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Small Business Saturday FREE Kids Crafts at Tantrums in Colorado Springs

Yesterday, Small Business Saturday, I had the pleasure ( volunteer) to  help  kids do free crafts at Tantrums Kid Consignment in Colorado Springs while moms and dads shopped in the store for great bargains on kids clothes. I had fun. I think the kids enojyed having something on their level to do while mom, grandma and a few dads shopped.

I don’t have the time as much as would like to pay it forward by volunteering in the community, too often any more. But, when Courtney the owner of TANTRUMS Kids Consignment in Colorado Springs asked me if I would consider helping with FREE CRAFTS for the kids on Small Business Saturday I jumped at the opportunity to help a small business and give something special to parents – a chance to shop for the kids without the kids seeing what they were buying. READ MORE

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8 Good Things I Learned From Christmas Programs in 1953

Back in the 1950’s many Baby Boomers got their first experiences in front of a crowd when parents thrust them into a Christmas program at local churches whether or not the kids wanted to or could sing Christmas songs or not. It was traditional to be in a Christmas program whether or not you attended church very often or not.

I am so grateful for the opporutnities I learned in Children’s Church in Washington, Iowa in 1953. I will share 8 things I learned from singing in the Childrens Christmas Choir back in 1953. READ MORE

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5 Ways to Get Kids to Listen

An incidence occurred compelling me to write a post about why kids don’t listen and 5 changes adults can make to help get kids to listen to our words.

For weeks I could hear a woman screaming in the hallway outside my apartment door, “Don-a-a-a-a-ld!” (Name changed to protect the innocent.) I cringed at the sound of this woman’s voice. I could only imagine how Donald felt. For a few weeks I did not even know what Donald looked like. READ MORE

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