Practical Tips for Moms

6 responses

  1. Debs
    June 28, 2012

    Thank you so much for including our snackbox and busy box. Hmm, perhaps I can be a Box specialist, lol. :D Thanks guys. That’s a really useful post :D

  2. Ann
    June 30, 2012

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the theme of your recap!

    Thanks for the link-up – love your site : )

  3. Karen
    March 9, 2013

    Enjoyed the idea of putting the magnets on the side of the cups. I think you can use Velcro, too, if you’re worried about the kiddos swallowing magnets. Would be helpful for adults with disabilities, as well, to conserve energy and make items more accessible. One of the most wonderful things I ever saw was a TV remote Velcro-ed to a person’s laptray when I was on a therapy home visit. Even if I think TV watching can be hazardous to one’s health (and soul) I felt this was a great way for the person with poor mobility to exercise independence. Keep on writin’! Karen

  4. Angie West
    March 27, 2014

    When my children were younger, my son could not eat a Popsicle fast enough. It would drip clear down his elbow. I solved this by buying plain sponges and cutting them in two then cut a steak knife size hole in the middle. When it was time for a frozen snack I would wet the sponge, wring it out, and slide the stick through the hole. When finished I would add a drop of dish washing liquid, rinse it out, and prop it up on it’s edge to dry. No more mess!

  5. AmieJo
    March 27, 2014

    Great tips! There were a few I have not heard of. I had never heard of a few. I have not had to remove crayon from anything yet but this will come in handy one day I am sure. For us this summer we will have lots of kids and family around because of our pool and I think we will have to have a spot where everyone has to keep their cup and they will have names on them. If it was just my kids I love the ideas of the magnets on the fridge but I think 8-10 magnets and cups would be too many.

  6. Gabriela Piñeiro
    April 20, 2014

    Hi! Thanks soo much for all the beautiful tips!. As a mum and a teacher, Im always looking for new ways to encourage good behaviour as well as learning everyday chores throuh playing. Last month I made a behaviour chart for my elder daughter with ten colourful stars to stick on the fridge (with magnets for each star) The idea is not just to give the stars away, but to earn them fair and square. So she really had to work out the way. Dont promise your child that if she does this…. she will get a star!!! Award her everytime she does something out of the ordinary or something you didnt expect her to do. As an example, tidyng uo her mess, putting toys in order, helping you with sth you didnt ask to, no weeping over silly things, being nice to her sister. My promise was that once she got all the stars (ten) she could choose to do any activity with the family. (And gave her examples a day out, going to the cinema, playing together, inviting friends home) hope you like it!

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