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Back to school dress rehearsal - What I learned from dad - #backtoschool

Please enjoy this past post of starting school this year.  Hope you enjoy and maybe even try it!  All of my best, Dyan




With summer winding down and the start of the school year just around the corner, it's time to start planning for that first day back to school...(unless you are like us and have already started back in the first or second week of August-more to come on our very special week).  I was talking to my father way back in May, discussing my daughters first day of school, which for us this year is kindergarten.  He had a great idea (didn't think so at first, but this one grew on me).   Have a back to school dress rehearsal.  Yes, dress rehearsal.  Wake them up as early as you would normally have to wake them up for school. As dreaded as that sounds in the middle or end of your summer, this idea can really pay-off.  The more I thought about it, the more I realized what a good idea this one could be for your kid and you.  Especially, if they are not a morning riser or not looking forward to that first day of school ever, first day of kindergarten or first day back to school in general.  This is a great way to get your child acclimated to the early routine of school and for you to have the chance to works out the kinks yourself (ie. - outfits picked out, snacks/lunches packed, and don't forget that positive attitude and smile).  Of course, you don't actually go to school, but after your dressed, eaten breakfast and ready, you can do something fun!  Like go to the park get some fresh air and exercise for both of you. 
When my dad and I discussed this idea of his back in May, I, at first was like....OK Dad, like I am really going to wake her up early just because....I thought, just nod smile and tell him good idea....while I was really thinking...summer is too short and goes by way too fast as it is to get her up one day early.  I do cherish my quiet mornings before anyone else is up.  The more I thought about it though, the more I thought, this is a really good idea!  So in my head I planned our very important "mock" first day of school, it would be the week before school starts on Tuesday.  We had no plans or activities scheduled.  We were going to get up, pack breakfast instead of lunch and head to the park as if a school day.  Even though temps would be a high of 102 that day, at 8 AM,  it would only be in the high 80s and we would be ok for at least 45 minutes out there.  My daughter and I discussed the "dress rehearsal"  she was excited and so was I the more we planned and talked about it.   
Unfortunately, the Monday before our big day, she got sick!  She didn't sleep well all night the night before and finally went back to bed at 4 in the morning.   There was no way I would wake her up, she needed rest to get better for real school the next week. She wound up being sick all the way up to her real first day of school. 
Sometimes our good intentions, ideas or plans just don't work out the way we would like them to...in this case they didn't.  However, I did want to share this idea because it is a good one.  Even though your parents are different than you with their ideas or parenting styles, they have good ideas too.  Sometimes you may just want to nod and smile, roll your eyes or just agree because you know it makes them happy.  Either way take a chance and listen to the advice they offer, after all they did raise you.  All of my best, Dyan

How to make paper chains - Make one to count days til back to school #backtoschool

How to make paper chains. #backtoschool   Pick your favorite colors of paper.  Scissors, tape, marker and a ruler to make your lines to make your chains
How to make paper chains. #backtoschool Pick your favorite colors of paper. Scissors, tape, marker and a ruler to make your lines to make your chains
We used orange and blue. Uncle Jacks favorite Gator colors.
Cut your strips for your paper chains and label the days to go.
Cut your strips for your paper chains and label the days to go.
Good practice for writing and numbers too! Last paper chain write a message about School starting. Yea!
Make the chain, by taping each one with in each other.
Make the chain, by taping each one with in each other.
Hang where you can see everyday to remove each chain each night before bed.
The finished product.
The finished product.
My daughter loves this idea and she likes to know how far important dates are out. Paper chains can help with the concept of time. What a fun and wonderful way to bring in a new positive experience in your child's life. Give it a try and see if it makes your first day a little easier. All my best! Dyan

