Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Reward Systems

So I've been looking at Reward Systems. I've been using Candy for Potty Training. Actually, I'm going to pop the candy out in the open now, in a gumball machine and use that as even more motivation to go potty. But I have recently been pondering the introduction of rewards for good behavior and chores. (Of course it would be chores my son could handle.) I've see several star charts or happy face charts. I think that will work for now. But as he gets older I've wondered if he'll remain as excited about putting stickers on a chart. I've also recently come across these Happy Tickets from Ambrosia Girl. She has them available to download on her blog. Cute as can be, and I can see them being more effective once the kids are older.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Here's another Sunday idea for Moms. This is specifically for the little girls. These Cupcake Tic-Tac-Toe games are hiding out in the dollar bins at Joanns Fabric and Crafts. They come as shown in the picture for $2.50. If you have a boy I'm sure a Train version would be easy to design and make (just do it out of paper and laminate it instead). But seriously, if you have a girl, there's no need to even bother making one!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sunday Sanity

Here's a little tip for Sunday Sanity: Get some Sticker Scenes. I'm planning to purchase a few sets from The Oriental Trading Company. There's only one problem - the sets come in packs of 12! Some are 12 for $4.99 the others are 12 for $9.99. So I'm looking for 11 other Moms who would like to go in on the purchase with me. I'd like to buy 6 sets which I'm thinking with shipping would work out to a maximum of about $6. (That's if all the sets were the $9.99 sets.)
Please let me know if you're interested.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Little Kitchens

Do you wish you had a little kitchen for your child? Do you look at them and dream, then look at the price tag and think it will remain a dream? Do you have the patience and skills to possibly make it yourself? Yes? Then look what you can do:

IKEA Hacker is a cool blog for the many brave do it yourselfer's out there. I'm was so excited to see their recent posts on kitchens. The simple white and green kitchen cost about $35! Try to get that price at Pottery Barn! These are my two favorites: The Furusund Play Kitchen (second kitchen in the post) and the inspiration for the first one, Play Kitchen. I think it would look awesome in some gender neutral greens.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Free Time at the Children's Museums

I've looked up information for a few kids museums that are local (or near enough for a day trip). Here are there links, and the days that are free there.

Children's Museum of Tacoma is free every Thursday for the months of July-August. I think during the rest of the year the first Friday is free?

KidsQuest Children's Museum in Bellevue is free every Friday night (5-8pm).

Kids Discovery Museum on Bainbridge Island is free every first Thursday.

Any other places that you know of have free days?