Children and the Home Children rarely sit still. Given the choice, as any parent surely knows, they will happily run around, play and be as active as possible. This is a perfectly natural part of growing up, but it does mean you have to keep them safe. While keeping them out of the way of dangerous objects and things to run in to is obvious, it’s the things you can't see that can often prove the biggest concerns. What lies below? By this I mean germs and bacteria. You can't see them, but their potential affects can be serious for a small child. There are certain places children like to play that you may not typically consider. In this case, the floor is a prime target. Children love the floor. Adults and parents only use it for walking on, children love to get on hands and knees and make direct contact with it. As such, they have a much higher exposure to whatever is on the floor. Germs are a major concern for parents. Germs can build up if left undisturbed and can cause harm to a child. But as a new Black and Decker advert shows, since children playing on the floor is as good as inevitable – keep the area safe instead of discouraging them from doing what’s natural. To this end, you need a simple solution to keeping the floor clean, such as the steam mop. This device uses steam power to ensure a clean and safe surface. Auto-select technology also ensures that the mop can clean any surface, since typical houses have more than one type of flooring. Growing up safely As Black and Decker’s new ad shows, children are at their most natural state when playing on or around the floor; demonstrating who they naturally are and potentially will be in the future. A child painting or drawing on the floor might seem like a generic activity for most children, who's to say what that child might grow up to be in the future? If they could turn out to be an artist, you wouldn't want to deprive them of all that time spent practicing.
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway! (#1 rated scrapbook software) The above is one of the scrap pages I have created. Super easy and super fast. I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book. I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments! The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes! :) SO EASY! Here is a great video explaining more about the product. There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create. THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online. The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create. :) One feature t