#CutestValentinesEver - #HappyHearts to you

Heart Balloons
Heart Balloons
First step - picked up balloons
Craft supplies
Craft supplies
craft sticks, glue, paper
Craft sticks
Craft sticks
Handwritten name
Heart shaped paper
Heart shaped paper
Valentines Day cards
Valentines Day cards
Puppets
Valentines day card and gift bag
Valentines day card and gift bag
Puppets
Valentine Girl puppet
Valentine Girl puppet
Our favorite
Balloons and Valentines gift bags
Balloons and Valentines gift bags
With puppets
Boy!  What a success!!  These turned out cuter than I could of ever imagined...they really were not that much work and the #Valentine card gift bag was not that much money to put together.  I found a deal on the balloons at a dollar a piece and the craft cards were only about a dollar each with a couple of pieces of candy what a hit and definitely the #CutestValentinesEver   What we learned:  following directions, practicing handwriting, trial and error-what worked best where, creativity, uniqueness-just like everyone looks different so did our hand puppets, teamwork, using glue, counting, sorting and filling with our bags and treats.  What we shared:  using our imaginations, our ideas, creating happiness and joy, a fun-filled couple of hours. 
 
What we used:
craft sticks
glue
markers
heart shaped paper (foam, stickies or construction paper will do) pink, red or white
pom pom balls
googlie eyes
decorative valentines day bags
couple pieces of candy to fill
heart shaped balloons
 
Enjoy making your #Valentines, whether homemade or conventional, just take the time to do it!  It will bring excitement and joy to your child and create memories for you both, that you will cherish forever. 
May love, happiness and joy fill your day this #Valentines.  #HappyHearts to you!  Dyan

#Thanksgivingcraft to treasure and keep - fun easy and inexpensive #grateful craft for #Thanksgiving

This is a repost from last year...and I still love these so I had to share again.  They were such a hit last year at the dinner table every guest felt special and loved the fact that my daughter created each one especially for them!!  My daughter and I loved these so much that we are using again this year for our guest place mats.  A #Thanksgivingcraft to treasure and keep!!  They are fun, easy and inexpensive to make (my motto)...What better way to show your children's love and #gratitude for their family and friends by creating unique place mats for all of your guests on #Thanksgiving Day!
 
What you will need to create these special take home treasures:

1. Orange, brown, yellow or white construction paper.
2. Different colored pencils, markers, crayons to create their masterpieces.
3. Scissors if paper needs to be trimmed to fit your laminator.
4. Miscellaneous Thanksgiving stickers (optional).
5. Paper laminator.  Caution:  adult should always supervise this activity as the laminator gets very hot!  If you do not have a laminator, you could use a thicker paper (i.e. poster board or paper cover sheets/pre-laminated sheets purchased at any office supply store.
6. Your child's imagination.

#thanksgivingcraftsCreate each place mat unique for each guest.
 
Use your child's hand to trace to make the turkey.  Then have them decorate, color or use stickers to make as intricate as they choose. You can label each place mat and then use them as place cards too!



What we learned:  Lots of stuff!  How to use our hands to make turkeys, how to draw leaves, colors of #Thanksgiving and fall, practiced hand writing names, worked on letters and spelling, practiced writing name, creativity, strengthening hands by cutting, using the laminating machine and practiced safety lessons.
 

I love crafts that reinforce learning!
 
What we shared:  Lots of fun!  Getting into the holiday spirit, memories, useful craft that we will have many uses (a #Thanksgiving Day card, place mat, place card and take home gift for our guests), creative ideas and a fun afternoon of spending time together.




May your #Thanksgiving holiday be filled with peace, blessings and many things to be #grateful for....may you take the time to enjoy the time with your family, friends and kids.  Grab some paper and create some special memories this #Thanksgiving and make these place cmats.  They are easy, fun and inexpensive to make.  #Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours.   All of my best, Dyan

It's #ThankfulThursday - What are you #thankful for? #Flowers -

Yesterday, my daughter and I decided to take a #naturewalk with some friends.  The two girls were going crazy stopping and picking every wildflower and #flower from every bush, plant and tree they could find.   It was a beautiful fall day and I was #thankful for the moment spent with my child and friend.  My friend and I delighted in watching our daughters enjoy the #naturewalk as much as we did. 

I didn't realize that my daughter had picked so many #flowers until we arrived home and I asked her to take them out of her back pack before they all died and wilted.  She asked me for a bowl to put them in water.  She took her time arranging each and every #flower as if she was working on a masterpiece.  I guess in away she was, her masterpiece, she took each #flower one by one and delicately arranged them in each bowl.  At one point, she told me she even wanted to be a florist as well as a vet when she grows up!

