Category: Parenting

The Gift of Doing

(From the Archives)

giftGifts From the Heart

I’m very picky. Simply put, I like what I like. I’m sure most of you can relate. Buying gifts for me is not very fun (just ask my husband!). For every gift that is a winner, there are 10 that just don’t make the grade. So one year, on the eve of my birthday, I decided to throw down a challenge to my family. No buying me anything. Truthfully, if there is really something that I “need”, I’ll get it myself.

But here was the catch. They had to “do” something for me instead. Think about it. It’s the perfect gift. It’s low cost, clutter free (love that!) and from the heart. And I get what I truly “need” – others to take care of things that I either do not have time for or do not know how to do. So here’s what I “received” that first year.

20 Clutter-Free Gift Giving Ideas {FREE PRINTABLE}

(Includes a FREE printable list!)

Tis’ the season to give and receive, but that doesn’t mean we have to fill our homes with clutter! These clutter-free gift ideas span all ages and spare your friends and family from present overload!

clutter-free gift giving

Digital Media:

  • Netflix subscription
  • Gamefly subscription
  • Convert old pictures to DVDs and then wrap them up. The best part – give them the gift of spending time watching them together.
  • Amazon Prime membership
  • Read aloud and record a favorite children’s book and give the recording to a child. They will love to listen over and over again!

Brain Boosting: Eat a Healthy Breakfast!

Brain Boosting: Eat a Healthy Breakfast!Guest post by Susan Weiner

The beginning of the school year is exciting and hectic. Morning minutes skip by as outfits are chosen and book bags are re-checked for daily supplies. Does your child complain that they aren’t hungry in the morning or don’t have time to eat?  Breakfast must be a part of your son or daughter’s morning routine. 

The College Packing List that Goes Beyond Bed Bath & Beyond! {FREE PRINTABLE}

Summer vacation is flying by and freshman move in day is right around the corner. It’s time to get ready! There are tons of “complete college packing lists” out there, but we guarantee that you won’t see all of these items on there – even though you should. From time saving apps and music memberships, to Emergen-C and Ethernet cords, you’ll definitely want to read on and update your own packing list.

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It’s 10:00PM: Have You Done Your Homework Yet? – Tips and Tools to Overcome Homework Headaches!

 

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(Geared to BOTH Parents and Students)

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+ Are you confused by when, where and how your child should be getting homework done?

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