Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cleaning House: A Mom's Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement - Book Review

If your children are anything like mine they believe that there are magic fairies that come along and clean, do dishes and cook. Ok my children really know that their father and I do the work but they do fight us when we ask them to clean and they just feel like everything is our job.

When Kay Wyma realized that an attitude of entitlement had crept into her home, this mother of five got some attitude of her own. Cleaning Houseis her account of a year-long campaign to introduce her kids to basic life skills. From making beds to grocery shopping to refinishing a deck chair, the Wyma family experienced for themselves the ways meaningful work can transform self-absorption into earned self-confidence and concern for others.

This book was about a mother who decided to do a 12 month experiment (for lack of a better word) in order to teach her children to be more self sufficent and stop feeling like they were owed everything. My favorite week was when each child had to purchase and cook dinner, I loved how one of the children just chose to purchase fast food while others really got into the planning of the whole thing. I have even used some of the ideas in the book on my own children.

Have you read any good books lately? Share them in the comments!

(I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books, I received no money in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% mine. )

Monday, January 19, 2015

We Will Be Hosting a #DisneySide Party!

This showed up in my email the other day and boy was our household excited. Little J could not stop talking about our Princess Disney Party. Yes we got Preschool Princess theme, which works perfectly since Little J's 5th birthday party is coming up in Feb!

As we wait for our awesome  ‪#‎DisneySide‬ package to arrive we are watching Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for some great ideas to help us throw out best #DisneySide party every!!

Stay tuned for the #DisneySide package reveal which depending on package arrival should be later this week!

Please feel free to share any great ideas you have for a Disney Party.. No really I am begging you!