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Obedience: Why Do You Have To Tell Them Five Times? "In one fairly typical encounter, a father asked his eight-year-old son five times to please go take a bath or a shower.

Obedience: Why Do You Have To Tell Them Five Times?

After the fifth plea went unheeded, the father picked the boy up and carried him into the bathroom. A few minutes later, the kid, still unwashed, wandered into another room to play a video game. " - Elizabeth Kolbert, in Spoiled Rotten: Why do kids rule the roost? In the New Yorker. This situation may be extreme, but most parents I know have some version of this complaint.

It's a good question: Why don't kids just do what we say the first time we say it?! 1. Solution: First, connect with your child by noticing what he's working on and acknowledging his priorities: "Wow, look at this elaborate train track you're building! 2. Solution: Don't give directives from across the room. 3. Solution: Give one warning. 4. Solution: Set limits with empathy so she wants to comply, and gets plenty of practice. 5. Solution: Acknowledge her position: "I hear you. 6. 7. 8. Did you miss? 31 Days of Home Management Binder Printables: Day #3 To Do List with Time Schedule. Printables. Free Tools. Giant Paper Rose Flower. Homemade Bodywash. We are becoming more "Hippie" by the day it seems.

Homemade Bodywash

Truly, it is not all my fault. Andy contributes too. I may have been known as "Captain Planet" back in college, for starting the campus recycling drive, and for harping on my roommates constantly to turn off the lights, and tv, and water. But I married my equal. Andy was the one who pushed through and actually made the homemade laundry detergent. Ever since then he has been talking about making our own body wash. So, Andy occasionally does a search for homemade organic body wash. 1/2 gallon distilled water Minerals, colors and scents as desired Melt 2 cups grated soap in 1/2 gallon distilled water (we doubled the recipe which is why it looks like so much more then 1/2 gallon in the pot) Along with 2TBSP of Vegetable Glycerin oil Add scent or color if desired, which it wasn't for us - the simpler the better for poor Canaan's skin!

Mix well. We poured it into mason jars and let it cool. One gallon distilled water - $1 Total spent - $10.20. 25 At-Home Science Experiments. By Jacinda | Now that the kids are almost on summer break it’s time to start planning those daily activities.

25 At-Home Science Experiments

My biggest predicament is trying to find activities that I don’t feel are completely mindless (gotta keep those synapses firing, right?). What better activity to do with them than a fun science experiment? Learn all about the crystallization process with geodes and test the power of nature by walking on eggshells. Your afternoons are guaranteed to be tons of fun and educational with these 25 At-Home Science Experiments… nggallery id=’126331′ Crystallization in Progress Learn all about crystallization by making your own geodes. Dancing Oobleck Follow the tutorial to create this concoction and watch the power of sound waves make it dance. Naked Egg Learn how to make a fully intact egg with no shell. Why Leaves Change Colors Through this experiment they can learn all about why leaves change colors in autumn. All About Density Does it Dissolve? Bubble Magic Walking Water About Jacinda. Crystal Egg Geodes - Martha Stewart Easter. Geodes can be grown without using egg dye.

Crystal Egg Geodes - Martha Stewart Easter

The resulting crystals are clear to milky white, like quartz. While large chicken eggshells are suggested in this process, larger eggshells can be used. Simply increase the size of the plastic or glass container and double or triple the amounts of dye (1 packet), alum (3/4 part), and water (2 parts) used to create the growing solution. This Easter craft from Jim "Figgy" Noonan doubles as a science project, offering an opportunity to show kids the crystallization process at work.

To make a fluorescent variation for Halloween, substitute the water and egg dye solution with glow water. Resources: If you don't want to blow your own egg or would like to try a larger eggshell, pre-blown shells are available from The Eggery Place. Be Ready. 7 Secret Home Remedies. This post is one of our Pinterest fans FAVORITES so we thought we’d repost it in case you missed it the first time!

7 Secret Home Remedies

What ? You are not following us on Pinterest? Come see why over 220,ooo other people are! …click here, and join us! To try when your kids are out of sorts. Now by “out of sorts,” I mean sick, not just crabby! #1. I swear by the B.R.A.T. diet. It stands for- Bananas Rice Applesauce Toast ( The toast needs to be white, and my kids usually don’t want it toasted. Then you would have to say you have your kid on the ”BRAB” diet, and where is the fun in that?) #2. If you can get your kid to eat it, BLACK LICORICE will cure their constipation nine times out of ten! I’m not kidding. . #3. Did you know that the baking soda volcano every kid wants to make for their science project is actually useful?

The chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar creates a cooling effect that will soothe your child’s minor burns. It works great if they touch hot pans. . #4. I can’t get over how cute they are! 52 Uses for Coconut Oil - The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd! - Delicious Obsessions. <<Update 03/20/12 — Make sure you take some time to read through the comments on this post.

