I m writing this post about how this blogging journey I started in the beginning of December 2013. I have wanted to blog on what I loved to do . I have a blog from 4 years ago,that is basically a journal of my day-to-day life. I do not post on it anymore . On this blog , it is about me being back at home and running a day home . I do have three teenage children age 19 ,18,and 15 . When people ask me what I’m doing now , I say” I am back at home running a dayhome” . They look at me strangely and say why would you do that ? Your kids are practically grown up ! Well I say ” because I love looking after children” . This is not the first time I looked after children . I started when my oldest was 10 months old and I also was 4 months pregnant with my second . I did it for almost two years and quit when we had to move out-of-town. I went back to looking after children almost two years ago . I love it!
I think being at home when your kids are teenagers is important ( I know not everyone can do this) . They need you more emotionally than when they were younger. I just wished I would have left the office sooner so my oldest could have benefitted from me being at home . Doing this blog has been gutsy because I do not know what I’m doing . I started this blog kind of prematurely. I should have at least of researched on how to blog . I am determined to figure this all out and learn as I go . Just bear with me and I will get it. This blog will have children’s activities,crafts ,recipes and thoughts of motherhood . I plan to have another post later this week !
Till next time !
Boy a week goes by fast. We all been stuck in the house and I think we are ( mainly me lol ) getting a little bit of cabin fever . It happens when you live in Saskatchewan, Canada. Just because a person can not enjoy the great outdoors does not mean you can not have fun . I have been busy with the kiddos with different activities . This is time of year when you are seeing hearts in all shapes and sizes of pink and red. We have been doing valentines cards , paper plate heart wreath and crayon art heart wall hangings ( inspired from>Happyhooligans.ca) Today I want to share a cute little heart wreath made out of paper plates. These will be perfect to make for a play date , or just because . Just check out how cute these are !These are super simple and fun to make. I had six kiddos at my dayhome when we made these(ages 2through 6 ) and they all loved them .
Materials are :
Paper plates ( purchased mine at dollerama)
Tissue paper cut in one to two inch squares ( pink , purple and red
Jewelled hearts or gems
Hole punch and yarn or ribbon
I cut the heart shape out a head of time , but older kids can do this . Take your glue stick and put it on the paper plate and then put on the tissue paper . Do this till the heart is covered with tissue paper. Next is the glitter glue . My two yearolds could squeeze the glitter on the heart and spread it with a paint brush . Then glue on hearts ( I used Elmer’s tacky glue ) . Punch out the hole with a hole puncher and add yarn or ribbon to hang it up . That is it , easy peasy.
Till next time dear
Hello! We did a great craft yesterday! This craft is easy and would brighten up a dull winter day . I have seen these snowflakes on Pinterest a lot . They looked so pretty and cute I thought the kids would love to do them .
What we used:
Dabbers ( like bingo Dabbers ) we used the Dabbers because the kids love using them .
glitter glue ( this is optional , I have kids that can not do a craft without using it . A little glitter brightens everything up anyways )
The kids dabbed the paper heavily so the coloured bled a bit . They enjoyed when the colours mixed together . To get a more washed out look you could add some water by using a paint brush . They liked the colours bright so they did not add any water. The coffee filters were pretty wet from all the dabbing so I sped up the drying with a blow dryer ( not my idea but a blogger does it to speed up the drying of paint. It works great) . Oncee dried they decided they wanted to add glitter . The glitter made everything wet again but I fixed that with the blow dryer once again . If you decide to do this , it would be better to add the glitter after the painting . Glitter was not part of the plan for this project but it but my littles buddies insisted .
I folded the dry coffee filters and I held the filters while they cut them up . My buddies can use scissors but a little help from me was needed . We were very proud of these pretty snow flakes and the glitter made them extra special.
Till next time !
It was sure Monday today . Started back to work today from Christmas holidays . I missed the little ones so much . I just had a few tears from one little guy when his mamma left ( it can be a tough transition for the little one coming back from holidays ). The crying came to a halt when I asked him if he wanted to make play dough with me.
I make my dough . It is more cost effective for me running a day home . Last night I went to the corner store to get cream of tartar . I use it to make the play dough . I prefer using it , I have tried other rrecipes that do not have it and I did not like them At All. Guess what happened when I got to the store? Yep they were out of it ( just my luck) ! I was not going to to another store ( it was -30degrees and I was tired ). I went back home, got out my new tablet I got for Christmas from my hubby and googled a recipe for play dough without the cream of tartar). I found a recipe I liked , it uses vinegar in place of the cream of tartar . This recipe can be found at Momalwaysfindsout.com ( I love the name of this blog !) The little one who was sad helped me with the dough and it was made very quickly. The little ones were at the table making cookies ,snow men ,cakes and snakes. They were playing with it for over an hour . Play dough is one of my favorite activities for the kids to do . It is so versatile . I really liked it today caused it kept them occupied while I made lunch. This recipe will be made a again when I’m out of cream of tartar. I do recommend this one.
Till next time
Happy New year!
This last year went by in the flash! When you have kids, years get faster and faster. I had two of my little buddies yesterday . The parents had things to do so they dropped off their kids . I missed them so much . My little dog Maggie ( she is my assistant ;))was bouncing of the ceilings when they came . It was sooo cute.
I did an awesome activity with one of my buddies . I got this idea from Greenowlart.blogspot.com. It is called foam snow painting( I think that is what is called ).
Here are the supplies:
1. Shaving cream ( use a cheap brand . I used equate from Wal-Mart)
2. School glue( I used Elmer’s )
Glitter and food colouring .
I mixed equal parts of shaving cream and glue ( I eyeballed it ) . It is like marshmallow fluff. I had to mix some glitter ( my little buddie insisted). I had cut some pieces of cardboard for us to paint on. We used paintbrushes but it was easier to put it on with our hands . We also discovered that using a plastic fork was good for spreading it. We decided to do snowmen and we had to get some buttons , googly eyes , orange felt and pipe cleaners . Here are some pictures
This a great activity for the little ones . This would be a great idea to do with grandchildren , nieces and nephews. You could put your own spin on it . After we were finished with our snow men , we did some free style work. I got our the food colouring and we mixed up some colours . My little buddy was pretending she was making cakes with the stuff . Here are some pictures:)You need to try this out and check out Greenowlart for more details . Have a great new year everyone and create memories with your little blessing !