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Feb 27

February 27, 2017

Who Should come First, Your Spouse or the Kids?

Who Should Come First, Your Spouse or the Kids?

Who should come first, your spouse or the kids?  I did some quick research on this topic, and it brought up articles that gave conflicting advice.  “Put your husband first to preserve your marriage and thereby your children’s happiness.”  “By putting your husband first you teach children what it takes to have a happy marriage so they in turn can have a happy marriage someday.”  Other articles said the opposite.  “Remember spouses may come and go but your children will…

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Dec 5

December 5, 2016

Happy Santa Craft

Happy Santa Craft!

Kids will love this Happy Santa Craft!  Download and print out your copy today.  It’s perfect to keep the kids busy on a snow day.  You can use it as a Christmas Party Activity or in the classsroom.  His arms and legs move so the kids can make their own fun poses. Directions: Print out the pattern. Color it using markers, crayons, colored pencils or paints. Cut out the four body pieces. Use paper fasteners to attach the arms and…

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Nov 28

November 28, 2016

Santa and Reindeer Coloring Page

Merry Christmas Everyone!!  Here are Santa and Rudolph to help you celebrate!  This is a free downloadable coloring page for you and your little ones to enjoy!!  If you’d like more coloring pages like this, subscribe to the Love My Big Happy Family newssletter!! You can get your subscribtion to the newsletter in the sidebar to the right! -> Christmas Coloring Page! Get your  Santa and Reindeer Coloring Page Here! Please like & share:

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Nov 14

November 14, 2016

Pilgrims and Native Americans Coloring Page

Here are some friendly Pilgrims and Native Americans to help you celebrate Thanksgiving.!  This is a free downloadable coloring page for you and your little ones to enjoy!!  If you’d like more coloring pages like this, subscribe to the Love My Big Happy Family newssletter!! You can get your subscribtion to the newsletter in the sidebar to the right! -> Thanksgiving Coloring Page! Get your  Pilgrims and Native Americans Coloring Page Here! Please like & share:

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Nov 7

November 7, 2016

Thanksgiving Coloring Page – Turkey

Here is a Happy Turkey to help you celebrate Thanksgiving.!  This is a free downloadable coloring page for you and your little ones to enjoy!!  If you’d like more coloring pages like this, subscribe to the Love My Big Happy Family newssletter!! You can get your subscribtion to the newsletter in the sidebar to the right! -> Thanksgiving Coloring Page! Get your  Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Coloring Page Here! Please like & share:

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Jan 21

January 21, 2016

DIY – Puffy Paint

Kids love to use puffy paint!  It adds so much fun and texture to their paintings. I like to have the kids paint snowmen with puffy paint because the texture looks like snow! Here’s What You’ll Need: Washable White School Glue Shaving Cream Washable Tempera Paints (you can also use food coloring but be careful because it stains). Here’s What to Do: Mix equal parts glue and shaving cream, until you have the the desired texture. Add paint or food…

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Aug 3

August 3, 2015

Gardening With My Grandkids

My favorite place to spend time as a little girl was in our beautiful yard with my daddy. Our yard was exquisite with fruit trees and ornamental shrubs, lush green grass and colorful flowers of all kinds. I would listen as he talked with our neighbors over the back fence,  watch and learn as he did his gardening and we would have conversations about all kinds of things. Our yard was a gathering place for our family whether it was…

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Jul 9

July 9, 2015

Don’t Force Children to Eat!

 As a childcare provider for nearly a quarter of a century I’ve seen many parents who believe it’s a good idea to force their children to eat when they don’t want to.  One little boy’s mom gave him a big cup of milk every morning and made him drink it.  He didn’t like milk at all and I know that for a fact because I cleaned it up more than once when, after forcing it down, he spewed it back…

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Jun 18

June 18, 2015

Jun 11

June 11, 2015

Goo Monsters!

  Oooy Gooy sweet sticky monsters!  They’re edible too!!  This is a fun and very simple activity that kids love!  It doesn’t require a lot of supplies and it only costs pennies so moms love it too. Here’s What You Need: Corn Syrup Food Coloring Popsicle Stick Google Eyes Small Jars   Here’s what you do: Pour a small amount of corn syrup into a small empty jar. Add a couple of drops of your favorite color food coloring. Mix…

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Jun 8

June 8, 2015

Pinterest Project – Nailed It!

We’ve all seen the funny photos that have a beautiful project from Pinterest on one side and on the other side is a photo of someone’s attempt to make the same project, but their attempt was an epic fail.  The caption usually says something sarcastic like, “Nailed it!” Well G-2 was talking about jet packs while he was playing the other day. I said to him, “did you know we can make a jet pack?”  He was all for making…

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May 28

May 28, 2015

Apr 17

April 17, 2015

Bathrime Brouhaha

Bathtime Brouhaha!

 Bathtime Brouhaha!  Swoosh, Splish, Trickle, Drip, SPLASH! Almost all kids love bath time. I suspect most of those who don’t, have parents who are doing it wrong!  Even when you’re in a hurry, bathtime can be fun. It doesn’t need to take a long time (though I’ve had many a kid protest getting out of the tub when they had already played so long they’d nearly turned into a prune!). But, most of the time you should allow kids a few…

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Apr 8

April 8, 2015

Discipline Should Be Private

Discipline Should be Private Every once in awhile as I scroll through my Facebook feed I cringe because I’ve happened upon a parent publicly shaming their child. There for all their friends to see is a mandate from their parents that they’re grounded for the next two weeks! Imagine if you did something wrong at work and your boss announced it to everyone at a staff meeting, or sent everyone an office email detailing your indescretion. Most likely you would…

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Apr 5

April 5, 2015

Frying Sparrow Eggs

Frying Sparrow Eggs As a little girl growing up, my cousin Charlie and I were the best of friends. We lived just a block apart and we rode bikes together, built tents, caught grasshoppers, and ran through the sprinklers! And one day we fried sparrow eggs! My daddy’s yard was beautiful and had lots of trees in it. The sparrows loved all those trees and they would build their nests in them, lay eggs and raise their young. This particular…

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