hostvsparasite: psychofactz: More Facts on... hostvsparasite: psychofactz: More Facts on Psychofacts :) This is true! We’re using some ASL with Viva, and her little hands are always going! Boy Get Crafty If you're new here, you may want to join us on Facebook or Google +. Thanks for visiting! Welcome to Boy Get Crafty! So many people tell me that their “boys just aren’t that interested” or that they “wished they had a girl to sew for” or “what on earth to give hubby for Christmas”… So I thought a Boy Get Crafty may be a good idea.
5 Reasons Modern-Day Parenting Is in Crisis, According to a British Nanny I generally am quite an optimistic person. I tend to believe that everything will work out for the best unless the evidence is overwhelmingly to the contrary, and anyone who knows me will tell you that I am not prone to drama. That's why when I say that modern parenting is in serious trouble -- crisis, even -- I hope you'll listen, and listen carefully. Mommy With Selective Memory: New Research: Is Yelling at Kids Worse than Hitting? New Research: Is Yelling at Kids Worse than Hitting? Yesterday my daughter was in one of those moods. She was deliberately trying to irritate everyone. I take that back...she was trying to be funny and in the process was being super annoying. For example, when it was time to brush her teeth, she went into the bathroom and said, "Watch this, Mommy!"
Discipline – Enforcing Consequences It’s time once again for Heather from Family Volley to share with us some Parenting Tips as part of her “Parenting Tips” here on The Idea Room. I realize that today is a Wednesday and usually Heather’s series runs every other Thursday here on The Idea Room. I had to make a little rearrangement this week so you get her a day early! Here’s Heather in her own words… –Amy
5 Big Fat Lies About Parenthood Looking back over my 13 years of parenting so far, I see many common “truths” about parenthood that have proven to be more fiction than fact. And dishonesty sucks. As someone who prizes truth, especially regarding parenting, I thought I’d shed my own personal light on some of these beliefs. Here are the five biggest lies about parenthood I was told… 100 Ways to Avoid TV This week, we are having a little break from the television. I have absolutely no problems with TV in general, and I usually let my kids watch daily (though I do try to limit it to 30-60 minutes a day, and we keep it to shows & DVDs without commercials). I think it is quite useful as a break for us all – me in particular! For us, it works to help everyone chill out for a bit when we are having a rough or fussy time, or to keep the kids entertained and safe while I try to get some work done, shower, or take a mama break and zone out for awhile to work on the blog or other stuff online (I really really need this for my own sanity).
Reward Points System and Home "Store" Because we do not pay our kids for their regular chores around the house, I needed to have a system in place to help “motivate” them to do them happily and quickly. We came up with a point system. I made some point and reward cards by simply buying some home printable business cards from Office Depot. 60 Little Tips That Can Change a Girl’s Life One small step for girls, one giant leap for womankind. Download a banking app.Drink more herbal tea. It will save your life.Making your own coffee/tea instead of buying it will make you a rich woman.Always have at least 6 chap sticks stocked up.Check out thrift stores.
7 Natural Baby Care Recipes I love using natural products for all of my personal care, cleaning and household needs, but if you’re not ready to jump on the DIY deodorant and toothpaste bandwagon just yet, at least consider using all natural products on your kids! Most kids are exposed to a scary number of chemicals on a daily basis, and even babies are born with chemicals in their umbilical blood. Most baby products and shampoos contain chemicals and many are not actually safe for baby. For example, many baby shampoos (including J&J) have some of the worst chemical ratings and baby oil is just liquid petroleum oil with some added (artificial) fragrances. A baby or child’s perfectly soft skin absorbs almost anything put on it, so natural options are really important! There are a few companies who make natural baby care options, but the cheapest, easiest and most natural way is just to make your own.