A study conducted by the University of Toledo suggested that children who have fewer toys are more creative and have longer attention spans. The Ohio-based university recruited 36 toddlers who were allowed to play in a room with either 16 toys or just four. They found that the toddlers who played with four toys used each for twice as long.…
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We hear all the time how important it is to open up the lines of communication. Communication improves relationships with partners, friends, & coworkers; but we can’t forget that it also improves our relationships with our children.
Taking the time to have a genuine conversation with your child can be so much fun & so insightful! It also helps to build up a great family bond, which is why we are offering a few family conversation starters to go a long with each curated collection of content….
We have a small built-in closet in our upstairs hallway across from our bathroom. It is the perfect spot for all of those medical supplies & extra toiletries, but it is also one of those spots that gets messy in a hurry! I generally don’t care about putting things back where they belong when I am digging for medicine for a sick kid at 3am, or if I ran out of conditioner mid-shower & am dripping wet digging for a new bottle.
This is bound to happen, & it is just part of the process. But the important thing is that you go back through every so often to declutter & reorganize when the space needs it! If you stay on top of it, it doesn’t take too much time.
The more you do it, the faster you get. Once you come up with a system that works for you, you can be surprisingly speedy!…
A lot of times we are so busy planning & hosting our child’s birthday party that we forget to enjoy with it them too! Here’s Shari’s reminder for parents…
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One thing you might not know about me, is that I absolutely love organizing!
Very few things give me more energy and excitement than re-doing a room, re-arranging the playroom, or straightening up a closet! And my very favorite space to tackle, are any that are kid related. Whether it’s a bedroom, bathroom, play-space or homework station, I love any and all “child-centered” areas.
A New Year, A New Me, A New Adventure…..
When I think back on this past year, it seems a bit overwhelming. We have been through a lot as a family, and I have been through the hardest year of my entire life both mentally and emotionally.
If I focus on the negatives my mood can easily change and I find myself becoming very gloomy and heavy-hearted. It’s like a downward spiral as I think about one unpleasant after another. Some I have shared, a lot I have kept private.
But, if I chose to think about the highlights, I become thankful. I’ve learned that no matter how bad it gets, there is always ALWAYS something to be appreciative for!