Category: ideas

LAST-MINUTE GIFTS

“Oh, no! I forgot Mrs. So-and-so.” Yes, I’ve said that before. Bet you have, too. Or, “Mom, I need a gift for a party I’m going to.” You’ve heard that, haven’t you? Many years ago I thought it was weird that my mother had a…

MY PINTEREST

I opened a PINTEREST account more than a year ago. Then promptly ignored it. I’ll bet you’ve done something similar before, too. However, a couple of months ago I decided it was time to revisit, learn, conquer the beast. I’m glad I did. Now…

12 Things You MUST Remember

Yes, I’m back with my lists! If you’re not sure about any of these please leave a comment. I’ll be delighted to explain!   • How to be silly. • Ways to honor your child’s feelings. • When to be a good loser. •…

5 Love Languages of Children-Part 3

In The Five Love Languages of Children we’ve been learning how to fully communicate our love for our children in a language they will best understand. Click HERE to review the 5 Love Languages. Click HERE for the introduction to this series. Today’s question…

Pointers: Talking to Children

When talking with your children follow these pointers from Jo Frost (Supernanny) in her book, Supernanny: How to Get the Best from Your Children. (Page 73) • Don’t scream and shout. Use the Voice of Authority [*] for bad behavior • Praise your child…

11 Quick & Easy Desserts

Pudding and fruit parfaits – use clear glasses or clear disposable cups for easy cleanup. Pudding and cookie crumb parfaits – use up those broken cookie pieces. Berries and whipped topping – serve in a bowl or an ice cream cone. Refrigerated cookie dough…

Breakfast on the Go!

Mornings can be crazy, I know.  Here are some ideas for QUICK and nutritious breakfasts that kids can eat at home or in the car. If you know ahead of time that you’re going to have an early day pack everything for the kids…

Papa’s Mechanical Fish

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Papa’s Mechanical Fish was written by award-winning author Candice Fleming, and illustrated by Boris Kulikov. It was published by Margaret Ferguson Books in 2013. This is a wonderful, whimsical story about a Papa who fancies himself…

The Most Magnificent Thing

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall The Most Magnificent Thing was written and illustrated by Ashley Spires. It was published in 2014 by Kids Can Press. An unnamed little girl has a wonderful idea to build the most magnificent thing. She’s not…

Practical Online Help

I’m back to recommend a few online places that can help you with the day-to-day stuff! Enjoy. Her View From Home by  numerous moms https://herviewfromhome.com/50-questions-to-ask-your-kids-instead-of-asking-how-was-your-day/ Her View From Home is a lifestyle magazine that connects your view to the rest of the world. We…

KidLit TV – A Curiously Entertaining Place for Children’s Writers & Illustrators

Writers, illustrators, teachers, librarians, parents, kids—anyone who loves children’s literature will find something fun and interesting on KidLit TV. If you are a visual learner (Aren’t most of us?) KidLit TV is the place for you. Pretty much everything on the site is presented…

What Do We Do All Day? Website of Fun Activities for Kids

What Do We Do All Day? Website Recommendation by Jean Matthew Hall Please click on “Leave a Comment” in the sidebar to the left to comment on this post. Come on, you can do it! If you have children toddlers to tweens there are…

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