Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Love these! And better yet.. the KIDS will love these!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I love how Staci at Just Sew Sassy turned an old desk into one AMAZING lemonade stand! What little budding entrepreneur wouldn't love to set up shop here?!?
Great idea Staci! Thank you for sharing!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Kim at Everything Etsy features 13 Great Ways to Organize with Recycled and Repurposed Finds. It's a great collection of creative and attractive organizing solutions. My particular favorite is the suggestion with the baby food jars. LOVE it!
Thank you Kim at Everything Etsy for the great article!
Monday, July 4, 2011
I found a fabulous example of this on the blog called Isabella and Max Rooms. They feature a decorative element using a photo turned into art by Modern Bird Studios.
This has soooooo many possibilities I'm almost giddy! Let those creative juices flow... This would make a creative addition to any children's room theme.
Thank you to Isabella and Max Rooms for the great idea!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Here is our list of the Top Five Potty Training Tips:
5) The Naked Game - Many parents have found that wearing no diaper and no clothes can create a greater awareness of having to go to the bathroom. To use this strategy, dedicate a weekend to the initial training, and let your child go naked for extended periods of time. Before bath time is often a good place to start. Once the naked potty use is mastered, start adding the clothes back. First big kid undies, and then pants.
4) Target Practice - For those of us with boys in the house, it doesn't take long to figure out that aiming is a problem. Turn this obstacle into a game - it not only encourages potty use, but it helps get them going in the right direction. Take a few cheerios, they float nicely, and encourage your son to aim at them.
3) Praise - No better way to encourage a child to do anything than positive reinforcement. Give your child plenty of undivided attention, love and praise. Each time you have a successful potty, go overboard with the attention and praise. Children want to please and the additional excitement you create will help encourage going to the potty.
2) Stickers - A reward system is a great means to encourage potty training. Stickers seem to be a very popular choice. Create a board in the bathroom and reward your child with a sticker with each successful trip to the potty. Another popular alternative is covering a child's clothes with a sticker after each trip. This can create a constant reminder of the reward and help to remember to go to the potty with the need arises.
1) Bribes - when all else fails, a bribe is a fabulous option. M & M's always seem to be a popular choice. Promise your child each time they go to the bathroom they get some M & M's. If your child has another favorite, go with that. Many parents have had success keeping a reward jar in the bathroom filled with treats. With each successful potty, they can choose one.
No matter which strategy you choose, stay consistent and constantly encourage. Positive reinforcement, no matter what behavior you are encouraging, is a magical thing.
Let us know any other tips you may have and best of luck!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
So many possibilities... how cute would this look in a nursery?!?! What an affordable, creative way to add some flair! Thank you Love Sweet Love for posting such a great idea! For complete step by step instructions on how to make, please see their blog at the link below.
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As always, thank you for visiting www.sugarpatchbaby.com!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
- "You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance."-- Franklin P. Adams
- "A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine."-- Anonymous
- "Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own."-- Aristotle
- "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."--James Baldwin
- "The best inheritance a person can give to his children is a few minutes of his time each day " --O. A. Battista
- "Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home."-- Bill Cosby
- "There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it."-- Monta Crane
- "The children despise their parents until the age of 40, when they suddenly become just like them - thus preserving the system."-- Quentin Crewe
- "Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say." -- Wayne Dyer
- "The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."-- Albert Einstein
- "We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body."-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- "Teach your child to hold his tongue; he'll learn fast enough to speak."-- Benjamin Franklin
- "The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."-- Theodore M. Hesburgh
- "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation Where they will not be judged by the color of their skin But by the content of their character."-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
- "The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy."-- Sam Levenson
- "Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it." -- Harold Hulbert
- "If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters."-- Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
- "Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven." -- Robert Pollok
- "Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what's been taught them."-- Jonas Salk
- "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."-- Angela Schwindt
- "I think that maybe if women and children were in charge we would get somewhere."--James Thurber
- "Child rearing myth #1: Labor ends when the baby is born."-- Unknown how
- "Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said."--Unknown
- "Children are the sum of what mothers contribute to their lives. " --Unknown
- "When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world." -- Zig Ziglar
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