Kids – Your Modern Family https://www.yourmodernfamily.com Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:18:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-YMF-Logo-Icon-150x150.jpg Kids – Your Modern Family https://www.yourmodernfamily.com 32 32 DIY Fluffy Slime (non-sticky slime!) https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/diy-fluffy-slime-non-sticky-slime/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/diy-fluffy-slime-non-sticky-slime/#comments Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:00:14 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=31390 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Shaving Cream Slime – non sticky, fluffy slime Today we are making non-sticky slime!   I wanted to make slime, but I always wondered how to make slime less sticky and we finally figured it out.  Our kids have been asking to make shaving cream slime for weeks (really), but I’ve been putting it off....

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10 secrets of a HAPPY mom – be stress free & enjoy your time as a mother! https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/10-secrets-of-a-happy-mom/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/10-secrets-of-a-happy-mom/#comments Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:00:08 +0000 http://yourmodernfamily.com/?p=3209 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Are you a happy Mom? I try to follow in the footsteps of my own mom. She is such a happy person, because she loves her family. So much like my grandma.
Do your kids see that you are enjoying being their Mom?

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20 Valentine’s Day Card Ideas for Kids https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/valentines-day-cards/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/valentines-day-cards/#comments Sun, 14 Jan 2018 01:00:09 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=16372 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

I am so excited to share with you these 20 Valentine’s Day Card Ideas for Kids that I know are going to make you say “Awwww!”.   I can’t believe it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s card ideas for kids, but it is, so lets begin!  Have fun finding one that is perfect for your...

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The day that I stopped using chore charts (and my life got easier!) https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/chore-charts/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/chore-charts/#comments Sun, 07 Jan 2018 15:00:06 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=16575 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Chores without a chore Chart There came a day when I stopped using chore charts.  Chores for kids are very important and I want our kids to do them, but I didn’t want the stress of keeping up with a chore chart.  With four kids, it was becoming just that- an extra cause of stress...

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12 activities to keep the kids busy in the winter time! https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/keep-the-kids-busy-over-christmas-break/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/keep-the-kids-busy-over-christmas-break/#comments Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:00:21 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=15791 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

These 10 activities to keep the kids busy over Christmas break will give you a great list to turn to when you need a few ideas. When it is too cold, wet, windy or hot to be outside, I like to try to keep our kids busy with things other than electronics!

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11 New Year’s Eve Ideas for kids! https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/new-years-eve-ideas-for-kids/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/new-years-eve-ideas-for-kids/#comments Thu, 28 Dec 2017 01:00:51 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=16123 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Happy New Year!  These 10 New Year’s Eve ideas for kids will have you ringing in the new year with a smile on your faces! Whether you keep your kids up until midnight or they go to bed at 7:00, these activities will keep them...

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How to make each child feel important (in a large family) https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/spending-one-on-one-time-with-your-kids/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/spending-one-on-one-time-with-your-kids/#comments Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000 http://yourmodernfamily.com/?p=484 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

How can you make each child feel important?  Devote time to JUST THAT CHILD!   It really is just that easy- spend time listening to your child and talking with your child… say yes when they ask you to lie down with them when you tuck them… all of those little things add up to a...

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DIY prayer hands for kids https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/diy-prayer-hands-kids/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/diy-prayer-hands-kids/#comments Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:11 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=14438 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

This post contains affiliate links. Today I am sharing my friend’s Prayer Hands with a  free printable.  It’s a simple way to remind your kids of what is important and remind them off all that they have to be thankful for, not only during this time of year but all year through. My dear friend...

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Easy and effective reward system for kids https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/reward-system-for-children/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/reward-system-for-children/#comments Sat, 02 Dec 2017 23:00:11 +0000 http://yourmodernfamily.com/?p=2807 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

This is, by far, the easiest and most effective reward system for kids that I have done.  As an elementary teacher, I tried them all (here are 5 reward charts that I’ve tried)! This post contains affiliate links to products that I love! I had marbles, stickers, charts…  and then I tried Cotton Balls in...

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25 Activities for Christmas Morning https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/activities-for-christmas-morning/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/activities-for-christmas-morning/#comments Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:00:10 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=22495 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

This is my favorite time of year, so I had to share these 25 Activities for Christmas Morning … yay!  School is out and we have a lot of time to do fun family activities! We usually pick out a handful of fun Christmas activities to enjoy as a family and it makes every year special....

