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Best Books: Oh The Places You’ll Go

When I was a teenager my cousin’s best-friend’s Mom was dying of cancer. She had a long horrible illness. But during that time she prepared items for her daughter to have and read when she was gone. One of those things was a copy of Dr. Seuss’ Oh The Places You’ll Go. She bought her daughter a copy and took it to all of her teachers that year in school (her senior year) and had them all sign a little message to her. The mother left three pages at the back for herself, and wrote a very long heartfelt message for her daughter to read on graduation day. The mom passed away before graduation. But her husband gave it to their daughter the night of graduation. To this day she counts it as the single greatest gift she was ever given. It was filled with motivational letters from her teachers, and a letter that told her everything her mother ever thought of her, and how proud she was of her.

oh the places you'll go

When I started having kids I knew I wanted to borrow this idea. So I bought a copy for each of my kids. Instead of just doing it senior year I have taken it to every teacher for every grade and let them write a note to my kid. I will continue to do so every year, and save a spot for me at the end. I hope that one day it will show my children how special they are, and how many people worked hard to help them become the best person they could.

ValenSLIME

We love to share Valentine’s Day gifts that boys would be happy to share in their classrooms every year. This year we found a fun idea that will please boys and girls. ValenSlime.

Slime is a huge hit right now. So, of course, it would make sense to use it as a gift during birthday parties, classroom parties, and valentine’s day.

Slime is also simple to create, easy to customize, and so inexpensive to make in bulk. All you need is a few ingredients, and some little containers to store the slime in. Thanks to Artsy-Fartsy Mama we also have an incredibly cool tutorial and free printable for this fun Valenslime!

Valenslime

Artsy Fartsy Mama even has a fun and cool looking 3 ingredient sparkle slime that is perfect for valentine’s day. Simply head on over to her site to get all you need to plan an incredibly cool valenslime treat for your boys to hand out at school.

 

Valentine’s Day Crafts

This month we celebrate the day of love. We can love so many ways in this life. We have hearts that can grow with love every day. A heart never stops growing, there is room for so much love. In my life alone I love my mom, my dad, my brothers, my sisters, my husband, my daughter, my sons, my dogs, my best friends. Love is endless.

Love can be expressed in so many ways. It doesn’t always have to be with money. During the holidays we can get caught up with spending money to show our love and appreciation. But our love can be shown through acts of love as well. I adore when my husband does things for me around the house, I adore when my daughter helps take care of her younger brother, and I love when they work on things together to make me smile.

Valentine's day crafts

This heart string craft is the perfect craft for valentines day. It is simple, fun, and it embodies love. It does require nails and a hammer, so a parent may want to help with this craft. But once the nails are set the string is very fun to assemble.

Thank you to Reality DayDream for the simple beginner string craft. Be sure to head over to Reality DayDream and see all of the other fun crafts you can try at home. We promise you will LOVE it.