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10 minutes of worry free time

June 11th 2009 21:58
I found the best thing that will keep your kids busy for at least 10 minutes (if they are little), so you can make important phone calls, pay some bills, or just fix their lunch, without them destroying your house.

I get tons of address labels in the mail, for free. I'm talking.......pages and pages and pages of the things.

(someone showed me this tip, so I can't take credit for the idea myself.)

But if you give your tot a page of those stickers and an old magazine, while they are sitting at the table with you or while your cooking......I guarantee, at least 10 minutes of worry-free time so you can take care of business.

I have so many labels that I will probably never get through in this life anywayz, and my kids love stickers, so this is their chance to stick them all over something with my permission.

And they love it. Plus they have tons of little cute pictures on them they like to look at.

Its a quick tip when there are no real stickers to be found in your house.

(even if you KNOW you just bought some, and just can seem to find them........because they must have "grown feet" and wandered off somewhere.)

I say that to my hubby all the time. Haha

Magazine idea

June 11th 2009 21:14
This is my first tip.
I have tons of old magazines laying around. So I came up with a solution.

I tear out pages with recipes and crafts my children would like to make with me. And throw the magazines in a recycing bin.

Even if the projects are too advanced for their age, I can just save them for later.
I have created a file system with files for crafts, recipes, learning info, and fun outside games and crafts.

What I do, is just glue the back of the pages together with a glue stick.
So on the front and back there are recipes or craft ideas ideas.

Here's an example I found a cool jello recipe, and tore the page out. Then in another magazine I found a cute candy apple recipe, and tore that page out, and just glued their backs together. So, its really just one page now. It saves confusion of tons of papers all over the place.

If you wanna file even better, you could separate the recipes into sections as well. For instance......desserts, snacks, dinners, etc.

These are definatly fun things for us to do as a family on those rainy days.
Kids love creating things too, so everyone wins!


My creative parenting tips

June 11th 2009 20:59
As a parent sometimes its hard to come up with creative ideas and ways for kids to listen and keep busy.
This blog it designed to help other parents or caregivers come up with all kinds of creative things to do to help make life a little easier while raising children.

Thursday & Friday!

October 20th 2008 12:58

Apple Baked Pork Tenderloin
- 1 pork tenderloin, about 2 pounds

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October 15th 2008 13:20
Barbecue Chicken Pizza
- 1 prepared thin pizza crust
- Your favorite barbecue sauce

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Monday & Tuesday!

October 14th 2008 16:08
Cream Cheese & Herb Stuffed Chicken Breasts
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Olive oil

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Meal Plan: October 13th-18th

October 13th 2008 01:27
I ran to Wal-Mart today and totally forgot to write down prices ... Eek! Either way, enjoy the plan for the week and keep an eye out for the recipes each day!

Monday, October 13th: Cream cheese & herb-stuffed chicken breasts, mashed potatoes, green beans

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October 7th 2008 17:09
Since I'm so far behind, I've decided to do a revamp of the blog. Instead of posting random recipes, I'll post a meal plan for the week and the recipes that match the meal plan throughout the week. Does that make sense? When I remember to, I'll give a cost estimate for the weekly grocery list as well, so you can get an idea of how much the meals will cost ya. My frugal side is coming out!

I'm going to mess around with the layout, as well, and change some things around. The pink is fab and all, but it's a little too bright for fall

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Beef Marinade.

September 27th 2008 21:33
I'm not a big fan of red meat, but this is great on a nice steak.

You Will Need
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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus.

September 22nd 2008 16:29
Sure, it sounds kinda weird, but it's really, really good. Use this for an appetizer or as a side - either way, it's delicious and a great spin on my favorite veggie.

You Will Need
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