I have been counting down the days until school started, at least for the last 2 weeks I have been. This year the house seemed crazier, the kids wilder and my stress level higher as we neared the end of summer vacation. For the first time ever I was looking forward to the change. I was looking forward to getting a routine back and being able to get things done. Being a work at home mom means I have to get really creative during summer break if I am going to get any work done. And by creative I mean I will have to stay up really late every night.
In my mind the older 3 kids would go back to school and the younger 2 would fall into a great rhythm that allows me to get things done and meet their needs. The peace and quiet was going to be blissful and soothing and everything was going to be much less stressful.
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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.
Laundry is one of those chores that can be a night mare with little kids. At my house the preschooler and toddler team up to make it as difficult as possible. They dump the baskets and jump on the piles. They grab the clothes and throw them in the air ruining my piles and generally wreaking havoc all over the place.
So here are a few ways to turn that around and make laundry a teachable moment instead of a moment of craziness!
There are lots of options for learning things like colors and fine motor skill development with laundry when it comes to little ones.
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Back to school is upon us and I can feel the headache coming already. Getting back into the swing of things is rough for everyone. Around here we have all gotten used to sleeping in and getting a slow start to the day, nothing before 10 am most days! And while the kids may grumble and groan I think it is all that much harder on the moms. This summer is the first time my kids started sleeping in and I have really been enjoying the extra sleep. So as we speed towards the first day of school I am trying to prepare myself for the inevitable headaches, missed meals and general craziness of running 5 kids to numerous activities.
This is the last week of July and that means that summer is rapidly coming to a close. I try not to think about back to school until August hits, but that doesn’t mean that my kids aren’t keeping up with school work. Summer slide is a parents worst nightmare. All year long my husband and I help with homework and go the extra mile to keep them on track and to loose that over the summer is the worst. Plus if they slide backwards that means more work for us this fall and I would rather work to move forward than cover the same stuff we worked on last year all over again.