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25 reasons why our Elf forgot to move… https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/elf-forgot-to-move/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/elf-forgot-to-move/#comments Wed, 29 Nov 2017 04:00:17 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=15505 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

This was published two years ago, but I find it helpful to share every year… because well, this is how it goes: “MOM!  Gilbert (our elf) forgot to move… again!   He is STILL on the wreath on the door!   Mom?   Mom? ”  To which I now have a good response… When the...

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teenage mutant ninja turtle ornament https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtle-ornament/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtle-ornament/#comments Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:00:23 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=15269 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

One night our kids were looking through the toy magazine (one of the many toy magazines that we get in the mail during the holiday season) and they wanted a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ornament and matching toy.   I told them that we could make our own ornament and so here we are… Teenage Mutant...

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10 ways to teach your young kids about kindness https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/teach-kids-about-kindness/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/teach-kids-about-kindness/#comments Wed, 08 Nov 2017 03:16:18 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=17739 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

It is SO important to teach your young kids about kindness… on a daily basis!   Over anything else, I want our kids to be kind… kind to others and kind to themselves. 1.  Be an example. You must be an example of kindness if you want your kids to be kind to others.  My parents...

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Hairstyles for little girls with long hair (and a giveaway) https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/hairstyles-little-girls-long-hair-giveaway/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/hairstyles-little-girls-long-hair-giveaway/#respond Sun, 29 Oct 2017 13:04:39 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=32492 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Our daughter has the most gorgeous long curly hair.  Today I want to share a few of my favorite hairstyles with you.  I just love fixing her hair and trying new things (thankfully she likes it, too!): My go-to hairstyle for her is either down with a hair-bow (to let her curls show): She is...

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How to teach a child to ride a bike https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/how-to-ride-a-bike/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/how-to-ride-a-bike/#comments Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:00:54 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=32361 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Riding a bike is such a fun milestone for any child!  They get to do so much more.  They can join the rest of the family on bike rides (and not have to ride in the wagon in the back), and they can play with friends in the cul-de-sac and do their fun ‘racing games’....

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DIY The Claw Machine https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/diy-claw-machine/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/diy-claw-machine/#comments Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:10:48 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=32333 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

When you have an artistic, creative child, don’t think that you can get away with a simple costume from Amazon.  No… they want something that they can make. Do you want to know what I think about that? I LOVE IT! I love that I can give them a box from Amazon Prime and see...

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25 Funniest Elf on the Shelf Ideas for boys & girls! https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/elf-shelf-ideas-boys/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/elf-shelf-ideas-boys/#comments Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:23 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=14519 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Elf on the Shelf Ideas (the best ever!) I wanted to share these Funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas today because our kids have been asking when our Elf, Gilbert, will be back… they started asking October 1st!  They are ready to take funny Elf on the Shelf pictures!  Yes, sometimes our elf forgets to move…...

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TuTu costumes for little girls https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/tutu/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/tutu/#respond Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:05:04 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=27351 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Allie is already telling me what she wants to be this year… and it is so much fun!  After having three boys costumes filled with werewolves, zombies, skeletons & more, I’m ready for some princesses, queens and even ninja turtles… tutu style! So, Allie and I spent some time finding our favorite costumes and we...

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DIY Candy Corn Tree https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/diy-candy-corn-tree/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/diy-candy-corn-tree/#comments Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:00:33 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=13456 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

We loved making our Candy Corn Tree because it is FUN and FESTIVE and the kids loved having a few bites here and there (make it with some of these fall treats!)   This craft is so easy and it has some really great lessons to teach your kids!  (counting, dividing in the early stages, cause...

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50 kid stocking stuffers that they will love! https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/50-kid-stocking-stuffers-will-love/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/50-kid-stocking-stuffers-will-love/#comments Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:58:31 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=15396 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money http://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Stocking Stuffers are always fun, but sometimes it is hard to come up with 'out of the box' ideas. If you normally resort to the basics (candy, toothbrushes, etc…), try these ideas - they will spark a little creativity! Enjoy!

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