Kids

HOW TO “ORGANIZE” KIDS ART

HOW TO “ORGANIZE” KIDS ART

Thank you Mary, for setting the tone here. Without further adieu, my 3 simple rules for editing your children’s art.

1.    If it’s not personal - toss it. Staying in the lines on a page torn from a coloring book page does not warrant keeping for 3 decades. First drawing of your family? Frame it – this deserves more than a box.

2.    If it’s bigger than my Bigso Document box - toss it. Preschool art projects will not overtake my home or my life.

3.    If you know the teacher did the majority of the work - toss it. You know the way-too-perfect Halloween thumbprint project. Cute? Beyond. Showing my child’s creativity? Not so much. See ya.

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HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR KIDS

HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR KIDS

Let’s clean out your room! Time to get rid of some toys! I guarantee your child will give you the classic eye roll or completely ignore you. Do you blame them? That sounds overwhelming to me (and I love this stuff). IMHO, children need to and can develop the habit of letting go, reducing their emotional attachment to things. Few children (adults, ahem) want to do this work, let’s be honest. Here are some tricks to help get everyone moving in a less is more direction.

WHY MY SON’S LUNCHBOX COSTS MORE THAN MY OUTFIT

WHY MY SON’S LUNCHBOX COSTS MORE THAN MY OUTFIT

Five mornings a week a lot of us do the same thing. Sigh about packing lunch(es). Dig for containers to pack lunch. And then, finally, pack the lunch. It gets old – quickly.

I hated packing lunches mainly because I never had the right, or enough of, the right container. Dirty containers, lost lids or my husband snagging the good sandwich Tupperware, I was always digging…and annoyed by it.