Fun Handwashing Activities for Children
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Fun Handwashing Activities for Children

Handwashing is so important, but it can also be tedious. Try these fun handwashing activities to teach and practice the handwashing steps. With COVID-19, handwashing hygiene has never been more important.  We all need to do our part in slowing the spread of the disease so our hospitals aren’t overwhelmed. But what do you when…

9 Reasons Your Child Doesn’t Follow Directions

9 Reasons Your Child Doesn’t Follow Directions

Are your frustrated that your child isn’t listening? Here’s 9 common reasons why your child doesn’t follow directions and one easy, printable solution. If you’re struggling with a child who won’t follow directions, you’re not alone.  That’s the number one complaint I hear from parents. And I’ve experienced it in my own home. Drawing from…

Teach Your Children to Clean their Room – Free Printable
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Teach Your Children to Clean their Room – Free Printable

Are you overwhelmed by the mess in your child’s room? Your child is too.  Use a free printable to teach your children to clean their room. The floor is littered with dozens of stuffed animals.  The blankets are in a tangled heap. An overdue library books hides under a mountain of dirty laundry.  The dresser…

Spring Break Routine for Children – Free Printable
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Spring Break Routine for Children – Free Printable

This winter has been miserable with the yucky weather and you’re ready for a break. But based on the stress and chaos of Winter Break, you know you also need a plan. You need a Spring Break Routine for your children. Without a routine, by day 2 of break you will be spending your days…

Keep Your Child from Waking You So Early – free printable
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Keep Your Child from Waking You So Early – free printable

It’s 5am and you wake up to the sound of breathing inches from your face. After the initial panic, you realize it’s just your preschooler. You wonder if there is any way to keep your child from waking you so early. In the split second before your child has a chance to demand cereal and…

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Be Prepared For Snow Days with Kids – free printable

Does the thought of snow days trapped at home with kids give you a headache? You can be prepared for snow days with kids. Last week the weather forecast had snow every week day.  Since we live in the Portland area, this sends parents in a tailspin.  We’re not accustomed to getting much snow in…

Pack for a trip with children without losing your mind – free printable
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Pack for a trip with children without losing your mind – free printable

You want to take trips with your children, but the idea of all the packing makes you want to hide in the laundry room and eat chocolate.  I get it and I’ve been there. But you really can pack for a trip with children without losing your mind. Since Kyle and I have moved to…

A Morning Routine for Toddlers and Preschoolers that Works – free printable

A Morning Routine for Toddlers and Preschoolers that Works – free printable

Was it another chaotic morning with your toddler or preschooler?  You had the best of intentions but you felt frazzled, stressed or angry by the time you head out the door?  You can have better mornings! You really just need a morning routine for your toddlers and preschoolers that works! Let’s be honest: getting a…

Routines for Your Children – free printable charts
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Routines for Your Children – free printable charts

“How do I get my kids to listen to me?” This is the #1 concern I heard from parents when I was a teacher.  I still hear it today – from friends and in parenting Facebook groups.  My first question is always “What are your routines for your children?” I totally get the frustration.  You…

Nine Reasons to Give Your Children Chores – free printable

Nine Reasons to Give Your Children Chores – free printable

The toys are strewn across the living room, dirty laundry is covering the bathroom floor, and dishes with crusty food are sitting out on the table. You think to yourself, “Wow, I’m so behind on housework.” No, you’re really not behind. You just need to give your children chores. I know, I know. You want…