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Five Summer Bonding Moments with Kids

Kids paint their own frame. Or buy larger frame and put one of their own 'masterpieces' in for parents

Jobs you can give the kids to do

Job ideas for kids (by age) Take Your Family from Frazzled to Focused - Positive Parenting Solutions

Being creative to keep my sanity: Summer Crafts for Kids

DIY Sponge balls for outdoor water parties. -easier for mommy than filling dozens of water balloons!

20 Questions to ask your children when you're putting them to bed to help develop your relationship- these are sweet.

20 Pillow Talk Questions for You and Your Child

20 pillow talk questions to use at bedtime (or in the car or at dinner) to help build your relationship kids

raise them to do good - not just be good

A Parenting Moment: Are you raising me to DO good? Not just BE good?

How are you teaching your children to "do good"? What is your advice to parents who want to raise generous children? My favorite thing to say when my children were quarreling was "Show love.

mommy's ransom box: If you leave your stuff out after 1 warning, mom puts it inside this box and you can't get it back until you draw a job from the envelope and do it. awesome idea!

This is a brilliant idea. Kids leave junk out when you tell them to put it away, it goes into Mom's Ransom Rubbage Box. The kids has to draw a job from the envelope to get the item back.

Check out these simple tricks for getting your kid to stop whining! Super helpful parenting tips for toddlers to preschoolers and older kids, too. Perfect for when kids beg and pout for something they want!

7 Ways to Get Your Kid to Stop Whining Immediately

7 Ways to Stop Your Kid From Whining – Idealist Mom Check out these 7 simple tricks for getting your kid to stop whining.

End child nagging & negotiating with just three simple words - Positive Parenting Solutions

End child nagging & negotiating with just three simple words. It only takes three simple words: “Asked and Answered.

Free and Simple Jokes ~ Write the question, read it with the class and have kids brainstorm possible answers.  (Their answers are amazing!)

30 Kid-Tested Jokes - my kids are really into knock knock jokes lately

Preschool Activity Ideas | Toddler Activity Ideas | Mommy With Selective Memory: 7 Lessons Your Daughter Needs You to Teach Her

7 Lessons Your Daughter Needs You to Teach Her; OR, What I can teach my daughter so she doesnt grow up to be a back-talking, sassy teen-ager. and i secretly hope a certain mom reads this, who has a bossy, tattle tale daughter.

How to build a tent for the kiddos.  lindsayanddandrew.blogspot.com

Great for the kids - DIY collapsible pup tents - wood strips, pvc pipe, twin flat sheet

100 Things I Want to Teach My Daughter- all girls should read this list no matter how old.  So sweet!

100 Things I Want to Teach My Daughter- all girls should read this list no matter how old. I want to make a list of my own for the daughter I will have one day. A good read for any woman.

Raised salt painting. Glue, salt and paint!

raised salt painting: create design with glue, cover glue with table salt. Touch watercolor brush on salt, without smearing and watch color be absorbed by salt. Let dry. This looks fantastic. So, inverted rock salt painting.

Little Gray Table: Chore Chart

Boyer --- thought you might like this for when the girls are older! =) YOu can use magnets with chores on them to split it up between the girls (and any future kids you may adopt!) Convert old tray to magnetic chore chart.

"Bubble Prints". Kids blow through straw into an aluminum pie pan mix of paint & bubble mix until bubbles almost overflow, then press paper to top and lift off.

soap bubble painting (dishsoap, water, and paint. blow with a straw and press paper down on top) I loved doing this, but be sure kids wear paintshirts.bubble bursting is messy business!

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