Something to make you smile:

Here is a quote to motivate and bring a smile to your face. Parenting can be hard, tune into this blog and find out possitive ways to keep life interesting and calm!

It’s not only children who grow. Parents do, too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it myself

-Joyce Maynard

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It’s Craft Time- Paper Roll Animals

Crafts are a fun way to get personal with your little one. It is an intentional time to be silly, messy, and creative!

As parents we are always directing and instructing. It is good to show your little genius that you too can follow directions and have fun. During craft time, let your little one lead the way. When you take time to do fun things with your little genius, you are teaching them that life is fun!

Below I have posted a craft for you and your little genius. If you do the craft be sure to comment and post a picture!

For more craft ideas check us out on Pinterest – SliM ( that’s me 😊)

Paper Roll Animals

  • Toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls cut down to a shorter length
  • Paint – we used acrylic
  • Cardboard from a cereal box or something similar
  • Googly eyes
  • Construction paper
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Glue – Tacky Glue is a good choice

First, paint your cardboard tubes a solid color. Tan, brown, and white are good color choices.

Attach the eyes, ears, and nose with glue.

Then cut out paws and a tail from cereal box cardboard. Paint them, and then add pads to the paws with a Sharpie marker.

Glue on the paws and the tail, and your doggie is complete!

And you’re done!!

*Special thanks to: https://frugalfun4boys.com/paper-roll-dog-craft/

Have you heard???

The latest and greatest in educational toys for children 3-5 years old is a toy called:

Just Smarty Electronic Interactive Alphabet Wall Chart, Talking ABC and 123s and Music Poster 

A colorful, attractive alphabet poster displayed in your home is a great way to introduce your child to the alphabet and numbers. It sets him off on letter and number recognition, which is the first step to building his reading and math skill. This electronic poster is even better, as it has an interactive feature that would make your child spend more time learning with it – pressing a button on a letter tells your child what letter it is, and what begins with that letter. It even plays kids songs (including the Alphabet song, of course) and has a quiz mode! A great addition to your child’s room – decorative, fun and educational.

Special thanks to raisesmartkid.com for the description!

Do Not Fear We Have the Authority – Prayer

Hello community,

I am a firm believer in a God that is greater than I could ever be. I share prayers on this blog because I believe that it is crucial for you and I to bring God in the mist of our parenting techniques. Why, because we don’t have all of the answers, and surprisingly letting our hands go at times brings the greatest clarity and even comfort.

So, as you read the following prayer, let go of the stress and allow God to intervene and fill in the gaps of what’s missing in your day, your energy, and even your parenting ability.

Do Not Fear We Have the Authority: Recite the follow scripture:

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 KJV.

Amen

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We are on YouTube and Pinterest!

 You don’t have to go far to find all of the parenting tips, tricks and tools you desire- just click the link below!

We have quotes, crafts, recipes and more. Don’t waist another moment… get the things you need now on the link below.

YouTube: Just type in Raising Little Geniuses

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXfYappTLRixDtqdR7Ga5_g

Pinterest: Just type in SLiM (thats me)

This one is for the parents: We will make it

Quarantine can be a stressful time because of its uncertainty and its prolonged nature.  Today I want to speak specifically to relationships and what is happening to relationships during Covid-19. Added stress in any relationship could be detrimental, so here at Good Girl Issues I would like to offer tips and tricks to uplift and strengthen your relationship and spirit. The following points are here to help you as it has helped my husband and I who has been married for 9 years and together for 13 years. Believe it or not, in this pandemic you have the opportunity to really dig in and grow your relationship like never before. Here are the first three tips… Enjoy:

  1. Tell your partner what you need, do not make them guess
  2. Take note of your partner’s nonverbal cues
  3. Be a good listener

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See. Learn. Inspire. Make Moves

Let the Glory of the Lord Arise- Prayer

Hello community,

I am a firm believer in a God that is greater than I could ever be. I share prayers on this blog because I believe that it is crucial for you and I to bring God in the mist of our parenting techniques. Why, because we don’t know all of the answers, and surprisingly letting our hands go at times brings the greatest clarity and even comfort. So, as you read the following prayer, let go of the stress and allow God to intervene and fill in the gaps of what’s missing in your day, your energy, and even your parenting ability.

Heavenly Father,

I ask that You let the Glory of the Lord rise upon me, according to Isaiah 60 verse 2. I ask You Lord to let Your Glory be seen on me throughout this day and to always show the mind of You Lord today and every day.

Heavenly Father I ask that when anyone looks upon me this day, they will see you Lord in and around me. Let every action that I do today proclaim you Lord in every way. In Jesus name we pray.

Amen

Follow that Chef !!!!

I don’t know about you, but I have always wanted to be an amazing cook. In my dreams I am the person who all of my children and friends go to for their favorite dish. It may be silly, but I would love to be the home in the neighborhood that always smells like a well-made meal even when you walk by. In my search for chef perfection I have found these incredible Chefs. Special thank you to the New York Times for making such an incredible article called: 16 Black Chefs Changing Food in America by John Eligon and Julia MoskinJuly 16, 2019. You haven’t seen the article? Well here you go!

Chef #2
Max Hardy
35, River Bistro and COOP, Detroit

Shaped By: His childhood in a historically black neighborhood in Detroit. His mother’s Bahamian roots and his own teenage years in Miami. Dreaming of a basketball career, pivoting to culinary school, and winding up as personal chef to Amar’e Stoudemire.

“I came back to see what was going on and sold out a whole weekend of pop-up dinners. Growing up in Detroit, you didn’t see chefs and restaurants elevated like that. It was Motor City, not Food City. Now I can invent a dinner based on the recipes of Hercules, a slave who was George Washington’s personal chef, and I can have my restaurant, and I can teach kids in the community. There are so many more ways to strive for greatness as a chef.”

Its Craft Time: Paper Plate Bee

Crafts are a fun way to get personal with your little one. It is an intentional time to be silly, messy, and creative!

As parents we are always directing and instructing. It is good to show your little genius that you too can follow directions and have fun. During craft time, let your little one lead the way. When you take time to do fun things with your little genius, you are teaching them that life is fun!

Below I have posted a craft for you and your little genius. If you do the craft be sure to comment and post a picture!

For more craft ideas check us out on Pinterest – SliM ( that’s me 😊)

HOW TO MAKE A PAPER PLATE BEE CRAFT

Supplies:

Step 1: Paint the paper plate yellow and let it dry. We used small paper plates but any size plate will work just fine.

Step 2: Use a pom pom with a clothespin as handle to paint black stripes on the paper plate. Start at the bottom and go about halfway up. Leave the paper plate yellow at the top as this is where we’ll glue the googly eyes.

Step 3: Paint two wooden clothespins black and after they dried up, glue two black pom poms at the top. One pom pom for each clothespin. These will be the bee’s antennae.

And you’re done!!

*Special thanks to: https://nontoygifts.com/paper-plate-bee-craft-kids