Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference to how an ordinary day turns out. Recently I’ve tried a few new tricks to make things run more smoothly around my home, and I’m so happy with the results of these 3 new twists that I figured I’d share them…
Having Trouble Fitting In Time for
Family Games on Busy Weeknights?
Does your family love board games that take a long time to play? These games go unplayed month after month waiting for a week off of school or a weekend getaway where there is ample opportunity to slow down together. Well bust out the Rumoli or Monopoly!! Here’s an oh-so-logical solution that enables me to fit in some family game time free of technology, phone interruptions, and other distractions even if we have only 20 minutes to spare before dinner or heading out to our evening activities…
Set up the game on a little used table, and here’s the trick… DON’T PACK IT UP!! Whenever a bit of time comes available, just head to the game table and play a few rounds, then leave it set up to continue where you left off the next day. No fuss, no muss! Thanks to this awesome and obvious tip from a friend, we have started a Rumoli game that will wind up at the end of Easter weekend. Board games are my favourite kinds of quality time together, and without the set up and clean up, we can fit it in almost daily.
Do Your Kids Refuse a Much Needed Nap
the Day After A Late Night of Fun?
This little trick worked like a charm when my son was 4 – 8 years old, and just this weekend it proved too much for my 6 year old to withstand!! We had overnight guests visit us on Saturday night, and each and every one of us were up WAY too late. The next morning was a fairly early rise because everyone wanted to maximize the remaining hours of the visit before their departure later that afternoon. I knew that an afternoon nap was a must for me, and my 6 year old was willing to “try” to nap despite her doubt that she could fall asleep in the middle of the day. When I went upstairs after about 20 minutes I noticed her eyes were open and she was moving about in her bed… no way to fall asleep! So I took out my secret, irrestible weapon… [Read more...]