Use hanging fabric shelves to sort out your child's clothes for each day of the week.
Try fabric drawers to store shoes.
Have a box for each child to put school papers, artwork and cards in. At the end of the year, go through it and choose items you want to keep in an accordian folder and/or large kid's art portfolio divided by year. "Artfolios" can be found on amazon.com or at Lakeshore Learning Center.
Maintain a binder for each child's school year.
Keep Christmas memories in Christmas Memory Book: www.amazon.com/Christmas-Memories-Book-Anderson-Peterson/dp/B0015YFYGK
Make holidays FUN! Create "Leprachaun Traps" for St. Patty's Day, Ressurrection eggs for Easter, ect. Have kids be involved in holiday decorating, baking and creating your unique family traditions.
Change out your kids' toothbrushes regularly, especially after an illness. Worn toothbrushes are ineffective. Beware of toothbrushes that can tear and create a choking hazard. Firefly Kids makes fun toothbrushes that light up for the duration your child should be brushing.
Have a first aid kit in your car and home. Clearly mark the expiration date outside. You kit can include anything you like: band-aids, medical tape, small scissors, gauze, kids tylenol, kids benadryl, a barf bag, packets of Pedialite, Neoporin or topical cream for cuts, insect bite treatment (i.e. Bactine). You can also keep an earthquake kit in your car.
For travel first aid kit, you can include all of the above, as well as Claratin, Benadryl and Motrin for adults. You can include the back of the packages if that's easier. Emetrol or anti-nausea syrup is good for car sickness or sea sickness. Essential oils can be beneficial as well.
A drop of liquid vitamin D3 will keep boogers at bay.
Double wrap potty training toddlers bed with two layers of mattress protectors and sheets.
Discounts! Target Red Card gives you 5% off each purchase and donates money to your school of choice. "Retail Me Not" app allows you to search the retailers name and obtain discount codes (on store or online) on the spot!
Planadayout.com- Things to do with your kids in OC!
www.kidsinthehouse.com - expert videos on all types of parenting issues.
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