52 Uses for Coconut Oil - The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd! - Delicious Obsessions

When I first wrote this post back in January 2012, I thought 52 uses for coconut oil was amazing. Little did I know that my readers would leave double, and probably even triple that many new uses in the comments! >> Really? 52 different ways to use coconut oil? DISCLAIMER: Please note, these uses are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. 52 Uses for Coconut Oil Eat a spoonful when you need an energy boost. Check out the printable list of 122 Uses for Coconut Oil Check out these fun graphics with different ways to use Coconut oil What is your favorite way to use coconut oil? If you’re interested in making your own skin care products, I highly recommend this eBook: “Coconut Oil For Your Skin – Nourishing Your Body From The Outside In“.

For lots of health-related information on coconut oil, I have found this book from the founders of Tropical Traditions to be very informative. Mardi Gras. Blue glow garden stones. Projects / Wreath made from styrofoam Dollar Store skeleton. Projects / Punch a hole in the top of a bottle of vinegar and sit the bottle in your toilet tank. In doing this you will save water, as the tank wont fill as much, the vinegar will clean your toilet AND tank on each flush, it leaves the bathroom smelling. Kisautók. Projects / Use boiling water and two teabags to clean hardwood floors. The tannic acid in tea creates a beautiful shine for hardwood floors. Let two teabags steep in the boiling water for a few minutes. Pour the tea into a bucket. Take a soft cloth and wr.

How to Put Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit. Posted by Laura on October 5, 2011 · 211 Comments Welcome!

How to Put Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit

Simplify your blog reading by signing up to read my blog via RSS (get updates in a feed reader) or via email (get updates delivered daily to your inbox). Hi, I am Amanda Kuzak from Kuzak’s Closet. I am a professional organizer and blogger based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and today I wanted to inspire all of you to get your emergency kits ready in honor of Emergency Preparedness Month. It doesn’t matter where you live, you are susceptible to an earthquake, hurricane, snow storm, power outage, flood, etc. and any of these things could leave you and your family stranded at home for a few days without power or electricity. Before I talk about the emergency kit you need to have in your home, I want to talk about the emergency kit you should have in your car. Next let’s talk about emergency kits for your pet.

Living in California I thought more people would have an emergency kit in their homes but I rarely see one. The 12 Best Household Uses for Vodka (Not including Martinis) 20 Household Uses for Used (Yes, Used) Dryer Sheets. No joke.

20 Household Uses for Used (Yes, Used) Dryer Sheets

We received this the other day in our mailbox and had to share. While our used dryer sheets have often, unexpectedly, freshened our garbage can, we thought that was the extent of their usefulness. Looks like we were wrong. Here are 20 other ways they can be put to good use, after they've taken a spin through your dryer cycle... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. [Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Orange County Register] Detox Your Body. Cleanse your body, protect it from disease, and enhance your health system by detoxing with these supportive foods.

Detox Your Body

BLOOD What does it do? The blood is a specialized bodily fluid that supplies substances and nutrients, such as sugar, oxygen, and hormones to our cells. It carries waste away from the cells and contains clotting agents. It is the circulatory system that holds the high-speed highways of the blood for transport.Supportive foods – Blood building and circulatory supporting foods include dark green leafy vegetables such as dandelion greens, kale, collard greens, spinach, arugula and broccoli; also garlic, fresh ginger root, cayenne pepper, and protein-rich foods, apricots, beans, wheat germ, and tofu.

LYMPH What does it do? LIVER What does it do? GALLBLADDER What does it do? PANCREAS What does it do? KIDNEYS What do they do? INTESTINES What do they do? Please also note: None of the information provided is meant to treat or diagnose disease or ailments. Easy Change Artwork Frames  How to Use Epsom Salt in a Number of Ways. Increase your magnesium levels in your body by soaking in Epsom salt bath water three times weekly.

How to Use Epsom Salt in a Number of Ways

While it is extremely difficult to get enough magnesium in our systems through our diets, it is readily absorbs into our systems through our skin. Magnesium is needed by our bodies for many functions; however, a doctor should be consulted prior to extensive use, particularly for those with kidney problems. Magnesium works to activate many other enzymes our body needs. Magnesium is useful in the treatment of asthma, COPD, fibromyalgia, ADD, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, angina, cardiac arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, fatigue, kidney stones, migraine and tension headaches, complications due to pregnancy and premenstrual syndrome. Our bodies cannot properly use serotonin without the assistance of magnesium. Build a Twin Storage (Captains) Bed. Drinks / GENIUS! Going on a cruise and don’t want to spend a fortune on drinks? Pour your vodka in an empty Listerine bottle, add 3 drops of blue food coloring and 1 drop of green. Wa-la! You now have a 5th of vodka to use for your beverages!!! Classy rig.

