Love this idea! Toys that are not picked up go in the ransom box and they have to pick a chore to complete to earn it back! A great lesson in personal responsibility.

Pick a punishment from the jar.

After the kiddos are done their regular chores they can pick a work for hire job to get money. GREAT IDEA!

Toy ransom box to help motivate kids to pick up after themselves {on Stain Removal 101}

Kids Chores

Create a Restaurant Kit with all the essentials you need to eliminate the stress of dining out with kids. Keep it in the car, and you'll always be prepared! You'll find a full list of contents for babies and toddlers, as well as suggested contents for older kids.

Great baby Toy. Fabric squares in a wipes dispenser. Entertainment for hours, with out the waste of wipes....this is genius.

great suggestions on rotating toys...great idea!

The Gilded Pear: Chore Charts & Allowance-FREE printable chore charts

Cool idea for "to do " list... I know this appears to be for children's chores, but I think it would help me remember stuff too...

Age Appropriate Chores for kids with free printable chore charts.

Positive attention. Never underestimate its power.


Keeping the Kids Busy : Toddler Boredom Busters!

Now they tell me....... Glue bath toy openings to prevent mold from getting inside and you from having to clean them.

I will be using this for "sight" for my 5 senses lesson.

Timeout glitter jar

New Research Shows that Kids With Patient Moms Have Larger Hippocampus (Area of the Brain). But What is a Mom to Do if the Kids Constantly Fight and Whine? Child expert gives ideas on keeping your cool...sooooo hard sometimes!

mamascout: 10 things to do while sitting in a restaurant (with children)

fun sticks-- 150 things for kids to do

30 things my kids should know about me.