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"What I love is that each morning, Charlotte and Amelia rush to their envelopes to see what we've written. The notes are sometimes a simple observation of a charitable act or a quick drawing to make them laugh. I love that Charles and I force ourselves to take a minute each evening to think about why we love our children. It's my version of Oprah's gratitude journal.

When the child opens the door the morning of their birthday they get an avalanche of balloons! Love it!

"Technology Tickets". Each Sunday give the kids 10 tickets. Each ticket = 30 minutes of t.v., game system, computer, etc. Tickets can be used consecutively, but when they are out they are out for the week. **Love this idea!!!** Loss of ticket for consequences - talking back, fighting, etc.

Bloglovin’from Bloglovin’

copenhagen // black & white

Old baby wipes container as a snack box for a long car trip - 1 for each kid.

This little quiet book project is amazing. She used old clothes that didn't fit her kids anymore, along with other fabric, and titled it "Close Your Clothes." It has buttons, zippers, etc. for kids to work on, and fun little poems to go along with each piece. I love this idea, and this book looks wonderful.

The Idea Roomfrom The Idea Room

Hopscotch Play Mat by A Girl and a Glue Gun

Hopscotch Play Mat by A Girl and a Glue Gun - The Idea Room ...note to self: for speech, use sounds/pictures instead of numbers or make a block w/ chalkboard paint that you can put target sounds on .. the number the block lands on is the number of times client has to say sound ... good way to incorporate motor and speech!

I've seen these all over Pinterest, but this is the first one that actually has the tutorial. Tent made with hula hoop and flat sheets...fantastic for kids room or a classroom book nook.

No Time For Flash Cardsfrom No Time For Flash Cards

Mail Box Activity - While Mama is Gone

Super cute idea to stay connected and ease separation anxiety when you and your kids have to be apart. { How do you deal with business trips or other times when you must leave your kids and there is anxiety?}

What Do We Do All Dayfrom What Do We Do All Day

Bubble Bath Toy Car Wash for Kids

A toy car wash keeps the kids busy every single time

Great version of a chore chart - easy for kids to see/do!

kids or no kids, these ideas are worth looking at. Ideas for how to replace TV time with something better.

The Dating Divasfrom The Dating Divas

"Kid Date Night" Envelope

Kid date night envelope, makes the actual LEAVING part of a date, a breeze! www.thedatingdivas.com #creativedates #thingsforkidstodoondatenight