What I learned as a camp counselor | Manic Mommies® Media, Inc. Kristin recalls how her motivational and organizational skills as a camp counselor are perfectly put to use as a mom (when she remembers). Great reminders.
Archives for February 2010
The only thing that saved us from takeout this last night was that no one could agree on what to eat. Good thing, too — I had all the ingredients for this delicious soup, and it probably took less time to make than we would have spent ordering food. (Certainly a lot less money.) CHICKEN […]
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How To Support a School Project Without Micromanaging | GNMParents Oh, yes. Thanks for this, Megin — great stuff!
Sounds like something from The Jungle Book or Lost! Awesome. From Brock: While out walking with the family, my 4 year old son's finger started hurting (from him picking his fingernails). He wanted a band-aid (now!), crying was immenent, and we were a 15 minute walk back to the car. I grabbed some long leaves […]
Kimberly's got a great lunchbox tip: We all have several of the dosing cups that come with our children's medicines tucked away in a drawer somewhere. I've come up with a great re-purpose idea for them: if you pack sandwiches in your lunches, but don't like putting condiments on them until you're ready to eat, […]
Wow! Amazon’s put a bunch of kids’ movies on sale, and just about every one of them is a keeper! Discounts range from about 38%-50%. Big showing by Disney and Pixar movies, plus Coraline, Fiddler on the Roof (and other musicals), and even The Three Stooges (!). Evergreen entertainment. This sale is sure to round […]
Several folks have written in about putting their kids to bed in the next day’s clothes. Generally, it has been a time-saving strategy, but in Nicole’s case, it also keeps the toddler rebellion to a minimum: A little before my son turned two he was having a hard time getting dressed in the morning. We […]
Learning to Read with a Cootie Catcher How COOL is this? You remember cootie catchers, right — the origami-like toy/game many of us played with in elementary school? Turn it into a learning toy! Thanks so much, Rachel, I'm going to do this.
Spare change doodles A few coins scattered on a restaurant placemat inspire art. Thanks, Amida! The City Cradle – Bike wreath with plastic bottle flowers. Some people. So creative. Even the BIKE was from a thrift store! Thank you, Vicky! I love your style. At least somebody likes to clean… « Capa Tosta Look at […]