As you can see, she arranged them beautifully!!  We have set them out on our kitchen  table to enjoy!  I don't think my friend did, but that is ok....this is our "thing"  making something out of something to enjoy without spending any money.  Stopping and smelling the roses of life.  Taking the time and making the time together to create memories that last a lifetime.  Making us both better, #momskidsandfriends.  

We are fortunate enough to live, where there are still wildflowers and #flowers on bushes and trees.  If you live somewhere where there are no #flowers still blooming, still take the #naturewalk and see what amazing things you can find..... leaves, pine cones, rocks or unique branches.  Take a #naturewalk, enjoy the day with your child and friend, take a moment to  enjoy life, enjoy #mothernature, enjoy each other, enjoy this wonderful place we call plant #earth. 

It's #thankfulthursday What are you #thankful for?

All of my best,  Dyan

What we learned:  About different kinds of #flowers, bushes and plants,  not to pick #flowers from someone's yard - unless you ask of course!  Spending time with friends outdoors is refreshing and fun, more about our friends and what we have in common with others, arranging #flowers is fun, relaxing and makes a beautiful centerpiece for our kitchen table, having fun and learning does not need to cost money, putting down our cell phones is not only good for us but great for our kids!!  #nocellphoneforaday


What we shared:   A wonderful day together making memories, pictures of our #flower arrangements - we sent as a thank you note (w the picture) for the day spent w/ our friends.



















Make a #Grateful pumpkin - teach your kids about #gratitude - Easy, fun and inexpensive #pumpkin craft

Some things never change in my world...I always plan so much that I never get a chance to do all the wonderful things I think of....including posting the last two years of Halloween parties that were such a hit with the kids! Hopefully next year so you may be able to create a magical party for your kids with lots of fun and creative ways for them to enjoy their Halloween season.

Our October was so busy with fun that we never had the chance to carve our pumpkins this year (or last...lol).  I tried to squeeze in last week, but with everything we do in the last week of October it would have been forced and rushed.  My daughter was fine with it because she had already decorated two pumpkins for Halloween and as the week quickly went by, I was already starting to think about what else I would do with these pumpkins.  The idea of #grateful pumpkins came to me and I was more excited about these than carving...so that's what we did.    Pretty easy really.  What we used to create our #grateful pumpkin: 1. A pumpkin (any size but bigger let's you write more things you are grateful  for - which is so important to teach your kids being #grateful) 2. Fall color construction paper 3. Glue stick  4. Sharpies 5. Scissors
Some things never change in my world...I always plan so much that I never get a chance to do all the wonderful things I think of....including posting the last two years of Halloween parties that were such a hit with the kids! Hopefully next year so you may be able to create a magical party for your kids with lots of fun and creative ways for them to enjoy their Halloween season.

