June 05, 2010

Sharing Saturday

I must say that I am LOVING the new "Sharing Saturday."  I feel like I have 1000 great friends and your ideas are AWESOME!  Thank you so much for sharing.

That being said, I feel a bit like a hog.

I don't want to be the only one who gets to have all my questions answered.  So, this Sharing Saturday is for you to share any questions you might have.  Then, I'll pick from these questions for the next Sharing Saturdays.  Sound good?

Lay it on me.  What questions do you have that we can all help you with?


Dagny said...

Ok, this doesn't have anything to with crafting, but it is about children. My 7 month old isn't showing much interest in crawling and he *hates* tummy time now that he can sit up. Does anyone have any good ideas for making tummy time more bearable/fun?

Taylor Swim said...

I would love to hear any great ideas you might have for last minute dinner ideas. I hate that five o'clock hour of doom when I have nothing made and no ideas for dinner time. I want some quick, simple, kid friendly ideas using average stuff I might acutally have around the house. Help!

d.n.williamson said...

Me and a bunch of moms recently (well, a few months ago) were talking about how we HATE cooking, we're stuck in a rut, make the same thing all the time, hate grocery shopping, etc. I started a blog with really simple recipes to tackle that. Now, because I'm posting for others, I'm having fun in the kitchen again. The best part is hearing people say, "Hey, I tried ______. So easy and my whole family loved it." ... and similar comments. I'm really enjoying it so far.


Because of you and Cheri, I'm thinking about doing a "giveaway" when I post my 50th recipe.

Thanks gals for inspiring me to start my own blog to share.

A'n'G Johnson said...

I am working with teenage gang members and trying to find art directives they would be interested in... and using them as metaphors to extend into daily living. Any suggestions?

Tabitha said...

I am looking for a great way to repurpose my older sons winter clothes into my younger sons summer clothes! Living here in AZ, we are in shorts/tees year round, but I need to figure out uses for those long sleeved tees before nobody in this house can use them!

jacque4u2c said...

This is an adorable picture!

Katie Olthoff said...

Whoa, Phoenix, that is seriously cool!

Here's a parenting one (or 3)
1. Transitioning to big boy bed from cribby...when? how??

2. Potty training.

3. Getting rid of the bop (pacifier.)

Amanda said...

For Katie-

My boys (now 10 and 4) both made the move to a big boy bed between 18 mo. and 2 yrs. I just used a mattress and box spring on the floor, pushed into a corner with a safety rail to prevent them from rolling out. Plan on spending a week or so camped out in the hallway outside his room with a good book so you can put him back to bed each time he gets up once he realizes his newfound freedom. After that he'll get the idea. Sometimes I had to take away a favorite blankie or stuffed animal until they were laying down again. It's a good motivator. (Maybe you should hold onto the pacifier for use as motivation until the new bedtime routine is solid). I just got rid of the pacifier in one fell swoop. Gone! There were a few episodes of crying and a little difficulty falling asleep, then it was done. You could try just cutting down to having the pacifier at bed/nap time, though, if you prefer a gradual approach.

Azrin and Fox "Toilet Training in Less Than a Day" is an old book, but a good one that worked for all three of my kids.

In general, the key to success with any transition for me has been perseverance. I can remember dreading some of those big transitions with my kids and realizing afterward that most changes in routine caused a rough week or so, but that was it. You can put up with almost anything for a week!

Sorry for the long comment! Hope it helps, though.

Billy said...

I wanted to let you know that you are my friend ... we just have never met in person. Have a fun summer.

Lori said...

I'd like to know about dying clothes, I have some black pants of my sons that have faded but still fit, but I'm scared to try dying them.
Also, I need more toddler quiet toys (for church, doctors office, meetings, times when I want him to sit on my lap and be quiet). I have a 2 yr old that isn't interested in coloring yet and I'd rather not buy a ton of cheap toys he won't be interested in. Help??

Cyan said...

I'm with Lori, quiet toys for my 2 yr old would be awesome. I've tried books, but he just climbs in my lap and says (very loudly) "read it Mommy, read it!" And if I say no, he has a fit... I try toys, and that works for a few minutes...help!! :-)


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