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Turn a 2x4 into a large ruler for the wall, and record the height of your kids as they grow. You never have to worry about moving to a new house

Turn a 2x4 into a large ruler for the wall, and record the height of your kids as they grow. You never have to worry about moving to a new house

diy: busy wallet -- thrifted wallet filled with photos and scraps of paper to keep a toddler busy on an airplane. oooh-pretty-colors1

diy: busy wallet -- thrifted wallet filled with photos and scraps of paper to keep a toddler busy on an airplane. oooh-pretty-colors1

Starting in Kindergarten, put the child's graduation year on a large tshirt. Take a picture each year with same shirt to watch the child grow into the shirt. Display at graduation party!

Starting in Kindergarten, put the child's graduation year on a large tshirt. Take a picture each year with same shirt to watch the child grow into the shirt. Display at graduation party!

Spray paint measuring tape and keep track of kids heights at different ages. Brilliant. Takes up no space and can move with you.

Spray paint measuring tape and keep track of kids heights at different ages. Brilliant. Takes up no space and can move with you.

Trace their hand on their birthday every year on the same paper. (It will make you cry. They grow up so fast!)...Nimbus cases are a perfect way to display these, and keep them easy to access each year.

Trace their hand on their birthday every year on the same paper. (It will make you cry. They grow up so fast!)...Nimbus cases are a perfect way to display these, and keep them easy to access each year.

Take a picture on the first and the last day of preschool to see how much they have changed.

Take a picture on the first and the last day of preschool to see how much they have changed.

Children's Art: Scan art work and then print out in smaller size. Frame. Now make art gallery in hallways.

Children's Art: Scan art work and then print out in smaller size. Frame. Now make art gallery in hallways.

PVC playhouse, just add sheets!   (I like to use drapery sheers. - the kids feel "hidden" and I can see them. -n)

PVC playhouse, just add sheets! (I like to use drapery sheers. - the kids feel "hidden" and I can see them. -n)

Finally a recipe for glow water that is safe -- even edible!  It's super easy to make (no staining!) and is affordable to boot!  Safe for even the littlest explorers.  From Fun at Home with Kids

Safe and Edible Glow Water for Baths and Play

Finally a recipe for glow water that is safe -- even edible! It's super easy to make (no staining!) and is affordable to boot! Safe for even the littlest explorers. From Fun at Home with Kids

Chore chart DIY with cookie sheets and chalkboard paint! by aisha

Chore chart DIY with cookie sheets and chalkboard paint! by aisha

200 ways to bless your child with a happy childhood. This list melted my heart!

200 ways to bless your child with a happy childhood. This list melted my heart!

Hands to remember.  Trace your child's hand on their first day of school in every grade and watch how fast they grow! You could even put facts on the back of the hands about favorite things in school such as subject teacher book at the end of the year too.

Hands to remember. Trace your child's hand on their first day of school in every grade and watch how fast they grow! You could even put facts on the back of the hands about favorite things in school such as subject teacher book at the end of the year too.