get around to doing something with all of the baby stuff we saved....I mean, the kid is only 6.

Newborn clothes/memories in shadowbox. Better than in a box in the closet! A box for each kid, in their bedrooms when little, then moved to the living room when they dont want it in there.SO cute!

Using Children’s Books for Inspiration | TeachKidsArt

top 100 children's books of all-time-- A list of some great books to read aloud with your child(ren)

I love this idea for a small scrapbook album - just 20 questions you ask your child every year on her birthday.

What is your favorite color? What is your favorite toy? What is your favorite fruit? What is your favorite tv show? What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? What is your favorite outfit? What is your favorite game?

Five children's books that promote good behavior.

5 Children’s Books that Promote Good Behavior

Online read aloud of Llama Llama Mad At Mama read by author/illustrator Anna Dewdney. I absolutely love the Llama Llama books!

32 iPad apps for toddlers-awesome list! - Click image to find more Kids Pinterest pins

32 iPad apps for toddlers-awesome list! not that we have an ipad, but we do have that monkey app on the tablet.

Dinnertime Doodle Mats (this might also be good for school when kids finish their lunches and are waiting)

Dinnertime Doodle Mats (SSG Idea #16

Dinnertime Doodle Mats - I LOVE this idea. Make a wipe-off placemat for each kid to sit down and draw out their day while I cook dinner. Then it gives us something to talk about while we eat!

Gotta do this!

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

Cute way to repurpose and decorate ballerina themed room.

3 Ways to Display Memories

Ballet shoes with a picture hanging for every year of dance. Too bad I sure didn't save my shoes from every year of dance. pretty sure I have my first pair of ballet shoes and first pair of pointe shoes though.