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

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/

It’s Craft Time!- Dinosaur Handprint card

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 😊)

Dinosaur Handprint Card

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Fold a cardstock paper into half.

2. Trace the handprint of your child on one side.

3. Cut out the handprint keeping the top part intact.

4. Cut out the shape of the dinosaur’s head and glue it at the back of the card’s top side. You can download our handy printable template under materials if you like.

5. It’s time to glue pom-poms on the dinosaur.

6. Stick two googly eyes on the head. Make the dinosaur’s mouth using a black marker.

7. Finally, let the child personalize the card with a lovely message for a loved one in their life.

*Special thanks to: https://www.thejoysharing.com/2019/05/dinosaur-handprint-card.html

Feel Good Reading

If you are wondering how to keep positivity in your home during this quarantine, check out this incredible book  by Gabi Garcia called, I Can Do Hard Things. Personaly, I found the book free on Amazon Kindle. It has incredible illustrations as well as powerful affirmations which encourages your child’s mind and heart during this difficult time.

My five year old read this book to me this moring and it blessed my heart. It reminded me of how strong God is and how we too are blessed even in crisis.

Selah.

#SLiM

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Why Parent Alone?

Parenting can be downright difficult. I want to present to you a helping hand. Being a student of psychology and social behavior as well as a step, foster and biological mother of children varying from age twenty to one, I have tons of tips and tricks to share with you guys so that parenting can become a bit easier. Join me as we become a village of parents and guardians discussing the adventure called parenting.

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Lesson from my Daughter

My daughter taught me to love myself. Birthing a beautiful chocolate princess with cotton coils and a dimpled smile opened my eyes to the beauty that is me. The way she studies how I hold my shoulders curve my lips and tame my hair brought awareness to how I carried myself.

 I had to think …

 “Am I teaching my daughter to like herself or love herself?”

“Am I putting up with my looks or appreciation my looks?”

Before my daughter I had not considered the importance of presenting myself to the world. Not as a performance, but in an intentional way that says, “I am important, I am loved, and I deserve respect.”

While I compliment my daughter and show her love, I realized that the most effective way to teach her self-worth and confidence is to SHOW self-worth and confidence.

#SLiM

See. Learn. Inspire. Make Moves