Our October was so busy with fun that we never had the chance to carve our pumpkins this year (or last...lol). I tried to squeeze in last week, but with everything we do in the last week of October it would have been forced and rushed. My daughter was fine with it because she had already decorated two pumpkins for Halloween and as the week quickly went by, I was already starting to think about what else I would do with these pumpkins. The idea of #grateful pumpkins came to me and I was more excited about these than carving...so that's what we did. Pretty easy really. What we used to create our #grateful pumpkin: 1. A pumpkin (any size but bigger let's you write more things you are grateful for - which is so important to teach your kids being #grateful) 2. Fall color construction paper 3. Glue stick 4. Sharpies 5. Scissors
Cut a pretty design out of your construction paper. If your child can write have them write Our #Grateful Pumpkin on paper, if not you can write. Glue to front of pumpkin.
Cut a pretty design out of your construction paper. If your child can write have them write   Our #Grateful Pumpkin   on paper, if not you can write.  Glue to front of pumpkin.
Have each person in your family write something you are #grateful for and add one thing everyday.  By the end of the month you will have many things that you and your child are #grateful for and can reflect on each day.  That's it!
Have each person in your family write something you are #grateful for and add one thing everyday. By the end of the month you will have many things that you and your child are #grateful for and can reflect on each day. That's it!
What we learned: How to reuse items around the house, the use of scissors, practice writing and spelling and being #grateful of course! What we shared: Creativity, fun, discussing what #gratitude is and why being #grateful for the wonderful people and things in our lives is so important, quality time and memories.
What we learned:  How to reuse items around the house, the use of scissors, practice writing and spelling and being #grateful of course!    What we shared:  Creativity, fun, discussing what #gratitude is and why being #grateful for the wonderful people and things in our lives is so important, quality time and memories.
My husband even got in on our #grateful pumpkin which is atypical for him to join in on our moms,kids and friends stuff.  #ILoveit....this became a family thing,
My husband even got in on our #grateful pumpkin which is atypical for him to join in on our moms,kids and friends stuff. #ILoveit....this became a family thing,
Make the time and take the time today to share time with your family and talk about #gratitude, what your kids are #grateful for, what you are #grateful for and the importance of #gratitude. I am excited to hear my daughters responses each day. We have one rule. If it is already on the pumpkin and another family member has written it, we can not repeat what we are #grateful for, but have to come up with something new. My daughter is so excited about this simple and fun way to express her #gratitude, she said she wants to come up with two things everyday! MAKE IT YOUR OWN, MAKE IT FUN, JUST MAKE IT!! You'll be glad you did. All of my best. May you have a wonderful start to this November. Dyan
Make the time and take the time today to share time with your family and talk about #gratitude, what your kids are #grateful for, what you are #grateful for and the importance of #gratitude.  I am excited to hear my daughters responses each day.  We have one rule. If it is already on the pumpkin and another family member has written it, we can not repeat what we are #grateful for, but have to come up with something new.  My daughter is so excited about this simple and fun way to express her #gratitude, she said she wants to come up with two things everyday!  MAKE IT YOUR OWN, MAKE IT FUN, JUST MAKE IT!!  You'll be glad you did.  All of my best.  May you have a wonderful start to this November.  Dyan
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Haunted house - #DIY #Halloween decoration Fun easy and inexpensive craft for kids

This is a repost from a past #Halloween.  I just loved doing this so much I had to repost!!  It is wonderful to look back and see our Happy #Halloween families (ghosts, monsters and pumpkins) come together for a super cute, inexpensive and fun #DIY #Halloween decoration.  Store bought is easy because you just put it up and your done.  But making these crafts brings memories that last a lifetime!!   Also bringing a sense of accomplishment to your child and a real feel of holiday traditions that you can create together.   I hope you enjoy making them as much as my daughter and I did.   All of my best, Dyan
 
 Even if your kids are too young to go to a Haunted House you can still create one at home and it doesn't have to be scary either.  My daughter is getting older and is starting to understand all about #Halloween and loved doing all the #Halloweencrafts. We finished up our craft week with a Haunted House that goes with all of our other Happy ghouls.  We then displayed it on a table and it really turned out to be a super cute #Halloween decoration/centerpiece for our buffet table.  This craft is fun, easy and inexpensive my motto! 
 
What we learned: Measuring and cutting. How messy glue can really be. Being creative is fun! What I learned: My daughter can draw her very own haunted house and didn't need my help!!! She also spelled Boo on her own and is getting quite good at drawing ghosts all by herself. A happy moment for both of us.
 
All you need:  Small to Large size box (we used a medium one), several pieces of black construction paper, scissors, glue, white marker or crayon, miscellaneous Halloween stickers (foam or regular or both) and some small tea lights for the walkway.
 
 
How to:
Fit black paper by cutting to size and glue around the box.
Take your white crayon and (depending on how old your child is) let them draw their own version of a haunted house, add windows, doors, a fence, trees, what ever inspires you or your child.
Add tea lights for a special touch.
Your done!

