Try this variation on paper dolls to make some easy Halloween decorations….
Can’t stand to look at Pinterest because you feel like such a failure as Super Mom? You are not alone! I am constantly plagued by the fear that I am not doing enough with my kids. And that’s coming from someone who for a while sold craft ideas to Family Fun Magazine. Later, when I hit a slump I couldn’t even stand to look at the magazine because it reminded me of all the great activities I should be doing with my kids.
I have been chatting with some other super moms recently and have found that I’m not the only one who feels this way.
We talk about and publicly post our successes.
We only see our own failures!…
I adored my Easter basket growing up, which my grandmother had dressed up for me by attaching plastic flowers to it. Now, with all the gorgeous silk floral vines available in craft stores, it’s easier than ever! I made two baskets for my own little girls (now bigger), and they love them just as much.
Even little kids have fun making their own Valentines! But I was never one to want to put paint all over their hands for making handprint hearts and the like. Too messy! This idea is no muss no fuss….
It sounds like a good idea to say that all the food at a class party has to be healthy. But it can take all the fun out of the party food too! I made this for my daughter’s 5th grade class party and it was a big hit! (And yes, the first kid in line took the star off the top. You might consider cutting some extras.)
The books I write for kids are fantasy, so it’s probably no surprise that we’re big fantasy readers around this house. My middle grader has just discovered the Percy Jackson series and is tearing through them. (Can you call it “discovered” when her brother has been begging her for years and she only read it because her English teacher put The Lightning Thief on a reading list?)
Some parents would be appalled that English teachers are encouraging kids to read something as commercial as The Lightning Thief. I think it’s great! To me, the main reason for assigning books is to turn kids into readers. The depressing books that most teachers assign discourage kids from reading….