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It’s a new year and I know a lot of people make a resolution to be more organized, get rid of the clutter and keep a cleaner home. Even if it’s not your resolution, now’s a good time to take action and make your home a smoothly running, organized and well-oiled machine.
I’ve pulled some links from many different sites, I think there might just be something here for everyone:
- 37 Insanely Clever Organization Tips To Make
- Your Family’s Lives Easier – Click here! (Buzzfeed)
- Top 10 Family Organization Tips | Family Economics – Click here! (scjohnson)
- 5 Design Pros (and Moms) Share Their Organizing Tips for Every Room – Click here! (HouseBeautiful.com)
- Ideas for Organization | Focus on the Family – Click here! - (FocusOnTheFamily)
- Mom Bloggers’ Best Organizing Tips – Click here! – (Parents.com)
I hope these tip links help you put some order in your home. Have a great day!
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- Relax River – CLICK HERE! For those of you who like to see a pretty image on screen while the music plays…”Popular Christmas Songs”: Christmas carols, free online xmas music for holidays 2014
- XmasFun.com – CLICK HERE! Listen To Christmas Music Online. Here’s some great Christmas Music medleys you can listen to online. Each is at least 1 hour long or a complete artist’s album. Enjoy!
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We all know that toddlers are infamous for tantrums and other behavior issues. To encourage listening and cooperation, follow these parenting tips.
Show your love
Make sure your displays of affection for your child outnumber any consequences or punishments. Hugs, kisses and good-natured roughhousing reassure your child of your love. Praise and attention also can motivate your toddler to follow the rules.
Rather than overloading your child with rules from the outset — which might frustrate him or her — prioritize those geared toward safety first and gradually add rules over time. Help your toddler follow the rules by childproofing your home and eliminating some temptations.
- Know your child’s limits. Your child might misbehave because he or she doesn’t understand or can’t do what you’re asking.
- Explain how to follow the rules. Instead of saying, “Stop hitting,” offer suggestions for how to make play go more smoothly, such as “Why don’t you two take turns?”
- Take ‘no’ in stride. Don’t overreact when your toddler says no. Instead, calmly repeat your request. You might also try to distract your child or make a game out of good behavior. Your child will be more likely to do what you want if you make an activity fun.
- Pick your battles. If you say no to everything, your child is likely to get frustrated. Look for times when it’s OK to say yes.
- Offer choices, when possible. Encourage your child’s independence by letting him or her pick out a pair of pajamas or a bedtime story.
- Avoid situations that might trigger frustration or tantrums. For example, don’t give your child toys that are too advanced for him or her. Avoid long outings in which your child has to sit still or can’t play — or bring along an activity. Also know that children are more likely to act out when they’re tired, hungry, sick or in an unfamiliar setting.
- Stick to the schedule. Keep a daily routine so that your child will know what to expect.
- Encourage communication. Remind your child to use words to express his or her feelings. If your child isn’t speaking yet, consider teaching him or her baby sign language to avoid frustration.
For more of these great tips visit MayoClinic.com
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Tips and info. in this blog are courtesy of MayoClinic.com
July 18th is Perfect Family Day – Does anyone have a perfect family? Maybe most of us can only claim to put the “fun” in “dysfunction.” What would a perfect family even look like? What a perfect occasion for a family picnic, a family bike ride, a family beach outing or another family event.
- basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not: the traditional family.
- a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for:
- a single-parent family.
- the children of one person or one couple collectively.
- the spouse and children of one person.
In Honor of “Perfect Family Day”…here’s some fun Family Activities:
- Fun Family day and night activities – Click here!
- 20 Activities To Do with Your Family This Weekend – Click here!
- 11 Ideas for Fun Family Activities – Click here!
- Boredom Busters: 110 Fun At-Home Activities for Families & Kids – Click here!
It’s also “Hug your Kid Day”! So reach out and hug your little ones and squeeze ‘em tight, they grow up way too fast.
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