#Halloween Family Fun - at the library

#Halloween family fun at the library


Are you looking for something to do for #Halloween besides trick or treat?  Check out your local libraries.  Our local library always has something going on for the kids whether young or old.  This year they have the usual trick-or treating at the library for the younger kids.  They are also offering some other special activities on making Boo bubbles and paranormal activities for the older kids.  I was interested to see what other libraries offer in other areas and there are some pretty cool activities and #Halloween Family fun!  Some libraries offer a whole night of #Halloween activities with bouncy houses, face painting, games and other neat things to do with your family.  

Others offer #Halloween crafts, story readings and teaching how to apply costume make-up. The events are not typically on #Halloween but a few days before or different activities offered throughout the month.  

What a great and typically “Free” way to have some extra holiday family fun!

I came across some pretty neat websites for #Halloween activities that I thought I would share filled with activities that are fun and educational.




(Adult supervision required-remember safety first)
 

Go online and google your public library to see what activities they are offering for #Halloween Family Fun!  And enjoy the time with your family learning, playing and spending time together!  Your kid will also get another wear out of that Halloween costume.  Make it a Boo….tiful day!  All of my best, Dyan


A #Halloween must if your kids are afraid of ghosts and goblins

Unfortunately, my husband was in the hospital last week.  he is doing better though, not quite where he needs to be, but better.
 
A good thing that came out of being there is that I came across a book about #Halloween.  "The Magical Tale of HALLOWEEN DUST by Patricia Cardello (http://themagicaltales.com/ ) the link is also on my check out these links page http://www.momskidsandfriends.com/Check-out-these-links.html .

This is a cute story about a brother and sister and their search for bravery on #Halloween.  While I was browsing the gift shop at the hospital, this book caught my eye because it comes with a soft bag of halloween dust.  

If you happened to see my family video on my video page, I mention that we like Happy Halloweens, not the scary Halloweens depicted in some books and movies. We like friendly ghosts and characters with smiles.  Pumpkins brimming with happiness and the magic of all things good!  This book was an instant must have for me!

My daughter is fighting to be more brave, not only at #Halloween, but every night she falls asleep.  As many children around her age are the same way.  

When we got back from the hospital, we immediately read the book that night.  And even though, it wasn't Halloween yet.  We sprinkled Halloween dust around her room, in her bed and on her hand.  She then sprinkled a bit more to be sure she had enough bravery to fall asleep.  To my surprise, (4 days and running), she has gone immediately to sleep.  No I'm scared, No can you turn on just one more light, nothing, straight to BED!  

I love this book, because I feel that it has helped my daughter have a sense of security in herself and bravery.   

#Halloween is a week away.  If your child is fighting with the same problems, run out and buy this book.  It may help you as it has helped us.  The author also has more books that relate to other holidays.  And if she hasn't written one yet, I am hoping that she writes one for kids, just like mine, who are scared to go to bed at night.  
#HappyHalloween!! May your child or children find the happiness in the holiday and leave the scary stuff behind.  I'm sure with a sprinkle of magic dust and your help they will!  All of my best! Dyan

#Gingerbread Haunted House - A fun and easy #Halloween craft

Here we go again...another #Halloween.  Can't wait to make our #Halloween Haunted house again this year!  I hope you take the time to spend #qualitytime with your #amazingkid this #Halloween. 

Love, love, love these gingerbread houses!  We have bought these before for other holidays.  They are easy to use and your kid has so much fun decorating!
Here we go again...another #Halloween. Can't wait to make our #Halloween Haunted house again this year! I hope you take the time to spend #qualitytime with your #amazingkid this #Halloween.

