How to Use Flashcards

How to Use Flashcards

Have you every been to the store and seen the new packs of flashcards and thought you needed to buy every pack?  All those choices starts to become overwhelming.  Where do you start?  What is the best way to use them with your children? Today I will answer those questions so your child can get the most out of their study time. http://multitaskingmaven.com/blog/use-flashcards

The Best Mother's Day I Ever Had

The Best Mother's Day I Ever Had

THE BEST MOTHER’S DAY

THAT I EVER HAD IS NOT WHAT YOU MIGHT THINK.  Fifteen years ago, I didn’t think I would ever celebrate a Mother’s Day.  I think I will always remember turning to my husband and watching a single tear roll down his face at the thought that we would never have children.  This is the story about four miracles and the best Mother's Day I ever had.  The best mother's day almost didn't happen.  Here is a great idea for any mom on mother's day.  http://multitaskingmaven.com/blog/mothers-day

How to Teach Geography

How to Teach Geography

If your child can draw 7 circles and straight lines, I can teach you the seven continents, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, and the Equator. Grab your sketch book, a good atlas and you are ready to go. Includes step by step instruction printable and video.  http://multitaskingmaven.com/blog/teach-geography

Self Care Ideas for Moms

Self Care Ideas for Moms

So, what is self-care? I'm sure everybody knows that whole phrase of, "In an emergency situation, administer oxygen to yourself before your child or the elderly." That totally goes against every mama instinct that there is because if my baby is in trouble, they're going to get something before I get something. I'm always going to come last. That's the problem right there. We always put ourselves last.  Over 40 self care ideas for moms:  http://multitaskingmaven.com/blog/self-care-ideas-for-moms

What are your kids learning playing Minecraft?

What are your kids learning playing Minecraft?

It might surprise you the skills that they are using.  Video games are a controversial topic in my house. Why? Because left to their own devices, literally,  my children could probably play all day and all night. Because of this controversy, I sat down with my daughter and asked her what she thought she was learning when she played Minecraft.  Her answers surprised me, maybe you too.  http://multitaskingmaven.com/blog/playing-minecraft

 

Chore Chart for Kids Printable

Chore Chart for Kids Printable

CHORES AND YOUR CHILDREN.

Did I just say those two words in the same sentence? I absolutely did. Folks, I have been using a system with my four children for going on nine years. Every.Single.Day.  I am going to break down the system and why it is so important to use a system with your children.  You are the CEO of your house.  I was faced with two options, I could either continue to run myself into the ground (raise your hand if you are with me), or I could enlist the help of four very capable of people to help me. See the system I have used with my family for over nine years, including free printable to get you and your family up and running within 5 days:  http://multitaskingmaven.com/blog/chore-chart

How to Paint with Ice Paint

How to Paint with Ice Paint

Your child will love this spin on traditional painting. This is a great year-round activity!  Step by step instructions, materials list, and video tutorial.

How to Make Ice Paint

How to Make Ice Paint

A great alternative to traditional painting and a fantastic sensory experience.

The results are out of this world and your children will love the process.  This is a great year-round activity!  Step by step instructions, materials list, and video tutorial.

Homemade Laundry Detergent Powder Recipe

Homemade Laundry Detergent Powder Recipe

The cleaning results of homemade powder laundry detergent will impress, but the monthly savings will shock you!  Before you start your own batch, be sure to catch our tip to avoid a bubble explosion.  Depending on the size of your family and laundry load, recipe included for a three to six month's supply of detergent included.  

How to Save Money

How to Save Money

Most financial planners will recommend that you save at least six months worth of your monthly budget, so the amount will vary from family to family.  I am a huge fan of Dave Ramsey’s no nonsense approach to crushing debt and taking baby steps to your financial freedom.  Dave recommends that you start with $1,000 to get started until you have your debt under control.