My kids love making things but the reality is my capacity for crafting is really limited. That is why I love these DIY Jolly Rancher Valentine’s Day lollipops. We decided to make them in fun X and O shapes in shades of pink and red Jolly Ranchers making them cute and delicious.
The 21 days of gratitude have come and gone and it was a great experience for our family. If you followed along on Instagram you saw all the amazing gratitude gifts we were able to give. We actually ended up showing gratitude to even more than 21 people, so I call that a success.
About half way through our project I took the kids out shopping at Children’s Place to purchase some gratitude gifts for friends and cousins. It was such a wonderful experience to watch my kids as they planned their gratitude gifts. Their faces were full of joyful anticipation as they looked through the store and planned out their gifts.
At our house we have been focusing on gratitude and this gratitude tree was a great project for us. I actually did this craft with my Little Flowers group at school and they loved it. We have 3 of these around our house, the girls put a lot of thought and care into these and I just love them.
I don’t send my kids to preschool for so very many reasons. Among those reasons is the fact that I stay home with my kids so I want to be with my kids. Part of being a single income family means we don’t have as much disposable income. Instead of spending money on preschool I spend my money on classes and experiences and I teach them the basics like ABC and 123. So far this method has worked out beautifully. I have successfully sent 3 kids to kindergarten and they have excelled in school. Over the years I have gotten to know the kindergarten teacher at our school and have asked her to tell me if/when my kindergarten preparation falls short. So far no issues so I continue along my preschool alternative route.
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Once again I am potty training a child, this is number 5 and despite my fear that it would never happen, it did and just like the others it happened quickly. One thing I have learned through all of my potty training experiences is that there are signs to tell you when it’s time to start potty training. Now before you think, I know the potty training signs, I am talking about a few other signs. Yes the potty training experts and doctors all suggest the following signs of readiness and I agree they are key signs.