15 Ways to put the fun back into painting

In my household we love to paint. ¬†During the winter and spring months we do most of our painting projects, because these are the times when the weather does not allow for outdoor fun. ¬†After so many months of painting, we had to think of different tools around the house to use to put the excitement back into painting. Painting with brushes of course – small brushes, big brushes, paint rollers, and brushes with different textures. Painting with kitchen utensils – Grab some spoons, forks, sporks, and serving utensils. Spatulas, whisk, and mashers are also fun kitchen utensils to paint…

Help, my two-year old won’t speak

I have had 5 children and with each one I have faced a different challenge. My youngest one is two-years old and she does not speak. Of course this being a first for me I panicked and instantly thought it was my fault. I went crazy reading every book, magazine, blog, internet information I could find. After her doctor visit I was told that she would need therapy, but in the meantime she gave me some tips on things I could do to pull the language out of my two-year old. Everything she told me I had already tried and…