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Lots of fun matching, sorting and color mixing ideas.

30 Fun Ways To Teach Colors - No Time For Flash Cards

Lego Calm Down Jar...2 ingredients. the glitter settle and the minifigure rise!

LEGO Calm Down Jar - Lemon Lime Adventures

How to Stop Yelling: Making a Family Commitment Jar *going to try this over the summer.

How To Stop Yelling: Family Commitment Jar

Kids + Allowance: The 3-Way Split Trick *Love the Monday thing too...

Sing it with Me Friends: Money Mondays

{i am thankful} printable writing prompt

a thankful heart :: a thanksgiving activity for kids

{Foster Your Child’s Ability to Concentrate} *And find some sanity in the day. Ha.

Foster Your Child’s Ability to Concentrate

DIY Fine Motor Skills Activity For The Kids - FSPDT

DIY Fine Motor Skills Activity For The Kids - FSPDT

Get Rid of 100 Things Weekend // Organizational Resolution *I am so doing this

Get Rid of 100 Things Weekend

A homemade money saving jar made out of a dishwasher tabs container from Costco! This has been a great tool to help our girls weigh their spending choices and came in very handy for saving up for our trip to Disney!

Disney, Here we come!

Big art projects are fun but everyday activities are simpler. How many of these 75 activities for 3 year olds have you done with your kids?

75 Everyday Activities For 3 Year Olds - No Time For Flash Cards

January 2015 Visiting Teaching Printables

January 2015 Visiting Teaching Message - simple as that

Parenting Styles: Reactive or Proactive? Take positive steps to avoid the daily stressful moments of parenting.

Parenting Styles: Reactive or Proactive? | Childhood101

Are you always comparing yourself to others and feel like you're falling short? I do. I'm know I'm not perfect, far from it! But I am striving to be the best I can be for myself and my family. Here's how!

Turn photos of your best memories into a simple match game to play with your kids on New Years Eve. Fun New Years Eve Craft for kids.

Easy New Years Memory Game For Kids

Great list of 12 books about feelings for kids.

Books About Feelings - No Time For Flash Cards

What do teachers who while their class is just playing? Great tips for teaching preschool.

What Do Teachers Do During Free Choice? - No Time For Flash Cards

Super useful tips - working on teaching both of my kids all 5 of these things now!

What to teach kids about staying safe if they get lost

Expecting a new baby? Here are 5 must-read sleep tips for new moms.

5 Baby Sleep Tips for New Moms | The Savvy Bump

Simple, time-saving ideas on organizing, designing, eating, and parenting - love them all!

30 Tips to Make Life Easier & Better - Modern Parents Messy Kids

The 5 Biggest Potty Training Mistakes - This are pretty spot on. I knew I was guilty of #4 even as I was doing it but still couldn't stop and we definitely paid the price.

The 5 Biggest Potty Training Mistakes - Modern Parents Messy Kids

A great project for introducing money concepts to kids - including saving and giving.

Teaching Kids About Money: Spend, Save, and Share Banks

A few ideas garnered from many resources on how to deal with an angry child.

How to Deal with an Angry Child

Blog post at Carrots Are Orange : Sensory Activities for Babies

Sensory Activities for Babies - Carrots Are Orange