I am so grateful that weekends can help us slow down. But really slowing down, like Taza talks about in this post is a effort-full life change for me and one that I’m committed to. And it feels amazing! Hope you are inspired by it as well.
“pausing to delight in the simple joys of everyday life is the only way to truly live.” — rachel macy staffordPin It
Juice and smoothie ice cubes (layered with coconut milk) are not only so pretty, but a perfect quick + healthy refresher without pulling out the blender each time. Eat plain (bite-sized popsicle) or throw into a glass of sparkling water. Oh Joy! shows us how she made them here.Pin It
My boys spent the whole day with this book- marking which things they most wanted to make and then collecting items from around the house. They haven’t completed the twirly whirly yet (it’s an entire collection of ingeniously simple crafts) but it proved the perfect, creative entertainment for them. [Make These Toys]Pin It
In our house, 4 is the magic age where positive reward systems are the perfect kind of motivation to do and be good. We’ve used these happy tickets and they were the ticket for happy behavior! [Ambrosia Creative]
What has worked best in your home?Pin It
As much as we love summer, maybe some other parents are starting to feel that end-of-summer itch, where our kids are starting to get excited for school and same-aged friends and needing earlier bedtimes? After some of these harder days, Puj’s own Katie came up with a family plan to keep a happy home and it’s working!
This idea came about after several days of feeling like my home was getting out of control. Rather than raise my voice at the kids I decided we should talk about it together. I asked them if they noticed all of the arguing, whining and fighting as of late. Then I asked what they would like our home to be like. We talked about changes we all need to make and some principles we all can live by to make our house a happy home. Then each child grabbed a notebook and wrote down 3 principles they were going to follow in order to make our house a happy home. (My youngest child drew pictures as his list.) They each added #4: “Build up My Brother” (at my request). They signed their lists and we hung them up as a reminder to our own commitment to a happy home. I have noticed a DRASTIC improvement in the feeling in our home and my 4 year old keeps reminding his brothers, “to build up our chuthers!”
For any end-of-summer road trips, this traveling tip is amazing: a magnetic coloring station for the car. “They get a nice flat, hard surface to color on, and you won’t spend your time picking up dropped crayons off the floor. Everyone is happy!” [Modern Parents Messy Kids]Pin It
Hi I’m, Katie. I started Puj with one mission: simplifying parenthood. But that means a lot more than just well-designed products.
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