Love, love, love these gingerbread houses! We have bought these before for other holidays. They are easy to use and your kid has so much fun decorating!
Haunted Gingerbread House by Create a Treat. See link on my links page
Chocolate gingerbread!
Easy to assemble.
Chocolate gingerbread!
The easy to use base and the icing hold the gingerbread house in place.  It doesn't cave in or fall like others I have made.
The easy to use base and the icing hold the gingerbread house in place. It doesn't cave in or fall like others I have made.
First step complete.
What I love about this cookie craft is that my daughter can make it her own, unique design.
She even mentioned to me on several occasions that she doesn't have to decorate it like the picture on the box.
What I love about this cookie craft is that my daughter can make it her own, unique design.
What kids learn:
What kids learn:
Patience in building the ginger bread house with the frosting base and waiting for it to dry before decorating.
Tracing of lines while applying the frosting on windows, roof, doors, etc.
Builds strength in their little hands that will help with writing or other activities.
Tracing of lines while applying the frosting on windows, roof, doors, etc.
Using color and different items to decorate and make patterns or own designs.
Using color and different items to decorate and make patterns or own designs.
My daughter used opposites and numerical matching items to decorate windows and roof.
What we shared: An evening of fun creating our own happy haunted house!
Laughs, #qualitytime, memories, a new family tradition and patience in taking turns.
What we shared:  An evening of fun creating our own happy haunted house!
Haunted houses don't have to be spooky!
Haunted houses don't have to be spooky!
Back view
Take the time today to spend #qualitytime with your #amazingkids. Whether you make a Haunted Gingerbread House, make holiday cookies or another holiday craft. I love to do things like this with my daughter. She has learned so much from everything we do together. We don't look for perfection in our crafts, we don't always use the best materials (many times we use stuff from around our house) to me it is about spending time with my #amazingkid and teaching her something about everything. For her it is #qualitytime with her mom and learning new things. Kids need this to feel loved, special and build confidence. It is our job to do this and nurture #amazingkids! Take the time and make the time for your kids. You'll be glad you did.
Happy #Halloween week! Have a boo....tiful day! All of my best, Dyan
Take the time today to spend #qualitytime with your #amazingkids.  Whether you make a Haunted Gingerbread House, make holiday cookies or another holiday craft. I love to do things like this with my daughter.  She has learned so much from everything we do together.  We don't look for perfection in our crafts, we don't always use the best materials (many times we use stuff from around our house) to me it is about spending time with my #amazingkid and teaching her something about everything.  For her it is #qualitytime with her mom and learning new things.  Kids need this to feel loved, special and build confidence. It is our job to do this and nurture #amazingkids! Take the time and make the time for your kids.  You'll be glad you did.

Happy Bat Family - #Reuse/recycle Easy, Inexpensive, #Halloween Craft

Happy Bat Family
Happy Bat Family
A new addition to our family of #HalloweenCrafts. The best part of this craft is that my daughter came up with this all my herself!! Last week she went to work with all our usual supplies and I asked her what she was making, she said it was a surprise. And boy it was! Her bat is the one on the left and it is too cute! Her wings came out better than mine!
What you'll need:
Paper towel holders, black construction paper, scissors, glue or tape, googly eyes, black marker and white crayon.
What you'll need:
How to create your family of bats:
How to create your family of bats:
1. Cut your paper towel holders to the size you would like for your bat family. 2. Cut black construction paper to size for each bat and either tape or glue around. 3. Trace wings on black construction paper. 4. Cut out the wings. 5. Glue or tape the wings on the back of the bat. 6. Glue on the googley eyes or draw eyes. 7. Use black marker or white crayon to finish up the face. Easy, inexpensive and cute!
My daughters bat!
This was such a joy to see her make and create all on her own. I guess the last 4 years of making crafts with her has paid off! She is creative, imaginative and smart. Take the time and make the time with your kids. These easy, little time spenders make a difference in so many ways with your kids. The benefits I see in my daughter are wonderful! It brings tears of joy to my eyes and touches my heart everyday to see truly what an #amazingkid she is....
My daughters bat!
Our Happy Bat Family
Our Happy Bat Family
Easy, fun, creative and inexpensive #Halloweencraft. All with items we have from around the house. Take some time this Halloween to make one of these crafts with your kid (s), you'll be glad you did!! All of my best, Dyan

Happy Pumpkin family an Easy Fun and Inexpensive #Halloweencraft

Happy Pumpkin FamilyOne of my favorite fun inexpensive #Halloweencrafts. You also are #reusing some of the items from around your house!  My favorite thing to do when making crafts.  I thought I would share again.  As it is the beginning of October.  We have already started on our Month of #Halloween.  My hope is to share many ideas with you daily, so tune back in there is more to come......I love #Halloween!  I love the childhood memories of picking a character for a costume (my mother made many of mine from scratch), dressing up and trick or treating.  The memories of #Halloween have changed for me over the years and now as a mother myself, #Halloween has become fun again!  My #Halloweencraft today is easy, fun and inexpensive, Happy Pumpkin Family.  For all you moms out there that say you can't be crafty, think again.  You can with a few products and some you might already have on hand.  All of my best, Dyan
 
 
 
All you need is:  paper towel roll, scissors, orange paint, paint brush, green tissue paper, black marker, googley eyes and a hot glue gun.
 
