Trade Skills with another mother. Swap lessons in cooking, arts and crafts, sewing, make-up. You teach her children and she’ll teach yours.
Straws: Use “fun” straws, bendable or looped ones, to encourage kids to drink more fluids.
Save popsicle sticks and make planes, crosses, photo frames. Use your imagination!
Use baking soda to remove skid marks on floors, stove tops. Works great!
Play CD’s during lunchtime- songs, stories, etc.
Serve drinks in frozen glasses for a “cool” treat.
Make a jug of lemonade and keep it available so kids can help themselves.
By Mary Callis- Encouragement: A publication by Angela DiCicco and Gail Signor