For the Home / Mix baking soda with 1 tbsp of fabric softener and spread on mattress every one or two months. Leave on an hour and vacuum off. Kills dust mites and freshens the mattress.....glad I saw this!! Life Your Way Printables.


Homemade Maple Almond Butter. Homemade Nutella. Despite the millions of things I have going on right now, I’ve been really motivated to organize my kitchen. I’ve acquired quite a few pots and pans and they are all messily stacked on top of one another in one of the cabinets. I hate it. Especially when the pan I want is at the bottom of the pile. I’ve been getting organization inspiration from Pinterest and one of my favorite organization websites, I Heart Organizing. What are your favorite kitchen storage/organization tips, tricks, or inspiration photos? Something else I’d like to organize is my small kitchen appliances. Thanks to Oh! Recipe Rundown Taste: More nutty than store-bought Nutella and also not quite as sweet, but in a great way. Ingredients: 1 cup hazelnuts 12 ounces milk chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoons canola oil 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Salted Pumpkin Caramels. Toast the pumpkin seeds in a skillet until they start popping. Line the bottom of a buttered 8-inch square glass pan with buttered parchment paper. Spread out the toasted pumpkin seeds on top of the parchment in the pan. In the saucepan, combine the cream, pumpkin puree, and the spices. Heat it until warm, but do not let it boil. Remove from heat. Pumpkin Seed Candy. If you have been to Hong Kong Airport, I bet you never missed the famous Kee Wah bakery. If you haven’t visited the place yet, please please do go there. Their best seller Pineapple shortcake is fabulously awesome. I tasted some of the best candies I ever had from here as well..Dates Candy , Pumpkin candy. I bought back a big pack of Pumpkin seed candy and my friends loved it. It has been in my to-do list for a long time and I finally managed to clear that off from my list this weekendJ. I have started to use Raw Sugar or Candy sugar in many of my recent recipes. So gear up, get that candy thermometer and lets go Candilicious and make some light and healthy candy to munch on.

Retro Classic: Waffle Maker French Toast. I found this recipe and posted it about a year ago, but it’s taken me until now to make it myself. I can’t believe I wasted a whole year to try this! This recipe is amazing! It’s truly the greatest use for white bread since sandwiches. It’s as easy as it looks and it’s absolutely delicious. I found the recipe in a 1955 magazine advertisement for Log Cabin syrup. For the short, sweet and printable version of the recipe, click here now. To make this recipe: First, you make a customary egg and milk mixture to dip your bread slices into. Second, you butter each slice of bread on both sides. As you would with any French toast, you dredge your bread through the egg and milk mixture until it’s thoroughly soaked. Once my waffle maker was fully heated up and I had the green light, I placed four slices of soaked bread onto the grates. I did get just a little bit of butter dripping out of the sides of the machine – a clue to spread a little less butter on the bread for my next go-around.

That’s it! The Best Beef Stew. Fiesta Cheese Fondue Recipe - - 336475. Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies. Thursday, September 20, 2012 Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies* I am a Britney Spears fan. Big Time. Like I almost filmed my very own “Leave Britney Alone” video. Yes, I know that she can’t really sing that well. So since XFactor started up last week, I like to sit down with a glass of wine and cookies — the two most important food groups — and watch my favorite Pop Star judge people. This weeks cookie needed to be something that went well with a merlot.

Score #1: I didn’t have to go to the store and could put it off for yet another day. Score #2: I got to fulfill my childhood cravings for cookies my Mom refused to buy me. Score #3: They were easy enough that I could finish them before Xfactor started. Score #4: Oh, and they are freaking amazing. Obviously, these were meant to be my Wednesday Night XFactor BSpears Wine Cookies. Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies Yield: 18 large cookies Recipe Note: Butter your cookie sheet to encourage spreading.

Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce. Four Quadrant Graphing Characters Worksheets. Baked Cheesy Chicken Bake. 10 Songs to Help Your Toddler While Potty Training. Finally, I found it! How to Quickly Defrost Meat [VIDEO] Dukan chocolate desserts: recipe reviews. Homemade Root Beer Recipe. Not Just CuteNot Just Cute. Welcome To Bands For Arms............                - Home. Fun Kids Crafts, Science Projects, and More. Warm Bean Dip. Eco Mason Glass Jars. The "Ineeda" Box aka Car Emergency Kit. Upcycle Clothing / Cut out design, dab bleach on edges of cuts with Q-tip, and stitch to another shirt.

For the Home / Get a pallet, foam, table legs, fabric and a staple gun. Car Seat Re-cover. A Very Curly Chocolate Cake. Remind101. Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites. Good gifts for female photogs / The Polaroid Z340 Instant Digital Camera - Get instant photos in your hand with an added bonus: you can save and edit them! Crop, add filters or text, make custom borders and lots more. $249. Drink Your Dessert. Simply Great Chicken. Pumpkin Pie Bites. Mama’s Pecan Pies.

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