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Goal Setting for Kids (free printable)

This post was first published Jan 2013.  Updated 2019.  Family Goals It's the New Year, which means everyone is making resolutions or goals for the coming year!  Why not include our kids as well?We were talking with our boys the other night about some things we would like for them to work on in the coming year, both character and developmental skills. (obedience, tying shoes, etc).  My husband and I decided that we would like ...

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Earth Day Coffee Filter Craft

This post was first published April 2012. Earth Day Coffee Filter Art With Earth Day just around the corner, I thought the boys would enjoy making a "stained glass" earth out of coffee filters (just as we have done with Bob & Larry, butterflies, and pumpkins!As we were making these, I thought it would be a great opportunity to reaffirm to the boys how God created the Earth and everything in it.It also made me think of the old ...

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Putting on Shoes: Encouraging Independence

This post was first published Aug 2011.How To Get Your Kids Putting On Shoes When a child learns how to put on their own shoes, it is like a small weight has been lifted.  It's one thing you can remove from your "to do" list prior to leaving the house.  It is wonderful!Here are just a few ways we encouraged Big Brother to put his own shoes on: Buy Velcro Shoes (for now) Velcro shoes are so much easier for children to learn how to put ...

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Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

First published May 2011.  Updated 2019.These are so simple!  I'm a little embarrassed to even share because they are so easy, but they are SO YUMMY, so I decided to go ahead anyway.The recipe is exactly like the regular Rice Krispie Treats recipe on the box.  Except you add peanut butter.  A lot of it!  The combination is delicious! Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats Recipe Ingredients:3 Tablespoons Butter (or coconut oil... ...

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Best Board Games for 3 Year Olds & 4 Year Olds

This post was first published April, 2012.  Updated 2019.    Why Play Board Games With Young Children? There are so many great reasons to play board games with your child(ren)! 1. Time With Your Children First of all, board games allow you to spend quality, intentional, and uninterrupted time with your children.  In this world filled with constant distractions and Facebook beckoning for our every waking moment, it's easy to ...

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Pot Of Gold Cupcakes For St Patrick’s Day

This post was first published 2011.  Updated 2019. St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner...and what better way to celebrate than making these easy St Patrick's Day cupcakes!  These Rainbow Pot of Gold cupcakes were inspired from a post on No Time for Flashcards and another from Make and Takes.  And, of course, these St Patrick's Day cupcakes didn't turn out exactly how I had planned...but oh well they still tasted ...

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