Maggie, 6, Mira, 3, Alexa, 2
One-line parenting motto?
Don’t protect them from everything; just teach them how to do it safely!
The magic of making toys with your kids. I’ve always joked that my kids can be happy with a cellophane-window envelope to play with, but this hack lead to lead to *tons* of cardboard box play in my home. Purses, puppet theaters, the obligatory houses for dolls and people (dependent on size), templates for tracing, even a rubber-band violin (with a paper towel roll for the "neck"); now we never let good cardboard go to waste.