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As a previous art teacher with two young kids (Now grown) while I was teaching I wish I had had one of these on my door. Every latchkey kiddo in the neighborhood wanted me for a Mom and some afternoons I found myself entertaining up to 10 children, some my kids didn't even know. Crazy! For neighborhood kids during homework and chore time. Very cool way to say no!

basic DIY $ Banks for Teaching Kids about Money We do this with bubba and fat head on my iPad... But this I a nice DIY version

Stick a lock through the holes on the end of electrical plugs when your kids get grounded. It saves you from having to physically remove items from their rooms. Freaking brilliant.

I wish my mom did this for me. File folders for K-12 to hold memorable school items and showcase that years school photo. I will be doing this! :)

Ransom box: If you leave your stuff out after 1 warning, mom puts it inside this box and you can't get it back until you draw a job from the envelope and do it. (Her job list is hysterical.)-to keep in mind

30 things my kids should know about me - WOW, I'm getting kind of emotional thinking about how this could have helped me if my own mother had done something like this. This will take some time, but it's on my list of to do's!

Would you like to have at least an hour of quiet time every single day? (Even if your children have stopped napping?) This post is FULL of ideas to get you started.

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Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

Chores by age, listed from age 2 to 18. Makes me feel somewhat better w/ the last comment about when she only had 2 children it was easier to just do it herself. I have always been in that position, but my son needs to learn these!!