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!- 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

Have you Heard????

11-year-old invents backpack to stop bullying in schools

Have you heard? Makai Samuels- Paige (who was a 6th grader at the time) invented an Anti- Bullying Backpack.  Makai was unfortunately bullied in school because of his size and height. “I’m not one of the tallest sixth-graders,” said Samuels-Paige. “I’m one of the shorter ones, so when I get picked on, it makes me feel like I’m nothing, and I want to change that,” he said.

And that he did! Makai Samuels- Paige patented a backpack that has 2 camera, WIFI, GPS, & Walkie- Talkie system. This little genius has blazed the trail and found a way to solve a problem plaguing children all over the world.

Thank you, Makai Samuels- Paige for pushing past opposition and using your genius for good!

What can I do?

So many emotions have stirred in me like a tornado. Anger, sadness, helplessness and more… but thank God the emotions resolved at hope. After reading and posting, petitioning, and praying God allowed me to see hope and I would love to share that HOPE with you.

All month I will be posting practical steps to find inner peace. I will share with you tools that you and I can use to make change in our community. Change starts in the heart and in the home. Let’s become better , stronger, more caring through this. Lets change our mentality from caring about one, to caring about all.

Join me on goodgirlissues.blog.

Selah

#SLiM

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Cooking with your Little Genius

Cooking is a fun way that you and your little one can have stress free fun. Thank you Raising Little Geniuses LLC for the amazing idea and www.lifeloveandsugar.com for this delicious recipe.

HOW TO MAKE SOFT SUGAR COOKIES

If you’re wondering how to make soft and chewy sugar cookies, then you have to try this recipe. These cookies require no chilling, are easy to make, and stay wonderfully soft and chewy for DAYS!

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 30-32 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 3/4 cups (358g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (224g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp (233g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp (28g) light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar (additional for rolling)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
3. Cream the butter and sugars together in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until light in color and fluffy. You should be able to see the change in color happen and know it’s ready.
4. Add the egg and mix until well combined.
5. Add the vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
6. Add the dry ingredients and mix until the dough is well combined. It will be thick and shouldn’t be sticky. Do not over mix. Once it’s well combined, use a rubber spatula to help it come together to form a more cohesive ball.
7. Create 1 1/2 tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough. Gently roll into a ball, then roll each ball in the additional sugar to coat. Set the balls on the baking sheet.
8. Bake cookies for 7-8 minutes. The cookies will spread and the centers will look soft, but should look done. Remove just before the edges begin to turn golden. Don’t over bake. The cookies will be a little puffy when you take them out of the oven but will fall a bit as they cool.
9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on baking sheets for 4-5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Family Fun Crafts

Today I would like to talk to my parents & guardians. Are you looking for simple fun crafts for your family during this time of quarantine? Check out these Toilet Roll Monsters! Thank you, Raising Little Geniuses LLC and Ourthriftyideas.com for this incredible suggestion.

Toilet Paper Roll Monsters Supplies

Step 1:

Have your kids paint their rolls whatever color they want…

Step 2:

(Parents) poke holes for the arms.*This is where you can get creative. Put as many arms as your little one desires

Step 3:

Add googly eyes!!!

The last thing is to Enjoy!!! Have fun with your family

#SLiM

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