Found this idea for a DIY toilet paper on www.thelongthread.com And, IT WORKS GREAT!
Let me know how it works for you!
Monday, April 1, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
After school is a perfect time to encourage kids to eat healthy. Instead of turning on the TV and plopping down with a bag of chips, let kids build fruit sculptures. Ask kids to gather fruits or vegetables to represent the different colors of the rainbow. Help the kids clean and prepare them then put each kind of fruit in a separate bowl. Place silpats or plates, toothpicks, and a ball of Dduk dough (colored with beet juice) on each mat. Now, ask the kids to use the Dduk, toothpicks, fruits and vegetables to build a sculpture. Who can build the most colorful sculpture? The tallest? The strongest? The possibilities are endless. Want to double their fun? Join them! Nothing is more exciting than seeing the creations, or mistakes, that parents make while playing with the kids. My angels shaped the dough (which they ate before I ever microwaved it) and used fruits to decorate their edible sculptures, eating as many fruits while working as they used in the sculpture itself! But, the fun didn't end here.... everyone saved their sculptures to eat at breakfast. You got it! Afternoon fun for the kids and, with a little dry cereal on the side, tomorrow's breakfast is in the bag!
So, while kids dream of rainbows and search for green leprechauns, encourage them to eat healthy. Roll out some dough and pile on a rainbow of fun to help your angels recognize the importance of eating good, staying healthy, while having fun. Maintaining a balanced diet that includes all the colors of a rainbow helps kids find the true pot of gold - good health!
Monday, February 18, 2013
Wouldn't we all love to think that our angels will never be bullied? Wouldn't it be nice if we lived in a world where people didn't hurt other people? Sadly, we don't live in that world. In our world, some people push others around, intentionally say hurtful things, and regularly threaten their peers.... they bully others. And, in our world full of allergens, the sad fact is that our angels are often an easy target for those who want to bully others.
Kids with Food Allergies has published many articles to help you and your children deal with food allergies and bullies. Today's article "Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help" reminds us to talk to our children openly about bullies and what to do if they or others are victims of bullies.
Today, as many of you are home for the holiday, take time to chat with your kids. Remind them, not only about bullies and what to do as a victim, but also remind them of how they can show kindness. If our children can recognize kindness, then it will go a long way to helping them recognize unkind, bullying behaviors.
Stop bullying. Be proactive.