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I am sure every mom out there has a #momlife story! I would love to hear them.

I am a mom of 4 right now. Over the weekend we did respite for a four yr old and also had Ky and Nate over. So we had seven kiddos running around making memories. All of them complained about being bored, so we decided to do a glitter project! “Herpes” of arts and crafts yay!!!!!

So we all sit down, and of course, mom has rules! Wash your glitter hands in the bathroom!!! Well, a child decided to shove a toy down our drain in the bathroom sink. ( under construction during that time) so the tub is where they need to rinse their hands.

Anyways back to the arts and crafts. They all start engaging and having fun. Before I knew it, it looked like the trolls just farted throughout my kitchen. So I tell kiddos to start cleaning up. I assumed they all remembered to go to the restroom to rinse their hands…… That is where I went wrong. I didn’t do the typically repeat till the moment they follow through haha

Fast forward to dinner. It was the boys turn to wash dishes and girls had to put them up. So I get everyone bathed, teeth brushed, hair combed, lotion applied, medicine and house picked up. I decide it is time for a late night glass of milk and cookies. We all know being a mom if you aren’t running to your room locking the doors to eat those treats in peace! They will smell the cookies, and the search team begins to hunt for the sweetness!! So I put all kids to bed and make my move. Light off in the kitchen ☑ grab the cup out the cabinet ☑ open the fridge quick to grab the milk ☑ pour milk quietly ☑ grab three cookies ☑ run to the room ☑

Finally!!!! Victory is mine. I am enjoying my package of peanut butter cookies and a tall glass of milk.

I completed my task with no kids interrupting woot woot!!!

I look at the bottom of my cup to see how much glitter I have left to drink. Wait for what? Yes! I look in my beautiful cup of sparkles! There wasn’t a little bit of glitter….. Oh no! Tons of silver glitter! I immediately laughed. Why not! This is what I get for hiding and sneaking a late night snack.

I hear little feet heading my way and toss my wrapper evidence! Our 4yr old comes in and ask for a drink and of course notices my cup. “Momma share please!” so I explained how momma is now going to be like the characters off of Trolls and I couldn’t share because I had consumed all the amazing goodness already. Don’t worry made sure to check his cup. He would love to poop out glitter … I am not!

 

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Communication board #Momlife

 

I am horrible at remembering! Especially when you have six children running around the house needing everything all at once. So I decided to make a “communication board.”

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It is a dry erase board that I have hanging in our laundry room. This board is used for….. You got it! Communication!

Our kids know that if they need something write it down on the board. They broke something to write it on the board. They need to say something and don’t want to tell us… Write it on the board.

We encourage our children to take to us but who are we kidding? Kids think every time we talk it ends in a lecture. So I tell our kids to utilize the board and surprisingly it works pretty well.

We have had kids write notes like ” you keep making beans. Can you plz make something else?” “stop peeing on the toilet” “need razors.”

My husband uses it for things he may need; He wakes up early for work so if he runs out of anything he can jot it down real quick. If I make a run to the store, I make sure to check the board to see if anyone needs anything as well.

Great tool to use for a busy house hold. Our board has been around since day one. I wanted a system that most children could use and understand with out it being too complicated. The communication board works for our family pretty well.

We also have magnetic clips on the board. They started off as coupon clips. If anyone found one, they would clip the coupon. It has now begun to become a wrap collector. I remember walking by and seeing a zip lock box “top” cut to it one day. Asked around who did it and my husband said well I used the last one of that type and wanted to make sure when you went to the store you bought what needed. I thought this is a genius idea! Now everyone clips body wash wrappers, battery box clipping or anything else they need. They just cut off the core description of what they need.

Helps for a natural grocery store trip!

I hope this explained the basis of our board. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.

Thank you,

Momma K and the bunch
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