Cut the paper towel holder in 3 parts- small, medium and large.
Paint with the orange paint.  Let dry.
Tear off green tissue paper, stuff in top of holder and twist a stem.
Glue eyes on with hot glue gun or other glue.
And make a nose and a mouth with black marker.
 
That's it!  Fun, easy and inexpensive.
 
What you learn: Your child learns to think creatively by finding items around the house, strengthens hands for writing by painting and drawing mouths and noses.
 
What we shared: lots of fun painting and creating our pumpkin faces, and making our first home made #Halloween decoration and a fun memory!
 
 
 

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All of my best!  Hoping this information will help you and your families  learn more on how to prevent cancer and that you will learn new ways to change your life to live the best life you can live for you and your kids!!!  Make the time and take the time to make a change today!!  Dyan

Appreciate our teachers!!! - They spend more time with our children each day than we do!

This week kicks off #teacherappreciation week.  Yea for our teachers!!!!  It is so important to #apppreciate  our teachers, after all, they spend more time with our children each day than we do  (unless you home school...but that's a topic for another day)!!  


THANK YOU FOR A YEAR OF TREASURED MOMENT!!!



I was in charge of door decorating this year so this is what we did.  My daughter helped me which was a great thing!  She wanted to write each word and even design the treasure chest (we added gold tissue paper to look like coins-really cute)! 









As she gets older, I have to remind myself that she is growing into her own person, with her own opinions and ideas.  This can be tough some times as a mom who thinks her ideas are the best!  HAHAHA... but seriously, we all need to let our kids grow and to let them show their own style because kids have great ideas too!  


#Thankyouteacher

After, we decorated the chalk paper, we took to school to hang and we added pictures of the kids from the year.  We used Gorilla brand tape - to make sure it stuck to the door!  The name speaks for itself and I would highly recommend!

#TEACHERAPPRECIATION DOOR


Today and everyday, make the time and take the time to #THANKOURTEACHERS!  

Make them feel worthy and appreciated!!!  Let  them know just how much you and your child #appreciates them.

Hope you have a great week and you have the chance to make your #teachers feel special.

All of my best,  Dyan

Celebrate #Earthday and teach your children to respect our world

All you need is love...wish it was as simple as that, but it is a good place to start!  Today make the time and take the time to teach your kids about #Earthday.  

Something, anything to teach them to respect, cherish and love this wonderful place we call #Earth!  I feel like each day we live, life goes faster than the day before.  We thrive on things, lots of things, more things.  We get over charged by all the electronics we use in a single day.  We go faster, faster and faster.  For today, lets stop and take a moment to reflect on our home, our planet our #Earth.  


Teach your kids about reducing, reusing, recycling.  







Take a moment to stop and be grateful for the beauty around us, the air we breath, the water we drink, the trees, the flowers, the sky, the colors of the rainbow...I think you get the idea.  
Yes, stop and smell the roses of life, of this planet.  Teach your kids to be a wiser, better,  more involved generation. Teach them to #bekind to themselves, their friends, their neighbors and to #Earth.  

Take a moment, pause, take a deep breath and sigh and thank Mother Nature for this planet called #Earth.  



Take a moment to do something good for her.  Give her a present and pay her back with teaching your kids to take care of her.  For today, for tomorrow and for the future.  Plant a tree, garden or flowers,   



                  Give hugs to this #Earth by respecting her. 




 Reduce, reuse,  recycle for our families, friends, animals, birds, trees and for each other.  Enjoy the beauty around you no matter where you live.   Today and everyday enjoy our world, our children, yourself and respect our planet #Earth.  #HappyEarth Day!  All of me best, Dyan









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