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Age Appropriate Chores (64kb)
Do you believe your three-year-old child can contribute to maintaining the household? He could help recycle newspapers or feed the pets. Would you like to get more help from your teenager—or your pre-teen? This list—compiled over a period of several years with suggestions from moms like you—helps moms determine when kids can begin to do which chores. The good news: If you start early, your kids never know any different. So bring them along as contributing members of the household!
Activity Level Quiz (52kb)
How much is too much when it comes to your family’s activity level? Do you need to slow things down and choose your children’s activities more carefully? With this laminated quiz, you can decide whether or not you should get involved with the latest, greatest activity that comes along.
Birthday Party To-Do List (80kb)
If you’ve ever forgotten birthday candles for the cake, you might have developed a list similar to this. However, if you haven’t planned every detail for you child’s birthday party, this checklist will keep you focused and ensure you remember everything you need. It’s laminated so you may write on and wipe off—thus using it year after year for multiple children. Bonus: It includes contains a place to list kids you invite, RSVPs, gifts, and whether or not you wrote the thank you note.
Baby-Sitter Notes (24kb)
Would you like to improve communication and minimize confusion with your baby-sitters? My baby-sitter instruction sheet allows you to detail everything—from bedtimes to contact information to meal instructions—for your sitter.
Beach Vacation Checklist (48kb)
Tired of getting to your tropical vacation destination to have to head right back out to the store because you forgot laundry detergent or sunscreen? This beach vacation checklist lists everything for you—so you won’t forget a thing.
Chore Chart for Pre-K (92kb)
If you’ve come on board with the idea of teaching your children—at an early age—to help around the house, this Chore Chart for Preschoolers can help. Among other things, it has pictures of a toothbrush, a bed, and a dog. Each picture also has a box for your child to check off the chore.
Chore Chart for Readers (40kb)
Even if you didn’t use a chore chart with your preschoolers, it’s not too late to begin one when they can read. This simple chart lists days of the week with appropriate chores (including make lunch, take a bath/shower, bring in the mail) designed to help you mom from reminding your children to get things done.
Dating Your Husband (100kb)
Could you and your hubby use a little spark in the romance department? If you’d like to rekindle what you once had, start with this list of low-cost date suggestions specifically for pre-school and grade school moms. Many are at-home dates so you don’t have to hrie a sitter. Get back to a regular date night that doesn’t get squeezed out among all your other activities. Bonus: A special idea for Valentine’s Day!
Secrets for De-stressing School Mornings (84kb)
Are mornings a mad rush around your home? Do you drop off your kids at school and then feel guilty for the next two hours? If you’d like a calmer, more peaceful start to your day, this tip sheet gives you specific strategies you can implement immediately.
Going out of Town Checklist (168kb)
Do you worry about whether or not you turned off the iron, or left on a light, or locked the back door? Stop fretting and work by a checklist so you won’t forget minute details about leaving your home for days or weeks. This comprehensive checklist has reminders for a month before (arrange for pet care), a week before (have your oil changed if you’re driving), and the day before (water plants).
Garage Sale Tips (60kb)
Don’t get caught without enough change! Don’t forget to check with city ordinances about putting out signs! Have upbeat music playing and sell soft drinks (cheap!) to keep people shopping longer! Having a garage sale is enough work that you don’t need to be stressed out by all the details. This checklist details everything from pre-sale to donating leftover items and everything in between so you won’t forget a thing. Bonus: Contains helpful tips to make your sale even more successful.
Things We Can Pray for Our Children (112kb)
Would you like to add even more prayers for your children—for protection, boldness, and contentment—to your day? I laminated my list and stuck it on my shower wall. Each morning I pray a few elements of the list for a particular child. Bonus: It reminds you to also pray for the future mate of your child whom you haven’t even met!
Praying for Your Husband (104kb)
Similar to Praying for Your Children, this tip sheet includes dozens of prayers to support your husband’s work, finances, character, self-esteem, relationships, spiritual life and many more areas.
Love Languages Quiz (68kb)
All of us give and receive love in one of five distinct ways—physical touch and closeness, acts of service, gift giving, words of affirmation, or quality time. If you know your child’s love language, you’ll succeed at giving him the love he needs! It’s laminated so you may write on and wipe off. Bonus: Check out Target Your Parenting which contains tips for “speaking” your child’s love language.
Learning Styles Quiz (72kb)
Is your child a Looker, a Listener or a Mover? How does each pre-disposition affect how your child relates to the world around her? This quiz will help you easily determine your child’s predominant learning modality and, therefore, begin to better parent to her specific needs. It’s laminated so you may write on and wipe off. Bonus: Check out Target Your Parenting which contains tips for helping your child learn best based on learning styles, love languages, and personality type.
Personality Types Quiz (84kb)
Determining your child’s personality type will help you know how to encourage, motivate and discipline your child more effectively. This short (re-usable) quiz will help you identify your child’s temperament as choleric, sanguine, melancholy, or phlegmatic. It’s laminated so you may write on and wipe off. Bonus: Check out Target Your Parenting which contains tips for “speaking” your child’s love language.
Ski Vacation Checklist (12kb)
Ski vacations are challenging enough without added pressure. Give yourself plenty of time to prepare and use this Ski Vacation Checklist so you won’t forget anything. It includes the many necessary clothing items to keep warm!
Target Your Parenting (92kb)
Want to be the best parent you can be? Targeted parenting means knowing your child’s learning style, love language, and personality type. You would most certainly treat a sanguine girl who’s an auditory learner differently than you would a melancholy boy who needs to hear words of encouragement.
Christmas Checklist (100kb)
Does December fly by every year? Are you totally exhausted the day after Christmas? Would you like to manage time and money better so that you can enjoy the holidays and remember the reason for the season? Though no one would likely do everything on this checklist, the list contains everything you would ever want to do to prepare—ahead of time—for Christmas.
Christmas Traditions and Tips (180kb)
This sheet contains time-honored tips and traditions for everything from the Christmas tree to cards to gifts. You’ll recognize a few ideas, but you’ll be able to incorporate a lot of new ones.