Kids Keepsake boxes - like the idea of color coded boxes, and then files for each school year.

Destination Domestication: Kid Boxes- This will be a great solution to all of our school paper problems. Neat, condensed, and a separate file for each year of school. Bonus: Files for church, scouts, health records. Great idea! AND they stack!

Instead of saving all your kids art work in piles or boxes, scan them and make a coffee table book. This will be something they will treasure for decades to come.


Mama, Baby and Diapers: DIY Day: Newborn Keepsakes Shadow Box

Write your child a letter each year and add some $ to the envelope. Then give your child all the envelopes for graduation. A keepsake and some cash!

Lunchbox Cupboard: the kids pack their lunches... pick one from each drawer (fruit, granola bars, snacks, desserts, drinks) The parent chooses what goes in the drawer, but the child learns to make their own choice of what to eat. Smart!

40 Smart Tricks To Keep Your Kids Organized

Crap Buckets {for all the stuff your kids leave out} I like this idea better...have them walk around the house every night before winding down and collect everything that's theirs and put it away. Definitely doing this!!

COBO: Baby Gift Idea- Custom Keepsake File Storage My completed DIY project! Perfect for a baby shower or baby gift for boy or girl. Make a file box with cute labels for parents to store all their little ones important papers, projects, and pictures as they grow. When they graduate, hand them the box with all their momentos!

Make a cute bear out of one of their pjs for them as a keepsake!

10 Habits of Highly Effective Mamas - it's a tough juggling act, being a mother. Working mom or SAHM, one kid or many, we've all got a lot of demands on us! I love suggestions like these to help navigate without getting overwhelmed.

Organizing Keepsakes

For neighborhood kids during homework and chore time. Very cool way to say no! I am so making one of these in a few years lol

I have a daughter now, and one of my greatest fears is getting her through those tumultuous, insecure, awkward middle and high school years with her sense of confidence intact. I would love to protect her from every mean girl, every unkind word, and every sting of rejection possible. However, I recognize not only the impossibility of that, but also the lack of wisdom in doing so.

do this each year beginning with first day of kindergarten .... watch their answers change

So clever-make a book out of all the greeting cards she receives before she can read. I am going to do it with all the ones I've saved for myself over the years!

Smart Tips and Time Savers. There are lots of "why didn't I think of that?" tips on this site.

practicing letter writing with q-tip and paint