I’m a huge Harry Potter nerd year round, but during Fall, my passion for all things Potter is magnified. (Because, hello, wizards and witches and magic.) I’ve encouraged my kids to love all things Potter, and have sewn them Hogwarts robes, and made wizarding wands, which actually they (okay, we) play with all year long. See how we made our own wizard wands in today’s post!
I wish I could tell you that I have some great ideas to take all of the stress out of planning and packing school lunch…I don’t. What I am offering is a few ideas of how to use their lunch to reconnect with your kids. Once a day, your child will open that box or bag from home to fill up on the nutritious foods that you’ve packed for them. You can use this opportunity to not only connect with their stomachs, but also to reconnect with their minds and hearts.
I’ve tried “Laundry Day.” I’ve tried breaking it all into 3 days, having a Washing Day, a Folding Day, and a Putting-Away Day. I have a hard time sticking to any of this! What happens when children get sick, or there school events that must be attended? Laundry falls by the way side. That’s what! So I have some hacks for you that have made tackling my laundry a lot easier. I hope it helps you, too!
Back-to-School shopping can knock the wind out of any well-intentioned mom on a budget. Take a huge bite out of that clothing bill this year by second-hand shopping, and find your kids some cute clothes, to boot! You might even decide to start shopping there for yourself, when you see how stylish you can look on a smaller budget!
This summer my kids and I will be world travelers! With the help of the internet, the local library, and the smattering of cultural restaurants in our area, we are going to learn about a new country each week. I am so excited to expose my kids to the colors, sights, sounds and tastes of other nations.
Elise has some ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day all week long; because breakfast in bed sometimes just isn’t enough! Photo cred: Hamblin Photography You can find Elise posting regularly at The Joyful Mother Project. Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. So today I’m sharing ways to celebrate Mother’s Day leading up […]
Why didn’t other moms feel warm and fuzzy about their kids like I felt about mine? I smiled to myself as I thought, “Oh, that is so sad. I’m so glad that I have this whole mom thing together, and love my little girl so much.” Most of all, I thought that I must be doing something right and they must be doing something wrong. I totally judged! Read the post to find out how my perspective changed.