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. force ourselves to take a minute each evening to think about why we love our children" sweet idea.
for future reference- Dye the toilet water with red or blue food coloring -- when he/she goes potty it will change color to orange or green, turning potty training into a game. PLUS, 12 other potty training incentives!
A lady at the post office trick: You can turn a flat rate envelope into a pouch to increase the capacity. Just fold the bottom both ways, and flatten it out from the inside, folding the corners and taping them up into a rectangular bottom.
Starting with age have a family rule that your child makes their bed every day–and then don’t fix their work. This post has 100 ideas to help you tame the chaos in your home (and your life)–this is just one tip! @ DIY Home Design
Preschool Shoe Tip — To help young kids figure out which shoe goes on which foot, cut a sticker in half and place the right half inside the right shoe and left half inside the left shoe. Kids can then match up the sticker.
Mailboxes for each family member - write notes to each other. Great practice for early writers! Also can do it for Valentine's Day and Christmas. Kids can discover surprises in their mailboxes from mom/dad and siblings
My parents never took enough pictures of us! Another great idea: Take a picture of the first and last day of school to see how much they change over the year - this would make a really cute photo book when they graduate high school.