Stars and Toothbrushes

Another fun jar project that is multi-functional. Can’t wait to make with the kids!

My Crazy Blessed Life!

For the last few weeks in science my kids have been learning about our Solar System. We have studied the Sun, Moon, stars, planets, and other bodies in the Solar System. It has been a lot of fun teaching and seeing them get so excited about our Solar System! I was trying to come up with a fun craft project while we were studying stars and I was in the middle of brainstorming how to get my kids to brush their teeth long enough. I put both things together and came up with this…

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Relax Bottle/Time Out Timer

I love this idea…can’t wait to try this for my boys.

My Crazy Blessed Life!

Sooooo… I have a three-year-old little girl who is full of drama.  Probably not the only one in history, but one of my current dilemmas.  When time out time comes for bad behaviour I find myself with a little girl on the bottom step screaming, kicking walls and not able to even calm down enough to learn her lesson.  This was getting worse and worse until I told my husband, “there has to be a better way, I’m going to research this.”  So I went online and read other mom’s advice, dr’s advice, psychologist’s advice, etc.  Nothing was really working.  Finally I saw something called a mind jar.  This was a mason jar filled with water, clear gel glue and ultra fine glitter.  You shake it and the glitter settles slowly as you watch you relax.   The original ones I saw were to teach children to meditate (not my goal).  I loved…

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A Little Humor

Today has been one of those days, the morning started off fairly rough with getting the kids moving. This image on Facebook proves a little humor can help to make the day a little brighter.



Remember smiles are contagious, and you just might brighten someone else’s day.


Keep smiling,
Cheri

XBOX Gaming Night

A week ago the boys & I attended XBOX Gaming Night at the Microsoft Store in Salem, NH. The event was sponsored by the Methuen SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council). It was a fun event for all ages and was open to all students & families within the Methuen School System.
The kids had a great time playing games, meeting new kids & seeing some of their friends. The employees at the Microsoft Store were very helpful and made sure the kids were all getting a chance to play at the different stations that were setup. They even had green XBOX bags to hand out to the kids to take home. The kids look forward to attending future events.
Did you attend this event? Does your school or community have events like this? I would love to hear what other communities & schools are doing, leave me a comment.

Have a great day!
Cheri

My Shy Guy?

My youngest son, Russell has always been my shyest. Always clingy, even around family & friends. But when it comes to the camera, he loves to make silly faces. Sometimes when I look at these photos, it’s hard to believe how shy he can be.
Do you have a shy little one? Do they like to be silly for the camera too? Share your stories in a comment below.

Have a great day!
Cheri

Reflection & Inspiration

During this busy time in our year, when the holidays are fast approaching, it is so easy to get caught up in all the hustle & bustle. It is also a time of even greater stress in our lives as we try to get a multitude of things done.
We may worry about money or running out of time to get things done. We may worry about all the family we will be seeing or the lack of family at this time when others are with theirs.
Even when we are excited about the upcoming holidays and if things are all coming together perfectly, it can still be stressful on our emotional and physical selves.
Do take time to reflect on all the good things that are in your life, no matter how small. Take time to touch base with family, friends, neighbors or others you haven’t seen in a while – just to say hello. Smile at a stranger – you may just make their day!

Focus on the positive things and more will follow!

Do you look forward to the holidays? What do you do to keep the stress to a minimum? I’d love to hear your tips for the holiday season.

Joyfully,
Cheri

Wisdom from Robert Fulghum

One of my favorite authors is Robert Fulghum, who wrote “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten.” It is still one of my favorite books, which I love to go back and read through often. So many great quotes of wisdom that we could all truly learn from. Here I will share three of my favorites.

If you have never read the book, I highly suggest checking it out. He also has other fantastic books worth reading as well, you can find more information about him and his books here: http://www.robertfulghum.com
Have you read All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten” or any other Robert Fulghum books? What is your favorite quote? What authors do you find inspirational?
Have a great night,
~Cheri

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