Thursday, March 27, 2008

Please help

Please help a fellow homeschooler. By taking the survey and linking on your blog, you may be entered for a $25 Amazon gift certificate at Half Pint House. Please go help her!! :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

WFMW - young child's bath

It's another WFMW.

This tip has been rolling around in my head for awhile. When our kids were 1 or so, it became a little more difficult to give their bath but I came up with an idea that has worked beautifully!! When you wash their feet, say "this little piggy . . .", you can start with the big toe then wash BETWEEN the toes before going to the next toe. So (big toe) this little piggy went to the market (wash between the big and 2nd toe) then this little piggy stayed home . . . (had roast beef, had none, cried wee wee wee all the way home). I can't guarantee that this will work on your older children (age 4 or so) but even they laugh sometimes. This really works for us because we bathe our kids once a week. OK, my secret's out. My cousin thought it was horrendous but after watching our kids she totally understood.

And those two bath tips are what Work For Me! As always, check out Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer for more helpful tips.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Quiz scores


More than Shannon!!

Awww, not as good as Shannon. :(




What's Your Blog Wanted For?
I had to do this over, the first one said someyhing about a kitten that was not appropriate (I am a selective cat lover!!). I don't have 2 hands to type (everyone say hi to the baby) or I'd take the other quizzes. :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

WFMW - Backwards edition, selling a house

It's another WFMW, a Backwards edition. I get to ask you for help/advice.

We know that we'll be preparing our house to sell it (planning to list it in the next two months). We have no idea what we're doing and any advice would be extremely helpful.

Specific areas

1) best time period to list our house

2) increasing curb appeal (what do you look for?)

3) maintaining cleanliness and order

4) how to do #3 with 4 children around!!

5) how to deal with "drop-ins" (would an "appointment-only" schedule be better?)

6) realtor-speak related to selling

7) Hmm? What's that? We have no linen closet so this is our make-shift shelf thing in the hallway. It holds many things. Diapers and wipes, I think I can move these to a "diaper-changing" basket. Towels, washcloths, and sheets - I have no idea what to do with these. I've moved the 2 oldest's sheets to a drawer in their dresser. Any thoughts as to how to rearrange this or get rid of it (does it look as bad as I think it does?)???

As always, thank you for help/advice/suggestions/commiserations! :) See Shannon for more WFMW!